Trump must release $200,000 bail in Georgia election fraud case | outside

to updateFormer President Donald Trump has agreed to release bail of $200,000 (more than 183,000 euros) to remain free as a suspect in election fraud in the US state of Georgia. This is evidenced by court documents seen by CNN on Monday. Meanwhile, Trump announced on his social media platform Truth Social that he will report to the Fulton County Jail on Thursday, where bail must be posted no later than Friday afternoon, local time.

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Earlier today, Trump’s attorneys met with prosecutors in Fulton County, Atlanta, where the case is pending. Trump and the other suspects have until Friday afternoon to surrender to the judiciary. Meanwhile, the former president announced on his social media platform Truth Social that he will report to the jail in Fulton County on Thursday. “I’m going to Atlanta, Georgia this Thursday to be arrested by a far-left prosecutor,” the Republican billionaire wrote on his social media.

The area around the prison will be closed when Trump presents himself. Local police officers in Fulton County have already been threatened over the case against Trump, CNN reports.

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Trump’s bail agreement includes a provision that Trump “will not take any action to intimidate any (…) defendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the course of justice.” And: “The above includes, but is not limited to, social media posts or reposts of posts made by someone else on social media.”

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The indictment is the result of an investigation by Attorney General Fanny Willis, who spent two years investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others broke the law. Among his eighteen co-accused are high-profile supporters such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

The case relates to election fraud in Georgia. After losing the 2020 presidential election, Trump has tried to change the outcome in this state of Georgia. He allegedly instructed local authorities to “find 11,780 votes” so he could win there against his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden. Georgia was one of the affected countries. Therefore, Trump is accused of violating election law in this case.

To this day, Trump refuses to acknowledge losing the previous presidential election to Biden. Instead, Trump talks about massive electoral fraud, without providing any evidence of it.

The judge will set a trial date on August 28. Trump’s lawyers have requested that the trial not take place until April 2026, well after the November 2024 election. On the other hand, federal prosecutor Jack Smith wants the case to start on January 2, 2024.

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