Fox’s Kilmeade: Mueller grand jury not even ‘demographically pursuing justice’
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade complained Wednesday about the reported racial makeup of special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury, saying that the grand jury isn’t even “demographically pursuing justice” because of its reported lack of white men.
Kilmeade referred to an anonymous source who told the New York Post that the grand jury room looked like a ‘Black Lives Matter rally’ or an event for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The source said that the only white man in the room was the prosecutor himself.
“So it’s not even emblematic of something that might be, perhaps, demographically pursuing justice,” the host said.
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“Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley [Calif.],” the New York Post’s source said, claiming that 11 of the 20 jurors were African-American.
“That room isn’t a room where POTUS gets a fair shake,” the source said.
The grand jury is based in Washington, D.C., where nearly 48 percent of residents in the latest Census identified as African-American. That means it wouldn’t be unusual for a grand jury drawn from Washington residents to be majority African-American.
Mueller, who is investigating possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, impaneled a grand jury in August, giving him the power to subpoena documents and require testimonies from witnesses under oath.
The grand jury has indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates on charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and money laundering.
Trump has accused Mueller of hiring Hillary Clinton supporters onto his investigation, which he has called a political “witch hunt.”