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Selecting all 12 Trump New York trial jurors

By nr39r Apr19,2024

In the criminal trial of Donald Trump, which will get to the heart of the matter as soon as a handful of alternate jurors are picked, twelve jurors were sworn in on Thursday in a court in New York. The trial will begin.

A jury has been selected. At a late hour on Thursday afternoon, Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over the proceedings, made the announcement that it was time to select our substitutes. He stated that he was “optimistic” that the jury will be finally seated on Friday, which is when five further alternate jurors, out of the six that are required, will have been selected with confidence.

During the time that the newly appointed jurors were taking an oath to judge the case in a manner that was “fair and impartial,” Donald Trump, who was seated at the defense table, paid close attention to them.

Donald Trump, who is 77 years old and has expressed his desire to return to the White House in 2025, has been required to attend this essential and sometimes lengthy step of jury selection since Monday. He is the first former president of the United States to appear on criminal charges.

Dozens of civilians, who had been plunged overnight in this historic affair and who are in the process of having their lives analyzed by the defense and the prosecution in search of indications of prejudice, appeared before him one after the other.

As he was leaving the hearing, he once again objected to the journalists that he ought to be campaigning in a variety of locations. He expressed his regret by saying, “I have been sitting here for days, from morning until night, in this room that is frozen.”

A few days before the 2016 election, which he won narrowly against the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the Republican candidate is on trial in a case of undisclosed payments to buy the silence of a former porn star named Stormy Daniels. The trial is taking place less than seven months before the presidential election that will take place in November.

One of the jurors decides to give up.

While the jury is meant to remain anonymous in order to avoid being pressured, the trial started in a somewhat chaotic fashion on Wednesday after a break. One of the jurors who had previously been selected asked to throw in the towel out of fear of being named.

After a short period of time, the court discharged another member of the jury because the prosecution had doubts about the sincerity of the individual.

These first obstacles raise the question of whether or not the anonymity of jurors would be guaranteed during the trial. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with the fact that the trial will take place in New York, a highly Democratic state, has expressed his displeasure on multiple occasions.

Jesse Watters, a commentator on Fox News, made statements that were mirrored by the Republican candidate on Wednesday on the Truth Social network. Watters made the statement that “they are in the process of choosing infiltrated progressive activists who lie to the judge to be part of the jury.” The candidate did not provide any evidence to support his claim.

A number of dozen individuals were once again challenged, confessing that they were unable to evaluate Donald Trump in an objective manner.

The issue at hand is not related to whether or not [Donald Trump] is likable… “I preside over trials of defendants who are not always likeable, including members of gangs, murderers, and sexual offenders,” the judge noted.

After left the White House in disarray for more than three years, Donald Trump theoretically faces the possibility of being sentenced to prison. Despite the fact that this would not prevent him from running for president in the election that will take place on November 5, where he has expressed his desire to get revenge on Joe Biden, it would cast the campaign into the cloud of uncertainty.

On the other hand, if he were found not guilty, it would be a significant victory for the Republican candidate.

Particularly considering that he was successful in postponing his three prior criminal prosecutions through the use of appeals. Two of these trials were for illegal attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and the third trial was for allegedly careless handling of secret data.

The case that is being prosecuted in New York involves Donald Trump being accused of fabricating accounting records from his firm, the Trump Organization. The documents are said to have been created with the intention of concealing, under the guise of “legal fees,” the payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels by Michael Cohen, who was serving as Trump’s personal attorney at the time.

An agreement was made between the former X-rated movie star and the millionaire in 2006 to maintain silence regarding a sexual relationship between the two of them. This relationship has been disputed by Donald Trump throughout his entire career, and his defense has always maintained that the payments were made in a private setting.

It is the intention of the prosecutor, Alvin Bragg, to provide evidence that these are, in fact, fraudulent strategies that are being used to conceal information from voters a few days before the election.

By nr39r

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