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Trump and prosecutors scrutinize potential jurors in trial involving hush money, seeking impartial individuals.

Trump’s Criminal Trial: Jury Selection Begins

Prosecutor’s Perspective on Trump’s Trial

During the jury selection for Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York, a prosecutor emphasized to prospective jurors that the case should not be viewed as a judgment on his presidency. The charges against Trump stem from hush money paid to a porn star, but the prosecutor urged jurors to set aside personal politics.

Defense Lawyer’s Approach

Trump’s defense lawyer took the opportunity to question potential jurors about their opinions on the former president. The trial involves 34 felony counts related to falsifying business records in connection with the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Trump denies the encounter and pleads not guilty.

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Jury Selection Challenges

Choosing a jury in heavily Democratic Manhattan proved challenging, with many potential jurors expressing difficulty in impartially judging Trump. Despite this, those who remained affirmed their ability to be fair. The case, according to the prosecutor, is about upholding the rule of law.

Trump’s Defense and Juror Responses

Trump’s defense emphasized the importance of a fair trial for the former president. Some prospective jurors revealed they had neutral opinions about Trump, emphasizing the need to separate personal feelings from the legal proceedings.

Additional Indictments and Trial Details

Aside from the hush money case, Trump faces three other criminal indictments. While the events in question occurred years ago, prosecutors seek to hold Trump accountable for recent actions. The trial is expected to last through at least May, with ongoing jury selection to finalize the panel.

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The case continues to garner attention as Trump’s legal team contends with challenges in jury selection and legal proceedings.

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