‘We’ll have mugshots ready’: arrest warrant issued for Trump, co-defendants


GEORGIA: Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis has announced the issuance of arrest warrants for former United States president Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants.

“We’ll have mugshots ready for you,” said the Sheriff in Fulton County, referring to the ex-president while addressing a press conference.

The move comes after a grand jury in Fulton County indicted Trump on 13 felony charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state.

Among the charges filed against Trump are Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), conspiracy to commit forgery, filing false documents, and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, among others.

The indictment also encompasses 18 associates of Trump, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Willis addressed the media, detailing the charges and the legal process. She described the investigation as revealing “a criminal conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in this state.”

The prosecutor emphasized that the defendants allegedly aimed to enable Trump to assume the presidential term of office starting on January 20, 2021.

Highlighting the significance of states in election administration and the democratic process, Willis stated that the indictment alleges the defendants bypassed Georgia’s legal process for election challenges, engaging instead in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn the state’s presidential election outcome.

The defendants have until noon on August 25, 2023, to voluntarily surrender. Willis expressed her intention to seek a trial date for the case within the next six months, with the possibility of trying all 19 defendants together.


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