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Bail set at $200,000 for Trump in Georgia indictment

Judge Scott McAfee of the Fulton County Superior Court set former president Donald Trump’s bail for $200,000. Trump and 18 others were charged in Georgia with 13 counts of interfering with the 2020 election.


The indictment charges list eight ways the group interfered with the 2020 election: “by lying to the Georgia legislature, lying to state officials, creating fake pro-Trump electors, harassing election workers, soliciting Justice Department officials, soliciting Vice President Mike Pence, breaching voting machines and engaging in a cover-up,” according to the New York Times.


This is the former president’s fourth indictment, and Trump is the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges.


Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis charged Trump with six counts of criminal conspiracy, three counts of unlawful solicitation, two counts of making false statements, one count of violating the Georgia Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act, and one count of filing false documents.


State law and the bond agreement prohibits Trump from communicating with other defendants at this time.


The filing for the bond says Trump "shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice."


The defendants have to come up with 10 percent of the bail price, which will be difficult for some, including Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, who is low on money due to legal entanglements.


One former Trump lawyer, also charged in the Georgia case, took her frustration with defense funding efforts to X, the social media formerly known as Twitter.


“Why isn’t MAGA, Inc. funding everyone’s defense?” Jenna Ellis asked last week.

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