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Donald Trump has ousted the top attorney in his legal team just hours before he is due to surrender for arrest in Georgia, according to a report.

Sources told CNN that the former president has replaced lawyer Drew Findling with Atlanta-based attorney Steven Sadow – who is described as “special counsel for white collar and high profile defense” on his website.

The reasons for the 11th hour shake-up are currently unclear but the source said that it was not a slight on Mr Findling’s legal performance.

The former president will surrender to authorities today to be arrested on charges of attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state.

He will turn himself in at Fulton County Jail on Thursday evening where he is expected to have his mugshot taken – a historic moment marking the first time that a current or former president has ever appeared in a booking photo.

Several of Mr Trump’s 18 codefendants in the case – including former Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell – have already surrendered and their humiliating mugshots have started to be released.

District Attorney Fani Willis today requested a trial date of 23 October.


Watch: CNN reports Meadows surrenders to Fulton County authorities

Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 19:29


Trump signals he opposes proposed Georgia trial date

In the latest motion filed in the Fulton County 2020 election interference case, Donald Trump signals he opposes the proposed trial date of 23 October and will file a motion to sever his case from that of co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro, who has filed a demand for a speedy trial.

The response also says Mr Trump will similarly file motion to sever his case from any other co-defendant who demands a speedy trial.

Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 19:26


VIDEO: Lara Trump claims Trump mugshot will be on ‘posters in dorm rooms’

Lara Trump claims Trump mugshot will be on ‘posters in dorm rooms’

The Independent24 August 2023 19:20


Trump co-defendant in Georgia was charged with attacking FBI agent serving subpoena in Jack Smith probe

One of Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Fulton County, Georgia election case had been previously charged with attacking an FBI agent who served him with a subpoena in the separate federal probe into attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.

The Washington Post reported the alleged dust-up with Harrison William Prescott Floyd III, 39, who led Black Voices for Trump, part of the former president’s campaign effort to reach Black voters.

A “November Member Spotlight” post from November 2021 on the University Club of Washington’s website—which has since been taken — described Mr Floyd as a Marine veteran with 10 years of service, during which he served as a machine gunner, combat marksmanship trainer and martial arts instructor.

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Kelly Rissman24 August 2023 19:00


Lara Trump says Trump family plans to celebrate his mugshot: ‘It’s going to be on posters in dorm rooms’

In an interview on Newsmax on Wednesday, the former president’s daughter-in-law said that his hotly-anticipated booking will be hung up as a poster in “dorm rooms” in the future.

“This mugshot, you wait for it, it’s going to be on posters in people’s dorm rooms, it’s going to be on T-shirts,” she said.

Describing it as “the most famous mugshot in the history of the world”, she said it will be “a flag flown by people who love this country because they’re backing Donald Trump”.

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Helen Wilson-Beevers24 August 2023 18:40


All the mugshots of Trump’s codefendants in Georgia so far after they surrendered to Fulton County Jail

His cronies have long been pictured by his side at the White House and political rallies.

But now, some of Donald Trump’s closest allies and fellow election deniers are the faces of humiliating mugshots.

Rachel Sharp and John Bowden report.

Big “Guess Who?” vibes for anyone who remembers the classic Hasbro children’s game.

Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 18:30


Marjorie Taylor Greene moans about being barred from spin room after she spent GOP debate watching Trump

Marjorie Taylor Greene complained about being blocked from the media spin room following the first Republican debate – after she apparently spent the event watching Donald Trump’s interview instead of the candidates on stage.

Republicans had a tough choice in what to watch on Wednesday night between the first debate and Mr Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson – but Ms Greene had her own solution.

But as a loyal Trump ally, Ms Greene also brought her phone to tune into Carlson’s interview with the ex-president.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, journalist Glenn Greenwald shared a photo of Ms Greene in the crowd while watching Mr Trump’s interview.

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Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 18:25


Meadows and Clark bond orders set at $100,000

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark have both had their Fulton County bond orders set at $100,000.

Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 18:21


Full story: Georgia prosecutor requests October trial date for Trump and co-defendants

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis has requested a 23 October trial for all 19 defendants in the 2020 election subversion case, including former President Donald Trump.

Gustaf Kilander reports on this developing story.

Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 18:15


Watch: Haley says Trump ‘most disliked politician’ in America’ will spend more time in courtroom than on campaign trail

Oliver O’Connell24 August 2023 18:10


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