Former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) has just a week to turn himself in and be arrested in the Fulton (Georgia) prison, where he is headed after being accused of rigging the state’s election results.
Unlike the previous three trials, in which Trump’s indictment was read in three courts (in New York, Miami and Washington DC), this time the former president and the other 18 defendants are being sentenced to the Fulton County Jail.
Because the jail remains open 24 hours a day, the defendants could do so anytime before the Aug. 25 date set by prosecutor Fani Willis, the sheriff’s office said this week.
There the charges are read to them and, as might be expected, their fingerprints and mugshot are taken.
Trump has given no indication of when it will be presented, and in the last few hours he announced the cancellation of a press conference that was supposed to be held on Monday in which he intended to present a “big, complex, detailed but” “irrefutable” report “The Fraud in the Georgia Presidential Election”.
The former president decided to call off the report because his lawyers would have to “fight to get the allegation dismissed” and would prefer the report to be presented officially at his trial, he said.
On the other hand, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating the threats against the grand jury members who decided to indict Trump and the publication of their personal information on social media.
In a statement, they assured that they are “tracing the origin of the threats” and are committed to “ensuring the safety of people who have fulfilled their civic duties,” affirming that they take any “credible threat” “very seriously.” .
According to the US press, photos, home addresses and data from social networks of several of the 26 members of the grand jury have been circulating on social networks in recent days.
After more than two years of investigations led by prosecutor Fani Willis, a Georgia grand jury on Monday indicted the former president for attempting to rig the results of that state’s 2020 presidential election, which saw Democrat Joe Biden narrowly win won.
According to the indictment document, the former president faces 13 charges, including violating Georgia’s anti-corruption law, which carries a prison sentence if confirmed.
The former president’s defendants include his former personal attorney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.
This is Trump’s fourth criminal indictment. Two weeks ago, he was indicted by a Washington DC grand jury on four counts for allegedly attempting to reverse the outcome of the 2020 US election, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
Trump also faced 34 counts in New York for allegedly paying porn actress Stormy Daniels, with whom he had a past affair, to buy his silence on the 2016 campaign.
And the other criminal case takes place in Florida, where he faces 40 counts of illegally stealing and keeping secret documents he took from the White House at his Mar-a-Lago mansion.