Former President Donald Trump is set to turn himself in on Thursday at the Fulton County jail in Georgia following his latest indictment.
Trump, who was charged with 18 other co-defendants, will turn himself in and would be released on a bond set for $200,000.
BREAKING: Donald Trump's bond has been set at $200,000
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) August 21, 2023
According to Breitbart News, Trump’s bond conditions — which are stricter than some of his other codefendants’— provide that the former president must not take actions that intimidate other co-defendants or witnesses in the case or obstruct the administration of justice.
Former President Donald Trump agreed Monday to post a $200,000 bond as a condition of his release in the Georgia election interference case—marking a departure from his previous three indictments, when he was released on his own recognizance without any monetary conditions. pic.twitter.com/KuBjqFBJSG
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 21, 2023
Trump’s bond order also prohibits him from discussing the case with any of his co-defendants or the 30 unindicted co-conspirators, except through legal counsel.
Spot the difference pic.twitter.com/0qe03F1XGr
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 22, 2023
Trump, who faces up to 76 years in prison if found guilty, reacted to the news on his Truth Social account, labeling the indictment a witch hunt. The former president added that he was not being arrested for murder but instead for a “perfect phone call.”
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” Trump wrote. “In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for ‘Murder,’ but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL! She campaigned and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT. This is in strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE!”
Another reason why Trump shouldn’t be elected. He doesn’t know the difference between a turning himself in and being arrested by police.
He it doing it Thursday so the media won’t be talking about RDS success at debate.
The rest of Truth Social post is a typical Trump screed. pic.twitter.com/rHAMkguE03
— Dee (@BrooklynBorn39) August 22, 2023
The Georgia indictment is the fourth the former president has faced since leaving office in 2021. Trump’s first indictment came out of New York when Manhattan District Attorney Alving Bragg secured an indictment of the former president for allegedly falsifying business records and campaign finance violations.
Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted the former president over the Mar-a-Lago classified document case. Smith also indicted Trump for allegedly lying about the 2020 presidential election result.
Trump, who described all of the indictments as election interference, has vowed not to bow out of the 2024 presidential race.