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Trump Bond Set at $200K in Georgia Over 2020 Election Case

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Trump Bond Set at $200K in Georgia Over 2020 Election Case

Former President Donald Trump says he will surrender to Georgia authorities on Thursday to face charges in the case accusing him of illegally attempting to reverse his state’s 2020 election loss.

“Are you kidding me? “On Thursday, I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, to be ARRESTED,” Trump said on Twitter late Monday night, hours after his bond was set at $200,000.

It will be Trump’s fourth arrest since April, when he became the first former President of the United States to face criminal charges. Since then, Trump, who is still the Republican presidential nominee, has had what appears to be an endless string of bookings and arraignments in jurisdictions around the country. His outings in New York, Florida, and Washington, D.C. have drew massive media attention, with news helicopters following him around at all times.

Trump’s announcement came only hours after his lawyers met with prosecutors in Atlanta to discuss the terms of his bond release. According to the bond arrangement signed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Trump’s defence attorneys, and the judge, the former president is prohibited from intimidating co-defendants, witnesses, or victims in the case, including on social media. It expressly includes “posts on social media or reposts of posts” made by others.

As he campaigns to recover the White House in 2024, Trump has routinely used social media to disparage persons implicated in criminal investigations against him. He has been raging against Willis since before he was indicted, and in a social media post Monday morning, he singled out Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who rejected his efforts to reverse the election.

The agreement also forbids the former president from making any “direct or indirect threat of any nature” against witnesses or co-defendants, as well as interacting with them about the facts of the case in any way other than through counsel.

The order sets Trump’s bond at $80,000 for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations allegation, plus $10,000 for each of the 12 other counts he faces. Bond is the amount of money that defendants must pay as collateral to ensure that they appear in court on time.

Willis set a Friday noon deadline for Trump and his 18 co-defendants to surrender and be jailed. The prosecution has requested that the defendants’ arraignments take place during the week of September 5. She has stated that she intends to try the defendants collectively and to bring the matter to trial in March of next year, in the midst of the presidential nomination season.

A Trump spokesman did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the filing. A phone message seeking comment was also left for the former president’s attorney.

Trump’s visit to Georgia will take place the day after the first Republican primary debate, which he has decided to forego.

He is anticipated to surrender at the Fulton County jail, which has long been beset by issues. The Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation into the conditions last month, citing dirty cells, violence, and the death last year of a man whose body was discovered covered in insects in the main jail’s mental wing. In the last month, three people have died in Fulton County detention.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release Monday afternoon that when Trump surrenders, the area surrounding the jail will be “hard locked down.”

However, Trump is unlikely to spend much time there.

Defendants often enter the facility through a security checkpoint before checking in for formal booking in the lobby. Defendants are often photographed, fingerprinted, and asked to submit personal information throughout the booking procedure. Trump will be released from detention once the booking process is completed because his bond has already been set.

Unlike in other jurisdictions, arraignments in Fulton County are often scheduled after a defendant completes the booking procedure and do not occur on the same day.

Booking a former president who still has 24-hour Secret Service protection has produced a slew of security and logistical concerns in other countries.

Trump was not handcuffed at previous hearings in a New York state court and federal courts in Miami and Washington. He was also not obliged to pose for a mugshot, with officials instead relying on previously released images of the former president.

Georgia officials have stated that Trump will be handled the same as other people charged with crimes in their state.

“Unless someone tells me otherwise, we are following our normal practises, and so regardless of your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you,” Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat said earlier this month at a news conference.

Trump was accused in the case last week, along with a bevy of friends, with conspiring to undermine voter will in a desperate bid to retain the Republican in the White House after he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing, characterising the lawsuit — and the three others he is facing — as an attempt to derail his presidential campaign in 2024. He has frequently used his Truth Social platform to target prosecutors and others involved in his litigation, as well as to disseminate false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him.

Trump dubbed the Fulton County district attorney “crooked, incompetent, and highly partisan” in a post on Monday. He also went after Kemp, whom he has long chastised for refusing to intercede after the 2020 election. Kemp has been open in his opposition to Trump, stating last week on social media, “The 2020 election in Georgia was not stolen.”

Three lawyers who were indicted alongside Trump were also granted bond on Monday. The bond for the RICO accusation was set at $20,000 for each of them, with various amounts for the other crimes they face. Ray Smith’s bail is $50,000, while John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro each have $100,000 bonds.

Scott Hall, a bail bondsman accused of taking part in a breach of election equipment in rural Coffee County, had his bond set at $10,000.

Other defendants include former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Trump attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Jeffrey Clark, a Trump administration Justice Department official who assisted the then-president’s efforts to overturn his election loss in Georgia.

