Former President Donald Trump is set to turn himself into Fulton County jail on Aug. 24, 2023, over charges filed by District Attorney Fani Willis stemming from the former president’s attempts to “overturn” the 2020 presidential election.
On Truth Social, Trump announced that he would be surrendering before Fulton County authorities.
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” the former president wrote.
“In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for ‘Murder,’ but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL!” Trump added. “She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT. This is in strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE!”
In Georgia, Trump is accused of being involved in a “conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election” in his favor, as reported by the Blaze.
Trump will be arraigned alongside former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and 17 other co-defendants in the case, according to the Blaze.
Trump will reportedly take a “mug shot” and follow all normal practices used in the prosecution of individuals, according to Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat.
“Unless someone tells me differently, we are following … our normal practices, so it doesn’t matter your status, we have a mug shot ready for you,” Labat said.
Former President Donald Trump will surrender to authorities in Fulton County, Georgia, by Friday afternoon at the latest—and likely get his first mug shot—as he faces his fourth indictment on charges stemming from his and allies’ efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/uzm32B7sJs
— Forbes (@Forbes) August 21, 2023
The charges Trump faces in Georgia include violating the state’s Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO); Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer; Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer; Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree; Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings; among other charges.
This marks the fourth time the former president has been indicted in 2023. Trump was first indicted in New York over his alleged falsification of business records. He was later charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for “hoarding” classified documents and was then charged a third time by Special Counsel Jack Smith for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, protests.