Donald Trump will be required to post $200,000 in bail to remain at large pending trial for attempting to illegally change the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. This decision was taken by Judge Fulton County in Georgia Scott McAffee.
The judge also demanded that Trump refrain from any attempts to intimidate the witnesses accused in this case, as well as to interfere with the work of justice. The judge warned the former president that the warning also applies to Trump’s social media statements.
On Monday, Donald Trump’s lawyers and District Attorney Fanny Willis agreed to those terms. This arrangement eliminates the need for court hearings, during which the judge would normally decide whether to keep the arrested person in custody or release him on bail. According to the procedure, Trump will be formally arrested and immediately released. According to the state of Georgia, he must be fingerprinted and photographs of the arrestee taken. Donald Trump announced on his social media page that he would be arriving in Atlanta on Thursday for the procedure.
This is one of four criminal cases brought against former President and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Georgia District Attorney charges him with attempting to change the election results in that state and other crimes of interfering with the process of counting votes and confirming election results. Trump has also been charged in two cases by federal prosecutors and one by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
It is possible that the trials of Donald Trump will take place during the presidential campaign. The prosecutor’s office in Georgia proposes to start the trial in March. A federal court trial over Trump’s attempt to rig the presidential election is scheduled for May.