Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Trump and Allies’ Explosive Arraignment in Georgia Election Controversy!

In Georgia election case, the first co-defendant of Trump enters a not guilty plea.

The first defendant entered a plea hours after a Georgia judge announced that former President Donald Trump and 18 other defendants would be arraigned in the Georgia election case next week.

In a court document filed in Fulton County on Monday, Ray Smith, a lawyer who defended Donald Trump in cases involving 2020 Georgia, entered a not guilty plea and waived being arraigned on September 6.

This month, Smith, Trump, and 17 other people were all indicted. In relation to efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia, a key battleground state, they are charged with criminal wrongdoing.

Smith is accused of violating the Georgia RICO Act on one count, three counts of soliciting a public official to violate their oath, two counts of making false statements, two counts of conspiring to commit forgery in the first degree, two counts of conspiring to make false statements and writings, and one count each of filing false documents and conspiring to impersonate a public official.

Ray Smith. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)© Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, he turned himself in and was freed after posting a $50,000 bond.

Smith’s lawyer stated in the filing on Monday, that they are aware Smith won’t be required to show up in court for his scheduled arraignment.
A request for comment made Monday night was not immediately answered by the lawyer, Amanda Clark Palmer.

A judge announced on Monday that Trump will be arraigned on September 6 in 15-minute segments along with Rudy Giuliani and other close friends of the former president.
According to the schedule, Trump will be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. It’s unclear at this time whether Trump will be arraigned in person or virtually.

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