Trump co-defendant denied bond rejects the idea he’s a flight risk: ‘I showed up before the president’

Harrison Floyd has been denied bail by a judge and was informed that he would be kept in the filthy Fulton County Jail because he posed a possible flight risk.

(Video Credit: Forbes Breaking News)

In an update to an earlier piece on Floyd being detained, news came down on Friday that the former Black Voices for Trump director who is one of former President Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia election case, made his initial court appearance. He pointed out to an exceedingly unsympathetic Judge Emily Richardson that he could not afford exorbitant attorney fees, claiming that the lawyers he’d spoken to cost between $40,000 and $100,000, and “I can’t put my family in that kind of debt.”

Floyd told the judge that he had requested a public defender and was denied one. Richardson informed him that he didn’t qualify for one.

She coldly informed the defendant that Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee “will go through the process if you choose to represent yourself and to not retain a lawyer. He will go through that process and those questions with you.”

When the judge told Floyd that he was a potential flight risk and would therefore be placed in Fulton County Jail, he understandably took offense to the insinuation that he would not return for future hearings in his case.

“There’s no way that I’m a flight risk, ma’am,” he told the judge following her denial of his bond request, according to NBC News.

“I showed up before the president was here,” Floyd asserted.

NBC News reported, “Floyd, who’s charged with racketeering, conspiracy, and influencing a witness, turned himself in Thursday afternoon, ahead of Trump’s 20-minute appearance at the jail that evening. Prosecutors allege that Floyd, the former leader of Black Voices for Trump and the only black man among the defendants, was part of a scheme to pressure election worker Ruby Freeman into making false statements. Freeman had been falsely accused by Trump and his allies of election fraud.”

Floyd was the only co-defendant who did not have an attorney reach a bond agreement with prosecutors before he surrendered to Georgia authorities.

The judge also stated that one of the reasons she had denied bond to Floyd was that there was a pending case against him for allegedly assaulting a federal officer.

“According to an affidavit in that case, Floyd attacked a pair of FBI special agents who served him with a federal grand jury subpoena at his Maryland home for special counsel Jack Smith’s election probe,” NBC News reported.

The affidavit claims that Floyd allegedly went chest to chest with an agent and then body-slammed him as they were leaving his home. It also charges that he repeatedly chest-bumped the agent while yelling expletives. That resulted in Floyd being charged with assaulting a federal officer.

“I do find that based on the open charge against you there are grounds for bond to be denied at this point,” Richardson remarked. “So I’m going to go ahead and find that you are at risk to commit additional felonies and a potential risk to flee the jurisdiction.”

The judge then told Floyd that the matter was “not going to be decided by me. It’s going to be decided by the judge who was assigned to handle your case.”

Floyd’s next court appearance date has not been set yet.

A former US Marine and mixed martial arts fighter as well as the former director of Black Voices for Trump. Floyd is the only co-defendant being kept behind bars.

Fulton County Jail is being investigated by the US Department of Justice for violence and unsanitary conditions, as well as 15 inmate deaths that have occurred over the last year. One of those was a man whose family charged in a lawsuit that he was “eaten alive” by bedbugs.

Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE


If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.

Thank you for your donation!


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles