Ex-prosecutors: Trump already touched the "third rail" in hush-money trial — and it could cost him

Hush money trial meet the first 7 jury members 

Hush money trial meet the first 7 jury members

Seven people have been chosen

An oncology nurse, a corporate lawyer and a man with ‘no spare time’

The first seven people were selected to serve on the jury in former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York on Tuesday

after they made it clear to both sides that they could render a fair and impartial verdict.

The prosecutors and defence team chose 96 potential jurors on the second day of the trial and after further consideration,

they selected the jurors from this group.

At one point, state Judge Juan Merchan admonished Trump after he observed him audibly mouthing something in the direction of one of the jurors,

who had been asked about a social media post she made the day Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election.

“I won’t tolerate that,” Merchan said. “I will not have any jurors intimidated in this courtroom.”

Trump’s lawyers ultimately eliminated the woman from the jury pool.

Merchan directed the seven chosen so far to take their oaths on Tuesday and ordered them to appear back in court on Monday.


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Trump’s Trial Enters Third Day With 7 Jurors Chosen

The jurors in Trump’s New York criminal trial

  • Juror 1

A man who lives in West Harlem and works in sales.

  • Juror 2

A woman who lives on the Upper East Side and works as an oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She enjoys engaging with her family and friends and taking her dog to the park.

  • Juror 3

A young man who has lived in Chelsea for five years works as an attorney in corporate law and likes to hike and run. He gets news from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Google.

  • Juror 4

A middle-aged man who lives on the Lower East Side and works in IT training and consulting.

He is married with one child and two grandchildren. The man said he had “no spare time.”

gets news from the New York Daily News, The New York Times, Google and X.

  • Juror 5

A young woman who is a Harlem resident and works as a teacher. She lives with her boyfriend and loves writing,

theatre and travelling. She gets news from Google and listens to podcasts on relationships and pop culture.

  • Juror 6

A young woman who lives in Chelsea and works as a software engineer. She gets news from The New York Times, Google, and Facebook.

  • Juror 7

A man who lives on the Upper East Side and works as an attorney as a civil litigator.

He enjoys spending time in the outdoors and gets his news from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,

the New York Post and the Washington Post.

Hush money trial- Trump to return to court for 3rd day of jury selection

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Donald Trump is due to return to a New York courtroom on Thursday for the third day of his hush-money trial and a continuation of the process of jury selection for one of the most high-profile criminal cases in US history.

A jury pool of intense grilling has selected seven people from among prospective jurors, sifting through their political views.

personal lives and social media posts to decide who gets to sit in judgment over a former US president –

and current virtual certainty for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Five more jurors and six alternates remain to be chosen. Those selected so far are an information technology worker,

an English teacher, an oncology nurse, a sales professional, a software engineer and two lawyers.

The spectacle is playing out in downtown Manhattan amid intense global media coverage as Trump became the first former US president to face criminal charges –

related to allegedly false accounting of expenses paid to help cover up potentially bad press during his 2016 election campaign.

They include payments to former adult actor Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal –

both of whom say they had affairs with Trump.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records as part of the alleged effort to keep the scandalous stories.

Which he says are not true from emerging during his eventually successful effort to win the White House in 2016.

Trump also faces other trials involving his actions on January 6, attempts to subvert the 2020 election in Georgia and charges related to his keeping of classified documents at his resort in Florida, Mar-a-Lago, after he had left office.

Despite these legal travails, Trump dominated the Republican nomination race for 2024 and has knocked out any serious rival.

He is also running a close race with Joe Biden, often leading in head-to-head polls and performing strongly in the crucial battleground states that he needs to win the US presidency for a second time.


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