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12 jurors have been picked for Donald Trump's hush money trial. Selection of alternates ongoing

Apr 18, 2024 View Original Article
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52% : "Yesterday alone I had friends, colleagues and family push things to my phone regarding questioning my identity as a juror," she said.
50% : Trump would almost certainly appeal any conviction.
42% : One juror, a man who works in investment banking, earlier described himself as "ambivalent" about Trump, adding, "I might not like some of his policies, but there has been some good" for the country.
37% : Prosecutors say Trump obscured the true nature of the payments in internal records when his company reimbursed Cohen, who pleaded guilty to federal charges in 2018 and is expected to be a star witness for the prosecution.
36% : A prosecutor this week said that lawyers were not looking for people who had been "living under a rock for the past eight years."To that end, multiple jurors chosen for the panel acknowledged having personal opinions of Trump or his presidency.
36% : Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
35% : Trump has denied having a sexual encounter with Daniels, and his lawyers argue that the payments to Cohen were legitimate legal expenses.
33% : A woman picked for the jury said she thought Trump seemed "very selfish and self serving," adding, "I don't really appreciate that from any public servant."
32% : Inside the court, there's broad acknowledgment of the futility in trying to find jurors without knowledge of Trump.
27% : In other developments, prosecutors asked for Trump to be held in contempt over a series of social media posts this week.
26% : The district attorney's office on Monday sought a $3,000 fine for Trump for three Truth Social posts they said violated the order.
23% : Trump faces four criminal cases, but it's not clear that any others will reach trial before the November election.
21% : Appeals and legal wrangling have caused delays in the other three cases charging Trump with plotting to overturn the 2020 election results and with illegally hoarding classified documents.
16% : The trial centers on a $130,000 payment that Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer and personal fixer, made to porn actor Stormy Daniels to prevent her claims of a sexual encounter with Trump from becoming public in the final days of the 2016 race.
1% : Trump lawyer Emil Bove said Cohen "has been attacking President Trump in public statements," and Trump was just replying.

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