Forewoman of Georgia Grand Jury Probing Alleged Trump Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election Jeopardizes Investigation with Tell-All Interviews

The forewoman of the Georgia grand jury probing Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election may have jeopardized the investigation into the former President with a series of tell-all interviews.


The forewoman of the Georgia grand jury probing former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election may have jeopardized the investigation into the former President with a series of tell-all interviews.

  • Emily Kohrs, the 30-year-old forewoman of the Fulton County, Georgia grand jury, gave a series of interviews to media outlets riddled with hints, teases, and not-so-subtle clues about the panel’s secret findings.
  • Kohrs told several outlets that the grand jury had recommended multiple criminal indictments. As Kohrs told CNN, “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.”
  • According to Kohrs, “it is not a short list” of people that the panel recommended face charges in their final report into alleged election interference in Georgia by Trump and his associates. The special grand jury does not have the power to indict, rather it issues recommendations to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who will then decide whether to file charges.
  • The grand jury officially dissolved in January after interviewing 75 witnesses since it was convened in May of last year. Parts of the report were released last week, revealing that the grand jury had recommended perjury charges against “one or more witnesses” but a judge ordered the names of those recommended to face charges to be kept private until DA Willis decides whether to seek indictments.
  • “What that juror is doing is very abusive of the due process of rights of people who haven’t been accused of a thing,” one lawyer of a witness interviewed in the Georgia probe told the Washington Post. “It bespeaks that the whole thing has been an exercise designed to achieve a predetermined result and was anything but an objective search for the truth.”
  • “She shouldn’t be doing this,” said Dan Abrams, the chief legal analyst for ABC News in an analysis published Wednesday. “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.”
  • CBS News reported Wednesday that the attorneys for several Republican witnesses who testified before the grand jury panel are planning to try and quash any indictment based on Kohrs’ public comments.
  • “This Georgia case is ridiculous, a strictly political continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt of all time,” former President Trump posted on Truth Social. “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. This is not JUSTICE, this is an illegal Kangaroo Court.”


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  • The Washington Post’s Matthew Brown had five takeaways from the forewoman’s media interviews. Although she dropped hints, Kohrs did not offer anything conclusive aside from revealing that jurors heard previously undisclosed recordings of Trump.
  • CNN admiringly referred to Kohrs as “a fascinating example of the US justice system, which ultimately relies on everyday people.” One assistant law professor defended her conduct to CNN, saying, “She didn’t do anything violative of her obligations. I don’t think she did anything that jeopardized Fani Willis’ strategy or her ability to bring her case.”
  • The New York Times published a status update of the four ongoing investigations targeting Donald Trump. Besides the Georgia election probe, Trump faces two special counsel investigations into his actions on Jan. 6 and his handling of classified documents, and an additional investigation in Manhattan into hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.



  • A former federal prosecutor told Fox News the grand jury was a “political persecution” of the former President. Hans von Spakovsky said, “No one should give any credibility to the findings of this grand jury.” He continued, “I say that because the DA there, Fani Willis, has made it very clear that she is not only politically ambitious, but that she is unethical.”
  • Breitbart noted that Kohrs admitted in one of her many interviews that she told her boyfriend about the secret grand jury proceedings. “I told my boyfriend at one point during proceeding, during all this, I came home and I told him,” Kohrs said in a Tuesday interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She continued, seemingly enamored with the power of her role, “Do you know that if I was in a room with Donald Trump and Joseph Biden and they knew who I was, they would both want to speak to me.”
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial board condemned Kohrs’ “damaging press tour” for “doing a disservice to impartial justice.” The editorial board excoriated her decision to “mock the potential accused” and for flippantly describing her time on the grand jury as “really cool.”


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