A lone holdout on the jury prevented special counsel Robert Mueller’s team from securing a conviction on all counts against Paul Manafort. Paula Duncan, the juror who broke her silence in the aftermath of the completed trial alleges that the entire ordeal felt a “witch hunt to try to find Russian collusion.”
Although the identities of the jurors have been kept quiet by Judge T.S. Ellis III, after Tuesday’s conclusion of the high-profile trial, one juror is speaking out, according to a report on Duncan complete with an interview conducted by Fox News.
“Certainly Mr. Manafort got caught breaking the law, but he wouldn’t have gotten caught if they weren’t after President Trump,” Duncan said of the special counsel’s case, which she separately described as a “witch hunt to try to find Russian collusion.”
“It was one person who kept the verdict from being guilty on all 18 counts,” Duncan, 52, said. She added that Mueller’s team of prosecutors often seemed bored, apparently catnapping during parts of the trial.
“Something that went through my mind is, this should have been a tax audit,” Duncan said, sympathizing with the foundation of the Manafort defense team’s argument. She described a tense and emotional four days of deliberations, wherein behind closed doors, tempers flared at times, even though jurors never explicitly discussed Manafort’s close ties to Trump. “It was a very emotionally charged jury room – there were some tears,” Duncan said about deliberations with a group of Virginians she didn’t feel included many “fellow Republicans.”
Duncan has admitted to being a supporter of president Donald Trump’s, but she also said that that support didn’t ultimately change her decision about the crimes Manafort has been accused of committing. “Finding Mr. Manafort guilty was hard for me. I wanted him to be innocent, I really wanted him to be innocent, but he wasn’t,” Duncan said. “That’s the part of a juror, you have to have due diligence and deliberate and look at the evidence and come up with an informed and intelligent decision, which I did.”
It’s a kangaroo court because this prosecution is specific to Russian collusion. Well…where is it?
If you create a process where it’s a fishing expedition then eventually you’re going to find EVERYONE breaks the law. Are we just going to keep this up through President Trump’s entire term? Or we going to continue when he’s re-elected?
Juror Reveals The Manafort Case Was A ‘Witch Hunt’ To Find ‘Russian Collusion’
I don’t need Juror to tell me this.
It’s been a dog ‘n pony show even before Trump was (s)Elected. Nothing but a distraction on top of the other distractions for the public to enjoy or not to enjoy. Pending ones affiliation with the Dem/Reb evil empire.
It is sickening to witness the Media & Political dip shits on either side defending or those adding more fuel to the fire. All it is – Weapons Of Mass Distraction.
This has been nothing more, than an attempt to get the public in a uproar against one another, and I’m not buying into these miserable ploys. To see the Media and it’s political hacks has been not only a fucking embarrassment to me personally, but to the citizens of this country and the world abroad.
It’s absolutely disgusting, and this Grade School Activity should of been shut down a long time ago. But it doesn’t, because a large portion of the citizens are gobbling it up and getting suckered in like it’s the best fucking reality show ever!
Trump, no Trump, it don’t matter. This country has one direction it is going and it’s not in the positive direction. That is the reality, put away that optimism and hope, because those are two elements that do not work in the real world.
Most Americans are not stupid.
I just pray they vote that way in november.
The liberasl are trying to dstroy american
Sad – I will go down fighting and shooting
“Most Americans are not stupid.” Yes they are.
“I just pray they vote that way in november.” If voting made a difference you couldn’t do it.
“The liberasl are trying to dstroy american” You need serious spelling lessons.
“Sad – I will go down fighting and shooting” I hope you shoot better than you spell.
L O L
as usual, lots of tough talk. Im gonna do this, Im gonna do that. yak yak yak
and no one ever does anything
The only differences between diplomacy and conspiracy are semantical.
In spite of a tradition against entangling alliances, we admit to the diplomacy.
Some guy who was in Charlottesville was sentenced today. Don’t know the outcome. Christopher Cantwell. Does anyone know the outcome?
What specific known crime, meaning which statute was violated, is Mueller investigating?
A special prosecutor is required to have a known crime to investigate, he is not legally allowed to investigate someone just to see if any crime was ever committed without knowing specifically what it was.
As long as this investigation has been going on, no one seems to want to answer that.
Anon, I don’t think anyone understands that “collusion”is NOT a crime. Look it up. I agree they are not “investigating” they are on a witch hunt and nothing is being done to stop them . Great news is maybe the SHTF sooner while I am still younger and healthier. Been waiting for 13 years. Let’s get this shit on. Burn it all down so we can rebuild the right way.
Entire W. Va. Supreme Court Impeached
At this point, seems President Trumps’ 3 top fixers are now foes; Allen Weisselberg, David Pecker, and Michael Cohen. These 3 chooze, and other chooze, have been part of his close inner-circle for decades. From fixer to foe, well whaddaya know.