Trump co-defendants in Georgia case due in court

by | May 28, 2024

Fulton County Sheriff’s office

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee is set to address two key issues involving co-defendants Harrison Floyd and Trevian Kutti on Tuesday in Georgia's election interference case.

Harrison Floyd's matter concerns his request to personally recount the 528,777 ballots cast in Fulton County during the 2020 election. Floyd, formerly the head of Black Voices for Trump, has subpoenaed the ballots to show election fraud, and that it cost Donald Trump a second term. His legal team aims to present Trump as the true winner as part of their defense strategy.

Floyd faces three felony charges related to the alleged harassment of poll worker Ruby Freeman. A judge will decide whether Fulton County must comply with Floyd's subpoena, as the county has moved to quash it.

Trevian Kutti's hearing addresses the status of her legal representation. Her attorneys—Darryl B. Cohen and the law firm Cohen Cooper Estep & Allen; Steven A. Greenberg and the law firm Greenberg Trial Lawyers; and Joshua G. Herman and the law firm Law Office of Joshua G. Herman—filed a motion to withdraw from her case on December 18 without stating a reason. Kutti is also charged in connection with efforts to coerce Ruby Freeman into ‘falsely confessing’ to voting fraud in January 2021.

Floyd has accused Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis of racism, alleging that she targets him and Kutti, the only two Black defendants, due to their political affiliations. Floyd claims Willis perceives him as defending white supremacists because of his political beliefs, according to a video he posted last month.

Floyd and Kutti are among 18 Trump supporters indicted by DA Willis in August. Four of those indicted have already reached deals with the state. The trial status for Trump and the other remaining defendants is currently unknown. The Georgia Court of Appeals recently agreed to hear an appeal concerning Judge McAfee's ruling on a motion to disqualify Willis.

Willis is also appealing a decision by Judge McAfee to dismiss some charges against Trump and several co-defendants.

Tuesday’s hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

 

Fox 5 Atlanta

 

 

 

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