A grand jury forewoman detailing their deliberations in her media blitz has raked in bipartisan criticism.
Emily Kohrs, 30, appeared on several media outlets to discuss the Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury’s deliberations on former President Donald Trump and his allies allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state. She indicated in several interviews that the former president commonly came up in conversations and how she personally wanted to subpoena Trump.
Public figures on both sides of the political spectrum immediately criticized Kohrs for discussing federal legal matters publicly.
“Very sketchy. Emily Kohrs, the foreperson on the Trump grand jury in Georgia, is making the rounds at all major media outlets to tease what the grand jury decided. This is before any indictments have been handed down,” Washington Free Beacon and former Daily Caller investigative reporter Chuck Ross tweeted.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) February 22, 2023
“There’s something a bit disturbing about #EmilyKohrs acting giddy like the hot guy at the party just hit on her,” said writer and podcaster Andy Ostroy, a Democrat, said.
There’s something a bit disturbing about #EmilyKohrs acting giddy like the hot guy at the party just hit on her… pic.twitter.com/aLxbMICXm0
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) February 22, 2023
Okay it was fun for a second but that special purpose grand jury foreperson should stop talking.
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) February 22, 2023
This is real.
It isn’t a parody.
This is the lead juror from the Trump GA grand jury. pic.twitter.com/PN2qiJLeuQ
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) February 22, 2023
Emily Kohrs (and other jurors in Trump investigations, or any investigations for that matter), if you’re listening:
“It’s a prosecutor’s nightmare.”
Former federal and state prosecutor @eliehonig with @andersoncooper discussing effects of grand jury members speaking publicly. pic.twitter.com/s11guYp3Ef
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) February 22, 2023
Get off TV @EmilyKohrs. You’re making a mockery of the grand jury. You do not belong on any grand jury. #GeorgiaGrandJury #DonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/l6SrkCxOix
— Katherine Trotter🇺🇸 (@KatATrotter) February 22, 2023
Meet the hardcore Democrat who served as the forewoman of the Fulton County grand jury. Emily Kohrs and her jury recommend the prosecution of several high-profile Republicans including (reportedly) former President Trump. When she’s not presiding over https://t.co/xDjrSU40Lk… https://t.co/0Lz7LBBgBA pic.twitter.com/yaGBirVt33
— @amuse (@amuse) February 22, 2023
NEW – Emily Kohrs, grand jury foreperson in Trump Georgia probe.
Kohrs wanted to subpoena Trump cause she thought it would be cool to swear Trump in. That is bias and this Grand Jury is corrupted!@GBalloutine @TheBigMigShow pic.twitter.com/Ag2WkeABlu
— George Balloutine™ (@GBalloutine) February 22, 2023
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was visibly appalled by Kohrs’ media appearances, and questioned whether it is “responsible” to allow her to gleefully discuss the case on Tuesday’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” (RELATED: ‘It Just Smells Bad’: CNN Analyst Says That Talkative Grand Juror Could ‘Taint The Prosecution’ Of Trump, Allies)
“I do not understand, she’s clearly enjoying herself, is this responsible? She was the foreperson of this grand jury,” he asked.
“I guarantee you that prosecutors are wincing watching her go on this,” CNN legal analyst Elie Honig told Cooper.
“I was wincing just watching her eagerness to, like, hint at stuff,” Cooper responded.
“It’s a prosecutor’s nightmare,” Honig commented.
“The View” co-hosts said Kohrs’ public discussions undermine the “credibility” and compromise “the integrity” of the investigation during Wednesday’s panel.
Kohrs happily told CNN Tuesday that there is “not a short list” of people who will be brought forth with charges based on the jury’s investigations. She also told print outlets that the public will not be surprised by their verdict once it is publicly disclosed.