Judiciary: Trump impeachment jury information circulating

After the indictment of former US President Donald Trump in the US state of Georgia, information about the jury involved in the trial is circulating on the Internet.

Judiciary: Trump impeachment jury information circulating

After the indictment of former US President Donald Trump in the US state of Georgia, information about the jury involved in the trial is circulating on the Internet.

"We are aware that jury members' personal information has been released on various platforms," ​​the Fulton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "We are working with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and national levels to determine the source of threats."

Earlier, the television networks CNN and NBC reported that the names, addresses, photos and social media accounts of several jurors were published on right-wing websites.

There are occasional threats

In Fulton County, where the indictment against Trump was filed, it is customary for jurors' names to be published in court papers, the CNN report said. However, the document does not contain any further personal information such as the addresses of the members of the so-called grand jury. After the publication, there were isolated threats against the jury from alleged Trump supporters on the Internet.

"It's becoming increasingly normal for ordinary citizens who perform functions essential to our democracy to be threatened with violence by extremist Trump supporters," Advance Democracy founder Daniel Jones told NBC television.

Most recently, charges were brought against a woman from the US state of Texas, who is said to have threatened federal judge Tanya Chutkan with death in a voice message. Chutkan is the chief justice in another trial against Trump in the capital, Washington, in which the ex-president is answering in connection with attempted election fraud and the attack by his supporters on the US Capitol.

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