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Former President Donald Trump agreed to a $200,000 bond and other release conditions on Monday in the sweeping Georgia racketeering indictment after his legal team met with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
Trump, who is expected to surrender at the Fulton Couty jail later this week, consented to the bond order that includes 13 counts of charges ranging from criminal conspiracy and solicitation, making false statements, and violation of Georgia’s version of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Breaking: Former President Donald Trump's bond set for $200,000 in Fulton County pic.twitter.com/08UQjqKo5l
— Tamar Hallerman (@TamarHallerman) August 21, 2023
According to the document signed by Fulton Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee and Trump’s three Atlanta-based attorneys reported by local media, the former president is barred from intimidating witnesses, co-defendants, or victims in the case — including on social media — or communicating directly or indirectly with them except through his lawyer.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis launched a 41-count indictment against Trump and 18 co-conspirators last week, accusing the defendants of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. The indictment marks the fourth against the former president seeking a second term in 2024.
But across all the legal matters, Trump has broadly denied any wrongdoing and has claimed politically motivated forces are targeting him in a “witch hunt” propagated by the Biden administration and Democrat prosecutors in New York and Georgia.
Former Trump attorney John Eastman, also named in the indictment, reportedly agreed to a $100,000 bond order, according to CNN.
The outlet also reported bail bondsman and co-defendant Scott Hall reached a bond agreement at $10,000. Hall, who is facing seven charges in the indictment, must report to pre-trial supervision every 30 days and is also prohibited from communicating with the other co-defendants in the case.
Willis ordered Trump and the co-defendants to surrender at the Fulton County Jail for processing by noon on August 25 and has proposed arraignments for the defendants in the first week of September, with a trial scheduled in March 2024.
Republican Georgia State Sen. Colton Moore requested in a letter last week to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp for a special session of the state’s General Assembly to impeach Willis.
Kemp told Fox News the state senator had not provided any evidence to support that assertion.
But Moore said in a statement to the outlet, “Tell Brian Kemp and his team to turn off CNN and open their eyes.”
“I’ve done 25 TV, radio, and podcast interviews with one identical message: I need 3/5 of my colleagues to sign the letter,” Moore told Fox News Digital. “The people of Georgia want action, not more empty promises from fluff politicians.”
Before Trump agreed to the bond order and other release conditions, he claimed in a post on Truth Social on Monday that the governor was “fighting hard” against the impeachment of the district attorney.
“Governor Kemp of Georgia is fighting hard against the Impeachment of the crooked, incompetent, & highly partisan D.A. of Fulton County, Fani Willis, who has allowed Murder and other Violent Crime to MASSIVELY ESCALATE. Crime in Atlanta is WORST IN NATION,” Trump said. “She should be impeached for many reasons, not just the Witch Hunt (I did nothing wrong!). Willis should focus on out of control Murder, not “I will get TRUMP” over a Perfect Phone Call. Georgia does not deserve this GIANT MURDER WAVE!”