Former President Donald Trump was arrested on Thursday in Fulton County, Georgia, on 13 felony charges related to his alleged attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump was booked into the Fulton County Jail and released on a $200,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 16.
Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat confirmed that Trump had his mug shot taken. He was booked as inmate No. P01135809 at the Fulton County jail, where he self-reported his height and weight at 6 foot 3 inches and 215 lbs.
The charges against Trump include racketeering, solicitation of election fraud, and conspiracy to commit election fraud. The indictment alleges that Trump and his associates engaged in a “multi-pronged criminal scheme” to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the election results.
The indictment also alleges that Trump and his associates made false statements about the election in an attempt to undermine public confidence in the results.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and has called the charges “politically motivated.” His lawyers have said that they will “vigorously defend” him against the charges.
Nineteen individuals were charged in the 41-count indictment, including Trump, Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Ken Chesebro, Jeffrey Clark, Jenna Ellis, Ray Stallings Smith III, Robert Cheeley, Mike Roman, David Shafer, Shawn Micah Tresher Still, Stephen Lee, Harrison Floyd, Trevian Kutti, Sidney Powell, Cathleen Latham, Scott Hall, and Misty Hampton.
The arrest of Trump is a major development in the ongoing investigation into his alleged attempt to overturn the election results. It is also a major victory for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who has been leading the investigation. The arrest is likely to be a major political event and is sure to be met with mixed reactions. Some people will see it as a sign that Trump is finally being held accountable for his actions, while others will see it as a politically motivated witch hunt. The case is still in its early stages and it is unclear how it will ultimately be resolved.
BREAKING: Former U.S. President Donald Trump booked into Fulton County jail pic.twitter.com/pXZsqlLzpX
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