August 22, 2023

Trump's Bond Set at $200K in Georgia Election Interference Case

Former President Donald Trump's bond has been set at $200,000 in his latest indictment in Fulton County over charges related to 2020 election interference.

District Attorney Fani Willis set the bond Monday afternoon that includes a gag order against communications with the public about the case.

"The terms of the 'consent bond order' for Trump are by far some of the strictest compared to his previous conditions set after being charged in New York and in two federal cases," the Washington Examiner reported.

"The order was signed by Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, Willis, and Trump's attorneys, stating Trump 'shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a co-defendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice,'" it added.

"Trump and the other 18 defendants in the case have been given until Friday at noon to appear at the Fulton County Jail for processing. The former president said Monday evening on his social media platform that he intends to surrender in Georgia on Thursday," ABC News reported.

"In addition to Trump, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee set bond Monday for attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro at $100,000, for Ray Smith III at $50,000, and for Scott Hall at $10,000," it continued.

Some concerns have been expressed that the bond would limit Trump from speaking out on social media, further limiting the free speech of the former president.

Trump has recently grown stronger in his angry outbursts on his Truth Social account in blasting those who have supported his indictments.

The Georgia indictment in addition to Trump's recent Washington indictment over Jan. 6, 2021, and his ongoing case involving classified documents found in his Florida home last year.

The battle is expected to continue as Trump pursues a return to the White House in his 2024 comeback bid.

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