Crime & Justice

Trump to hand himself over to Georgia authorities Thursday

Washington, Aug 21 (EFE).- Former United States President Donald Trump said Monday on social media that this coming Thursday he will turn himself in to Georgia, Atlanta, authorities, where he is accused of allegedly trying to reverse the results of the 2020 election.

Trump wrote in a message on Truth Social that his Thursday trip to Atlanta would not be to answer for murder charges but for “making a PERFECT PHONE CALL!”

The former president was referring to one of the main charges of the accusation: the recording in which Trump asks Georgia State Secretary Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to win the stat

In his Monday message, the former president charged again against Fani Willis, the prosecutor in charge of the case, accusing her of leading a witch hunt against him.

Trump will have to pay a bail of $200,000 dollars to avoid jail after his indictment in the state.

The payment of that bail will allow the Republican to recover his freedom once he turns himself in at the Fulton County prison.

Trump was indicted last week on 13 counts by a Georgia grand jury for trying to rig the results of the 2020 election in the state, where incumbent Joe Biden narrowly won.

Among the crimes he is accused of is violating the RICO law, commonly used against mafia bosses, which could lead to several years in prison if proven during the trial.

This is Trump’s fourth criminal indictment. Two weeks ago he was indicted by a Washington D.C. grand jury on four counts for allegedly trying to reverse the result of the 2020 US elections and encouraging the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump has also been hit with 34 charges in New York for payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, with whom he had an “affair” in the past, to buy her silence during the 2016 election campaign.

The other criminal case is in Florida, where he is charged with 40 counts of illegally taking and keeping classified documents he removed from the White House in his Mar-a-Lago mansion. EFE


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