Trump to surrender to Georgia authorities on Thursday

 August 22, 2023

Former President Donald Trump said he would surrender to authorities in Georgia on Thursday to be booked on charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election in that state.

"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," the former president posted. "In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for ‘Murder,' but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL!'" Trump posted on Truth Social on Tuesday.

Trump and the 18 co-defendants on the case were given until Friday at noon to show up in Altanta at the Fulton County Jail to be booked and processed.

His bail was set at $200,000 in the case, but he must also abide by requirements not to talk to his co-defendants except through his lawyer and not to intimidate any of them or witnesses in the case.

There will be a Trump mug shot

Some of his co-defendants have already turned themselves in including Trump lawyer John Eastman and Georgia bail bondsman Scott Hall.

For many of those charged, bond conditions were set ahead of time so that they wouldn't actually have to spend time in jail after being booked.

Trump will have to get a mug shot taken, however, because it is protocol at the courthouse.

Trump faces a total of 13 felony counts, including for sending Tweets about watching election fraud hearings and for asking secretary of state Brad Raffensberger to "find" the votes he needed to win the election in Georgia, a key state.

It wasn't clear (and still isn't clear) whether Trump was asking Raffensberger to cheat on the vote count or whether he believed the votes were not counted correctly and would show him as the winner when they were.

Bound and determined

Still, DA Fani Willis is bound and determined to get Trump on the charges, which amount to questioning the legitimacy of the election (and should not be a criminal offense).

Willis indicted Trump just after Devon Archer testified to Congress that Hunter Biden sold access to his father and that then-vice president Joe Biden was on 20 calls with Hunter and Ukrainian business associates.

How many more times will they indict Trump or add charges to cover up Biden bad news?

She has been investigating the case for two-and-a-half years, but waited until now to indict.

That certainly seems suspicious when you consider the upcoming election and Biden investigations.

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