Former US President Donald Trump made headlines as he flew to Atlanta to be booked at the Fulton County Jail, as part of an ongoing criminal case related to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Trump, who is facing 13 felony counts, including racketeering, arrived at the jail to the cheers of several dozen supporters. The trial date for one of the co-defendants has been set for October 23, although it is unclear if that date will apply to Trump or the other 17 defendants. Trump’s mug shot is expected to be widely circulated and has already sparked interest among his supporters and opponents.
This marks a significant moment for the former president, as he becomes the first former US president to face criminal charges. Despite the legal battles, Trump remains the front-runner for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election. His mug shot, which is sure to become an iconic image, has the potential to go viral and be featured on merchandise. Trump’s legal team has yet to propose a trial date, but it is anticipated that they will seek a later start. Trump has pleaded not guilty in his three other cases and has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
In addition to the Georgia case, Trump faces charges in New York and federal cases involving election interference and the retention of classified documents. The airspace over the Fulton County Jail was closed ahead of Trump’s arrival, adding to the spectacle surrounding his booking. Republicans in the US House of Representatives have announced an investigation into whether the Fulton County District Attorney improperly coordinated with federal prosecutors. Meanwhile, Trump’s supporters gathered outside the jail, expressing their opposition to the legal proceedings against the former president.