Trump’s Ohio Triumph — And a Georgia Jury Foreperson’s Trump Witch Hunt - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Trump’s Ohio Triumph — And a Georgia Jury Foreperson’s Trump Witch Hunt

Ya can’t make it up.

By chance, the reality of former President Donald Trump’s Ohio triumph in coming quickly to the aid of the good people of East Palestine after Biden administration officials dithered and dithered when it came to getting help with a disastrous train wreck with massive environmental damage from toxic chemicals has been paired with — contrasted with — the bizarre same-week behavior from a bit player in the establishment’s Trump-hating obsession.

The latter has been on full display courtesy of a Georgia jury wackadoodle “foreperson” — Emily Kohrs by name — whose assignment, make no mistake, was to completely abuse the legal system to get Trump. Why? For no other reason than that no matter the legal storyline, the establishment hates Trump. Why do they hate him? For reasons like those on full display with his taking direct action to provide timely assistance to the residents of East Palestine. He gets the job done — while the bureaucrats dither. In a snapshot, this is exactly why the denizens of the Washington Swamp hate his guts.

Compare these two headlines from the week. First is this headline from the Washington Examiner:

Ohio train derailment: Trump to donate supplies during visit to East Palestine

Then out of Georgia came this:

The forewoman of the Georgia special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election is now causing a headache for prosecutors

The first story is about leadership. Trump quickly taking action to help the stricken Ohioans while the Biden administration from Biden himself to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg dithered — and dithered and dithered.

The accident happened on Feb. 3, with Biden leaving well afterward for Ukraine. Now returned to the White House, yesterday White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made it plain that Biden would not be going to East Palestine, leaving that to Buttigieg. And Buttigieg took his own sweet time to get there, at one point scolding a Daily Caller reporter who found him casually walking around Washington with his husband — with Buttigieg snapping at the reporter that he was on his “personal time.”

Clearly, intimidated by Trump’s bold leadership in coming to the aid of East Palestine — flying in and distributing bottles of clean drinking water (yes, “Trump Water,” a staple of his many properties), winning the praise of the mayor and local officials — Biden had no intention of drawing an on-site comparison with Trump by going himself and looking like the dithering, out-of-touch president he in fact is.

Imagine that.

Then there’s the tale of “foreperson” Emily Kohrs of the Georgia grand jury. Kohrs has voluntarily engaged in the latest witch hunt orchestrated by Trump-hating obsessives in government, this time the Georgia legal establishment — and gone public about it.

Over there at the far-left and Trump-hating MSNBC, a former prosecutor was livid at Kohrs’ performance. One Barbara McQuade wrote this:

On Tuesday, Emily Kohrs, the foreperson of the special grand jury in Fulton County, went on a media tour of sorts, giving interviews to NBC News, The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other news outlets, and she is apparently enjoying her moment in the spotlight. She revealed the names of witnesses who testified; Rudy Giuliani left her star-struck; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was “personable”; former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows “shared very little.” She told us that some witnesses were immunized. She confirmed that the jurors had listened to a recording of former President Donald Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and had discussed the slate of alternate electors. Although she did not reveal the names of any of the people the grand jury recommended indictments for, when she was asked whether Trump was one of them, she replied: “You’re not going to be shocked. It’s not rocket science.” Yikes.

Even more alarming were some of the things Kohrs said about her own experience. 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? A grand jury is an independent body, and prosecutors are trained to maintain a professional distance and avoid engaging in interactions that could be perceived as influencing their decisions….

I can only imagine the skyrocketing blood pressure of District Attorney Fani Willis, who, unlike the special grand jury, actually has the power to bring indictments and who has said her decision is “imminent.” A blabbing grand jury threatens to upend the whole enterprise. At some point, impropriety by a grand jury could be grounds for a claim of violation of the due process rights of the accused. And a successful claim could taint anything that occurred afterward, requiring dismissal of any indictments and a complete do-over, so long as the statute of limitations has not yet run.


In one decidedly not impartial laughing interview, the seemingly celebrity-addicted Kohrs made plain that she sooooo wanted to swear in President Trump. Because, apparently, well, he’s a celebrity.

As if that weren’t bad enough, the New York Post dug into Kohrs’ background and discovered this:

The forewoman of the Georgia grand jury tasked with probing allegations of interference in the 2020 elections by former President Donald Trump and his associates has a bonkers Pinterest account featuring multiple references to witchcraft and magic spells.

Multiple pins from a Pinterest board purportedly run by Emily Kohrs promoted literature about “Wicca, Witchcraft & Paganism,” in addition to several pins devoted to spell casting….

In one pin from two years ago that features a pentagram — a symbol of modern occultism — Kohrs, 30, shared how witches can “protect themselves during their magic work” by casting a circle.

Another suggests that “beginner witches” get started by acquiring sea salt, rosemary, quartz and incense, among other things.

Talk about leading a literal witch hunt against President Trump!

In fact, well aside from her witch problem, there is Kohrs doing exactly what the “foreperson” of a grand jury should never, ever do: violate grand jury secrecy to go on her own media tour to discuss the case.

Add these two events from this week together and it is crystal clear why many millions love President Trump — which is contrasted exactly with why they have such distrust in both the competence and motivations of the American political and legal establishment that supposedly represents their best interests.

They don’t.

In short, with these two events taken together, ya can’t make it up.

And whether you’re President Joe Biden, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, or grand jury foreperson Emily Kohrs?

You should be ashamed.

And oh yes. When will the Biden administration follow the leaders of East Palestine and thank President Trump for his help?

Don’t wait up.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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