Trump Ordered Not to Make Social Media Threats as Part of $200,000 Bond

Trump mentioned on his social media community that he’s planning to give up himself to jail Thursday.

Former President Donald Trump mentioned Monday that he’s planning to give up himself to arrest in Fulton County, Georgia, on Thursday, as a part of his indictment relating to his makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 election within the state.

“Are you able to consider it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Legal professional, Fani Willis,” Trump wrote on his social media community, Fact Social. The prosecutor within the case, Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis, has given Trump and his codefendants till Friday to show themselves in.

Trump’s announcement got here hours after a Fulton County decide set a $200,000 bond for Trump, with a big portion of the bond coming from Trump’s Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) cost.

As a part of Trump’s bond order, the decide ordered the previous president to not make direct or oblique threats towards any of his 18 codefendants or any of the witnesses within the case. “The Defendant shall carry out no act to intimidate any particular person recognized to her or him to be a codefendant or witness on this case,” the order learn, together with “posts on social media or reposts of posts made by one other particular person on social media.”

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The order appears to be a response to posts that Trump has made on Fact Social following his indictments. After his indictment in Division of Justice Particular Counsel Jack Smith’s case relating to Trump’s January 6 case, the previous president wrote: “IF YOU GO AFTER ME, I’M COMING AFTER YOU!” Commentators famous the publish was clearly an intimidation try.

Smith requested a protecting order in response to the publish, which might bar Trump and his authorized workforce from disclosing proof to intimidate witnesses. However Trump advised supporters throughout a marketing campaign occasion that he would defy the protecting order, which was partly granted by a U.S. district decide.

Final week, Trump made a publish that raised eyebrows once more — this time in relation to the Georgia case. On August 14, Trump wrote that former Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan shouldn’t testify within the Georgia case as deliberate. “I’m studying experiences that failed former Lt. Governor of Georgia, Jeff [sic] Duncan, can be testifying earlier than the Fulton County Grand Jury. He shouldn’t,” Trump mentioned.

Authorized specialists noted that this publish was blatant witness tampering; Georgia State College regulation professor Anthony Michael Kreis described the publish as “blatantly unlawful” and “exceptionally bad even for Donald Trump.”

The Georgia case incorporates a few of the most critical costs towards Trump of his 4 indictments thus far. As authorized scholar Marjorie Cohn wrote for Truthout this week, the RICO costs alleging that Trump spearheaded a wide-reaching prison conspiracy within the state could possibly be significantly consequential — doubtlessly extra so than Smith’s January 6 costs.

Some commentators have additionally pointed out the significance of the $200,000 bond, which they are saying underlines the severity of the fees. Authorized specialists, nonetheless, have pointed out that Trump will simply be capable to afford his bond — in contrast to the precise victims of the two-tiered justice system.

Two of Trump’s codefendants have already surrendered to jail. Bail bond enterprise proprietor Scott Corridor, who had ties to the Republican Celebration’s seek for election fraud, and former Trump lawyer John Eastman, turned themselves in Tuesday morning.

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