“The View” co-hosts on Wednesday criticized the foreperson of the grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump after she appeared on cable news.
Emily Kohrs, 30, is foreseeing the special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, to investigate Trump and his allies’ alleged attempts to intervene in Georgia’s electoral process to overturn the 2020 presidential election. She has stunned people on both sides of the aisle for laughing and joking about the investigation throughout her appearances with several outlets.
“She should be keeping her big bazzoo shut, this girl,” co-host Joy Behar said. “Why is she going around talking? She wants attention. Everybody is like a Kardashian now. She just wants attention and that’s what this is about, I think. I think she could destroy this case.”
“I was thoroughly enjoying the interviews, like everyone I was giggling and cracking up and stuff,” co-host Sunny Hostin said. “But then when I put my federal prosecutor hat on, I was like oh no! She’s compromising the integrity of the investigation because any grand jury investigation, especially federal ones, are secret proceedings and they’re supposed to be secret proceedings. You could get fired as a prosecutor for leaving a deposition out in your office or taking it home and not putting it back in the locked chamber, like it’s so serious … it’s attacking the credibility of the investigation.”
Kohrs appeared on CNN Tuesday where she chuckled and told anchor Kate Bolduan that there is “not a short list” of people slated to be charged based on the grand jury’s investigations. She further said the grand jury frequently heard and discussed Trump throughout their deliberations. (RELATED: ‘No Reason For Her To Be Talking’: CNN Host, Legal Analyst Shocked To Hear Georgia Grand Juror’s Media Blitz Testimony)
She also told print outlets they would not be surprised by the jury’s verdict, leading to the speculation that charges will be brought forth.
Co-host Sara Haines criticized the court for allowing Kohrs to speak publicly about the matter. Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said the case appears to be “unserious” by having the 30-year-old seek out her “fifteen minutes of fame” on national television.
“It’s such a serious probe, actually,” Hostin added. “I have said on this show that the DOJ seems to be slow walking their investigation, I could’ve prosecuted this case about a year-and-a-half ago. They’ve got all this information and they’re slow walking it.”
The investigation is also investigating former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Trump-era chief of staff Mark Meadows for possible perjury. Griffin said all of the people investigated in the case, including Trump, are entitled to due process.