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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Just another data point proving this whole Mueller witch hunt in nothing more than a cooked partisan gotcha exercise. For someone who is supposedly so 'brilliant' and 'above reproach' (as the libs keep telling us), this guys apparently understands zero about the appearance of impropriety. WTF!!!!

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Mueller grand jury room 'looks like a Bernie Sanders rally' claims Russia probe witness who says two jurors wore 'peace t-shirts'
By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 11:49 EST, 2 January 2018 | Updated: 16:41 EST, 2 January 2018

A witness who testified before a federal grand jury that handed down indictments of top Trump associates says the president can't get a fair shake and compared the jury room to a Bernie Sanders rally.

The witness claimed two of 20 jurors were wearing 'peace T-shirts,' and popped off on the jury pool to the New York Post's Page Six.

'The grand jury room looks like a Bernie Sanders rally,' the witness said. 'Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley,' said the witness.

'There was only one white male in the room, and he was a prosecutor,' said the source.

Bernie Sanders supporters gather near City Hall on day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The person said of 20 jurors, 11 are African-American.

That figure closely mirrors the racial composition of Washington, D.C., which is 49 per cent black. The jury pool, if the source is accurate and correctly identified the racial composition of the panel, is 55 per cent black.

In some cases, D.C. has had difficulty getting juries to match the racial composition of the city, the Washington Post has reported, due to difficulty getting poor minorities to answer the call for jurors and a higher proportion of young black men being eligible due to criminal convictions.

'That room isn't a room where POTUS gets a fair shake,' said the source, using shorthand common in the White House for and D.C. insiders for the president.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z534N5BhR3

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:55 pm 
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UpstateSCHokie wrote:
The person said of 20 jurors, 11 are African-American.

That figure closely mirrors the racial composition of Washington, D.C., which is 49 per cent black. The jury pool, if the source is accurate and correctly identified the racial composition of the panel, is 55 per cent black.

In some cases, D.C. has had difficulty getting juries to match the racial composition of the city, the Washington Post has reported, due to difficulty getting poor minorities to answer the call for jurors and a higher proportion of young black men being eligible due to criminal convictions.


Wait, does a federal grand jury draw only from DC citizens? That doesn't make sense.

Also, a grand jury isn't the same pool of jurors that you have in a regular trial jury (called a "petit jury"). Trial juries are from people who are issued summonses compelling them to appear. Grand juries are generally on a volunteer basis - you sign up to be in the pool for a period of time and then you might get assigned to a case. Grand juries generally meet for a long period of time (might be a month or two) so you can't just drag someone away from their job for that amount of time like you could for a petit jury.

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