Trump Surrenders to Face 4th Criminal Indictment in Georgia
Summary from AllSides News Team
The Details: Trump used an Atlanta-area bail bonding company to cover the cost of his $200,000 bail. He was quickly booked, fingerprinted and photographed for a mugshot.
For Context: Using Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, prosecutors alleged that Trump and 18 allies “engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn Georgia’s presidential election result.” Specifically, this allegedly included harassing an election worker, asking lawmakers to unlawfully appoint their own Electoral College electors, forging documents to recruit false electors, and asking Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to unlawfully “find” enough votes to change the election result.
How the Media Covered It: Coverage dominated the news media across all bias ratings, with mainstream outlets often featuring live coverage. Coverage from left-rated outlets tended to be more skeptical of Trump's statements; NBC News (Lean Left bias) noted that he "exaggerated the crime rate in Atlanta." Update 8:53 pm ET: Previous version said Trump was arraigned. Trump was arrested, processed, and released, but he will be arraigned at a later date.
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From the CenterTrump surrenders to authorities in Georgia
Former President Trump turned himself in at the Fulton County jail Thursday over charges he sought to remain in power after losing the 2020 election by attempting to change Georgia’s election results.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) brought a far-reaching case against Trump and 18 co-defendants alleging they entered a criminal enterprise to keep the former president in the White House.
From the LeftFormer President Trump arrested, released at Fulton County jail in election case
Former President Donald Trump turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Thursday night to be booked on felony charges in connection with efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
Trump arrived at the jail shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET in a presidential-style motorcade and was booked, fingerprinted and photographed for a mugshot within minutes, according to jail records. Trump was quickly released, according to the records.
"I have to start getting ready to head down to Atlanta, Georgia" to "get ARRESTED by a Radical Left, Lowlife District...
From the RightDonald Trump surrenders at Fulton County jail in Georgia RICO case
Former President Donald Trump voluntarily surrendered himself to Fulton County authorities Thursday evening to face charges in a sweeping racketeering indictment alleging he and 18 others attempted to subvert the 2020 election in Georgia.
Trump arrived at the Fulton County jail surrounded by fanfare of bystanders who were there to support the former president or celebrate his fourth criminal indictment since March this year.
The former president was booked as number 2313827, according to jail records. His height was recorded as 6 feet, 3 inches, and his weight as 215 pounds.