Donald Trump will travel to Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Thursday, the former president confirmed Monday night.
‘Can you believe it?’ he wrote on social media.
“I will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a hard-left district attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest murder and violent crime CATASTROPHES in American history.
“In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for a ‘murder’ but to make a PERFECT PHONE CALL!”
Trump added his familiar allegation that the charges were part of an effort to derail his own 2024 election campaign, and again accused Willis of targeting him to raise money for his own election.
“She campaigned and continues to campaign and fundraise for this WITCH HUNT,” he said.
“This is in strict coordination with the Crooked Joe Biden DOJ. It’s a matter of ELECTORAL INTERFERENCE! »
His booking will take place the day after the first Republican primary debate – which he confirmed he would not attend.
Donald Trump, pictured after his April 4 arraignment in Manhattan, is expected to surrender to authorities in Fulton County on Thursday
The sheriff’s department says most people arrested in Fulton County are taken to the main jail on Rice Street, northwest of downtown, where conditions are being investigated.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies set up security barriers outside the Fulton County Jail on Monday, days after an indictment was announced against Donald Trump and 18 co-conspirators
MPs braced for a stampede of defendants in the 2020 election case on Monday
The former president and his 18 co-defendants were charged on August 14 with attempting to annul Georgia’s 2020 presidential election and were given Friday noon to surrender for booking.
On Monday, the 77-year-old’s bail was set at $200,000 and he was ordered not to post threatening messages on social media.
Sheriff’s deputies stepped up security on Monday, setting up barriers around the dilapidated jail, as his legal team was spotted entering the offices of District Attorney Fani Willis.
Fulton County authorities said he could not expect any special treatment.
He will have to have his fingerprints taken like the other suspects at the notorious prison, and could for the first time have his picture taken.
The prison is well known for its squalid conditions, although Trump is not being held there pending trial.
The infamous bug-infested facility is being investigated by the Department of Justice after a series of deaths.
Launching the investigation last month, U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan of the Northern District of Georgia said, “Recent allegations of substandard housing teeming with insects, rampant violence resulting in death and injury, and officers using excessive force are a cause for grave concern and warrant further investigation.
The defendants in the sprawling case are expected to negotiate their release and bail terms before being incarcerated in the county jail. It could be more than a week before they appear in court to enter a formal plea.
Details of Trump’s bail were among the first to be released as co-defendants reached settlements.
The “Consent Bail Order,” posted on the Fulton County Superior Court website, states that Trump “will not do anything to intimidate any person known to him to be a co-defendant or witness in this matter. or to otherwise interfere with the administration of justice. ‘
He adds that this will include “social media posts or reposts of posts made by another person on social media”.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing.
The document was signed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Trump’s defense team and Fulton Country Superior Court Judge Scott McAffee.
Court documents released on Monday show attorney John Eastman (left) agreed to a $100,000 bond deal and Scott Graham Hall agreed to a $10,000 settlement.
On Monday morning, before bail was agreed, he used his Truth social media platform to condemn Gov. Brian Kemp (another Republican) for failing to impeach Willis.
A few days earlier, Trump had been warned that he risked violating the conditions of his release in another case with “incendiary statements”.
He repeatedly spoke out against the “biased and unfair” judge overseeing the federal case accusing him of seeking to overturn the 2020 election, and used similar language against prosecutors and sometimes named witnesses.
Earlier it emerged that John Eastman, the attorney assigned to help orchestrate the former president’s fake voter scheme, had accepted $100,000 bail.
And Scott Graham Hall made a $10,000 bond deal. He is the local serf accused of commandeering voting information in Coffee County, southern Georgia. Atlanta News First reported the details.
Last week’s indictment was the fourth against Trump since April.
The latest case against Trump, who is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024, is laid out in a 98-page indictment.
It includes details of a phone call to the Georgian secretary of state urging him to find more votes for him and allegations that an election worker was harassed with false allegations of fraud.
And in one of the most extraordinary examples of attempts to change the outcome, he describes an alleged plot to gain access to voting machines and steal data.
“The indictment alleges that, rather than complying with Georgia’s legal process for election challenges, the defendants engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to nullify the result of Georgia’s presidential election,” Willis said last week, announcing the charges.
She wants a speedy trial.
His proposed schedule would see the track debut on March 4, although that is certainly disputed by Trump and other defendants.