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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy Two - 26 August 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Seventy Two - 26 August 2023 - Page 2

Trump released from Georgia jail on $200k bond

Former US president Donald Trump was released on $200,000 bond and returned to the airport for the trip back to New Jersey.  
According to jail records, Trump was freed on bond after undergoing the booking procedure at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, reported.
The former US president was arrested and booked at the Fulton County jail on Thursday night in connection with the Georgia election subversion case.
He was in jail for roughly 20 minutes. His quick 20-minute booking resulted in a historic first: A mug shot of a former US president. Authorities issued a booking photo of Trump, dressed in a navy suit and crimson tie, aggressively scowling at the cameraman, with his eyebrows furrowed as he gazed into the lens.
He was unrepentant following his brief jail visit, insisting that he “did nothing wrong” and calling the case charging him of tampering with election results a “travesty of justice.”
Trump’s fourth surrender to authorities this year has grown into a familiar election-season routine, belying the rare spectacle of a former president, and present candidate, being arrested on criminal charges. But, unlike the other three surrenders, his trip to Atlanta took place at nighttime and required him to attend a troubled jail instead of a courtroom. It happened not in a liberal stronghold like New York or Washington, but in the heart of a battleground state viewed as crucial to the 2024 presidential election, AP reported.
According to a person acquainted with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the procedures, unlike in other cities where he was not required to appear for a mug picture, a booking picture of him was taken.
His jail visit generated a stunning split-screen graphic during a 2024 Republican primary race in which he remains the front-runner, arriving one day after a debate in Milwaukee in which eight of his key contenders attempted to capitalise on the former president’s absence by standing out from the pack.

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