Trump booked on charges, denies wrongdoing after surrendering at jail

Donald Trump. (Photo: Twitter/X)
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump surrendered at an Atlanta jail on Thursday and was booked on felony charges alleging he participated in a sweeping criminal conspiracy "to illegally overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia," an unprecedented moment resulting in the first mug shot of a former American president.اضافة اعلان

According to the Washington Post, Trump’s booking at the Fulton County Jail came 10 days after "the former president was charged in Georgia in what was his fourth criminal indictment since March and his second tied to his alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 election results and remain in the White House,” the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported. 

Required to turn himself in 
Trump was required to turn himself in at the notorious county jail known as "Rice Street," where "inmate deaths and decrepit conditions recently prompted a Justice Department civil rights investigation." The former president had "his height and weight recorded and was fingerprinted and photographed.”

Unlike other arrestees Unlike other arrestees, he was "booked and released in roughly 20 minutes on a $200,000 bond negotiated earlier in the week by his legal team." He arrived and departed "through a back entrance of the facility where he did not interact with anyone in the jail population."

Speaking to reporters as he prepared to depart Atlanta, Trump again defended his actions in Georgia.

"'What has taken place here is a travesty of justice,' Trump said. 'We did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong.'"

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