Trump Released on Bail

Former U.S. President Donald Trump turned himself in at the Fulton County, Georgia, jail and was later released on bail. Trump has maintained his innocence in the U.S. election-related case that ensnared him.

The mugshot of former US president Donald Trump, as released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. (Photo: GP)

"I'm innocent," Trump said shortly before boarding his plane to leave Atlanta, Georgia.

Trump Charged as Inmate with Number P01135809

Trump described the criminal case against him as a "travesty of justice". "We have the right to oppose elections that we consider dishonest," he said.

Trump also addressed other pending criminal cases against him, saying, "This is one case, but you have three other cases. This is election interference."

Jail records show the former president was taken into custody and put in a Fulton County jail on Thursday night. He was charged as an inmate under number P01135809.

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Trump was immediately released after agreeing to pay $200,000 bail. In addition, he also promised not to use social media to intimidate co-defendants or witnesses in the case.

So far, a total of 12 defendants including Trump have turned themselves in. Trump and 10 other defendants are now released on bail. One of the defendants, Harrison Floyd, remains in custody.

Seven other defendants have until midday Friday to turn themselves in.

His surrender in Georgia marks the fourth time this year the former president turned himself into local or federal officials after criminal charges were filed against him — an episode that has not happened in the US before 2023.

In April, the former president was indicted in New York on charges related to a hush-money scheme. In June, he turned himself in at a Miami federal courthouse to face charges in special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into mishandling classified documents.

And earlier this month, Trump was detained in Washington DC, and indicted on charges brought by Smith in his investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

All of those cases could happen next year, at the same time that Trump is running for president.

The U.S. Election Case

Trump and 18 people were previously charged with criminal attempts to interfere in the presidential election in Georgia. Trump is accused of conspiracy criminal acts to overturn the results of the 2020 US election in the state.

The case stems from a phone call on Jan. 2, 2021, in which Trump allegedly urged Georgia's top election official, Brad Raffensperger, to find enough ballots so Trump could overturn his narrow loss in the state. Raffensperger refused to do that.

Four days later, on January 6, 2021, and two weeks before Trump left office, his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. The raid was one of the efforts to prevent lawmakers from certifying Joe Biden's victory.

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