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Donald Trump, the 77-year-old former US president, has been formally impeached in Georgia amid allegations of a conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. This development is unprecedented as it is the first time that a former American president has been subjected to his photograph.

The charges were presented to Trump during his visit to the Fulton County Jail, where he was assigned prisoner number P01135809. District Attorney Fani Willis earlier this month indicted Trump and 18 associates, making it the fourth set of criminal charges against him since March.

Underscoring the gravity of the situation, Trump’s brief stay in jail involved standard booking procedures, including having his photo and fingerprints taken. After that, he was released on bail. Trump’s release from prison was met with a show of support from his supporters and members of the media stationed outside.

In response to the events, Trump expressed his disappointment, stating that it was a “very sad day for America.” He also returned to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) after a prolonged absence, sharing his own photo and alleging “election interference” by his political opponents. All of these legal issues are against the backdrop of his ongoing efforts to potentially return to the White House.

Trump stated: “What has unfolded here is an injustice. We have done nothing wrong. I, personally, have committed no crime, that is well known. The support I have received has been overwhelming.”

During Trump’s booking, supporters gathered outside the Fulton County Jail. His legal representatives and prosecutors agreed to a $200,000 bond, along with certain conditions, including refraining from intimidating co-defendants, witnesses or alleged victims through social media.

The charges stem from allegations that Trump and his associates illegally tried to overturn his loss in Georgia during the 2020 election. Everyone involved in the case faces racketeering charges, which carry a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Although he maintains his innocence, Trump now awaits a possible trial date set for October 23. Key figures, including his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, surrendered earlier. District Attorney Willis has requested the voluntary surrender of all defendants to jail by Friday afternoon.

Despite the legal challenges, Trump’s political presence remains influential. Despite the allegations, he remains a leading contender for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee. He recently opted out of a televised debate between the Republican rivals, opting for an online interview where he questioned the fitness of Joe Biden for the next campaign. As the legal saga continues, including allegations involving national security documents and hush money payments, Trump claims the charges are politically motivated.

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