The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump is expected to surrender at the Fulton county jail on Thursday evening on racketeering and conspiracy charges over his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia, according to two people briefed on the matter.
The former president – seeking to distract from the indignity of the surrender by turning things into a circus – in essence had his lawyers negotiate the booking to take place during the prime viewing hours for the cable news networks.
Trump has posted on his Truth Social platform that he would be arrested on Thursday, but the prime-time scheduling was finalized in recent days after his lawyers met with the Fulton county district attorney, Fani Willis, at her office on Monday.
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NEW: Trump negotiated his surrender at the Fulton County jail on 2020 election subversion charges to take place during the prime viewing hours for cable news on Thursday, aiming to get maximum television ratings. @guardian scoop https://t.co/DyEWvpeLC3
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) August 22, 2023