Former President Donald Trump

Trump Set To Turn Himself In Georgia, Vows To Fight Charges

Former President Donald Trump is set to turn himself in to authorities in Georgia on Thursday to face charges on the 2020 election in that state. This is the first time that a former American president has been booked into jail.
Former President Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump is set to turn himself in to authorities in Georgia on Thursday to face charges on the 2020 election in that state. This is the first time that a former American president has been booked into jail.

Trump’s surrender comes amid an abrupt shake-up of his legal team.

He has parted ways with his longtime lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who was one of the 19 people indicted in the case. Trump is now being represented by a new team of lawyers, including former federal prosecutor David Schoen and South Carolina lawyer Bruce Castor.

“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED,” Trump wrote on Truth Social Monday night, hours after his bond was set at $200,000.

The Fulton County prosecution is the fourth criminal case against Trump since March, when he became the first former president in U.S. history to be indicted.

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Since then, he’s faced federal charges in Florida and Washington, and this month he was indicted in Atlanta with 18 others — including his ex-chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani — under a racketeering statute normally associated with organized crime.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has vowed to fight the charges. His legal team has argued that the indictment is politically motivated and that Trump is being targeted because of his political views.

It is unclear what will happen next in the case. Trump could be arraigned on the charges as soon as Thursday or Friday.

Despite facing legal challenges, former President Donald Trump maintains a strong lead in early polls as the choice for Republicans.

A survey, conducted from August 16 to 18 with 2,061 participants, provides insights into public sentiment regarding Trump, the political system, and the upcoming presidential election.

Despite four indictments against Trump, 62% of likely Republican primary voters plan to support him, while 16% support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

38% believe the indictments against Trump are “politically motivated,” while 37% think Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election.

Among Trump supporters, 71% believe what Trump tells them is “generally true,” ranking higher than trust in family, friends, media figures, and religious leaders.

Supporters cite reasons such as the belief that things were better under Trump (99%), he fights for people like them (95%), and they know him better than other candidates (76%).

On Tuesday, Scott Graham Hall, a Georgia bail bondsman and one of the 19 co-defendants charged in the Georgia election interference case was been booked at the Fulton County Jail.

His bond was set at $10,000.

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and attorney for former President Donald Trump, surrendered to authorities in Georgia Wednesday on charges related to his alleged involvement in a plot to subvert the 2020 election.

Giuliani is charged with acting as a co-conspirator with Donald Trump and others under Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, according to the Associated Press.

The charges include making false statements, soliciting false testimony, conspiring to create false paperwork, and encouraging state lawmakers to violate their oath of office to appoint pro-Trump electors.

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Georgia was one of the key states where the 2020 election results were contested. Former President Trump and his allies claimed, without evidence, that the election was rigged in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Giuliani’s bond has been set at $150,000. This means that he can be released from custody while the legal proceedings are ongoing, provided he pays the specified amount.

“I’m feeling very, very good about it because I feel like I am defending the rights of all Americans, as I did so many times as a United States attorney,” Giuliani told reporters on Wednesday while leaving New York, according to the AP.

Giuliani has consistently denied any wrongdoing. He has maintained that he had the right to raise questions about what he believed to be election fraud. He has characterized the indictment as an assault on the First Amendment and American democracy.

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