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6. Unhappy Trump scrambled to get out of having his Georgia mugshot taken: Guardian reporter
Sat Aug 26, 2023, 12:00 PM
Aug 2023

I am amused that TFG was trying to get the mug shot waived up until the very last moment.


Despite all of his bravado and using his Georgia mugshot to rope in more supporters to send him donations, Donald Trump tried in vain to get his lawyers to block having the humiliating picture taken and disseminated to the public.

That is according to the Guardian's Hugo Lowell who appeared on MSNBC early Saturday morning on "The Katie Phang Show" to report on the timeline before the former president was forced to surrender on racketeering charges at an Atlanta jail on Thursday.....

"Ultimately when the mugshot came he decided fundraising would be the way out for him to kind of distract from, really, the indignity and humiliation of having to get a mugshot," Lowell explained. "But from our reporting, speaking to people in his inner circle for the days and weeks leading up to this surrender he was trying to get his lawyers to get an exemption so he wouldn't have to take this mugshot."....

"He wanted none of his personal details to be public," he elaborated, "Then he was pushing his lawyers to negotiate that with the DA's office and the sheriff's office. And when the sheriff's made it very clear he was not gonna get any special treatment that was when they recalibrated and said, 'Fine, if we have to do this we'll fund-raise off it.'"

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