The reported racial makeup of special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury in the Russia probe isn’t “demographically pursuing justice” because there are only a handful of white men on the panel, according to “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade.
Kilmeade griped about the purported “injustice” Wednesday, Jan. 3, citing claims from an anonymous source who told The New York Post the grand jury room looked “like a Bernie Sanders rally.” Of the 20 jurors, 11 are reportedly African-American, the source said, and the only white man in the room was a prosecutor.
” … Maybe they found these jurors in central casting, or at a Black Lives Matter rally in Berkeley, [Calif.],” the unnamed person, who recently testified before the panel, told the newspaper.
Kilmeade took the news and ran, commenting that the panel is “not even emblematic of something that might be, perhaps, demographically pursuing justice.”
Mueller, who’s investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, assembled a grand jury in August, giving him the authority to subpoena documents and request witness testimonies under oath, The Hill reported. The political news site also highlighted however, that the grand jury is based in Washington, D.C., a district where Black residents comprise of nearly 48 percent of the population, Census data shows.
“That means it wouldn’t be unusual for a grand jury drawn from Washington residents to be majority African-American,” the news site stated.
Still, the unnamed source insinuated that more white jurors were needed to ensure “POTUS gets a fair shake.”
So far, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates have been indicted in the investigation. Both were hit with felony charges of conspiracy against the U.S., posing as an unregistered foreign agent and money laundering.