**FILE** Former President Donald Trump could face up to 10 years in prison if he’s found guilty of having violated the Espionage Act. (Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)
**FILE** Former President Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

Emily Kohrs, the forewoman of the Georgia special grand jury that investigated election interference, gave the strongest hint yet that former President Donald J. Trump will be indicted in the Peach State. 

“It is not a short list,” Kohrs told The New York Times Tuesday.  

While the newspaper said she declined to discuss who specifically that grand jury recommended for indictment, Kohrs appeared to remove any suspense. 

“You’re not going to be shocked. It’s not rocket science,” she responded when asked specifically whether the jury recommended indicting Trump. 

Reportedly, the grand jury has recommended indictments of multiple people on what the Times said was a range of charges. 

Most of the grand jury’s report remains under seal at the order of the judge. 

Led by District Attorney Fani Willis, Georgia is the place that legal experts view as where Trump potentially has the most legal exposure criminally. 

In January, the Manhattan district attorney’s office started presenting evidence to a grand jury on whether Trump paid off a porn star to keep her silent during his 2016 presidential campaign. 

Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chaired the January 6 committee that investigated the Capitol insurrection, told the Black Press that the panel turned over a mountain of evidence against Trump to the U.S. Department of Justice. 

“It would be tragic. A travesty of justice,” Thompson said of the possibility that Trump isn’t indicted. 

As the Times pointed out, “A focal point of the Atlanta inquiry is a call that Trump made on January 2, 2021, to Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, in which he pressed Mr. Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, to recalculate the results and ‘find’ 11,780 votes, or enough to overturn his loss in the state.” 

Said Kohrs, “We definitely started with the first phone call, the call to Secretary Raffensperger that was so publicized.” 

“I will tell you that if the judge releases the recommendations, it is not going to be some giant plot twist,” Kohrs added. “You probably have a fair idea of what may be in there. I’m trying very hard to say that delicately.”

Stacy M. Brown is a senior writer for The Washington Informer and the senior national correspondent for the Black Press of America. Stacy has more than 25 years of journalism experience and has authored...

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