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Former AG Whitaker warns of politicizing jury in Michael Sussmann trial


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Former acting attorney general Matt Whitaker lamented on Wednesday that prosecutor John Durham’s investigation into former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann may be “hard” not to politicize given the trial involves key political figures and that the jury is from progressive Washington, DC Whitaker also noted on “Fox & Friends First” his concern that the jury might “keep an ear out” for anything that seems political during the closing arguments since “dog whistles of Trump-Clinton” sounded at the start of the trial.

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MATT WHITAKER: Having tried cases both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney in federal court, what I know about juries is that often we don’t give them enough credit for their attention and listen, but obviously in Washington, D.C., where this trial is based and where this panel of jurors was pulled from, jurors generally lean to the left, and I’m a little worried that as soon as trump dog whistles , Clinton was mentioned in the opening arguments that this jury has ears for anything that seems political or appears to be based on politics. Most juries do their job and listen and enforce the law, but obviously in a left-leaning place like Washington, DC, it’s going to be hard for a jury not to be politicized, and especially in this very charged case. I watch this very carefully.

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