Former Black Voices for Trump Director Still in Jail as Others Post Bond in Fulton Case: Records

One of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the election fraud case in Georgia remained in jail Friday after Trump and the 17 others charged in the case had reported to jail and posted bond.

Court records showed defendant Harrison Floyd, the former leader of Black Voices for Trump, was due to appear in court on Friday morning. However, Judge Scott McAfee told reporters that he would not appear after all.

Later, the judge said court records contained “misinformation” about Mr. Floyd’s case, although he did not elaborate. “Mr. Floyd is entitled to a first appearance … one will not be happening today here,” Mr. McAfee told reporters.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s office told The Hill and other media outlets that Mr. Floyd is being jailed since he has no bond agreement. Jail records also show that he is still being held with no bond, unlike the other defendants.

All the other defendants in the case, including President Trump and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, have been released after posting bond, court records show.

In the Fulton County case, Mr. Floyd is charged with conspiracy to solicit false statements, influencing witnesses, and racketeering. Prosecutors allege that he allegedly attempted to pressure a local Georgia election worker into confessing election-related crimes during the 2020 election.

In the Maryland case, FBI agents went to Mr. Floyd’s apartment in February to serve a grand jury subpoena, according to the Washington Post and The Associated Press, citing an affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. It claimed that Mr. Floyd assaulted an agent and insulted him and his colleague.

According to court documents, FBI agents approached Mr. Floyd while he was holding his daughter at the apartment building’s stars, saying, “Sir, I’m going to walk up behind you here, and we’re going to leave the subpoena right at the front door.”

Mr. Floyd responded, “Bro, I don’t even know who you are,” according to the court papers. “You’re two random guys who are following me up here, into my house, with my daughter. You’re not showing me a [expletive] badge, you haven’t shown me [expletive]. Get the [expletive] away from me.”

The agents followed Floyd into the apartment building’s stairwell, stating, “Sir, I’m going to walk up behind you here, and we’re going to leave the subpoena right at the front door.”

Mr. Floyd then went into the apartment building and shut the door. As the door closed, the agent threw the subpoena into the frame. The agents then turned to leave, according to the papers.

After they were starting to leave, Mr. Floyd allegedly ran down the stairs after them. “You haven’t shown me a badge or nothing,” he said, in part.

Then, he allegedly struck one of the agents “chest to chest” twice, the affidavit stated. The FBI charged him in May, according to the Post.

The records did not disclose why the grand jury was seeking Mr. Floyd’s testimony.  According to the AP, federal court records show he made his first court appearance on May 15, where a judge set conditions for his pretrial release, and he later surrendered his U.S. passport.

Mr. Floyd told Rockville police officers who were sent to his apartment that he did not know who the two men were, adding that his  mother-in-law had called him and said that they showed up at her home wanting to speak with him. The affidavit stated that he showed the Rockville officers a text from his mother-in-law identifying them as FBI agents.

Since the Washington Post and AP reports were published this week, Mr. Floyd has not issued a public comment.

The Epoch Times has contacted his attorney in the federal case, Carlos J.R. Salvado, for comment on Friday. It’s not clear if he has an attorney in the Fulton County case.

Mr. Floyd launched a bid for Georgia’s 7th District congressional seat in May 2019 but dropped out less than a month later. That July, he joined Black Voices for Trump as executive director, a position he says he held until Nov. 15, 2020, he told Reuters in 2021.

Campaign records show that Black Voices for Trump was an official part of the Trump campaign, much like other groups that target specific voters, such as Latinos for Trump and Evangelicals for Trump. The group’s archived website said the site was “Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc,” according to Reuters.

He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nearly 11 years, ending in 2014, including stints as a machine gunner, a martial arts trainer, and an information operations planner, his LinkedIn page shows.

Reuters contributed to this report.

From The Epoch Times

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