Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia court

Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia court
September 1, 2023 – 00:00

Washington – Former United States President Donald Trump pleaded “not guilty” yesterday to charges that he led a criminal conspiracy to overturn his 2020 election defeat in the southern state of Georgia.

The front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination, who faces 13 felony charges, including extortion, pleaded in a court document waiving his right to appear at an arraignment scheduled for next Wednesday. week.

Trump, 77, turned himself in last week at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, capital of Georgia, and was the first former US president to be photographed on a mugshot (number “PO1135809”).

Released after posting $200,000 bail, Trump was accused of conspiring with 18 other people to try to reverse his defeat against Joe Biden in Georgia, a state then crucial for the relationship of forces in the Electoral College.

The tycoon has been criminally charged four times since April, and will have to juggle multiple court appearances amid a new presidential campaign.

Trump’s arrest in Georgia came a day after he refused to attend a televised debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, involving eight of his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, who ranked far behind him in the polls.

During the debate, all but two of the candidates said they would support him as the party’s candidate even if he were convicted.

Source: Ambito

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