Former President Trump is arrested at Fulton County jail in election case

ATLANTA — Former President Donald Trump turned himself in on the Fulton County Jail on Thursday night time to be booked on felony expenses in reference to efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election leads to Georgia.

Trump arrived on the jail shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET in a presidential-style motorcade and was booked, fingerprinted and photographed for a mugshot inside minutes, in line with jail information. Trump was shortly launched, in line with the information.

“I’ve to begin on the brink of head right down to Atlanta, Georgia” to “get ARRESTED by a Radical Left, Lowlife District Legal professional, Fani Willis,” Trump, 77, mentioned Thursday afternoon in a publish on his social media platform Reality Social, the place he additionally exaggerated the crime charge in Atlanta. “Arrest time: 7:30 p.m.,” he added in all capital letters.

Trump, 77, left his summer time residence in Bedminster, New Jersey, shortly earlier than 4 p.m. ET and took his non-public aircraft to Atlanta, the place he was indicted final week on racketeering and conspiracy expenses.

He gave a thumb’s as much as the cameras as he walked off the plan at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport.

After arriving on the jail, Trump was to be processed after which launched beneath the phrases of a $200,000 bond settlement his attorneys struck with Willis’ workplace this week. A date for his arraignment has not but been introduced.

Trump has maintained he is not responsible of any wrongdoing and has accused Willis, a Democrat, of “election interference” for charging him since he is once more operating for president.

Nearly all of Trump’s 18 co-defendants within the sprawling case have already surrendered, together with his former White House chief of workers Mark Meadows, who was booked Thursday afternoon earlier than being launched beneath the phrases of his $100,000 bond settlement.

Willis set a deadline of Friday at midday for the defendants to show themselves in earlier than arrest warrants can be issued.

Trump shook up his authorized crew Thursday morning forward of his journey to jail, changing lawyer Drew Findling with lawyer Steven Sadow.

Sadow mentioned in an announcement to NBC Information forward of Trump’s look that he “ought to by no means have been indicted. He’s harmless of all the costs introduced in opposition to him. We stay up for the case being dismissed or, if crucial, an unbiased, open-minded jury discovering the president not responsible.”

No trial date has been set. Willis initially proposed a trial date in March, however on Thursday really useful the trial begin on Oct. 23 after one of many defendants within the case, Kenneth Chesebro, filed a movement for a speedy trial date.

Trump, who’s mentioned this and the three different legal trials he is dealing with ought to be delayed till after the 2024 presidential election, then filed a movement saying that he opposes the request and that he’ll file be submitting one other movement to sever his case from Chesebro’s and “some other co-defendant who recordsdata such a requirement.”

In a ruling late Thursday, Superior Court docket Choose Scott McAfee signed on Chesebro’s request and the DA’s proposed trial date, however added that, “At the moment, these deadlines don’t apply to any co-defendant.”

Charlie Gile reported from Atlanta, and Dareh Gregorian from New York.

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Adam Reiss, Vaughn Hillyard, Daniel Barnes and Jesse Rodriguez contributed.