Trump surrenders to Fulton County authorities in Georgia 2020 election case


Trump boards his plane as he departs Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, August 24.
Trump boards his plane as he departs Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, August 24. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has departed Atlanta after surrendering at the Fulton County jail on more than a dozen charges stemming from his efforts to reverse Georgia’s 2020 election results, the fourth time this year the former president has faced criminal charges.

In all, the former president was in Atlanta for more than an hour and a half.

“I did nothing wrong,” Trump told reporters before boarding the plane.

Trump described the criminal case against him as “a travesty of justice.” 

Later Thursday, he told the right-wing network Newsmax that being at Fulton County jail was “a “terrible experience.”

“I came in, I was treated very nicely,” he said of his booking experience. “It is what it is. I took a mug shot, which I’d never heard the words mug shot.”

Jail records show the former president was placed under arrest and booked at the Fulton County jail on Thursday night. 

He was booked as inmate No. P01135809.

The jail record shows that Trump is 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. He is listed as having blue eyes and blonde or strawberry hair.

Ahead of the surrender, Trump had agreed to a $200,000 bond and other release conditions, including not using social media to intimidate co-defendants or witnesses in the case. 

So far, a total of 12 defendants including Trump have surrendered. Trump and 10 co-defendants are now out on bail. One defendant, Harrison Floyd, is still in custody.

The remaining seven co-defendants have until noon ET on Friday to turn themselves in.



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