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What we know so far about the jurors in Trump’s New York hush money trial

Jury
selection
is
underway
in
the
historic
hush-money
trial
of
former
president
Donald
Trump,
with

the
first
seven
jurors
being
seated
Tuesday
.

There
will
be
12
jurors
total,
plus
about
six
alternates,
according
to
the
New
York
judge
overseeing
the
case,
Juan
Merchan.
During
questioning,
potential
jurors
were
asked
dozens
of
questions
about
their
backgrounds
and
ability
to
remain
fair
and
impartial.
The
seated
jurors
showed
a
range
of
knowledge
about
Trump
and
the
news
more
broadly.
Some
were
more
expressive
than
others,
like
the
lifelong
Harlem
resident
who
said
she
tries
to
steer
clear
of
politics
but
appreciates
that
Trump
“speaks
his
mind.”



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Donald
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The
trial,
which
began
Monday,
marks
the
first
criminal
prosecution
of
a
former
U.S.
president.
Trump
faces

34
counts
of
falsifying
business
records
,
part
of
what
prosecutors
have
described
as
a
scheme
during
the
2016
presidential
campaign
to
cover
up
an
alleged
affair
with
adult-film
actress
Stormy
Daniels.

It
is

one
of
four
criminal
cases
that
Trump
faces
,
including
two
others
that
center
on
his
efforts
to
hold
on
to
power
after
his
reelection
loss,
that
he
must
juggle
as
he
runs
for
president
again.

Dozens
of
jurors

were
dismissed
on
the
first
day
of
the
trial
,
highlighting
the
difficulty
of
prosecuting
such
a
high-profile
figure.
The
jury
selection
process
isn’t
over
yet
but
here
is
what
is
known
about
the
jurors
that
have
been
seated
so
far,
according
to
The
Washington
Post’s
reporting
and
pool
reports:

The
Jurors

Juror
#B400
This
juror
gets
his
news
from
the
New
York
Times,
the
Daily
Mail,
as
well
as
“some”
Fox
News
and
MSNBC.
“I’ve
heard
some
of
them,”
the
juror
said
about
Trump’s
other
cases.
He
hails
from
Ireland
but
now
lives
in
West
Harlem
and
works
in
sales.
He’s
married
and
has
no
children.
In
his
spare
time,
he
enjoys
doing
anything
outdoorsy.
Juror
#B280
This
juror
is
a
native
New
Yorker
and
has
lived
on
the
Upper
East
Side
for
the
past
three
years.
She
said
she
did
not
really
have
an
opinion
about
Trump
and
that
“no
one
is
above
the
law.”
“I
didn’t
even
know
I
was
walking
into
this,”
she
said.
She
gets
her
news
from
the
New
York
Times,
CNN,
Google,
and
has
a
Facebook
account.
She’s
been
an
oncology
nurse
for
15
years,
is
not
married
and
has
no
children,
but
lives
with
her
fiancé.
Juror
#B381
This
juror
said
he
doesn’t
need
to
be
a
mind
reader
to
determine
intent.
“I
am
actually
not
super
familiar
with
the
other
charges.
I
don’t
really
follow
the
news
that
closely

a
little
embarrassing
to
say,”
he
said.
He
is
a
“young
to
middle-aged”
man
who
works
as
a
corporate
lawyer
and
lives
in
Chelsea.
He’s
unmarried
and
says
he
reads
the
New
York
Times
and
the
Wall
Street
Journal.
In
middle
school
he
enjoyed
watching
“The
Apprentice.”
Juror
#B89
Speaking
about
Trump,
this
juror
said,
“I
find
him
fascinating
and
mysterious,”
adding
that
when
the
former
president
walks
into
a
room
“he
sets
people
off.”
This
juror
has
served
on
a
jury
in
a
civil
trial
but
said
he
couldn’t
remember
the
verdict.
He
is
a
married
grandfather
who
lives
on
the
Lower
East
Side
and
is
originally
from
Puerto
Rico.
He
works
as
an
IT
consultant
and
says
his
hobby
is
his
family.
He
says
he
gets
his
information
from
the
New
York
Daily
News,
the
New
York
Times,
YouTube
podcasts,
Google
and
X.
Juror
#B374
This
juror
said
that
as
a
“woman
of
color,”
she
has
friends
with
strong
opinions
about
Trump
but
that
she
tries
to
avoid
politics
herself
and
is
not
very
interested
in
the
news.
While
most
of
the
jurors
in
the
box
indicated
they
were
aware
Trump
faced
other
criminal
cases,
this
woman
signaled
she
did
not.
She
did
say
she
likes
Trump’s
candid
style.
“President
Trump
speaks
his
mind,”
she
said.
“I’d
rather
have
that
than
someone
in
office
that
we
don’t
know
what
he’s
doing
behind
the
scenes.”
This
juror
has
lived
in
New
York
City’s
Harlem
neighborhood
for
her
entire
life
and
works
in
education.
She
gets
her
information
from
Google
and
TikTok,
and
she
listens
to
“The
Breakfast
Club,”
the
radio
show
in
New
York
City.
The
juror’s
mother
and
godfather
have
worked
in
law
enforcement.
Both
are
retirees
from
the
New
York
Police
Department.
Juror
#B297
During
questioning,
this
juror
said
she
can
treat
Trump
like
any
other
person
on
trial.
This
juror
is
a
young
woman
and
native
New
Yorker
who
has
lived
in
the
Chelsea
neighborhood
for
a
year
and
a
half.
She
works
as
a
software
engineer,
and
she
gets
her
news
from
the
New
York
Times
and
TikTok.
Juror
#B269
This
juror
said
he
has
“political
views
as
to
the
Trump
presidency”
and
thinks
there
were
likely
Trump
administration
policies
he
disagreed
with.
“I
don’t
know
the
man
and
I
don’t
have
opinions
about
him
personally,”
he
added.
The
juror
also
said
he
does
not
have
any
opinions
about
Trump’s
character.
“I
certainly
follow
the
news.
I’m
aware
there
are
other
lawsuits
out
there,”
he
said.
“But
I’m
not
sure
that
I
know
anyone’s
character.”
This
juror
is
a
middle-aged
man
who
lives
on
the
Upper
East
Side
and
works
as
a
civil
litigator.
He’s
married
with
children
and
spends
time
outside
with
his
kids
in
his
spare
time.
He
gets
his
news
from
the
New
York
Times,
the
Wall
Street
Journal,
the
New
York
Post
and
The
Washington
Post.
He
also
listens
to
NPR’s
“Car
Talk,”
WNYC
public
radio,
and
the
“SmartLess”
podcast.
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