Former President Donald Trump said he will turn himself in on Thursday before Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who he slammed for campaigning on this event with “strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ.”
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” wrote Trump on his Truth Social media site Monday.
“In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for ‘murder, but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL!”
Trump continued saying it is a “witch hunt,” coordinated as “election interference” for Willis’ politics.
“She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT,” wrote Trump. “This is strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE!”
Trump is set to face a $200,000 bond and orders not to send any threatening social media messages as the former president awaits while he awaits trial in Georgia, showed a court filing on Monday.
The bond agreement that the former president’s attorneys signed and Willis set release terms, including restrictions on obstructing justice and intimidating witnesses.
“The failed District Attorney of Fulton County (Atlanta), Fani Willis, insisted on a $200,000 Bond from me,” added Trump in a Truth Social post. “I assume, therefore, that she thought I was a ‘flight’ risk — I’d fly far away, maybe Russia, Russia, Russia, share a gold-domed suite with Vladimir, never to be seen or heard from again.”
“Would I be able to take my very ‘understated’ airplane with the gold TRUMP affixed for all to see? Probably not; I’d be much better off flying commercial — I’m sure nobody would recognize me!”
Trump, who remains the front-runner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, and his co-defendants were indicted on August 14. Willis had given Trump and his co-defendants until noon ET on Friday to surrender or face arrest.
Prosecutors in the case have proposed the trial begin on March 4, while lawyers for former President Trump have asked for a 2026 trial.
The former president’s surrender on Thursday will come a day following the first Republican primary presidential debate in which the former president does not plan on participating.
Trump’s commanding lead in polls continues to grow
The former president holds a commanding lead over the rest of his 2024 GOP presidential opponents in Iowa, with an over 2-to-1 lead over his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, with five months until Caucus Day, according to a new Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll.
The poll of Iowa’s likely GOP caucusgoers comes amid the fallout from his fourth criminal indictment and while a pack of the other top contenders prepares to gather for a high-stakes Republican presidential debate Wednesday in Milwaukee.
Among likely caucusgoers, 42% say they plan to support former President Trump — a lead of 23 percent over DeSantis, who stands at 19%. U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina follows in third place with 9%.