Donald Trump Arrested :
Former US President Faces Legal Action
Former US President Donald John Trump was arrested on August 24, 2023, in Fulton County, Georgia State. He faces charges related to his alleged involvement in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Trump was granted the option to surrender himself as per the court’s directive.
Multiple Arrests in Election-Related Case
Following the court’s orders, a total of 19 individuals, including Trump, were arrested in connection with this case. Over the past year, Trump had appeared in various courts across the US four times, surrendering as required. The initial surrender took place in April this year.
Bail Granted Swiftly
Upon his arrest in Fulton County, Trump underwent the necessary paperwork at the Sheriff’s Office. He spent a mere 20 minutes in jail before being granted bail. Exiting for the airport, Trump addressed the awaiting media, stating, “I have done nothing wrong.”
Protesting Against the Arrest
Trump expressed his viewpoint on the matter at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. He denounced his arrest as a mockery of the judicial system and a dark day in American political history. Trump defended his right to challenge an election lacking transparency and honesty. He also indicated that the government might be acting against him to influence the upcoming elections.
Before surrendering, Trump posted a substantial bail bond of $200,000. The bond came with several conditions, with a primary focus on not interfering with witnesses. The stipulations prevent Trump from intimidating or contacting witnesses involved in the case.