Former President Donald Trump on Thursday posted on social media platform Truth Social as he prepared to travel to Georgia to turn himself in at the Fulton County jail after being criminally charged in the state’s 2020 election subversion case.
“ARREST TIME: 7:30 P.M.,” Trump posted.
In the same post, the former president touted the number of views his interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson racked up on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Trump sat for the interview in lieu of participating in the first GOP primary debate on Wednesday night.
“231,000,000 Views, and still counting. The Biggest Video on Social Media, EVER, more than double the Super Bowl! But please excuse me, I have to start getting ready to head down to Atlanta, Georgia, where Murder and other Violent Crimes have reached levels never seen before, to get ARRESTED by a Radical Left, Lowlife District Attorney, Fani Willis, for A PERFECT PHONE CALL, and having the audacity to challenge a RIGGED & STOLLEN ELECTION. THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE! ARREST TIME: 7:30 P.M.,” Trump wrote.
Authorities release mug shot of Mark Meadows
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office released a mug shot of Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's former White House chief of staff.
Meadows surrendered earlier Thursday to be booked on charges brought against him for his alleged role in schemes to overturn the 2020 election results in the state.
Meadows has been charged with two crimes: Violating Georgia’s RICO act — an anti-racketeering law — and soliciting a public officer to violate their oath. He denies wrongdoing.
The former White House official has agreed to a $100,000 bond deal with prosecutors, according to court documents.
Harrison Floyd, leader of Black Voices for Trump, surrenders at Fulton County jail
Harrison Floyd, the leader of Black Voices for Trump who was charged in the Georgia election subversion case, has surrendered at the Fulton County jail. The Fulton County sheriff confirmed in a statement that Floyd is “in custody” at the local jail after turning himself in without a bond agreement in hand. “While Mr. Meadows had previously negotiated his bond agreement and has been released, Mr. Floyd did not and, therefore, is in custody at the Fulton County Jail,” the statement said, referring to Mark Meadows’ earlier surrender and quick release from the facility. Floyd is the first defendant in the case to surrender without a bond deal with prosecutors. Securing a deal before entering the jail allows a defendant to be swiftly released after booking. District Attorney Fani Willis charged Floyd with three state crimes: Violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law, influencing a witness, and conspiring to solicit false statements. Prosecutors say Floyd participated in a plot to pressure an Atlanta worker into falsely admitting that she committed massive fraud against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. According to court filings, Floyd arranged a meeting between Fulton County election worker Ruby Freeman and Trevian Kutti, a publicist who pressured Freeman to falsely admit to voter fraud. Floyd is also facing a simple assault charge in a separate case for allegedly assaulting an FBI agent who came to serve him a subpoena to testify before a federal grand jury in Washington, DC. In that case, Floyd is alleged to have threatened two FBI agents who served him the subpoena at his apartment in Rockville, Maryland, on February 23 by running after them and “striking” one agent “chest to chest.”