Why do you think the liberal media is so desperate to get their hands on this information? Could it be because they want to publicly pressure the jurors into delivering a guilty verdict? This is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in this country.
The Daily Caller reports:
CNN, NYT AND OTHER NEWS OUTLETS ASK MANAFORT JUDGE TO RELEASE JURORS’ NAMES, ADDRESSES
A coalition of news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post, want the federal judge presiding over the Paul Manafort trial to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors deliberating on the case.
The judge, T.S. Ellis III, agreed to hear arguments about the disclosure during a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday.
“A thirsty press is essential to a free county,” Ellis said in court when addressing the media companies’ motion. He also urged the news outlets, which are being represented by the firm Ballard Spahr, to appeal his decision should he rule against publicizing the jury’s information.
Manafort is accused of evading taxes on income he received from his work on behalf of a Ukrainian political party through 2014, well before he joined the Trump campaign. The jury began deliberating on Thursday.
Media requests for jurors’ names and addresses is not uncommon in high-profile cases, and federal courts have ruled that the information can be made public except under certain circumstances.
The media is playing a dangerous game here. They need to back off, quickly.