Blogger’s NOTE: Today’s post is my third attempt at trying to say something meaningful (or at least entertaining) about the media debut of one Emily Kohrs. It has been a week; so you may have already forgotten she was the chairperson of the Georgia special grand jury looking into interference in the 2020 presidential election. Ms. Kohrs is a human car wreck. You know you should not be rubber-necking to watch her but you simply cannot turn away.
In Version #1, I suggested her remarks were more like those of someone who had successfully completed a college seminar titled, “Making a Fool of Yourself on National TV.” And how lucky she was to have such distinguished, experienced instructors such as Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham and Sydney Powell.
In Version #2, I gave the story the Rotten Apples treatment. Kohrs’ appearance on NBC News received a “5”. Most critics agreed with former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman who characterized her as “a tease.” Or former DOJ inspector general Michael Bromwich who called her “a reckless idiot.” Legal analyst Lisa Rubin was somewhat kinder. “Kohrs reminded me of an overconfident gymnast on the balance beam.” Who was the dissenting vote? You guessed it. The Donald loved her performance.
Now you have an extremely energetic young woman, the (get this!) ‘foreperson’ of the Racist D.A.’s Special Grand Jury, going around and doing a Media Tour revealing, incredibly, the Grand Jury’s inner workings & thoughts.
He could not have personally handpicked someone more likely to toss a wrench into Fani Willis’ well-oiled indictment machine. Most legal analysts believe Kohrs did not totally derail Willis’ case. But it sure did not help. The kicker being how ironic it was that the person he bashed was the exact type that makes up the MAGA base (previously apolitical and uninformed). According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), she had NEVER voted and had no knowledge of Trump’s infamous phone call to Brad Raffensperger prior to hearing it in the grand jury room.
But that’s not what I came here to talk about. Which brings me to Version #3, Kohrs’ motive for submitting to myriad interviews. Certainly, she wanted to take advantage of her 15 minutes (and hopefully the last) of fame. Though, I believe she had a more practical motive, hoping someone would give her a second opportunity. She did not want to go back to what she was doing before being seated on the grand jury. Which, by the way, was nothing since she was (as reported by AJC) between jobs.
Imagine, if you will, a potential employer invites Kohrs to interview for an opening. The company or job is of little consequence. She brings the same knowledge and demeanor she honed with NBC News political reporter Blaine Alexander and AJC reporters Tamar Hallerman and Bill Rankin.
HR: Welcome, Ms. Kohrs. I understand you’ve had a hard time finding employment. How many unsuccessful attempts have you had?
EK: I will tell you it is not a short list.
HR: Can you tell me where you’ve applied?
EK: There are certainly names you would recognize. There are names you would expect.
HR: Do you have any idea why you didn’t get the jobs?
EK: I’m not going to speak on exact indictments. (smirks)
HR: If we hire you, could you tell me what we might expect?
EK: I don’t think there are any giant plot twists coming.
HR: Do you think you’ll fit in here?
EK: (laughs) Probably not.
HR: One of your references wrote that at times you acted immaturely.
EK: (rolls eyes and bursts out laughing) Did he really say that? Oh, that’s fantastic. That’s phenomenal. I love it.
HR: Why would he say that about you?
EK: I invoke my Fifth Amendment right. That’s what I have to say to that.
HR: Don’t you want to defend yourself. He said he caught you listening to phone conversations when he was talking to important clients.
EK: It is amazing how many hours of footage you find of that man on the phone.
HR: You made videos? By the way, I understand you ran into our CEO on the elevator.
EK: That was really cool for me. I made a point of stopping him.
HR: I guess he recognized you from TV. You are pretty famous these days. He doesn’t stop what he is doing for just anyone.
EK: I told my boyfriend, “Do you know that if I was in a room with Donald Trump and Joe Biden and they knew who I was, they would both want to speak to me.”
HR: I think I’ve heard enough. Well, thank you for coming.
If any of the above dialogue sounds familiar, maybe it is because all of Kohrs’ answers are direct quotes from her NBC and AJC interviews. You should not be surprised at the vague responses which provided little information of consequence. After all, she had just spent several months observing how to do that from some of the best in the business.
For what it’s worth.