On August 24, the state of Georgia arrested former president Donald Trump. He was charged with conspiring to rig the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. He was taken into custody at the Fulton County jail.
This is the fourth time in the year that Trump surrendered himself to local or federal officials after criminal charges were brought against him. After his arrest, a historic mug shot was released along with other defendants.
Donald Trump’s Campaign Raises Millions
Since the arrest of Donald Trump has raised $7.1 million dollars. Trump used his mugshots for donations, The campaign earned USD 4.18 million on Friday alone, according to spokesman Steven Cheung, making it its most profitable day to date.
The record amount shows how Trump’s legal troubles have helped his campaign raise money, despite the fact that his political operation has spent tens of millions of dollars on his defense.
Donald Trump Mug Shot
This is the first time in US history that a president, serving or former, has had their mug shot made public. When Twitter banned Trump, he had over 88 million followers. On Thursday, he uploaded a picture of the mug shot along with the caption, “ELECTION INTERFERENCE! NEVER GIVE UP.
Why Did Donald Trump Get Arrested?
Trump only stayed at the jail for around 20 minutes and left for his Gold Port in New Jersey. Before boarding his private plane at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Trump again claimed that the prosecution and the additional charges he faces were politically motivated by his competitors.
In the Georgia case, Trump is charged with attempting to have his election loss overturned by state officials and putting together an illegitimate slate of electors to prevent the formal congressional certification of Biden’s victory in 2020. In addition, 13 offenses, including racketeering, which is frequently used to target organized crime, are brought against him.
Several hours after being arrested, Trump stated his fellow defendants. He said has sympathy for his co-defendants because the criminal accusations have “devastated” their lives.
“Those people that have been so unfairly dragged into this, these are high-quality people who don’t even know why they were brought in,” Trump said in an interview with a news channel named Newsmax.
Trump’s Bail Bondsman
NBC News released a report in which they revealed that former US President Donald Trump used a bail bondsman to post his $200,000 (Rs. 16,528,330) release bond. Charles Shaw of Foster Bail Bonds was paid $20,000 (Rs. 16,528,330) to post Trump’s bond.