Georgia Special Grand Jury Foreman Emily Kohrs Spoke Out Last Week In The Media Indicating The Jury Will Be Recommending At Least 12 Indictments To District Attorney Fanni Willis. Without Naming Names, She Described The Behavior Of Some Witnesses, How Prosecutors Interacted With Witnesses And How Some Witnesses Refused To Answer Certain Questions. Legal Experts Have Criticized Her For Speaking Out, However, The Judge In The Proceedings Has Said Ms. Kohrs Was Legally Allowed To Speak Of Her Experience And Did Not Violate The Parameters Of His Instructions. Trump Is Freaking Out.
Ms. Kohr’s giggled and made faces during some of her media appearances which Trump attorneys have cited as reason to discount any of the findings the grand jury discovered. However, the prosecutors conducting the testimonies of the witnesses are said to have acted credibly and the evidence gathered is not damaged by Ms. Kohr’s decision to speak out. Trump attorney’s are also attacking the credibility of the jury because prosecutors allowed the jurists to to watch and read news but instructed them to keep an open mind.
A special grand jury gathers evidence and produces and delivers a report to a district attorney with recommendations regarding whether to issue indictments. A charging grand jury has the authority to issue indictments. A trial jury decides on the innocence or guilt of a person charged with a crime. The special grand jury, like other juries, are comprised of people who represent a cross-section of the general population. This is another way a democracy empowers the people. Donald Trump has a history of attacking our legal system when he loses and praises it when he wins. Calling this special grand jury a “kangaroo” proceeding is a tactic he hopes will distract from its incriminating findings of the election interference attempt in his “imperfect” call asking for votes to be found to overturn the Georgia election results. Trump and his surrogates are also criminally vulnerable in the fake elector scheme to steal electoral votes from Joe Biden.