Former US President Donald Trump will turn himself in at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia State. Photo/Reuters
WASHINGTON – Former President of the United States (US) Donald Trump flew from New Jersey on Thursday (24/8/2023) to have his photo taken at an Atlanta prison. It was part of a wide-ranging criminal case stemming from the former US president’s attempts to reverse his 2020 election loss in Georgia.
Trump’s private plane departed from Newark International Airport as he headed for the Fulton County Jail, where dozens of supporters await his arrival. He said on social media that he would surrender around 19.30 local time.
Meanwhile, Judge Scott McAfee set a trial date of October 23 for one of the defendants, attorney Kenneth Chesebro, after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who filed the charges against Trump and others, suggested that date. Those trial dates do not necessarily apply to Trump or the other 17 defendants.
Trump, 77, has entered into unprecedented times as the first former US president to face criminal charges. Although the four cases filed against him have not slowed his momentum as the front-runner in the Republican Party’s nomination race to run against Democratic President Joe. Biden in next year’s election.
Now the businessman-turned-politician who for years hosted a reality TV show will join the ranks of gangster Al Capone, singer Frank Sinatra and other famous Americans who have posed for prison photos.
“We want to wear it on a T-shirt. It’s going to go around the world. It’s going to be a more popular image than the Mona Lisa,” said Laura Loomer, 30, a former Republican congressional candidate who mingled with other Trump supporters outside prison on Monday. Thursday morning.
One of the most recognizable people in the world, Trump has never been asked for a photo in the other three cases. But the fake photos have been circulating online shortly after he was first indicted in Manhattan in March on charges involving hush money paid to a porn star ahead of the 2016 election.
At least 10 other defendants have been indicted. Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, has a stiff face in his photo while attorney Jenna Ellis smiles.
The 19 defendants face a Friday deadline to surrender. Court records show that Mark Meadows, who served as Trump’s White House chief of staff, was indicted on Thursday.