Georgia Supreme Court refuses request from Trump to block special grand jury report

 July 18, 2023

The Georgia Supreme Court handed former President Donald Trump a legal setback this week when it unanimously declined his request to block a special grand jury report. 

According to the Daily Caller, the decision concerned a special grand jury empaneled by Fulton County Fani Willis to investigate claims that Trump attempted to interfere with vote counting during the 2020 presidential election.

"The petition is dismissed"

While the former president's attorney's sought to both quash the report as well as disqualify Willis from investigating him, Georgia's highest judicial body wasn't prepared to go along.

"Petitioner has not shown that this case presents one of those extremely rare circumstances in which this Court’s original jurisdiction should be invoked, and therefore, the petition is dismissed," the unsigned opinion was quoted as saying.

The Daily Caller noted that the special grand jury made headlines earlier this year after its forewoman, Emily Kohrs, went on a media tour.

During a February appearance on CNN’s "Erin Burnett OutFront," Kohrs told host Kate Bolduan that she will be "sad" and "frustrated" if Willis does not ultimately move to bring charges against Trump.

Forewoman said it would be "awesome" to serve Trump with subpoena

Kohrs at one point asked Bolduan if she could "imagine doing this for eight months and not coming out with a whole list" of recommended indictments.

Regarding the individuals who will be recommended for indictment, Kohrs said, "There may be some names on that list that you wouldn’t expect. But the big name that everyone keeps asking me about – I don’t think you will be shocked."

The special grand jury forewoman also turned up on MSNBC where she joked about how "awesome" it would be to personally serve a subpoena on Trump.

"A prosecutor’s nightmare"

Kohrs' bizarre behavior raised eyebrows among observers, including New York University School of Law professor and former Special Counsel Ryan Goodman.

He tweeted out a clip of senior CNN legal analyst and former United States Attorney Elie Honig calling Kohrs "a prosecutor’s nightmare."

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