The indictment in Georgia came just two weeks after a Justice Department special counsel indicted Trump in a different case in a massive conspiracy to overturn the election. Aside from the two election-related investigations, Trump is facing a federal prosecution for illegally retaining sensitive data, as well as a New York state lawsuit for fabricating company records.

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Judge Rules Donald Trump Defrauded Banks And Insurers While Building Real Estate Empire

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NEW YORK — On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency, and he ordered that some of the former president’s companies be removed from his control and dissolved.

In a civil lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump and his company deceived banks, insurers, and others by grossly overvaluing his assets and inflating his net worth on documents to secure agreements and loans.

As punishment, Engoron ordered that some of Trump’s business licenses be revoked, making it difficult or impossible for them to conduct business in New York, and he stated that an independent monitor would continue to supervise Trump Organisation operations.

Without a successful appeal, the order would revoke Trump’s authority to make strategic and financial decisions regarding several of his most valuable properties in the state.

Trump railed against the decision in several statements, labeling it “un-American” and part of an ongoing plot to harm his reelection campaign.

He wrote on his Truth Social site, “My civil rights have been violated, and a federal or state appellate court must reverse this horrible, un-American decision.” He asserted that his company had “done a magnificent job for New York State” and “conducted business flawlessly,” describing the event as “A very sad day for the New York State System of Justice!”


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

His attorney, Christopher Kise, stated that an appeal would be filed, labeling the decision “completely disconnected from the facts and governing law.”

A few days before starting a non-jury trial in James’ lawsuit, Engoron’s ruling is the strongest rejection of Trump’s carefully manicured image as an affluent and intelligent real estate magnate turned political powerhouse.

Engoron discovered that Trump, his company, and key executives repeatedly lied about his wealth in his annual financial statements, garnering benefits such as favorable loan terms and reduced insurance premiums.

The judge stated that these tactics crossed the line and violated the law, refuting Trump’s argument that a disclaimer on the financial statements absolved him of wrongdoing.

“In the world of the defendants, rent-regulated apartments are worth the same as unregulated apartments; restricted land is worth the same as unrestricted land; restrictions can vanish into thin air; a disclaimer by one party casting blame on another party exonerates the other party’s lies,” Engoron wrote in his 35-page ruling. This is a fantasy world, not the actual universe.


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

Manhattan prosecutors considered filing criminal charges for the same conduct but ultimately decided against it, leaving James no choice but to sue him and seek penalties designed to impede his and his family’s ability to conduct business.

The summary judgment rendered by Judge Engoron resolves the primary claim in James’ lawsuit, but several others remain. In a trial beginning on October 2, he will deliberate on these claims and James’ request for $250 million in penalties. Trump’s attorneys have requested a postponement from the Court of Appeals.

“Today, a judge ruled in our favour and found that Donald Trump and the Trump Organisation engaged in years of financial fraud,” James said in a statement. “We look forward to presenting the rest of our case at trial.”

In their motion for summary judgment, Trump’s attorneys argued that there was no evidence that their client’s actions had injured the public. They also argued that the statute of limitations prohibited many of the lawsuit’s allegations.

Noting that he had previously rejected these arguments, Engoron compared them to the narrative of the film “Groundhog Day.” He fined five defense attorneys $7,500 each as punishment for “engaging in repetitive, frivolous” arguments but denied James’ request to sanction Trump and other defendants.

James, a Democrat, filed a lawsuit against him and the Trump Organisation a year ago, alleging them of routinely inflating the value of his assets, including skyscrapers, golf courses, and his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, by billions.

Engoron discovered he consistently overvalued Mar-a-Lago, exaggerating its value by up to 2,300% on one financial statement. Additionally, the judge reprimanded Trump for misrepresenting the size of his Manhattan apartment. Trump asserted that his three-story Trump Tower penthouse was nearly three times larger than it was and valued it at $327 million.


On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to prominence and the presidency.

“A disparity of this magnitude, by a real estate developer calculating his own living space over decades, can only be considered fraud,” wrote Engoron.

Eric Trump insisted on X following the ruling that his father’s claims about Mar-a-Lago were accurate, writing that the Palm Beach estate is “estimated to be worth well over a billion dollars, making it arguably the most valuable residential property.” He described the decision and the lawsuit as “an attempt to destroy my father and evict him from New York.”

Under the terms of the ruling, the limited liability companies that control some of Trump’s most valuable properties, such as 40 Wall Street, will be dissolved, and a receiver will assume control over their operations. Trump would lose the authority to recruit or fire employees, rent office space, and make other crucial decisions.

