OAN’s James Meyers
6:09 PM – Tuesday, August 22, 2023
The judge in former President Donald Trump’s Georgia election interference case ruled that cameras will be allowed in the courtroom for all defendants’ arraignments.
Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee said on Tuesday that he is granting a request from four local television stations which asked to allow recording inside the Georgia courtroom through September 8th.
The judge’s decision follows Trump’s previous arraignments that took place in two federal courts and a New York state court, which reportedly have strict policies regarding cameras inside the courtroom.
However, in the Peach State, all Georgia counties and its federal level courtrooms are allowed to set their own policies for proceedings.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D-Ga.) is looking to hold all arraignments for Trump and the 18 defendants involved until September 8th, but if it is delayed then Mcafee’s granted order would expire.
Willis charged Trump and the other defendants last week for their alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
The 45th president has adamantly denied any wrongdoing in his involvement and has continuously stated that the indictment is politically-motivated.
The DA announced that all defendants in the case must surrender by Friday, and Trump, himself, has agreed to turn himself in on Thursday.
The former president has also agreed to a $200,000 bond, which includes $80,000 for racketeering charges.
Additionally, this could be the first time that Trump could be forced to take a mugshot photograph, after not having to in his previous arraignments.
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