The lawyers for former President Donald Trump believe the 2020 election inquiry in Georgia has now become jeopardized and they are raising the question of whether the investigating district attorney’s team should be removed from the case.
Attorneys Drew Findling and Jennifer Little appeared for an interview with CBS News on the heels of the leader of the special grand jury stirring controversy with a media tour.
In case you missed it, let us give you a peak at this hot mess:
I really wish Emily Kohrs would just keep her mouth shut! Trumps Defense right now is drooling over these interviews. You dont talk about this now….If she wants to blabber..wait until AFTER an indictment at least. Total airhead! 😒 #GeorgiaGrandJury #EmilyKohrs. pic.twitter.com/aDlLkr06F9
— AC (@ACinPhilly) February 22, 2023
Emily Kohrs, the jury forewoman, has been extremely outspoken about her experience of the jury, but she may not even be the real problem. The whole inquiry seems to be in question, according to reporter Robert Costa.
“This 30-year-old foreperson to us has actually provided us a lens and made us aware that every suspicion we had as to this questionable process was, in fact, a reality,” Little said while doing an interview on Sunday with “Face the Nation.”
Little also said that the legal team has “lost 100% confidence” in the investigation into whether Trump and his allies illegally interfered in the last presidential election. She said they feel like the process has been compromised.
Fani Willis is the Fulton County District Attorney, she is a Democrat, and she may soon follow up on the special grand jury’s findings to pursue charges and impaneling a new grand jury. She told the judge that “decisions are imminent.”
The special grand jury report is supposedly under seal, but Emily Kohrs has talked a lot about it and said it recommends multiple indictments.
Legal experts warned that the interviews Kohrs has made create problems for prosecutors and the likelihood of a criminal case.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney oversaw the special grand jury. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that jurors cannot discuss their deliberations but are not kept from “talking about the fruit of their deliberations.”
Trump’s legal team said that had “no chagrin” toward Kohrs, but rather the appearance of a “relationship” between prosecuting attorneys and the members of this grand jury.
“There cannot be a relationship,” Findling said. “When the foreperson uses the word ‘we’ that lets you know there’s a relationship there. When she says in interviews ‘certain battles were not worth us battling,’ it’s not the special purpose grand jury that’s litigating, it’s the district attorney’s office.”
Trump's lawyers now say the Georgia-based investigation into the former president and his allies has been "compromised" following recent public remarks by the special grand jury forewoman.
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 26, 2023