After meeting with the Fulton County district attorney’s office on Monday, the former president’s attorneys reached an agreement with the office over a $200,000 bond and additional release
requirements. Trump’s bond order includes more stringent release restrictions than the other bond orders that were previously issued. The former president is prohibited from using social media to target his 18 co-defendants in the case, any witnesses, or the 30 unindicted co-conspirators, unlike some of his co-defendants.
The order issued by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee reads that the defendant “shall not engage in any 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.” The ruling states that “the foregoing shall include, but not be limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another person on social media.”
Additionally, the injunction forbids Trump from speaking to any of his co-defendants or case witnesses “directly or indirectly” about the matter unless he does so through his lawyers. Some of his co-defendants’ bond orders include a similar clause in them.
The order is also signed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and three Trump attorneys: Drew Findling, Marissa Goldberg, and Jennifer Little.
Trump Attorney John Eastman to surrender in Georgia
In response to his accusations in Georgia regarding the 2020 election, Trump election attorney John Eastman planned to turn himself into Fulton County authorities on Wednesday, according to a new filing.
Eastman has been subject to State Bar of California discipline procedures, which might result in the loss of his right to practice law in the state.
A judge of the State Bar Court of California said on Monday night that Eastman will not appear before her on Tuesday and Wednesday due to his impending surrender in Fulton County, despite hearings being scheduled for numerous days this week.
The court is willing to make some adjustments to this week’s trial schedule in order to accommodate Dr. Eastman’s surrender in Fulton County, Georgia, which the court understands will happen on Wednesday, August 23, according to a court order issued by Judge Yvette Roland on Monday.
This is the first time someone other than Trump has confirmed a time when one of his 18 co-defendants will surrender so they can be apprehended and processed this week before the deadline of Friday at noon.
Eastman and other people are anticipated to be detained at the Fulton County jail and subsequently released on already agreed-upon bond conditions.
Soon after, it’s anticipated that he’ll submit a not-guilty plea along with the others.
Eastman reached a $100,000 bond agreement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis earlier Monday.