Trump’s bond set at $200,000 in Georgia election-related case

Source: Politico | August 21, 2023 | Kyle Cheney

The order also explicitly limits Trump’s ability to attack witnesses or his co-defendants, including on social media.

Donald Trump’s attorneys have signed an order setting his bond on racketeering charges in Georgia at $200,000 and binding Trump to a set of rules that explicitly limit his ability to use social media to attack witnesses or co-defendants in the case.

The three-page order, signed by Georgia Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, sets the conditions of Trump’s pretrial release in the case, which stems from his effort to subvert the 2020 election.

Similar orders were issued earlier Monday to three of Trump’s co-defendants, John Eastman, Kenneth Chesebro and Scott Hall. But Trump’s included a more explicit order on witness intimidation, explicitly referencing the former president’s ability to use his social media platform to level attacks related to the case.

“The Defendant shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice,” according to the order, which is also signed by Trump’s attorneys Drew Findling, Marissa Goldberg and Jennifer Little.

That restriction also includes a prohibition on any “direct or indirect threat of any nature against the community or to any property in the community.”

“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 reads.


While Trump’s bond was set at $200,000 — including $80,000 for the racketeering charges and $10,000 apiece for each of the other counts he faces — Eastman’s was set at $100,000 and Hall’s was set at $10,000.


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