Trump & Other Defendants To Be Booked Into Jail

On Monday evening, a Georgia grand jury indicted former President Trump and 18 other individuals.
Natalie Ammons, the spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that, based on directions from the district attorney’s office and the directions of the judge overseeing the case, the 19 defendants charged and listed in the indictment are expected to be booked at Rice Street Jail.
Ammons also noted the unprecedented nature of this case, hinting that some details concerning the arrangements for the defendants turning themselves in might change suddenly or without any advance notice. She added that the jail would be open around the clock, allowing anyone to turn themselves in early.

Ammons also emphasized the distinction between the booking process and arraignment in Fulton County’s criminal cases, noting that they are “two separate things.” She further indicated that some of the arraignments might be carried out virtually.

The indicted individuals, including Trump’s lawyers John Eastman, Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, and Sidney Powell, as well as former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, ex-Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark, will all have to surrender by noon on Aug. 25 voluntarily.

In Trump’s fourth indictment this year, he faces 13 charges, including racketeering, making false statements, and filing false documents, all connected to his attempts to alter the outcome of the Georgia 2020 presidential election.

Earlier in the month, the former president was indicted on federal charges concerning his actions to stay in power following the 2020 election loss.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled on Tuesday that cameras will be permitted in the courtroom for the arraignments of former President Trump and the other defendants in the Georgia case.
This decision marks the first occasion that one of Trump’s criminal proceedings will be broadcast on television. Judge McAfee approved a request from four local TV stations to allow live cameras and other recording equipment in his courtroom until Sept. 8.