A Georgia judge revealed Monday that former President Donald Trump’s bond would be set at $200,000.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee also set release conditions that include restrictions on co-defendant or witness intimidation and a requirement not to communicate directly about the facts of the case with any co-defendant, unless through his lawyer.
The intimidation restrictions specify that Trump will not make a direct or indirect threat against co-defendants, witnesses, unindicted co-conspirators or victims, including “posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media.”
The bond amount includes $80,000 for the RICO Act violation alone. (RELATED: ‘Get A Conviction Before The Election’: Legal Experts Weigh In On Georgia Trump Indictment)
.@JonathanTurley on Trump GA Indictment: “It’s…dangerous. It essentially criminalizes challenges to elections.”
Sounds authoritarian. pic.twitter.com/wQ4grLy3Qz
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 15, 2023
District Attorney Fani T. Willis launched the probe over two years ago based on Trump’s phone conversation with Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, where Trump allegedly told him “to find” enough votes for him to win in a recount.
Before the grand jury voted and the indictment was announced, the court briefly posted a document on its website listing the same 13 charges against the former president, Reuters reported. Fulton County clerk Clerk Ché Alexander later explained in an interview with WSB-TV that she hit “send” instead of “save.”
“In anticipation of issues that arise with entering a potentially large indictment, County Courts Clerk Ché Alexander used charges that pre-exist in Odyssey to test the system and conduct a trial run,” the clerk’s office said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the sample working document led to the docketing of what appeared to be an indictment, but which was, in fact, only a fictitious docket sheet.”
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