Judge Ellis, who is presiding over the Manafort trial, told reporters today that he won’t give out jurors’ personal information. His reason is shocking. The judge said he has been threatened over the case and now has to travel with U.S. Marshals, Fox News reported.
The loons threatening him must really believe this Russia tale. It came up when some of the far-left media demanded the names and addresses of jurors.
On Thursday, CNN, along with the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, the New York Times, NBC, and the AP, sued for the release of the names and home addresses of all of the Manafort jurors, a move that is called both disturbing and almost unprecedented.
Judge Ellis III said he is confident the jurors would be threatened as well if he released their information.
“I can tell you there have been [threats]. … I don’t feel right if I release their names,” he said, adding that because of threats against him, “The Marshals go where I go.”
Rejecting the request about the jury, Ellis said: “to [grant it] would create a risk of harm to them.”
CNN led the charge. I guess they want to get the jurors killed. It would make for good headlines.
CNN probably wants the information so they can doxx them or just put them in danger to get headlines.