Trump slams Fulton grand jury for running a 'witch hunt'

 February 23, 2023

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week that a Fulton County special grand jury will recommend that multiple people be indicted for crimes relating to the 2020 presidential election.

That news didn't go over well with former President Donald Trump, who has been the subject of an eight-month-long investigation. According to The Hill, he responded by hammering the grand jury and its forewoman. 

Trump dismisses investigation as a "witch hunt"

"This Georgia case is ridiculous, a strictly political continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time," The Hill quoted Trump as saying in a Truth Social post on Wednesday.

"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 added.

"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!!!" the former president declared.

The Hill noted that grand jury forewoman Emily Kohrs has given multiple interviews including to CNN anchor Kate Bolduan.

Forewoman's behavior raises eyebrows

Kohrs told Bolduan on Tuesday that it would be a "good assumption" that more than a dozen individuals will be up for indictment.

"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," she added.

Fox News noted that during her media appearances, Kohrs engaged in behavior that struck many observers as being bizarre.

At one point while speaking with MSNBC, the forewoman speculated about what it might be like to question Trump directly.

Legal expert says Kohrs "shouldn't be doing this"

"I thought it would be really cool to get sixty 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 thought that would be an awesome moment," Kohrs said.

Meanwhile, Fox News quoted ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams as saying that a grand jury forewoman "shouldn't be doing this."

"It isn't helpful to the perception of the objectivity of the criminal justice system, and it starts to feel like she's putting pressure on the district attorney to actually move forward with charges," he stressed.

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