Georgia indictment: Ex-US President Donald Trump to turn himself in on Thursday

Former POTUS Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to visit a court in Georgia on Thursday to face charges of election interference in 2020.

Donald Trump plans to surrender on Thursday Photo Courtesy: Donald Trump Facebook page

Trump said he will be arrested on that day.

Later on Monday Trump posted to his social media platform, Truth Social as quoted by BBC: "Can you believe it? I'll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis."

"She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT," he added. "This is in strict coordination with crooked Joe Biden's DOJ [Department of Justice]."

A judge in Atlanta who is overseeing the 45th US President's case has set bail at $200,000, reports BBC.

The agreement says Trump can remain free pending trial so long as he does not attempt to threaten or intimidate witnesses, the British media reported.

Trump has denied 13 charges against him.

The charges reportedly include racketeering and false statements.

"The defendant shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a co-defendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice," says the court filing posted on Monday as quoted by BBC.

"The above shall include, but are not limited to, posts on social media or reposts of posts made by another individual on social media," the order adds.

It was signed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is overseeing the case, and lawyers for former US President Trump.

Trump and 18 others were indicted on Aug. 14 over alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia, Xinhua reported.

Trump's indictment followed a two-and-a-half-year investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

The probe was launched after audio leaked from a January 2021 phone call during which Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to question the validity of thousands of ballots, especially in the heavily Democratic Atlanta area. Trump said he wanted to "find" the votes to erase his 2020 loss in the state.