A $200,000 bail for Trump in the Georgia state election case


A Georgia judge on Monday approved $200,000 bail for former President Donald Trump in the case of interference to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the southern state.

Trump and 18 other defendants with him in this case have until Friday noon (16:00 GMT) to surrender to the authorities in the State of Georgia.

According to CNN, quoting two informed sources, that Trump will turn himself in on Thursday, in addition to the $200,000 bail, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee imposed additional conditions in an agreement approved by prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers.

McAfee said in a three-page memorandum that the defendant may not take any action to intimidate any person he knows to be a defendant or witness in this case or to obstruct the administration of justice in one way or another.

“The above shall include, but not be limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another person,” McAfee judge added.

Fulton District Attorney General Fannie Willis asked the judge to set a date of March 4 next year for the trial of the 77-year-old former president on charges of election fraud.

Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, faces four criminal trials as he seeks to return to the White House.

Trump indicted in Georgia after a two-year investigation into a series of election crimes in the state.

Other defendants facing charges in this alleged plot include Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

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