The fourth case against former US President Donald Trump begins.
Trump is accused of trying and plotting to change the outcome of the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.
Trump released on bail
Unlike Trump’s previous 3 cases, there was a first in US history. Trump surrendered to the prison in Atlanta, his fingerprints were taken, his criminal record photo was taken, the photo was shared with the public.
Former US President was released pending trial on $200,000 bail. Trump left prison in about 20 minutes.
Trump’s first statement
Speaking to the press before boarding his private plane, Trump stated that he opposes the election results and that he has the right to do so.
“These cases are mocking justice. We have done nothing wrong, I have done nothing wrong. Everyone knows that, and there is great support,” Trump said.
Explaining that “those who bring the lawsuits are essentially interfering in the elections,” Trump reiterated that he has the right to criticize the elections, which he considers fraudulent.
98-page indictment prepared
Trump is expected to go to court on September 6 and hear the indictment.
Trump and his 18 aides are accused of plotting to illegally reverse the 2020 election defeat in Georgia. In the 98-page indictment, a total of 19 defendants, including Trump, are charged under 41 headings.
The defendants are charged with acts such as conspiracy to defraud the state, acts involving theft, perjury, and perjury. 19 defendants are defined as a criminal organization.
The presidential election in the USA will be held in November 2024. The primary elections, in which the parties will determine the presidential candidates, will take place in the first 6 months of 2024. Hearing dates for a total of 4 lawsuits, 2 federal, 2 states, against former President Trump are also planned between January and May 2024. In other words, in this period when the legal process will inevitably affect politics, the country will experience one of the most interesting presidential elections in its history.
Americans are divided
In the messages shared on social media, it was seen that the American society was divided into two regarding the Trump case.
Some of the lawsuits against Trump, one of the candidates of the Republican Party for the 2024 Presidential Election, interpreted the rule of law in the country and the system working.
Others backed Trump, describing the trials as a “witch hunt.”
Prosecutor Fani Willis requested October 23, 2023 for the next hearing. A total of 715 years in prison will be demanded in 4 cases against Trump.