The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled the photograph of former President Donald Trump. This picture was captured shortly after he surrendered to the authorities in Georgia on Thursday evening. He turned himself in following allegations of interfering with the election process.
This incident marks the first time a former U.S. president’s photograph has been taken in this manner. Trump’s booking and subsequent release occurred on Thursday evening at Fulton County Jail. The sheriff’s office provided him with the inmate number P01135809.
In this ongoing case, eleven other individuals who have been accused, including Mark Meadows, the former White House Chief of Staff, and Trump’s former legal representatives such as Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell, have already had their booking photos publicly disclosed.
Trump took a step further by sharing his own booking photo on X, previously known as Twitter. This marked his first activity on the platform since January 8, 2021. The post contained a link to Trump’s campaign website for the 2024 elections, where he incorporated the photo as a part of his fundraising efforts.
After the events of January 6, 2021, which involved the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Trump’s Twitter account was suspended. However, the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk, reinstated Trump’s account in November 2022. Despite this, the former president chose to mainly utilize his own social media platform, Truth Social.
The allegations against Trump and 18 co-defendants are centered on a comprehensive racketeering indictment. They are accused of attempting to manipulate the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election specifically in the state of Georgia. Trump has firmly stated that his actions were within legal bounds and believes that the investigation is driven by political motives.
Though Trump has faced indictment in three separate criminal proceedings since March, the other jurisdictions did not require the customary procedure of capturing a booking photo during the processing of the former president.