On Hannity, Fox's Gregg Jarrett attacks the grand jury process as "an undemocratic farce"

On Hannity, Fox's Gregg Jarrett attacks the grand jury process as "an undemocratic farce"

Jarrett: "There's only one other nation in the world, other than the U.S., that employs a grand jury, it's Liberia"

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From the August 3 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): You’re the one that warned me and said, “Hey Sean, let me remind you about grand juries and the ham sandwich.” Why don’t you tell people why this is so dangerous.

GREGG JARRETT: There's only one other nation in the world, other than the U.S., that employs a grand jury, it's Liberia. And there's a reason why, because everybody now realizes that grand juries are an undemocratic farce. They are one-sided as you pointed out. The defense is never there to cross-examine witnesses and to challenge the evidence. Prosecutors spoon-feed only incriminating evidence and nothing exculpatory. It is as undemocratic as you can get, it is the antithesis of justice. And it's even worse here because [special counsel for Russia probe] Robert Mueller impaneled a Washington, D.C. grand jury where Donald Trump got a mere 11,000 votes compared to Hillary Clinton's 260,000 votes. I daresay there is probably not a single person on that grand jury that likes Donald Trump. So, it is doubly unfair.

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The Presidency & White House
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Fox News Channel
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Sean Hannity, Gregg Jarrett
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Hannity
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