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First 7 Jurors Seated In Trump Hush Money Trial, Arguments Could Begin Next Week

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Former President Donald Trump is on trial in New York for felony charges related to hush money payments made in 2016 to Stormy Daniels.

Six jurors have so far been selected – a diverse group representing different parts of New York City.

“Juror No. 1 is a middle-aged salesman who immigrated to the United States from Ireland. He lives in West Harlem and said he normally gets his news from the New York Times, Daily Mail, Fox News and MSNBC. In his spare time, he said he enjoys doing ‘anything outdoorsy,'” ABC News wrote.

“Juror No. 2 works as an oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She lives with her fiancé and enjoys taking her dog for walks in the park. She said she gets her news from The New York Times, CNN, Google, and Facebook.”

“Juror 3 is a corporate attorney who moved to New York from Oregon five years ago. He has worked at two major white-shoe law firms in New York. He said he normally gets his news from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Google. In his spare time, he said he enjoys hiking and running.”

“Juror No. 4 said he finds the former president to be ‘fascinating and mysterious.’ Originally from Puerto Rico, he has lived in the Lower East Side for the last 40 years. He is a self-employed IT consultant who attended one year of college and has been ‘married for a long time.’ He normally gets his news from the Daily News, The New York Times, Google,” ABC News added.

“Juror No. 5 was the only potential juror who raised her hand when lawyers asked if they had ever heard of Trump’s other criminal cases. A life-long New Yorker, she currently works as an ELA teacher in a charter school and lives in Harlem. She normally gets her news from Google and TikTok but said that she ‘doesn’t really care for the news.'”

“Juror No. 6 is a software engineer who works for the Walt Disney Company, which is the parent company of ABC News. She grew up in New York City and lives in Chelsea with three roommates. She said she gets her news from The New York Times and TikTok. In her spare time, she said she enjoys plays, restaurants, dancing, and watching TV,” ABC News wrote.

Their identities are kept private for security.

The judge denied Trump’s motion to recuse himself from the case.

Jury selection may take two weeks, with an anticipated 6-8 week trial.

Trump maintains his innocence and has criticized the trial as politically motivated.

If convicted, he could face jail time.

The trial opening statements may begin next week if the final jurors are chosen, in what is expected to be one of the highest profile cases in recent history.

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