Trump says he will be arrested on Thursday in Georgia election case

Former President Trump announced intentions to surrender to a Fulton County jail on Thursday after being charged with offenses linked to his efforts to alter Georgia election results.

Trump declared his intention to surrender on Thursday in a post on Truth Social on Monday evening.

“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” Trump wrote in the post on Truth Social.

He continued: “In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for ‘Murder,’ but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL! She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT. This is in strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE!”

CNN originally reported Monday, citing two sources familiar with Trump’s plans, that he had decided to turn himself in on Thursday.

Trump and his 18 co-defendants, who were all charged under the state’s Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) legislation, have until Friday at noon E.T. to appear in court. to surrender to Georgia authorities.

In addition to the RICO accusation, the former president is accused of conducting a “criminal enterprise” to remain president and faces additional related counts laid out in the indictment. Trump has repeatedly denied any misconduct.

According to court papers, Trump consented to a $200,000 bond earlier Monday.

The injunction also holds Trump to tougher rules than his co-defendants, prohibiting him from intimidating any co-defendants or witnesses in the case, including any “indirect threat of any nature,” according to the judge.

Trump’s alleged decision to surrender on Thursday comes the day after the Republican presidential debate, which Trump has stated he will not attend. Instead, he’ll take part in an online interview with Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News analyst.

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