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A Juror in the Paul Manafort study argues
‘Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream’ gets an exclusive insight into the Paul Manafort of the jury session.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA – Special Counsel Robert Muller, the team was a reluctance to be a juror away from the condemnation of Paul Manafort on all the 18 cases of bank and tax, judge Paula Duncan told Fox News in an exclusive interview Wednesday.
“It was a person, it is said, held the judgment of the debt-to-one on all 18,” Duncan, 52, of. You added that Special Counsel Robert Müller bored seemed to be the team of prosecutors, often, seemingly catnapping during parts of the study.
The identity of the jurors were held tight, kept under seal by judge T. S. Ellis III on Tuesday of the completion of the high-profile trial.
But Duncan was a behind-the-scenes account of Fox News on Wednesday, after the jury returned a guilty verdict against the former trump campaign, the Chairman of eight economic crime counts and blocked 10 others.
Duncan showed her two notebooks with juror number #0302 on the cover.
Duncan described himself as an avid supporter of President Trump, however, said she was moved by four full boxes of exhibits available to s provided by Müller’s team – but she was skeptical, prosecutors, and motives in the financial-crimes is not the case.
“Certainly, Mr. Manafort was caught breaking the law, but he would not get caught, if not for President Trump,” said Duncan, the special counsel ‘ s case, they separately described as a “witch hunt to try Russian conspiracy,” based on a set of trump, in tweets more than 100 times.
“Something that went through my head is, this should be said a tax audit,” Duncan, the sympathy with the establishment of the Manafort team defense of the argument.
Paula Duncan opens up about her experiences as a juror in the Paul Manafort study.
They described a tense and emotional four days of deliberations, which ultimately left judge. Behind closed doors, heated tempers at times, even if jurors never discussed explicitly to trump Manafort close connection.
“It was a very emotionally charged jury-room – there were some tears,” said Duncan had discussions with a group of Virginians, they feel many “fellow Republicans.”
A political loyalty to the President also raised conflicting feelings in Duncan, but they said it did not ultimately change its decision on the former trump campaign chairman.
“Finding Mr. Manafort guilty was hard for me, I wanted him to be innocent, I really wanted him to be innocent, but he was not there,” Duncan said. “This is the part of the juror, you must have the due diligence and conscious, and to meet the evidence and come up with an informed and intelligent decision, which I did.”
Duncan, a Missouri native and mother of two, showed Fox News your two laptops with your juror number #0302 on the cover.
In the interview, Duncan also described how the special Council of the prosecutors apparently had a hard time keeping their eyes open.
“A lot of the time, you are bored looked, and other times, they catnapped – at least two of them have,” said Duncan. “She seemed very relaxed, feet up on the table, the bars, and they showed a little bit of almost disinterest in me, sometimes.”
The jury box was in a corner of the courtroom, gave them an unobstructed head-on view from the prosecution and the defense, while the representatives of the media and the public both parties are viewed from the rear.
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Judge Ellis told the judges, including Duncan, that their names would remain sealed, even after the termination of the study, the conclusion, due to hazardous threats, which he received during the procedure.
But the judgment gave Duncan to share a license in your story without fear.
“Had gone to the judgment, no other way, I would have,” said Duncan.
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Your account of the considerations, is no longer a secret. And neither the pro-Trump clothing held it for a long drive to the Federal courthouse in Alexandria every day.
“Every day, when I was driving, I had my Make America Great Again, hat on the back seat,” said Duncan, who said she plans to vote for Trump in 2020. “Just as a reminder.”
Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.
Peter Doocy is currently a Washington, DC-based correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2009 as a General assignment reporter based in New York office.