In a notable turn of events, ex-President Trump entered a “not guilty” plea on Thursday to all 13 accusations in the comprehensive Georgia lawsuit. This lawsuit alleges that he illicitly attempted to overturn the 2020 Georgia election results to maintain his presidential status.

In an unexpected move, Trump chose to skip his arraignment, where he was due to officially hear the charges and register his plea in the coming week. As per court records, he expressed, “Recognizing my rights, I willingly relinquish my right to attend my arraignment and to listen to the Indictment in a public courtroom.”