Former President Donald Trump was booked at the Fulton County jail Thursday night on state charges that he conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
Trump was fingerprinted and a booking photo, commonly known as a mugshot, was taken of the former president and later released to the public.
Trump is facing charges in four separate criminal cases, but this is the first time he had a mugshot taken.
Trump is facing 13 separate counts in Georgia, including a racketeering charge and several fraud and false statement counts. The deadline for Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the case to turn themselves in is Friday.
Former President Donald Trump said he feels some sympathy for his co-defendants in the Georgia elections case, saying their “lives are destroyed” by the criminal charges.
“Those people that have been so unfairly dragged into this, these are high-quality people who don’t even know why they were brought in,” Trump said in an interview with Newsmax several hours after he was booked in a Georgia county jail.
“Those people have to be released. They have to be released from this horrible thing that they’re going through,” he added.
Trump is one of 19 defendants charged in a sprawling RICO indictment that accuses them of conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 Georgia presidential election.
Trump also noted that some of his co-defendants “don’t have a lot of money, and some of them have almost nothing.”
The former president dodged a question about whether he sees his co-defendants as a “team.”