Mugshots, TV Cameras: Trump Won’t Be Treated So Different This Time

October 01, 2023

Atlanta officials have insisted Donald Trump won’t be treated any different than a regular defendant as his criminal case works its way through the Fulton County court system—promising he’ll have a mugshot taken and a potential trial televised. Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney allowed cameras to record Trump’s indictment on Monday, and he indicated that policy will likely be the norm throughout Trump’s proceedings. Trump has been fingerprinted in each of his previous three indictments in New York state court, Florida federal court, and D.C. federal court. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who Trump has decried as a racist out to get him, indicted Trump late Monday night along with more than a dozen of his pals who are accused of working together to overturn 2020 election results in the state. Among those indicted alongside Trump are his former lawyers Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and Sidney Powell, as well as his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.