For anyone who has followed the long career of Donald J. Trump, the unexpected is always right around the corner.
On Thursday, the leading 2024 Republican presidential candidate and 45th President traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to be arrested as part of far-left Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ frivolous indictment.
While Trump was not required to take a mugshot for his first three politically motivated indictments, he was required to take one for his fourth indictment.
Though not a flight risk, Trump used the unnecessary demand to his advantage. The Donald took an angry pose while wearing his classic blue suit and red tie for his mugshot photo.
Then the MAGA leader paid his bond of $200,000 and spoke to the media after leaving the courthouse.
Trump then returned to X, formerly Twitter, for the first time in over two and a half years.
In his first post back to the platform, Trump put out a picture of his mugshot along with the caption, “ELECTION INTERFERENCE NEVER SURRENDER! DONALDJTRUMP.COM”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2023
The George Soros-backed radical Willis’ indictment charges Trump with 13 frivolous counts concerning supposed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state.
Just hours before Trump was expected to be arraigned in Fulton County, Jordan opened an investigation on Thursday into Willis requesting all records related to the Trump indictment and if Willis communicated with Special Counsel Jack Smith or any federal officials.
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“Your indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding your actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated,” Jordan wrote.
“You did not bring charges until two-and-a-half years later, at a time when the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is in full swing,” the Ohio Republican added.
“Moreover, you have requested that the trial in this matter begin on March 4, 2024, the day before Super Tuesday and eight days before the Georgia presidential primary,” Jordan wrote.
President Trump also released a statement on Thursday night: “Today, at the notoriously violent jail in Fulton County, Georgia, I was ARRESTED despite having committed NO CRIME”
“The American people know what’s going on,” Trump said.
Willis also raised some eyebrows on Thursday by calling for an earlier start date for the election interference trial of former President Trump and his 18 co-defendants.
Willis previously proposed March 4, 2024, as a start date, but after co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro demanded a speedy trial earlier this week, she called his bluff and requested that the trial begin on Oct. 23, 2023.
The latest: A Georgia judge just hours later on Thursday approved Willis’ proposal, but only for Chesebro. The trial date for the other 18 defendants has not changed with the judge’s approval.
NEW: Georgia judge approves Oct 23 trial date for Ken Chesebro, Trump’s co-defendant in Fulton County
Order from judge specifies the expedited time frame does NOT apply to other defendants in case pic.twitter.com/yjzAPVgmUm
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) August 24, 2023