Trump's surrender in the Georgia 2020 election subversion case

By Leinz Vales, Aditi Sangal, Adrienne Vogt, Maureen Chowdhury, Matt Meyer, Elise Hammond and Tori B. Powell, CNN

Updated 12:35 AM ET, Fri August 25, 2023
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9:27 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

Donald Trump's mug shot has been released

From CNN's Meridith Edwards

Former President Donald Trump's booking photo taken at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, August 24, 2023. 
Former President Donald Trump's booking photo taken at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, August 24, 2023.  Fulton County Sheriff's Office

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has released a mug shot of former President Donald Trump.

Jail records show Trump was placed under arrest and booked as inmate No. P01135809.

Trump’s surrender in Georgia marks the fourth time this year the former president has turned himself in to local or federal officials after criminal charges were brought against him.

Trump, for his part, posted the image of his mug shot on Truth Social with “ELECTION INTERFERENCE” and “NEVER SURRENDER!” written below it.

9:32 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

CNN's Dana Bash calls Trump mug shot "an image that will be cemented in history"

Donald Trump has become the first former US president with a mug shot.

The photo taken in the Fulton County jail Thursday night is "an image that will be cemented in history," CNN's Dana Bash said.

His supporters and campaign are going to appropriate the image, she said.

"They are going to embrace it and they are going to use it as the ultimate example of his entire campaign, which is 'They are out to get me.'"

During their on-air analysis following Trump's surrender in Fulton County, CNN's Jake Tapper mentioned, in discussion with CNN's Abby Phillips, other disputed presidential elections in US history – but that "none have ever gotten to this point."

"Ultimately they had their day in court, they lost and they conceded defeat," Tapper said of the presidential elections of 1876 and 2000.

Watch more of Bash's analysis here.

8:36 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

"I did nothing wrong," Trump says after being arrested and released from jail

From CNN's Hannah Rabinowitz

Trump speaks to the media at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Trump speaks to the media at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump briefly addressed reporters after being placed under arrest and released on bond from the Fulton County jail on Thursday.

“I did nothing wrong,” he said.

Trump described the criminal case against him as “a travesty of justice.” 

“We have every single right to challenge an election that we think is dishonest,” he said.

Trump also addressed the other criminal cases pending against him, saying, “ This is one instance but you have three other instances. This is election interference.”

Some background: His surrender in Georgia marked the fourth time this year the former president has turned himself in to local or federal officials after criminal charges were brought against him – episodes that had never been seen in the US before 2023.

In April, the former president was booked in New York on state charges related to a hush money scheme. In June, he surrendered at a Miami federal courthouse to face charges in special counsel Jack Smith’s probe into the mishandling of classified documents.

And earlier this month, Trump was placed under arrest in Washington, DC, and arraigned on charges brought by Smith in his investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

All of those cases could come to a head next year at the same time that Trump is running for president.

8:24 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

Trump arrives at airport and may speak to reporters

From CNN's Hannah Rabinowitz

Former President Donald Trump’s motorcade has returned to the Atlanta airport, where he is expected to address reporters on the tarmac.

Afterward, Trump plans to board his private plane to return to his Bedminster golf club in New Jersey.

8:07 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

Trump departs Fulton County jail

From CNN's Hannah Rabinowitz

Former President Donald Trump has completed the booking process and left the Fulton County jail.

He was at the jail for about 20 minutes.

His motorcade is returning to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

8:07 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

A mug shot was taken of Donald Trump, Fulton County sheriff says

From CNN's Meridith Edwards

A mug shot was taken of Donald Trump, according to Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat.

8:07 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump released on bond, jail records say

From CNN's Hannah Rabinowitz

Former President Donald Trump has completed the booking process, according to jail records that indicate he has been released on bond.

Trump agreed to a $200,000 bond and other release conditions, including not using social media to intimidate co-defendants or witnesses in the case, which were previously negotiated by his attorneys.

The former president covered the cost of the bond by putting 10% toward it and he worked with a local Atlanta bonding company Foster Bail Bonds LLC, sources told CNN.

Fulton County marks the first case where Trump has been required to pay a cash bail. His odds of being released without a cash bail were slim in Georgia. Trump was already facing three other felony indictments when he was charged here.

8:24 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

Inmate No. P01135809: Here's a look at Trump's booking record

From CNN's Hannah Rabinowitz and Devan Cole

Former President Donald Trump's booking record.
Former President Donald Trump's booking record. Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Jail records show former President Donald Trump was placed under arrest and booked at the Fulton County jail on Thursday night. 

The jail record shows that Trump is 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. He is listed as having blue eyes and blonde or strawberry hair. He was booked as inmate No. P01135809.

Trump was at the jail for about 20 minutes.

Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat has said all 19 defendants in the Georgia election subversion case will go through the same process as any other criminal defendant in the county, which includes having fingerprints and mug shots taken.

Like several of his 18 co-defendants who have already surrendered at the jail, Trump’s processing was completed quickly because the former president and his lawyers negotiated his consent bond agreement ahead of Thursday's surrender.

As part of the order, Trump agreed to a $200,000 bond and other release conditions, including not using social media to intimidate co-defendants and witnesses in the case. 

8:07 p.m. ET, August 24, 2023

JUST IN: Trump surrenders in Atlanta jail in 4th criminal case brought against him this year

From CNN's Jeremy Herb, Devan Cole and Tierney Sneed

Donald Trump has surrendered at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta to be booked on more than a dozen charges stemming from his efforts to reverse Georgia’s 2020 election results.

Trump is being placed under arrest in Fulton County.

Trump agreed earlier this week to a $200,000 bond and other release conditions, including not using social media to target the co-defendants and witnesses in the case.

Protesters at the jail could be heard yelling against District Attorney Fani Willis, who charged Trump and 18 others in the election subversion case. 

“Lock Fani up!” the former president's supporters chanted.

His surrender in Georgia marks the fourth time this year the former president has turned himself in to local or federal officials after criminal charges were brought against him – episodes that had never been seen in the US before 2023.

In April, the former president was booked in New York on state charges related to a hush money scheme. In June, he surrendered at a Miami federal courthouse to face charges in special counsel Jack Smith’s probe into the mishandling of classified documents.

And earlier this month, Trump was placed under arrest in Washington, DC, and arraigned on charges brought by Smith in his investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

All of those cases could come to a head next year at the same time that Trump is running for president.