November 22, 2023

Trump Co-defendant Bond Will Remain in Place

Harrison Floyd, the former leader of Black Voices for Trump, almost had his bond revoked after making comments on social media.

While Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee agreed that there was a “technical violation” of the bond by Floyd, he is suggesting the bond be revised rather than revoked.

Fulton County DA Fani Willis was hoping to have Floyd put in jail while he awaits his trial.

Free… with a Caveat

Willis argued the case herself, stating that social media posts by Floyd were “directly and indirectly” meant to intimidate some co-defendants and witnesses in the case.

Floyd is one of just two minority defendants named in the case, so the fact that Willis is going after him so aggressively has been noticed by pundits.

That has resulted in a very contentious relationship between the two.

This all started when Floyd surrendered himself to the court without having negotiated a bond agreement, which resulted in Floyd spending several days in jail.

Proffer videos of the defendants who have already pleaded out their cases were put on social media, which Willis argued was an intimidation tactic by Floyd, since, as part of their deals, they can be called to testify against the other defendants.

Floyd’s attorneys argued that the posts did not amount to “a threat or intimidation” because Floyd was using the videos to refer to the defendants, not actually communicating with them.

While allowing Floyd to remain out on bond, McAfee stated, “I think the ultimate result of today’s hearing is that it’s very clear to me that this bond needs to be modified.”

He went on to say that the bond agreement could be changed again in the future if need be to continue to restrict exactly what Floyd can say online regarding the trial.

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