Former President Donald Trump said Monday night he will turn himself in on Thursday in Fulton County, Georgia, just one day after the first Republican debate in Milwaukee.
Trump confirmed the news on his Truth Social website, saying he will be turning himself in. The move is likely an attempt to refocus the media coverage on him following the Republican debate in Milwaukee the night before.
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis,” Trump wrote.
Trump was indicted last week along with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows were charged. Other key names include Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis, Ray Smith, and several others.
“The Defendants, as well as others not named as defendants, unlawfully conspired and endeavored to conduct and participate in a criminal enterprise in Fulton County, Georgia, and elsewhere,” the indictment says.
According to Georgia state law, the racketeering charge would carry a sentence of five to 20 years in prison.
The news comes just hours after court filings revealed Trump’s bond has been set at $200,000.
According to the court filings labeled “consent bond order”, Trump agreed to the bond amount that includes charges such as racketeering, criminal conspiracy, criminal solicitation, filing false documents, and making false statements.
The former president’s bond is subject to the conditions that he “shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.”
“The defendant shall make no direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community; The above shall include, but are not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media,” the filing says.