Georgia Election Meddling Case: Donald Trump Likely to Surrender Next Week
19 August, 2023 | Anamika Singh Parihar
Former US President Donald Trump is expected to appear in Fulton County jail on charges of attempting to invalidate 2020 Georgia election results. The surrender deadline is August 25.
According to sources reported by CNN, it is anticipated that former US President Donald Trump will present himself at Fulton County jail in the upcoming week. This is in relation to the charges of attempting to invalidate the 2020 election outcomes in Georgia, for which Trump and 18 others were indicted. The Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, has specified August 25 as the surrender deadline for Trump.
Discussions between Trump’s legal representatives and the prosecutors from Willis’ team are projected to extend into the following week, preceding the designated surrender deadline. The precise timing of Trump turning himself in is presently uncertain.
Trump’s anticipated submission in Georgia coincides with the inaugural Republican presidential debate of the 2024 election season. Nevertheless, the ex-president intends to forgo participation in the event and, instead, is scheduled to engage in an interview with former Fox News Host Tucker Carlson, according to several sources acquainted with his intentions as reported by CNN on Friday. However, it’s noted that his decision could potentially change.
Trump is currently confronting a combined count of 91 accusations spanning four separate legal proceedings. The forthcoming process of his submission and formal presentation of charges in Georgia is anticipated to deviate from his prior encounters in his three previous criminal instances.
Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat has previously indicated a desire to handle Trump and the co-defendants outlined in the indictment in a manner akin to any other individual facing charges. This could entail the capture of mugshots and the taking of fingerprints.
Almost two years ago, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis initiated an inquiry into Trump and his associates, as stated by the New York Post.
Following the indictment of all 19 individuals linked to the endeavors to invalidate the 2020 election on Monday, Willis conveyed during a late-night media briefing her intention to collectively prosecute the entire group of 19 defendants. She further mentioned that these individuals would have a time frame of less than fourteen days to present themselves.
“I am giving the defendants the opportunity to voluntarily surrender no later than noon on Friday, the 25th day of August 2023,” Willis said.
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