Former President Donald Trump will have to pay $200,000 to avoid arrest bail and pledge not to intimidate potential witnesses, a Fulton County, Georgia state court ruled. Trump plans to report to prison on Thursday, CNN reported on Monday, citing sources.
According to the decision published by the state court of Fulton County in Georgia to avoid arrest, the former US president Donald Trump He will have to meet six conditions: pay $200,000, refrain from violating the laws of Georgia and other states, appear in court as summoned, refrain from intimidating or threatening witnesses, and from communicating with other defendants and witnesses about the case .
This is the first case where Trump will have to post bail. The conditions for not intimidating witnesses are also more specific. “The defendant must not take any action to intimidate any person he knows to be a co-defendant or witness in this case, or otherwise obstruct the administration of justice,” the order, signed by Judge Scott McAfee, mandates. This includes, but is not limited to, posting on social media or retweeting posts posted by another person.
Just before the charges were filed, Trump took to social media to criticize witnesses who testified against him, including former lieutenant governor Geoff Duncan. On another occasion, shortly after hearing the allegations in Washington, he threatened on his website that he would “take care” of those who spoke against him.
In addition to Trump, bail of $100,000 was also set for lawyer John Eastman, the author of the strategy to lead to the annulment of the results elections in 2020 and the announcement of Trump’s victory, another involved lawyer Ken Cheesbro and activist Scott Hall, who hacked the electoral systems in one of the counties.
CNN: Trump plans to report to prison
Donald Trump plans to report to the Fulton County Jail in Georgia on Thursday, CNN reported on Monday, citing sources.
Trump announced that he would turn himself in to Georgia authorities on Thursday and be detained on charges that he attempted to overturn his election loss. He said the allegations against him amounted to interference in next year’s elections and a “witch hunt”.
“Can you believe this? I will travel to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday to be arrested by the radical left-wing District Attorney Fani Willis,” Trump tweeted on his TRUTH Social website. He added that he would be charged with a “perfect phone call,” referring to a call in which he urged the Georgia secretary of state to declare the election rigged and “find the 11,780 votes” he needed to win. The former president has said the charges against him are a “witch hunt” and Willis, a Democrat who leads the Atlanta state attorney’s office, is working in coordination with the federal prosecutor’s office to interfere in next year’s presidential election.
Trump with allegations
Georgia investigators have charged Trump with 13 counts, the main of which is participation in a criminal group whose aim is to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election in that state.
Earlier, Trump was indicted in the courts in Washington, where he was accused of illegally trying to stay in power, in Florida – in a case involving the withholding of secret documents.
In New York, state officials accused him of concealing silence payments to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election campaign.
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