Headline RoundupAugust 25th, 2023

Trump Surrenders to Face 4th Criminal Indictment in Georgia

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump turned himself in at Georgia's Fulton County jail on Thursday evening to face his fourth set of criminal charges

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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