Full Jury Panel Selected in Trump’s Hush Money Trial

Former President Trump

By Steve Neavling

And here we go. 

Former President Trump is finally about to face a trial in a criminal case.

Twelve jurors and one alternate have been sworn in to serve in the criminal trial in which Trump faces 34 felony counts alleging he falsified New York business records related to hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. 

Lawyers must still select alternate jurors for the trial, a process that is expected to wrap up at the end of the week. 

The jurors include a software engineer, security engineer, sales professional, teacher, speech therapist, multiple lawyers, an investment banker, and a retired wealth manager, the Associated Press reports

Trump told reporters he should be campaigning but instead was stuck in a “very unfair trial.”

“Everybody’s outraged by it,” Trump said. “You know the whole world’s watching this New York scam.”

The task of picking lawyers who don’t have strong feelings about Trump was not an easy one. One juror said he’s “ambivalent” about the former president but added, “I might not like some of his policies, but there has been some good” for the country.

A woman chosen for the jury described Trump as “very selfish and self serving,” adding, “I don’t really appreciate that from any public servant.”

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