(LibertySociety.com) – Former President Donald J. Trump flew into Atlanta on August 24 and turned himself in to Fulton County Jail in his election conspiracy case – joining a number of his high-profile allies, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani. Trump was processed quickly and bonded out for $200,000 before heading back to the airport, where he briefly spoke to reporters and boarded his private jet.
With a deadline to turn themselves in for booking, Robert Cheeley, Jeffrey Clark, Misty Hampton (a/k/a Emily Misty Hayes), Michael Roman and Shawn Still turned themselves in on Friday. Each was part of an indictment that accuses President Trump and 18 others of conspiracy to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
Former New York City Mayor Guiliani turned himself in at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on August 23 as he faces 13 charges, including allegedly violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in Georgia. The other 12 charges include allegedly soliciting a public official to violate their oath of office, allegedly making false statements and writings, and various counts of alleged conspiracy. Shortly after processing him into the system, the sheriff’s office released his mugshot to the public. Guiliani was released on a $150,000 bond.
Guiliani spoke to the media before turning himself in, defending his actions while representing the President of the United States. He spoke about the multitude of attempts to take down former President Trump, none of which have ever been successful. He said that the people who are politically persecuting him and others are “enemies of our republic”, adding that “they are destroying my right to counsel, my right to be a lawyer.” He said that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis intentionally indicted all the lawyers who were associated with former President Trump.
Guiliani warned about others being targeted in the future, no matter what side of the political spectrum a person may belong to. He said that people should pray that Republicans have more integrity when they regain control within the government.
Meanwhile, one Georgia Republican state senator has taken steps to call a special session of the legislature to hold a vote to defund and investigate Willis’ office.
Colton Moore, who represents northwest Georgia, has challenged his colleagues to join him in taking a stand against criminalizing free speech. Moore appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast on August 24, urging constituents to call their state senator and representative. He told Bannon that some of the Republican lawmakers have refused to entertain the idea of a special session because they are fearful of backlash. However, according to Moore, their phones and Governor Brian Kemp’s have been blowing up with calls from people who are appalled at what they believe to be a case full of nothing but civil rights violations of the defendants.
The other defendants who surrendered include John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis, Ray Smith, David Shafer, Harrison Floyd, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Scott Hall and Cathy Latham. Per jail records, only former Kanye West publicist Trevian Kutti and Stephen Lee haven’t turned themselves in by the Friday noon deadline.
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