Trump and his associates were booked on state charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Trump was fingerprinted and took a booking photo, commonly known as a mugshot, and later released to the public. Trump is facing charges in four separate criminal cases, but this is the first time he had a mugshot taken.
This is the first mugshot of a former U.S. president in the long history of American leadership.
After his arrest and booking, Trump posted on X, the site formerly known as Twitter, for the first time since Jan. 8, 2021.
Trump is facing 13 separate counts in Georgia, including a racketeering charge and several fraud and false statement counts. The deadline for Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the case to turn themselves in is Friday.
A combination picture shows police booking mugshots of former U.S. President Donald Trump and 11 of the 18 people indicted with him, including Ray Smith, a lawyer who previously represented Trump in Georgia, Rudy Giuliani, who served as Trump’s personal lawyer, Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, former Georgia Republican Party leader Cathy Latham, Trump campaign attorney Kenneth Chesebro, former Georgia Republican Party leader David Shafer, Republican poll watcher Scott Hall, Trump’s former lawyer John Eastman, Harrison Floyd and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Fulton County Jail
Trump has been booked and released, but he has not yet been arraigned on his 13 criminal counts in the Georgia election interference case.
Atlanta DA Fani Willis explained in a court filing last week that Trump and the 18 other defendants in the case should be arraigned during the week of Sept. 5.
‘I did nothing wrong’: Trump defends election interference claims as he departs Atlanta.
Trump declared his innocence and claimed that he was the victim of “election interference” after being arrested and booked in Georgia on his latest batch of criminal charges.
“I did nothing wrong,” said Trump, who said the case is a “travesty of justice” shortly before re-boarding his private jet.
“This is their way of campaigning,” Trump said, about that his 91 criminal counts in four active cases were filed as part of a conspiracy to sabotage his presidential candidacy.
“We have every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest,” Trump told reporters on an Atlanta airport tarmac.
Trump posted a declaration of innocence on his Trump Save America Page that he uses to raise funds for his 2024 presidential campaign.
Trump’s mugshot will be ‘single most powerful photo in the history of online fundraising and will be looked at for generations to come.
Molly K Ottman Executive Editor/Journalist for Mountain Daily Star.