Trump’s 7 co-defendants surrender in Georgia election case

Atlanta, US, Aug 25 (EFE).- Publicist Trevian Kutti and six other co-defendants in ex-United States President Donald Trump’s election interference case surrendered at the Fulton County Jail on Friday to face arrest.

So far, 19 people have been charged in an alleged plot to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential elections in Georgia. They include Trump and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The county sheriff’s office said in a statement that those who surrendered on Friday included Atlanta attorney Bob Cheeley, former justice department official Jeffrey Clark, former Coffee County elections supervisor Misty Hampton, Trump campaign official Michael Roman, Georgia state Senator Shawn Still, and Chicago pastor Stephen Lee.

According to the indictment, they all took part in a Trump-led plot to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, a key state where the Republican party narrowly lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Kutti, rapper Kanye West’s former publicist, allegedly tried to influence an election official in the state.

Clark is accused of using his connections as a deputy attorney general to overturn the poll result.

Roman and Cheeley allegedly promoted false suspicions of voter fraud. Still posed as an election official to certify a false Trump victory.

Hampton spread the word that voting machines could have been tampered with.

Lee, the last defendant to surrender, was charged with allegedly trying to influence a female poll worker on multiple occasions.

Trump surrendered on Thursday at Fulton Jail, where he was held for 20 minutes and released after agreeing to post a $200,000 bail pending a trial that could result in years in prison.

Trump was indicted last week on 13 counts by a Georgia grand jury for trying to rig the results.

It is his fourth criminal indictment, even as the first in which he has been summoned to jail and had a mugshot taken of him.

However, it is more significant than others because moving the Georgia case to federal court would not allow Trump to pardon himself if re-elected in 2025.

Trump considers all the charges against him a “witch hunt.” EFE


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