District Attorney Fani Willis has filed to revoke the bail of Trump co-defendant Harrison Floyd in the Fulton County case, citing Floyd’s pattern of tagging witnesses on social media in order to ensure they’re harassed directly. If this filing succeeds, it will set clear parameters for Donald Trump’s bail also being revoked.
Some folks are going to say “Why is Willis only trying to revoke Floyd’s bail and not Trump’s bail?” But while Trump’s behavior has gotten infinitely more hype, Floyd’s behavior has been more egregious. It’s one thing to whine about a witness on social media. But if you tag that witness in the process, you’re inciting your followers to harass and intimidate that witness. Trump hasn’t done this kind of thing (yet).
But this makes clear that Fani Willis has been keeping a close eye on the behavior of every defendant in this case. This means she’s keeping close tabs on Donald Trump’s actions. He’s not “getting away” with his antics. They’re being catalogued so his bail can also be revoked if and when he meets the legal threshold.
If Willis is successful in getting Floyd’s bail revoked, it’ll draw the line in the sand. If Trump then goes on to engage in the same level of behavior that got Floyd tossed in jail, then Willis will be able to go back to that same judge and get Trump’s bail revoked as well.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report