Ex-US President Donald Trump Granted $200,000 Bond in Georgia Election Case

A judge in Fulton County has determined a bond of $200,000 for the former President, Donald Trump, amidst the ongoing legal proceedings related to allegations of election interference, according to District Attorney Fani Willis.

The case, which involves Trump and 18 other defendants, necessitates their presence at the Fulton County Jail for processing by noon on Friday. Notably, Donald Trump took to his social media platform on Monday evening, announcing his intention to voluntarily surrender in Georgia on Thursday.

In a series of decisions, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee also revealed the assigned bonds for various individuals linked to the case. Attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro were set at a bond of $100,000 each, while Ray Smith III was designated a bond of $50,000. Scott Hall, another involved party, was granted a bond of $10,000.

Eastman is expected to surrender on Wednesday, according to the California judge overseeing Eastman’s disbarment proceedings, who wrote in a filing Monday that “the court is willing to make certain changes in this week’s trial to accommodate Dr. Eastman’s surrender in Fulton County, Georgia.”

All the defendants’ bond agreements include a provision that they “shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.”

Trump’s bond agreement says that includes “no direct or indirect threat” against codefendants or witnesses.

“The above shall include, but are not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media,” his agreement says.

All defendants are also prohibited from communicating about the facts of the case with codefendants, except through counsel.

An attorney for Cheseboro said on his way out of the district attorney’s office Monday that the bond negotiation process was a “pretty good process” and that he would “look forward to moving forward.”

“It was very straightforward, we had a meeting with the DA’s office, worked out the negotiated deal, signed the paperwork, and honestly it took longer to get copies than it did to negotiate,” the attorney, Scott Grubman, said.

Grubman said Cheseboro would surrender for processing at the Fulton Country Jail before the Friday deadline.

Asked if he was concerned about the conditions at the jail, where seven inmates have died this year, Grubman said, “Just like any jail, there’s clearly issues in the Fulton Rice Street Jail.”

“But I think its going to hopefully be as soon as possible, and we appreciate their cooperation,” Grubman said, praising the sheriff’s team.