(VitalNews.org) – Former President Donald Trump’s arraignment in Georgia is scheduled for 9:30 AM on September 6, according to Judge Scott McAfee of the Fulton County Superior Court.
On August 15, Trump was indicted for the fourth time this year, this time in Fulton County, Georgia, by District Attorney Fani Willis. He and 18 codefendants are facing 41 counts related to the 2020 election, which they are accused of attempting to interfere with. The lot of them are being charged with racketeering as well as numerous counts of conspiracy to change Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.
After turning himself in to be booked, fingerprinted, and photographed last week, Trump immediately paid the $200,000 bond and quickly left the state after he was released. The rest of the co-defendants were also booked.
One of the conditions for release is to refrain from doing anything that could be interpreted by a judge as an effort to intimidate witnesses and co-defendants or in any way “obstruct” the justice process, including threats “direct or indirect.” This includes social media posts.
Trump’s co-defendants will be arraigned on the same day, including his former lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Guliani, who will follow the former president at 9:45 AM. After Guliani, the remaining 17 co-defendants will be arraigned in 15-minute intervals until all have been processed. Arraignments and bookings are separate processes in Fulton County, and the arraignment may even take place virtually rather than in person, according to the sheriff’s office, although it’s still unclear.
Willis was accused by Trump of embarking on a “witch hunt” against him that’s politically motivated. Trump believes the point of this indictment and the others is to throw sand in the gears of his 2024 presidential election. He and several of the co-defendants insist they did nothing wrong during the 2020 election.
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