What’s next for Trump following arrest in Georgia RICO case?

Article originally appeared on www.washingtonexaminer.com.

Former President Donald Trump surrendered to and was released by Fulton County officials on Thursday night, setting in motion the next phase in the Georgia election interference case.

Trump and 18 co-defendants are facing sweeping charges, including violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, in alleged efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 general election results. So far, 17 defendants, including Trump, have surrendered to authorities.

Sixteen of the 17 have been released on bond — Harrison Floyd, head of the group Black Voices for Trump, remains in custody after he failed to negotiate a bond agreement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s office.

Trump was released on a $200,000 bond, the highest among the defendants, and took a mug shot — unlike his three previous surrenders in separate criminal cases. Before and after his release in Atlanta, he repeated his claims the 2020 election was “rigged” and “stolen,” taking shots at Willis for being a “radical Democrat.”

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