Former President Donald Trump said Monday night that he will turn himself in on Thursday in Fulton County, Georgia, after being indicted on a wide range of charges stemming from his attempts to take office after the 2020 election.
“Can you believe it? I’m going to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday to be arrested by radical leftist District Attorney Fannie Willis,” Trump wrote on the social media platform Truth Social.
Fulton County District Attorney Fannie Willis, who launched the investigation into Trump and his associates, gave the defendants until Friday afternoon to voluntarily surrender.
Willis indicted the former president and 18 others on racketeering charges in the case last week for allegedly conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results, and gave the defendants until Aug. 25 to voluntarily surrender at Rice Street Jail.
Three senior law enforcement officials told NBC News that they expect Trump to surrender later this week. In a news release Monday, the Fulton County sheriff’s office said there will be “a strict lockdown of the area surrounding the Rice Street Jail” when he turns himself in.
Earlier Monday, Trump agreed to a $200,000 bond in a Georgia criminal case in which he is accused of trying to illegally overturn the state’s 2020 presidential election results.
Under the terms of a “consent bond order” filed in court Monday afternoon, Trump agreed to a bond amount on charges including racketeering, criminal conspiracy, criminal solicitation, filing false documents and perjury.
Supreme Court Justice Scott McAfee signed the order. The order, signed by attorneys for Willis and Trump, states that Trump “will not take any action to intimidate or otherwise obstruct the administration of justice against any person identified as a defendant or witness in this case.”
It also states: “Must not directly or indirectly threaten the community or any property of the community; The above includes, but is not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another person on social media.”
The complaint was filed after members of Trump’s legal team — Drew Findling, Marissa Goldberg and Jennifer Little — were seen entering the Fulton County Courthouse on their way to the DA’s office around 2:10 p.m. ET. When they entered, they refused to comment to journalists.
Other defendants also agreed to unseal the packages with prosecutors on Monday. As of Monday afternoon, Trump’s signature was the only one signed by Willis, while the others were signed by his deputy. He was also the only one with conditions of not being a threat to the community or social media.
John Eastman, the attorney accused of helping to orchestrate Trump’s fraudulent election scheme, has agreed to a $100,000 bond in the case, which includes racketeering, criminal conspiracy and filing false documents.
McAfee signed the agreement Monday morning, the filing shows.
According to the terms of his order, Eastman “must report to pretrial supervision every 30 days” and “must not take any action to intimidate or otherwise obstruct any person identified as a defendant or witness in this case. The administration of justice.”
The order also states that Eastman “shall not communicate in any way, directly or indirectly, about the facts of this case with any person known to him as a defendant” or with a witness “other than his attorney in this case” – terms Trump agreed to.
Eastman, who was cited but not charged as a co-conspirator in special counsel Jack Smith’s federal criminal case against Trump for allegedly trying to sway the 2020 election, is prominently and repeatedly mentioned in the DA’s indictment.
Eastman is alleged to have helped design and implement a scheme to get “alternative” presidential voters to vote for Trump in Georgia and several other states won by Joe Biden.
Eastman’s attorney, Harvey Silverglate, said in a statement last week that the charges against his client and 18 other defendants in the case were “political but not criminal” and that Eastman should not be charged.
Another architect of the voter scheme named as a defendant in the case, attorney Kenneth Chesebrough, made a similar deal by agreeing to a $100,000 bond.
Another Trump attorney, Ray Smith, who was allegedly involved in the voter scheme, agreed to a $50,000 settlement, court documents show.
McAfee also signed the bond agreement for Scott Hall, another defendant in the case. Hall is charged with racketeering and six counts of criminal conspiracy in connection with a scheme to access voting machines and data in rural Coffee County.
His bond was set at $10,000, court documents show.