Fani Willis seeks to revoke Trump co-defendant’s bond

November 16, 2023

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Wednesday asked a judge to revoke the bond of Harrison Floyd, a co-defendant in the Georgia 2020 election interference case.

Floyd, along with former President Trump, is among 19 initial co-defendants who were indicted by a grand jury on racketeering charges related to attempts to overturn Georgia’s Presidential election, following a more-than two-year investigation by Willis.

The 39-year-old was granted a $100,000 bond on August 29—the last of the co-defendants to reach a bond agreement.

Floyd is associated with the organization Black Voices for Trump. He jointed a meeting by phone with entertainment publicist and co-defendant Trevian Kutti, during which the pair spoke with election worker Ruby Freeman, who had been falsely accused of voting fraud. 

Freeman, along with her daughter and fellow poll worker Shaye Moss, won a defamation lawsuit against another Trump co-defendant, attorney Rudy Guliani, who admitted that he lied about the pair’s actions on Election Day 2020.

On Wednesday, Willis accused Floyd of trying to intimidate witnesses in the case, writing in a court motion that he had “engaged in numerous intentional and flagrant violations” of his bond agreement, which bars him from communicating directly or indirectly with co-defendants or potential witnesses about the case.

The court motion included screenshots of social media messages in which, according to Willis, Floyd mentioned several Georgia election officials and others who are likely witnesses in the case. 

Willis’ request to revoke Floyd’s bond came the same day that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee said he would draft an order protecting some evidence from pre-trial disclosure in the case—also at Willis’ request.

McAfee’s decision was due to the leak of video of proffer interviews with former Trump attorneys Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro as well as Atlanta bail bondsman Scott Hall, all of whom were initially among the 19 co-defendants but have since agreed to plead guilty in exchange for lighter sentences, and to cooperate with prosecutors. 

Fulton County prosecutors, in that court motion, stated that the release of the proffer videos “is clearly intended to intimidate witnesses in this case” by exposing them to “harassment and threats prior to trial.”

“Going forward,” prosecutors wrote, “the State will not produce copies of confidential video recordings of proffers to any defendant to prevent further public disclosure. Instead defendants must come to the District Attorney’s Office to view confidential video recordings of proffers. They may take notes, but they will be prohibited from creating any recordings or reproductions.”

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