A Georgia judge revealed Monday that former President Donald Trump’s bond would be set at $200,000.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee also set release conditions that include restrictions on co-defendant or witness intimidation and a requirement not to communicate directly about the facts of the case with any co-defendant, unless through his lawyer.
The intimidation restrictions specify that Trump will not make a direct or indirect threat against co-defendants, witnesses, unindicted co-conspirators or victims, including “posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media.”
Trump was indicted along with eighteen other co-defendants — among them Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman and Mark Meadows — by a grand jury August 14 for his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. He faces 13 charges, which include violating Georgia’s “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations” (RICO) Act, Solicitation of Violation of Oath by Public Officer and other conspiracy charges.
The bond amount includes $80,000 for the RICO Act violation alone.
.@JonathanTurley on Trump GA Indictment: “It’s…dangerous. It essentially criminalizes challenges to elections.”
Sounds authoritarian. pic.twitter.com/wQ4grLy3Qz
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 15, 2023