As many have you have heard, CNN is suing for access to personal information on the jurors in Paul Manafort’s trial.
Keep in mind… they haven’t come up with a verdict.
This is basically a not-so-subtle sign that if the jurors don’t deliberate the way CNN wants them to…CNN will do their best to absolutely run their lives.
CNN and Buzzfeed wanted jurors to know they could dox them if Manafort’s acquitted.
This was an intimidation move to terrorize the jury into a conviction.
— 'Sources Say' is Greek for 'Fake News' (@NolteNC) August 17, 2018
If you’re not SICKENED by this… you’re not paying attention.
According to this:
On the exact same day that over 300+ left-wing media outlets ran columns proclaiming themselves to not be the “enemy of the people,” about a dozen of these same outlets filed a court motion demanding that the judge in Paul Manafort’s trial release the names and addresses of the jurors.
Many interpreted the request as the sign that the jurors might be leaning toward acquitting President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. Does it strike anyone as odd that the media would demand access to the jurors’ information after they signaled that they might acquit Manafort? If it does, perhaps Judge Ellis’ response to this request will shed more light on their thinking.
“I don’t feel right if I release their names,” he said Thursday as he rejected the request, citing the threats he himself has received as proof releasing the jurors’ names would “create a risk of harm to them.”
THIS. IS. JURY. TAMPERING.
…And James Woods makes the PERFECT comparison:
Suing to doxx jurors was more threatening than simply doing it. It’s like the mafia leaving a dead fish on your windshield. Doing it on a Friday during jury deliberations is utterly repugnant. I would say “Shame on CNN,” but it would be a waste of breath. https://t.co/liTVavfuG0
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 18, 2018
This is a CLEAR attempt at getting the jury to question their own personal safety at acquitting Manafort.
As noted by LegalMatch, “While juror information may be withheld from the public during the trial, it is usually released once a final verdict has been reached.”
SO THAT OUTSIDE PLAYERS DO NOT HAVE THE CHANCE TO INFLUENCE THE JUROR’S DECISION.
Even worse? CNN then has the GALL to say Trump is trying to “manipulate the jurors”
Imagine the President’s former campaign chairman is on trial for various felonies. Imagine the jury is in middle of deliberations. Imagine the President publicly calls the case unfair & praises the defendant
There was a time when that kind of thing was considered inappropriate pic.twitter.com/TlELwg67O6
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) August 17, 2018
ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME.
I didn’t think CNN could get any slimier…
I thought wrong.