When it comes to America's justice system, any actual "justice" appears to have long since been tossed out the window. And the recent grand jury investigation into former President Donald Trump seems - unsurprisingly - to be no exception.
Emily Kohrs, the foreperson of the Atlanta grand jury that investigated Trump’s 2020 election fraud claims for the past eight months, told MSNBC this week that she personally wanted to subpoena Trump because - wait for it - she thought swearing him in “would be an awesome moment.”
"What did you personally want to hear from the former president?" the MSNBC reporter asked, referring to why Kohrs supported subpoenaing Trump for alleged crimes she presumably believes he actually committed.
"I wanted to hear from the former president, but honestly, I wanted to subpoena the former president because I got to swear everybody in, and so I thought it would be really cool to get 60 seconds with President Trump, of me looking at him and be like, 'Do you solemnly swear,' and me getting to swear him in…I just…I kinda just thought that would be an awesome moment," Emily Kohrs said, giggling.
REAL— Paul Kikos 🌐 (@PKikos) February 22, 2023
Meet the lead juror from the Trump GA Grand Jury.
Testimony and proceedings are supposed to be kept secret to avoid prejudice in a trial. She just admitted that she abused her responsibilities to maliciously subvert justice.
This is clear evidence of a conflict of interest. pic.twitter.com/j1tKEybXYB
Just to be clear, Kohrs here, who’s acting like a teeny bopper fangirling out at a Taylor Swift concert, is admitting to the media ahead of any actual indictment announcements that she personally supported subpoenaing a former president as part of an investigation into potential criminal wrongdoing not because she wanted to hear his side of the story and gather more information, but because she thought it’d be “really cool” to get to swear him in.
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Kohrs has made a slew of recent media appearances speaking to CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and the Associated Press, in which she’s been far too open and candid with news hosts about behind-closed-doors court discussions, appearing to really enjoy her two seconds in the spotlight. Even CNN’s Anderson Cooper seemed shocked after Kohrs openly revealed on the network that the grand jury had discussed indicting Trump alongside a "list" of other people.
“Why this person is talking on TV, I do not understand,” Cooper said, according to Mediaite. “She’s clearly enjoying herself. Is this responsible? She was the foreperson of this grand jury.”
“It’s painful in that respect. That’s a very serious prospect here,” CNN legal analyst Elie Honig agreed. “We’re talking about – indicting any person, you’re talking about potentially taking away that person’s liberty – we’re talking about potentially former president for the first time in this nation of history. She does not seem to be taking that very seriously.”
Kohrs had previously told CNN, “I really don’t want to share something that the judge made a conscious decision not to share. I will tell you that it was a process where we heard his name a lot. Um, we definitely heard a lot about former President Trump and we definitely discussed him a lot in the room. And I’ll say that, uh, when this [indictment recommendation] list comes out, you wouldn’t, there are no major plot twists waiting for you.”
Kohrs speaking to the media ahead of any indictments - along with her openly admitting she wanted to subpoena Trump simply so she’d get to swear him in - will almost certainly provide Trump’s team with plenty of ammunition to contest any of the grand jury’s indictments.