It looks as though progressives in the Peach State may have been getting a little bit ahead of themselves this week.
Just days ago, it was revealed that the Georgia Grand Jury probing Donald Trump’s interaction with officials in Fulton County in the aftermath of the 2020 election was set to deliver a recommendation for the indictment of several individuals, with charges likely to include at least perjury.
This week, that story picked up steam on account of the grand jury’s forewoman going out on a mini press tour to demonstrate her unabashed enthusiasm about the coming legal trouble that Trump and/or his team would be facing. This didn’t sit well with Trump’s legal team, however, and they are now looking to have the charges tossed preemptively on account of this public fiasco.
Lawyers close to several Republican witnesses in the Fulton County investigation into post-election interference by former President Donald Trump and his allies are preparing to move to quash any possible indictments by the district attorney, Fani Willis.
Their attempt to do so would be based on recent public statements by the forewoman of a special purpose grand jury, Emily Kohrs, according to two people familiar with the discussions who spoke with CBS News.
Kohrs appeared to be making a tongue-in-cheek suggestion that Trump himself could be one of the individuals facing indictment.
Kohrs declined to name anyone the grand jury recommended for indictment. Asked by the New York Times if Trump himself might be indicted, Kohrs replied, “You’re not going to be shocked. It’s not rocket science.”
She said the grand jury decided not to interview Trump, though his name was frequently brought up.
“I will tell you that it was a process where we heard his name a lot,” Kohrs said on CNN Tuesday. “We definitely heard a lot about former President Trump, and we definitely discussed him a lot in the room. And I will say that when this list comes out, you wouldn’t — there are no major plot twists waiting for you.”
Kohrs’ performative television interviews have been described as both “giddy” and “cringey”.