AP Explains: 12 jurors now picked for Donald Trump’s hush money trial

(18 Apr 2024)
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New York – 18 April 2024
1. Mid of Donald Trump getting into vehicle to go to courthouse for jury selection

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Sisak, The Associated Press:
"Jury selection in Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial is nearing completion after a chaotic but productive Thursday. In all, 13 jurors have been picked. The main body of 12 jurors, plus one alternate. They include a security engineer, a speech therapist and a wealth manager who’s now retired. The day started with seven jurors seated for the trial, but then, we dropped down to five. Two jurors were dismissed for various reasons."

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New York – 18 April 2024
3. STILL of Donald Trump in court during jury selection

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4. Courtroom sketch of Former President Donald Trump in courtroom during jury selection

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New York – 18 April 2024
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Sisak, The Associated Press:
"The process picked up and Judge Juan Merchon says he’s confident five more alternates can be seated on Friday and opening statements can be held on Monday. Eight jurors were picked in all were picked today to to backfill the spots that were vacated by jurors that had been previously seated and then six more, bringing the total to 13."

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6. STILL of Donald Trump in court during jury selection
7. Donald Trump departing courtroom after day of jury selection

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New York – 18 April 2024
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Sisak, The Associated Press:
"Donald Trump afterwards said that the case against him is unfair and a hoax. He also complained that it was freezing in the courtroom, and reporters who were inside the courtroom, including myself, could attest that it was rather chilly."

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9. Donald Trump speaking to reporters after day of jury selection

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10. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Sisak, The Associated Press:
"Among the people selected for the jury on Thursday was a woman who said that she didn’t like Donald Trump’s persona. She thought he was very selfish and self-serving. She said she didn’t like how he presents himself in public. But nevertheless, she assured both the prosecution, the defense and also the judge that she could be fair and impartial. At the end of the day, Donald Trump suffered yet another setback. Prosecutors typically share with the defense in cases who their next few witnesses are going to be as a courtesy. But because Donald Trump has taken to social media railing against various witnesses and people connected with his cases, the prosecution said they are not going to do that this time. They will not be giving Donald Trump a heads up on who’s going to be taking the witness stand."

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11. VARIOUS STILLS of Donald Trump in courtroom during jury selection
STORYLINE:
A jury of 12 people was seated Thursday in former President Donald Trump’s history-making hush money trial, propelling the proceedings closer to opening statements and the start of weeks of dramatic testimony.

The court quickly turned to selecting alternate jurors, with the process on track to wrap up by the end of the week. Prosecutors could begin presenting their case early next week.

The jury of New Yorkers includes a sales professional, a software engineer, a security engineer, an English teacher, a speech therapist, multiple lawyers, an investment banker and a retired wealth manager.

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