Trump's Hush Money Trial Progresses as Jury Selection Wraps Up

  • 24 days ago
Jury selection for Donald Trump's hush money trial was bumpy, with 2 initial jurors excused before a 12-person jury and 5 alternates were seated. The judge dismissed Trump's attempts to disqualify jurors for their negative views of him, explaining to his attorneys that mere dislike of his persona did not justify removal. Trump’s attorneys and the district attorney's office exhausted their 10 peremptory strikes to remove jurors. When a Trump attorney requested the names of the first three witnesses, prosecutors refused to disclose initial witnesses to prevent Trump from posting about them online.

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