A historic first will happen today when former President Donald Trump visits a Georgia jail for voter fraud: He is expected to have a picture taken.
The former president will travel to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday afternoon from his home in Bedminster, New Jersey. He will be officially incarcerated and his fingerprints will be taken at the Fulton County Jail.
He is then expected to have a photo taken, as Fulton County officials said he could not expect any special treatment.
The FAA issued a temporary flight restriction for the airspace around Fulton County Jail in Atlanta due to a “VIP moment” today from 6:45-9 p.m. ET.
The ex-president upsets the legal team defending him in the Georgian case, according to CNN.
He replaced attorney Drew Findling with Steven Sadow just hours before heading to Georgia to surrender. The rest of his team, including Jennifer Little and Marissa Goldberg, are expected to stay.
A wave of nine Trump allies who have visited the Georgia jail so far this week and their photos have been released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.
A wave of nine Trump allies who have visited the Georgia jail so far this week ahead of Friday’s deadline.
Former President Donald Trump has not had a photo taken so far in the three cases in which he has been charged. That could change in Georgia. Instead, AI has been used by social media users to simulate what a photo might look like.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has given Trump and his co-defendants until noon Friday, August 25 to voluntarily surrender for arraignment and arraignment.
The 41 counts against Trump and his 18 co-defendants constitute the fourth and final indictment against the former president. Trump did not have to take a photo for his three previous indictments.
Trump was charged with RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations), a charge frequently used to try mob figures, cartel bosses and gang leaders.
He is also charged with solicitation of breach of oath by a public official; conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree; perjury; and a host of other counts.
If convicted on all counts, he faces 71 years in prison — and state charges, unlike federal, cannot be pardoned by a president.
“American Mayor” Rudy Giuliani was humiliated to have his photo taken after being incarcerated in an Atlanta prison on Wednesday.
In footage released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Giuliani can be seen staring straight ahead, showing a slight frown with industrial lighting shining on his forehead and a sheriff’s badge to his right.
First to surrender were John Eastman and surety Scott Hall on Tuesday.
Georgia attorney Ray Smith and Trump campaign attorney Ken Chesebro were booked Wednesday with former Georgia GOP chair and state legislator David Shafer and former Coffee County GOP chairwoman Cathy Latham .
Trump’s feisty former lawyer, known as ‘Kraken’, Sidney Powell, visited Georgia on Wednesday afternoon – and his picture was released.
Trump’s lawyer, Jenna Ellis, was also arrested and photographed on Wednesday. She looked almost dazed in her photo.
Ellis retweeted accounts saying she “absolutely owns that mugshot” and that she “just made mugshots awesome again.”
On Monday, bail for Trump, 77, was set at $200,000 and he was ordered not to post threatening messages on social media.
Sheriff’s deputies increased security by setting up barriers around the dilapidated jail.
He will have to be fingerprinted like the other suspects at the notorious prison and will be able, for the first time in his four indictments, to have his picture taken.
He was arrested in New York for an alleged secret money scheme, in Miami on charges of mishandling classified information, and in Washington, DC for his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The prison is well known for its squalid conditions, although Trump will not be held there pending trial.
He posted on his Truth Social account on Wednesday that he was preparing to be “proudly” arrested in Georgia.
“NO ONE HAS EVER FIGHTED FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY LIKE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP,” the former president wrote on his Truth Social account.
“FOR DOING THIS, I WILL BE PROUDLY ARRESTED TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN GEORGIA. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!’
Although no photo has yet been released, Trump’s campaign used a fake photo to raise funds in the face of the Fulton County Sheriff’s threat. The campaign turned the image into T-shirts for sale.
The former president’s campaign claims to have raised $8 million in donations since his first indictment in Manhattan.
Trump’s arrest comes hours after the first Republican presidential debate.
Eight Republican contenders took the stage in Milwaukee Wednesday night in a high-stakes debate.
Trump declined to attend the debate because he leads all of his rivals in the polls by double digits.
The former president instead chose to participate in an interview hosted by Tucker Carlson, which aired five minutes before the start of the debate.
No photo yet, but that’s not stopping Trump from raising money using a fake photo as the former president’s campaign claims $8 million in donations since his indictment in Manhattan.
Former President Donald Trump is escorted to a courtroom, April 4, 2023, in New York.
The Fulton County Jail is shown April 11, 2023 in Atlanta. Former President Donald Trump says he will surrender to Georgia authorities on Thursday, August 24.
Donald Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson reached 130 million viewers early Thursday morning, a huge boost in his bid to upstage the Republican presidential debate on Fox News.
The former president’s 45-minute chat on X, formerly known as Twitter, aired as his Republican rivals bickered onstage on the crucial night for the 2024 White House race.
Trump called his critics “savages,” spoke openly about the potential death of 80-year-old President Biden, and criticized low-flow showerheads and electric cars.
He said he didn’t attend the debate because he was ‘leading 50 or 60 points’ in the polls and didn’t want to be ‘hassled by people who shouldn’t even show up to the presidency”.
The first debate in the Republican primaries descended into chaos on Wednesday night, with candidates yelling at each other and clashing on issues ranging from climate change to the Jan. 6 date, to funding Ukraine and Donald Trump.
Vivek Ramaswamy was described as an “amateur” and a “rookie”.
Ron DeSantis tried to stay out of the crossfire by focusing his attacks on President Biden and touting how he would handle the border crisis.
The first Republican primary debate descended into chaos on Wednesday night.
Mike Pence said he would support a federal abortion ban, while Chris Christie was booed for saying Trump’s conduct was “below the desk” of the president.
The debate got so chaotic that Fox News moderator Bret Baier reminded contestants, “We need to reestablish some ground rules. When we hear that bell, your time is up. We appreciate your aggressiveness here. 30 seconds is 30 seconds.
Towards the end of the night, as the shouting continued as the candidates launched into a series of whirlwind questions, Nikki Haley begged the moderators, “You need to take control of this debate.”