(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Fani Willis, the Fulton County District attorney, filed a request to have the identities of the jurors in the case against 19 co-defendants, including former President Donald Trump, concealed. A judge granted the request on Monday.
The case’s presiding judge, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, has allowed for jurors and prospective jurors to be given the protection of having their identities concealed during the trial. His order is an expansion of Georgia’s rules, which require that cameras be placed away from the jurors in the courtroom. It also blocks photography, realistic drawings, and other recording forms from occurring in the courtroom.
Additionally, McAfee has noted that all parties are blocked from providing information regarding the identity of the jurors, including their employment, name, address, phone number, and name. However, this order does not block spectators from using recording devices, as McAfee ruled last month that such devices would not be disruptive to the proceedings.
Willis’ request came after at least 23 jurors had their information leaked online on websites hosted by a Russian company. In her request, she also pointed out that the identities of other members of her office have also been linked. As a result, many law enforcement agencies implemented new plans to have jurors protected from violence and harassment.
The first trials in this case are scheduled for Oct. 23, when c-defendants Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro, who have sought an expedited trial for their role in the attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia, will be trialed.
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