Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee revealed Monday that former President Donald Trump will face a $200,000 bond and other conditions to be released after his arraignment on an indictment there for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election.
Conditions for Trump's release say he can't try to intimidate his co-defendants or witnesses and that he isn't allowed to communicate directly with co-defendants about the case, only through his lawyer.
The intimidation restriction includes postings by Trump or someone else on social media about the case, which Trump has maintained fall under the First Amendment.
It's how they might treat a mobster, including the RICO charges against him for racketeering. Trump may be many things, but he's not a mobster.
If he really had wanted to overturn the election, it seems like he would have done more than tweet about what people should do.
Besides Trump, 18 others were indicted, including some of his close associates like his personal attorney Rudy Guliani and former chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Of course, Trump is well able to pay a $200,000 bond to be released, but some of his co-defendants may not be as able to afford that kind of bond.
This is Trump's fourth indictment, with DA Fani Willis and the grand jury having decided that questioning the legitimacy of an election is criminally punishable. Democrats have found a way to criminalize Trump's tweets, like they have always wanted to do.
They may have thought they were hurting Trump, but have only helped him rise in polls since the indictments began.
Willis has been investigating Trump for two years, but only decided to indict him recently.
It seems like Democrats decided to throw everything they can at Trump once Republicans started investigating the Biden family for corruption when they took over the House in January.
Looking at the timeline of Trump indictments, each one has come just after a big revelation or bombshell regarding the Bidens.
The Mar-A-Lago indictment came one day after the FBI 10-23 document was made public that alleged President Joe and Hunter Biden took $10 million in bribes from Burisma, and more charges were tacked on the day after Hunter Biden's sweetheart plea deal was rejected by the judge.
The newest indictment came the day after Devon Archer testified that then-vice president Joe Biden got on calls with Hunter's Ukraine business partners at least 20 times and attended dinners with them.