The bond for ex-President Donald Trump has been fixed at $200,000, linked to allegations made by Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, regarding purported attempts to challenge the 2020 Georgia presidential election outcomes.
If this isn’t an extortion scheme, then what is? How insane is $200K?!
On Monday, a bond agreement for Trump was registered with the Fulton County Superior Court and sanctioned by Judge Scott McAfee. This document outlines the bond’s requirements, including specifics for all 13 charges against him. He faces $80,000 for the primary count of breaching Georgia’s racketeering statute, and an additional $10,000 for each of the subsequent 12 counts. The record mentions that Trump has the option to furnish the bond as cash, through a commercial guarantor, or via a program offered by the Fulton County Jail.
Trump, along with 18 other individuals involved in the case, has a deadline of Friday noon to report to the Fulton County Jail. The suggestion from Willis is to schedule their court appearances around the week beginning Sept. 5.
The agreement emphasizes that Trump must refrain from intimidating any individual known to be involved in the case or obstructing justice in any form. He’s restricted from issuing any direct or indirect threats against anyone connected to the case, even on digital platforms. Additionally, Trump is not permitted to discuss the case with the other 18 individuals implicated, except through legal counsel.
Both Willis and Trump’s legal team, consisting of Drew Findling, Marissa Goldberg, and Jennifer Little, have consented to these conditions. These lawyers were observed at the Fulton County Courthouse recently.
Last week, a Fulton County grand jury issued a 41-count indictment implicating Trump and 18 others. Each individual is accused of violating Georgia’s racketeering legislation in relation to alleged endeavors to contest Trump’s electoral defeat in Georgia.
To date, neither Trump nor his associates have made formal responses in court. However, Trump has refuted the claims and has spoken out against Willis, alleging political bias.