Marilyn Mosby, the rookie Baltimore City state’s attorney going after six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, reportedly favorited a tweet calling those officers “thugs,” and favorited another with racist anti-white overtones, The Daily Caller reported Wednesday. In a related report posted very early Thursday, Mosby claims that both her personal account and her official account was hacked.
“SA @MarilynMosbyEsq only revealed what was RELEVANT to charge those 6 THUG cops. Nothing more, nothing less,” one tweet read. The screen capture presented by the Daily Caller showed Mosby as being one of two individuals who favorited the tweet on May 6. Mosby, however, no longer shows on the tweet.
“Didn’t I say last week that @MarilynMosbyEsq , prima facie, probably INFURIATES a certain kind of white person? Now come the long knives,” read the second tweet endorsed by Mosby. As with the first, Mosby’s profile picture shows up on the tweet captured by the Daily Caller, but does not appear on the tweet as of this writing.
Just five days prior to these tweets, Mosby announced 26 felony charges against six officers. Gray, the Daily Caller noted, “died on April 19 after sustaining severe spine injuries while riding in a police van.” Last week, the officers were formally indicted by a grand.
But Mosby’s office now says her personal account was hacked. Moreover, her office says she did not endorse, or “favorite,” the two tweets.
“Both Mosby’s official Twitter account and her personal account were hacked,” Mosby’s office told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “We do not know how long it’s been going on, we are working with Twitter.”
But, the Daily Caller said, this is the first time anyone has claimed Mosby’s personal account was hacked. On Saturday, Mosby said her official government account was hacked, but said nothing about her personal account. Kelly, Chuck Ross said, cast some doubts on Mosby’s claim.
“I don’t know what the true story is,” she told guest Kimberly Guilfoyle. “But clearly this DA has made enough statements that she is out way ahead of her skis.”
Guilfoyle, a former California prosecutor, seemed to agree. She also characterized Mosby’s statements and actions as “highly improper and unethical.”
“This is an activist in my opinion,” she said. “She is supposed to be an impartial evaluator of the facts of the case.”
From the beginning, Ross added, Mosby has sounded more like a civil rights activist than a law enforcement official. “To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America,” she said on May 1, “I heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace.'”
Attorneys for the officers have filed motions to dismiss the case, and have called on Mosby to recuse herself. In one motion, lawyers say Mosby is biased and has numerous conflicts of interest. Attorneys have also said in one 85-page motion that the officers cannot get a fair trial in Baltimore.