Historic Trump mugshot released after arrest in Atlanta, Georgia

Donald Trump has surrendered in Georgia on prices of plotting to overturn the state’s 2020 election ends in an arrest that noticed the primary ever mugshot of a former US president.

Mr Trump needed to pay a bail bond of $200,000 (£160,000) to be launched from the Atlanta jail whereas he awaits trial.

Afterwards, he described the case as “a travesty of justice”.

It was his fourth arrest in 5 months in a legal case, however this was his first police reserving photograph.

Mr Trump later posted on X, previously often known as Twitter, for the primary time since January 2021. He shared the handle of his web site and the mugshot with an all-capital letters caption: “Election interference. By no means give up!”

He joins the ranks of American public figures who’ve had arrest reserving images, together with Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Al Capone and Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Mr Trump argues the circumstances towards him are politically motivated as a result of he’s main the Republican race to problem President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in subsequent yr’s presidential election.

The primary former or serving US president ever to be indicted, he made the spherical journey from New Jersey on his non-public jet on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Trump was whisked to Fulton County Jail by a extra substantial motorcade than he has used for earlier courtroom appearances this yr.

Supporters of former President Donald Trump collect exterior Fulton County Jail forward of Trump’s give up on 24 August 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was inside the power for round 20 minutes. Dozens of his supporters gathered exterior.

Information posted on the jail’s web site described Mr Trump as a white male, 6ft 3in, and weighing 215lbs (97kg), with blond or strawberry hair and blue eyes. His inmate quantity was P01135809.

Earlier than heading dwelling he informed reporters on the airport that he was entitled to problem the results of a vote.

“I believed the election was a rigged election, a stolen election,” stated Mr Trump, who typically makes unfounded claims of widespread poll fraud in 2020. “And I ought to have each proper to try this.

“As you already know, you’ve gotten many individuals that you’ve got been watching over time do the identical factor, whether or not it is Hillary Clinton or [former candidate for Georgia governor] Stacey Abrams, or many others.”

Mr Trump was charged final week alongside 18 co-defendants with meddling in Georgia’s election outcomes following his loss to Mr Biden by fewer than 12,000 votes in that state.

The previous president was heard in a cellphone name pressuring Georgia’s high election official to “discover 11,780 votes” throughout the poll rely.

Among the many 13 prices Mr Trump faces are racketeering, soliciting a public official to violate his oath of workplace, conspiracy to impersonate a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery and making false statements.

He denies all of the counts towards him.

Half of his co-accused have already been booked at Fulton County Jail in current days forward of Friday’s deadline. They embrace former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows.

From clockwise: Ray Smith, Cathy Latham, Rudy Giuliani, Kenneth Chesebro, Harrison Floyd, Sidney Powell, Mark Meadows, Jenna Ellis

From clockwise: Ray Smith, Cathy Latham, Rudy Giuliani, Kenneth Chesebro, Harrison Floyd, Sidney Powell, Mark Meadows, Jenna Ellis

One among Mr Trump’s co-defendants, the chief of Black Voices for Trump, Harrison Floyd, is being held in custody after turning himself in on Thursday with out a bail settlement, courtroom officers say.

A Georgia decide granted a speedy trial request to a different co-defendant, lawyer Kenneth Chesebro. His case is now attributable to start on 23 October.

Simply hours earlier than turning himself in, Mr Trump changed his main defence lawyer, Drew Findling, with veteran Atlanta legal defence lawyer Steven Sadow.

One of many situations of Mr Trump’s bail launch is that he chorus from any feedback, on social media or in any other case, which might be supposed to “intimidate” witnesses or co-defendants. He’s additionally not allowed to have any communication with the opposite co-defendants, besides by his attorneys.

Marsha and Cathy, supporters of former US President Donald Trump, rest in a shade near the entrance of the Fulton County Jail

Trump supporters Marsha and Cathy exterior Fulton County Jail

Earlier than arriving in Georgia, Mr Trump continued to criticise the prosecutor bringing the fees, Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis, a Democrat, who he accuses of attempting to sabotage his White Home marketing campaign.

Posting on his Fact Social platform, he blamed Ms Willis for homicide and violent crime in Atlanta, writing that “individuals are afraid to go exterior to purchase a loaf of bread”.

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