Donald Trump consented to a $200,000 bond in the Georgia criminal case where he's charged with orchestrating a plot to reverse the 2020 election outcome. He later surrendered to jail authorities. He also pledged not to contact potential witnesses regarding the case or issue any form of threat, be it direct or indirect, including on social media. These conditions were outlined in a document revealed on Monday in Fulton County court.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the driving force behind the indictment of Donald Trump and 18 alleged co-conspirators, has orchestrated a consent agreement on bond, a maneuver that streamlines Trump's upcoming booking as a criminal defendant. The agreement, inked by Trump's lawyer Drew Findling, the overseeing judge, and Willis herself, marks a pivotal step in the ongoing legal saga.
The indictment contends that Trump, along with the other defendants, engaged in a calculated criminal endeavor to maintain his presidential position post his electoral defeat. By amplifying fabricated allegations of voter fraud and orchestrating a fictitious group of presidential electors, they sought to derail the certification of Joe Biden's victory on January 6, 2021.
Summoned to Surrender
To respond to the indictment, all 19 defendants, including Trump, have been summoned to surrender themselves voluntarily to the Fulton County Jail no later than midday on August 25. Subsequent to this, their arraignments are scheduled in Atlanta during the week of September 5, promising a climactic legal showdown.
In the midst of these proceedings, Trump, who markets “not guilty” mugs adorned with a mock mugshot on his campaign website, vociferously denies any wrongdoing. He frames the entire array of criminal cases as a Democratic-driven “witch hunt,” alleging a concerted effort to dismantle his presidential election campaign.
In a strategic move, other defendants in the case also submitted comparable bond agreements to the court on Monday. Lawyers John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro, both of whom refute any wrongdoing, each concurred to a $100,000 bond as well.
Notably, Eastman, a conservative legal expert, assumed a significant advisory role for Trump post-election. He authored two memos outlining avenues for then-Vice President Mike Pence to either assert Trump's triumph or postpone the certification of the 2020 results, deepening his involvement.
Harvey Silverglate, Eastman's attorney, emphasized that the pre-booking bond arrangement safeguards his client from potential incarceration during the legal proceedings. Chesebro, a legal figure within the Trump 2020 campaign circle, played a role in devising fabricated elector slates in various states, including Georgia, to facilitate the execution of the plan.
The case is The State of Georgia v. Trump, 2023SC188947, and it resides within the Superior Court of Fulton County, State of Georgia.
This article was produced and syndicated by Max My Money.
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