Kise stated after the decision, “The decision seeks to nationalise one of the most successful corporate empires in the United States and seize control of private property despite the fact that there is no evidence of any default, breach, late payment, or complaint of harm.”

The presumptive Republican nominee for next year’s election faces several legal issues, including James’ suit. In the past six months, he has been indicted four times: in Georgia and Washington, D.C., for conspiring to overturn his 2020 election loss, in Florida for stockpiling classified documents, and in New York for falsifying business records related to hush money paid on his behalf.

In a separate criminal case last year, the Trump Organisation was convicted of tax fraud for assisting executives to evade taxes on perks such as apartments and vehicles. The company received a $1.6 million sanction. Allen Weisselberg, Trump’s longtime finance chief, pled guilty and served five months in prison.

James’ office previously charged Trump with misusing his charitable foundation to advance his political and business interests. As a penalty, Trump was ordered to donate $2 million to charity, while his charity, the Trump Foundation, was dissolved.


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Trudeau Liberals Hold Late-Night Meeting On Fighting Back

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When Trudeau calls a late-night caucus meeting, things could be better.

According to an invitation obtained by the Toronto Sun, on Tuesday, the Trudeau Liberals gathered their caucus for an “information session.”

Brad Redekopp, a member of the Conservative Party, posted a photo of government vehicles waiting outside West Block to transport ministers home after the event.

To comprehend how peculiar this is, one must comprehend the tempo of Official Ottawa. This late-night meeting is uncommon, particularly the night before the routinely scheduled weekly caucus meetings.

House Speaker Anthony Rota resigned due to the invitation and recognition of 98-year-old Yaroslav Hunka during Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to the Ukrainian Parliament. As is now common knowledge, Hunka served in a Nazi SS division during World War II.

His presence in the audience has caused Canada and Ukraine interminable humiliation. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has justified its invasion of Ukraine by claiming that there are Nazis who must be eradicated. Zelenskyy’s support for an SS division member has provided Putin with the propaganda tools he desires.

The Russian government is already circulating false rumors that the Ukrainians have issued a commemorative stamp for Hunka.

When Trudeau calls a late-night caucus meeting, things could be better.

As of Tuesday evening, the PMO verified that he and Zelenskyy had not spoken since the Parliament incident. While it is understandable that Trudeau would not want to apologize to Canadians in front of the cameras, it is shocking that he has not contacted his “good friend” Zelenskyy since the story broke.

Ukraine is not the only issue currently plaguing the leader and his team.

India’s foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, indirectly accused Canada of harboring militants during a speech at the United Nations. In a subsequent interview, he reiterated that the Trudeau administration has provided no proof or evidence to substantiate its claim that India was involved in the June execution of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, British Columbia.

The Modi administration has utilized Indian media as a weapon against Trudeau domestically and internationally. In a conflict of public relations, Trudeau and, by extension, Canada are losing.

The Hindu Forum of Canada’s attorney sent a letter to the government on Tuesday, expressing safety concerns and requesting that Nijjar ally Gurpatwant Singh Pannu be denied entry into the country. At approximately the same time, the Muslim Association of Canada criticized Trudeau for his remarks regarding parental demonstrations over gender issues in schools last week. MAC condemned Trudeau’s stance.


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2023: Travis King In US Custody After North Korea Expulsion

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King is in custody. In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder thanked the Swedish and Chinese governments for their assistance in securing the release of Pte. King.

As there are no diplomatic ties between the United States and North Korea, the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang has traditionally negotiated on behalf of the United States.

During the King case, a Swedish embassy spokesman confirmed that Sweden acted “within its role as a protective power” for the United States in North Korea.

The US Department of State and the White House did not comment on the matter immediately.

According to Reuters, a spokesman for the King family stated that “no substantive comment” was expected at this time.

His relatives have previously informed US media that he faced discrimination while serving in the United States military.

According to reports, his mental health deteriorated during his time in South Korean custody.


Travis King In US Custody After North Korea Expulsion.

Claudine Gates, the mother of Pte. told the Associated Press last month that her son had “so many reasons to come home.”

She stated, “I cannot imagine him ever wanting to stay in Korea when he has family in the United States.”

Pte King’s release by North Korea after 71 days is rapid compared to other Americans the country has previously detained.

Analysts hypothesized that Pyongyang may have used the American soldier as a diplomatic bargaining tool.

Mick Mulroy, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and CIA paramilitary officer, told the BBC that Pte King’s return to US custody is “a good thing,” even though he “is a young man who made mistakes.”

Mr. Mulroy continued, “He is an American soldier, so it was imperative that we did everything possible to bring him home.”



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