‘No Reason For Her To Be Talking’: CNN Host, Legal Analyst Shocked To Hear Georgia Grand Juror’s Media Blitz Testimony

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper was visibly stunned Tuesday night as he reacted to the foreperson of the grand jury that was investigating former President Donald Trump in Georgia.

Foreperson Emily Kohrs went on a media blitz to discuss the deliberations of the grand jury, which was looking into Trump’s alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

When Kohrs was asked on CNN whether she recommends charges against Trump, she said she didn’t “want to share something that a judge made a conscious decision not to share.”

“We definitely discussed him a lot in the room,” Kohrs added. “And I will say that when this list comes out you wouldn’t – there are no major plot twists waiting for you.”

Cooper then jumped in, asking why Kohrs would be talking about this on television.

“I do not understand, she’s clearly enjoying herself, is this responsible? She was the foreperson of this grand jury.”

“I guarantee you that prosecutors are wincing watching her go on this,” CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said.

“I was wincing just watching her eagerness to like hint at stuff,” Cooper chimed in.

“It’s painful in that respect,” Honig said. “This is a very serious prospect here, we’re talking about, indicting any person, you’re talking about potentially taking away that person’s liberty. We’re talking about potentially a former president for the first time in this nation’s history, she does not seem to be taking that seriously.”

“There’s no reason for her to be talking,” Cooper said. (RELATED: WaPo Issues Lengthy Correction After Completely Misquoting Trump In Story About Phone Call With Georgia Investigator)


“It’s a prosecutor’s nightmare,” Honig said. “Mark my words, Donald Trump’s team is going to make a motion if there’s an indictment to dismiss that indictment based on grand jury impropriety, she’s not supposed to be talking about anything really, but she’s not supposed to be talking about the deliberations. She’s talking about what specific witnesses they saw, what the grand jury thought of them. She said some of them we found credible, some of them we found funny. I don’t know why that’s relevant but she’s been saying we found this guy funny or interesting. I think she’s potentially crossing a line here that will be a problem for prosecutors.”

Cooper then played a clip from Kohrs in which she said that Mark Meadows, Trump’s former Chief of Staff, “didn’t share very much.”

“OK, again, I’m shocked,” Cooper said.

“Grand jury testimony is supposed to be secret, the only people in that room who get to be in that room are the grand jurors, like we just saw, prosecutors and witnesses, and here she’s talking about the substance of Mark Meadows testimony and she has talked in other outlets about the substance of other people’s testimony and what the grand jurors made of this.”