Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election case, opts to waive arraignment

by Summer Lane

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President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges leveled against him by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis just one week after being arrested and processed at the Fulton County jail in Georgia.

According to a report from CNBC, President Trump has also waived his right to appear at the scheduled Sept. 6 arraignment.

Court documents displayed Trump’s plea of not guilty on Thursday morning.

“Understanding my rights, I do hereby freely and voluntarily waive my right to be present at my arraignment on the Indictment and my right to have it read to me in open court,” the court filing read.

Previously, Trump had been scheduled for arraignment in Georgia on Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET, along with 18 co-defendants involved in the election-related case.

As reported by RSBN, the 41-count indictment was brought against the president in late August, just weeks after a third indictment in Washington, D.C., came down with four charges related to an investigation on Jan. 6.

The president’s mugshot that was taken at the Fulton County jail last Thursday has quickly become an iconic image for supporters of Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign.

According to Fox News, the president has hauled in a dominating $20 million in fundraising in August, with $9.4 million of that money being raised in just one week after the release of his mugshot.

The president is also leading strongly in the GOP primary polls in Georgia where he was indicted.

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