Preceding Surrender, Trump Makes Changes to Legal Team
In a significant legal maneuver, Former President Donald Trump has tapped seasoned criminal defense attorney Steve Sadow to join his legal defense team as he faces a 13-count indictment in Fulton County, Georgia. The move comes amidst a flurry of legal actions against Trump and several of his associates, with some of them having already turned themselves in.
Long known for his expertise in high-profile cases, Steve Sadow confirmed his involvement in an official statement to the press on Thursday. Sadow's legal portfolio boasts an array of prominent clientele, including former NFL star Ray Lewis, rappers T.I. and Rick Ross, singer Usher, and various others. "I have been retained to represent President Trump in the Fulton County, Georgia case," Sadow declared. He expressed strong confidence in the former president's innocence, stating, "The President should never have been indicted. He is innocent of all the charges brought against him." Sadow emphasized that they anticipate a favorable resolution for Trump, either through case dismissal or an impartial verdict by an open-minded jury.
A legal filing submitted on Thursday to the Superior Court of Fulton County formalized Sadow's role as the lead counsel of record for Donald John Trump. This move follows President Trump's announcement earlier in the week that he would willingly surrender at the Fulton County jail. Several co-defendants, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former election lawyer Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell, had already surrendered.
President Trump's bond has been established at $200,000, in line with the agreements reached by his attorneys and prosecutors. These conditions also include provisions that bar him from attempting to intimidate co-defendants, witnesses, or victims through any means, including social media.
District Attorney Fani Willis has set a deadline for all the defendants to surrender by Friday afternoon at the main Fulton County jail. As the legal proceedings unfold, the nation's attention remains riveted on the outcome of these high-profile cases.
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” President Trump wrote on his social media platform on Monday.
"Nobody has ever fought for election integrity like President Donald J. Trump," he wrote. "For doing so, I will proudly be arrested tomorrow afternoon in Georgia. God bless the United States of America!!!"
President Trump, in response to his impending arraignment, has remained steadfast in maintaining his innocence. In a post on social media, he asserted, "I'm proud to have been arrested for standing up for election integrity." This sentiment reflects Trump's ongoing efforts to frame the charges against him as politically motivated, echoing his long-standing concerns about the fairness of the legal process.
As the legal drama continues to unfold, the involvement of Steve Sadow injects a new dynamic into the case. With his proven track record in defending high-profile individuals against criminal charges, Sadow's role could potentially reshape the course of the legal battle that lies ahead for the former president and his co-defendants.