Fulton County Sheriff’s Office releases mugshot of former U.S. president Donald Trump. He became the first among all the presidents of the country who has a mugshot.
Trump deliberately decided not to smile to look “defiant” in the picture. sources told CNN on the political team. Those close to the ex-president discussed the process of taking photographs before his visit to prison.
Trump underwent a standard procedure during his arrest: he was fingerprinted, photographed and weighed (97.5 kg), the police measured his height (1.9 m). This is the fourth time Trump has turned himself in after facing criminal charges. Authorities have not made or released Trump’s mugshots since previous indictments, acknowledging that there is no need for a special card for the former US president. These images are intended to help authorities identify the accused and locate him in the event of an escape. In such cases, the photographs are given to the police and even to the media in order to catch the fugitive.
Former Trump spokesman Hogan Gidley promised in April that the ex-president’s mugshot would be “the most masculine, most masculine, and most beautiful photograph of all time,” but the picture was not taken that time.
However, officials in Fulton County stressed they would treat Trump like any other defendant. Mugshot was taken by the rest of the defendants in the Trump case, including the former mayor of New York and the ex-president’s lawyer. Rudolf Giuliani.
He spent 20 minutes in Fulton prison, after which he was released on $200,000 bail. “What happened here is a parody of justice. We didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t do anything wrong and everyone knows it.” Trump said after release. ex-president posted his mugshot on Twitter – the publication was the first since January 2021, when it was blocked on the social network.
RBK news agency, 08/25/2023, “Trump spoke about his feelings in prison”: The ex-president said that law enforcement officials in the state of Georgia “insisted” on taking Trump’s mugshot.
“It’s all about election interference. It’s all thanks to Washington, the Department of Justice and a scammer. Joe Biden Nothing like this has ever happened before in our country… [В Соединенных Штатах] things are going horribly, but now things are going even worse because we have become a third world country.” Fox quotes Trump as saying. — Inset K.ru
He was also critical of the bail requirement itself, joking that Fulton County’s attorney in Atlanta, Fanny Willis, was afraid of his escape to Russia. “She thought that I would run away, that I would fly away far, far away, perhaps to Russia, Russia, Russia, where I would share a golden suite with Vladimir, and no one else would see or hear me,” said the former US president.
This time around, Trump is facing more than a dozen charges related to possible interference in the results of the 2020 Georgia presidential election. Trump denied his loss to the current president of the country, Joe Biden, and demanded that the voting results be canceled in that state. In particular, one of the charges is a phone call in January 2021, during which Trump offered to help Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “find 11,780 votes.”