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7 Jurors Seated In Trump ‘Hush Money’ Trial

In this courtroom sketch, former President Donald Trump sits next to his attorney Todd Blanche during the second day of jury selection in a criminal trial on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York.  (Kristin Cornell, via AP Pool)
In this courtroom sketch, former President Donald Trump sits next to his attorney Todd Blanche during the second day of jury selection in a criminal trial on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York. (Kristin Cornell, via AP Pool)

OAN’s Avril Elfie
5:04 PM – Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Seven jurors have been selected to serve on the jury in former President Donald Trump’s trial.

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On the second day, Trump appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court to observe jury selection in a criminal trial.

The “hush money” trial began on Monday, with potential jurors being screened and at least 50 rejected for not being fair or impartial.

This is the first time a former US president has been tried on criminal charges.

The trial comes amid six-figure hush-money payments President Trump allegedly paid to former porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal ahead of the 2016 election. 45th The president has pleaded not guilty to 34 charges of falsifying business records related to so-called hush money payments to Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. This was reportedly done through Michael Cohen, President Trump’s now disgruntled former lawyer.

The trial is expected to last about two months, and if convicted, the former president could face up to four years in prison.

Both sides will use 10 peremptory strikes to remove jurors from the pool without any questions asked. Neither side is required to strike if it succeeds in removing a prospective juror for cause. Both the prosecution and defense have made six pre-emptive strikes, leaving each side with four pre-emptive strikes remaining.

According to reports that have surfaced, the seven jurors selected include an “oncology nurse,” a “corporate lawyer,” and an “English teacher.”

The first juror to be seated was a “male of Irish descent” who worked in sales and had some university education. He also reportedly “read the book.”[s] of new york times and daily mail and see some fox news and MSNBC” according to his own statement.

The second juror was an oncology nurse from New York. new york times and the clock CNN

The third juror is a corporate lawyer from Oregon who gets his news from .New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Google

The fourth juror is a “Puerto Rican man who runs an IT business that provides training and consulting.” He reportedly told the court that he found Trump both charming and mysterious.

“So many people are in the diaspora in some way, and that’s interesting,” he said. “Seriously, this guy can do it all. Oh.”

Mr. Trump “makes things interesting,” the man continued, but he also expressed no strong feelings about his political affiliation.

The fifth juror is a black woman who teaches English and has a master’s degree. [degree] In education. She said that although she has friends who have strong opinions about Trump, she is personally “not a political person.” She also tries to avoid political topics, and she said she doesn’t pay much attention to the news. She also said the female juror appreciated Trump’s candor. “President Trump says what he thinks. I prefer that to an incumbent who doesn’t know what he’s thinking.”

The sixth juror, a “software engineer,” said he had “no strong feelings toward Mr. Trump.” She gets her news from “.New York Times, Google, Facebook, and tick tock

The last juror to be seated is a “Manhattan civil litigator” who gets his news from the courthouse. “New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and washington postHe said he had a “political view of President Trump’s term in office,” and acknowledged that there were policies from the Trump administration that he disagreed with.

“I don’t know the man and I personally have no opinion,” he said. “I certainly follow the news. I know there are other lawsuits, but I don’t know if I know anyone’s character.”

The next 96 jurors were sworn in but were dismissed until Thursday morning.

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