Legal Experts: Trump May Have Benefitted From Grand Jury Foreperson’s Bias During Interview


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Legal experts believe that former President Donald Trump may have caught a huge break in a case involving a grand jury investigation for alleged election tampering in Georgia following the 2020 election.

On Wednesday, the foreperson for the grand jury, Emily Kohrs, did several interviews with various left-leaning media outlets and appeared to express extreme bias against the former president with some of her remarks, leading experts to question whether she has now tainted the entire process.

In a giddy interview with MSNBC, for instance, Kohrs expressed that she thought it would be “awesome” and “really cool” to subpoena Trump for testimony and swear him in:

“Did you personally want to hear from the former President?” asked the MSNBC interviewer.


“I wanted to hear from the former President, but honestly, I kind of wanted to subpoena the former President because I got to swear everybody in, so I thought it would be really cool to get 60 seconds with President Trump, of me looking at him and being like ‘do you solemnly swear’ and me getting to swear him in, I just feel like that would have been an awesome moment,” she said.

In another interview, this one with CNN, Kohrs indicated there will be “no surprises” in terms of who will be indicted, and added that the number of people to be indicted is “not a short list.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, speaking to a legal expert, opined regarding Kohr’s appearances, “Why this person is talking on TV, I do not understand.”

“This is a horrible idea, and I guarantee you that prosecutors are wincing watching her go on” the TV and make her statements, Eric Honig, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in response.

“I was wincing just watching her eagerness to, like, you know, hint at stuff,” Anderson added.

“This is a very serious prospect here,” Honig continued. “Indicting any person, we’re talking about potentially taking away that person’s liberty. We’re talking about, potentially, a former president” being indicted “for the first time in this nation’s history. She does not seem to be taking that very seriously.”

“There’s no reason for her to be out talking,” Anderson offered — though Kohrs also gave an interview to his network.

“No!” Honig exclaimed. “It’s a prosecutor’s nightmare. Mark my words, Donald Trump’s team is going to make a motion if there’s an indictment to dismiss that indictment based on grand jury impropriety. She’s not supposed to be talking about — anything, really — but she’s really not supposed to be talking about the deliberations” of the grand jury.

“She’s talking about what specific witnesses they say, what the grand jury thought of them, she says some of them we found credible, some of them we found funny,” Honig continued. “I don’t know why that’s relevant…I think she’s potentially crossing a line here [and] it’s gonna be a real problem for prosecutors.”

Other legal experts were equally appalled.

“As an American citizen, I am gratified to hear that a Georgia special grand jury has recommended indictments against more than a dozen people for election fraud. But as a former prosecutor, I am mortified that a grand juror is talking about it publicly,” Barbara McQuade wrote for left-wing MSNBC.

In fact, according to Trending Politics, “Lawyers representing Republican witnesses in the investigation of former President Donald Trump and his colleagues in Fulton County may try to stop possible indictments” after her appearances. The report added: “Critics of the grand jury’s investigation saw Kohrs’ demeanor as evidence of bias against Trump and his allies.”

Trump himself responded to Kohr’s appearances on his Truth Social platform.

“This Georgia case is ridiculous, a strictly political continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time. Now you have an extremely energetic young woman, the (get this!) ‘foreperson’ of the Racist D.A.’s Special Grand Jury, going around and doing a Media Tour revealing, incredibly, the Grand Jury’s inner workings & thoughts,” he wrote.

“This is not JUSTICE, this is an illegal Kangaroo Court. Atlanta is leading the Nation in Murder and other Violent Crimes. All I did is make TWO PERFECT PHONE CALLS!!!” he added.


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