“I walked in assuming the government had some reason to be there, assuming that they were coming at it with honesty and integrity,” she told The Intercept in the first interview given by a juror in the case, United States v. Anming Hu. “I assumed the best for them.” . . .
Chandler, who was known only as Juror 44 in the case, was aware of none of that background going into the trial. She considered herself patriotic and had thought very little about China. But after six days of hearing witnesses and arguments, she came to agree with the critics.
“It was the most ridiculous case,” she said. About the FBI, she added: “If this is who is protecting America, we’ve got problems.”