Paul Manafort Juror Speaks Out
President Trump, never short on tweets, but plenty short on logic, in his continued defense of Paul Manafort, tweeted:
“A large number of counts, ten, could not even be decided in the Paul Manafort case. Witch Hunt!”
One of the jurors in the Manafort trial is speaking out. She interviewed recently with Fox News.
The juror, Paula Duncan, who clearly states she is a Trump supporter, stated in her interview that one juror prevented the full eighteen counts against Paul Manafort from being rendered.
Duncan, being a Trump supporter, proves that the jury system worked, yet, President Trump undermines it constantly by supporting Manafort.
In her interview with Shannon Bream from Fox News, Duncan said: “We all tried to convince her to look at the paper trail — we laid it out in front of her again and again.”
Duncan even admitted the jurors did not want to send the question to Judge Ellis asking what is “reasonable doubt” because it made them feel “foolish.”
I appreciate greatly what Duncan did as we all should, re-establishing faith in our judicial system which has been under constant attack by the President. Duncan put aside her political opinions and beliefs to perform her civic duty.
And when asked if she feels afraid- “I’m an American, I’m a citizen, I feel I did my civic duty. I don’t think I need to hide behind anything. I’m not afraid at all.”
There is lots to learn from Duncan. She’s right. We can disagree with politics, but, it doesn’t have to lead to threats.
“The evidence was overwhelming. I did not want Paul Manafort to be guilty, but he was, and no one is above the law. So it was our obligation to look through all of the evidence.”
“The charges were legitimate, but the prosecution tried to make the case about the Russian collusion right from the beginning, and of course the judge shut them down on that.” We did waste a bit of time with that shenanigans.”
“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. “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.”
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
A large number of counts, ten, could not even be decided in the Paul Manafort case. Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2018
Alexander Hernandez is a practicing attorney since 1999 who enjoys blogging about politics when he is not riding his motorcycles or playing golf. He is also an Amazon best selling author.