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Trump says he will be arrested in Georgia on Thursday

The arrest will mark the fourth such spectacle involving the former president this year.

Published: August 21, 2023 8:51pm

Former President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will go to Georgia to be arrested and face arraignment as part of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's prosecution related to his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in the Peach State.

"Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History," he posted on Truth Social. "In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for “Murder,” but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL! She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT. This is in strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE!"

The arrest will mark the fourth such spectacle involving the former president this year. Trump was previously arraigned in two federal cases from special counsel Jack Smith and one from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. The former president has pleaded not guilty to all charges in each of those cases and maintains that the now-four indictments against him are part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail his 2024 bid for the White House.

Willis brought charges against Trump and 18 co-defendants earlier this month. All face charges under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as the RICO Act. Trump himself also faces conspiracy charges, multiple counts of soliciting a public official to violate their oath, and charges for allegedly making false statements.

His arrest will follow the first Republican primary debate, which Trump himself will not attend and instead will reportedly sit for an interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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