The Fact News Service
Washington DC, August 25
Former US President Donald Trump has been released on bond after completing the booking process at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, according to jail records, CNN reported.
Jail records show that the former US President was placed under arrest and booked at the Fulton County jail on Thursday (US local time) night in connection with the Georgia election subversion case.
He was at the jail for about 20 minutes.
Trump on addressing reporters after being arrested and released from jail, said: “I did nothing wrong,” CNN reported.
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 was released after he agreed to a USD 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 per cent 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.