Trump posts on Truth Social that his “arrest time” is 7:30 pm Thursday.
In advance of the anticipated surrender of former President Donald Trump to Fulton County authorities subsequent to his indictment last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed flight restrictions around the area above the Fulton County Jail.
Trump arrest time
The announcement states that this closure is intended for a “VIP” presence. The former US president is due for processing at the jail from 6:45 pm to 9 pm Eastern Time (ET) on Thursday, Newsweek reported.
Trump is expected to willingly present himself for arrest later today (Thursday). The charges against him relate to his alleged involvement in efforts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, the Mirror reported.
A gathering of Donald Trump’s supporters has assembled outside the Fulton County Jail, where the impending arrest of the former President is scheduled to take place today, as per the Mirror’s reports.
During this gathering, some individuals from a group identifying as “Blacks for Trump” directed racial slurs towards Black sheriff’s deputies. Despite this unfortunate incident, the overall atmosphere of the demonstration has remained peaceful thus far.
Trump’s denial stands firm as fourth criminal case since March emerges
Prosecutors have outlined a specific timeframe, requiring Trump and his fellow defendants—Rudy Giuliani, lawyer John Eastman, Georgia bail bondsman Scott Hall, and Sidney Powell—to meet a local noon deadline this Friday.
Former President Trump, who had previously stated his intention to willingly surrender on Thursday, now faces a total of 13 charges as part of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation into election interference.
These charges include alleged violations of the state’s RICO Act, solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, and participation in a conspiracy to commit forgery. Despite the allegations, Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing in relation to the ongoing investigation led by Willis, according to Newsweek.
Since March, Trump has found himself entangled in a series of legal battles. The Fulton County prosecution marks the fourth criminal case he has faced. Notably, this situation is unprecedented in US history, as Trump became the inaugural former president to be formally indicted, Mirror reported.