Georgia judge sets bond at $200,000 for former US President Donald Trump

The bond agreement comes ahead of a deadline for Trump and his 18 co-defendants to surrender on Friday to Fulton County.

A close-up of the upper-half of Donald Trump’s head. He wears his trademark red cap, which reads: “Make America Great Again.”

A judge in the state of Georgia has set a bond of $200,000 for former United States President Donald Trump, as he faces charges of attempting to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee approved the bond agreement on Monday, according to court filings. The deal also sets out rules for Trump’s behaviour, barring him from making any “direct or indirect threat” against those involved in the case.

“The Defendant shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice,” the bond order reads.

It further specifies that Trump cannot communicate with any witness or codefendant about the facts of the case except through his legal counsel. The terms of the agreement pertain not only to in-person dealings but also to “posts on social media or reposts”.

Trump has been known to use his Truth Social platform to criticise judges, prosecutors and witnesses involved in the numerous lawsuits he faces.

They include Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney leading the Georgia case, whom the Trump campaign has called a “ribald partisan” and “corrupt” in online posts

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