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Trump attorneys warn of improper relationship between prosecutors, jury in Georgia election probe

This is not the first time Kohrs' relationship with the prosecution has been under question.

Published: February 27, 2023 11:35am

Updated: February 27, 2023 3:32pm

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump sounded the alarm about an improper relationship between prosecutors and the special grand jury in the 2020 Georgia election probe.

Trump attorney Drew Findling on Sunday told CBS News' "Face the Nation" that there is "no chagrin" toward jury forewoman Emily Kohrs but her string of media appearances after the jury's dismissal indicated much larger problems with the investigation.

Kohrs' comments indicate that she "lost perspective over keeping separation between prosecuting attorneys and the members of this grand jury," Findling said.

"There cannot be a relationship. When the foreperson uses the word 'we,' that lets you know there's a relationship there. When she says in interviews, 'Certain battles were not worth us battling,' it's not the special purpose grand jury that's litigating, it's the district attorney's office," he said.

"We've lost 100 percent confidence in this process. We feel this process has been compromised," Findling also said.

This is not the first time Kohrs' relationship with the prosecution has been under question.

"She said she swore in one witness while holding a Ninja Turtle ice pop she had received at the district attorney's office ice cream party. A what?! Why on Earth would grand jurors be socializing with the prosecutors?" MSNBC contributor Barbara McQuade, a former prosecutor, wrote last week after her interviews with outlets such as NBC, CNN and The New York Times.

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