Republicans were planning on using the comments of the Special Grand Jury foreperson to quash any indictments of Trump and other Republicans, but that plan fell apart.
Trump’s lawyers have been making a stink, and Republicans thought that the comments of the Special Grand Jury foreperson might give them an out for potential indictments, but then the judge weighed in.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
” They cannot discuss their deliberations,” he said. “So the question becomes what deliberations are, and I explained that would be the discussions they had amongst themselves when it was just the grand jurors in the room … when they were discussing what do we do with what we’ve learned,” said McBurney.
But if an assistant DA or a witness is in the grand jury room, they can talk about what happened then, the judge said.
“That’s not deliberations,” he said. “That’s presentation. And they’re not prohibited from talking about that, nor are they prohibited from talking about the fruit of their deliberations, which would be the final report.”
In other words, the foreperson stayed within the rules that the judge laid out with her media interviews. She has not discussed any of the Special Grand Jury’s deliberations or details of those deliberations.
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Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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