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Six jurors seated in Trump trial amid social media scrutiny

After a thorough grilling to ensure fairness, the first six jurors for Donald Trump’s high-profile trial were chosen. Their selection comes after intense questioning about their social media activity, political beliefs, and personal lives.

Six jurors seated in Trump trial amid social media scrutiny

These six individuals are the initial members of the jury, out of a total of 12 jurors and six alternates. They will decide whether Trump is guilty of charges alleging he falsified business records to hide a sex scandal during his 2016 presidential campaign.

Judge Juan Merchan informed the chosen jurors of their selection and instructed them to return for opening statements on Monday morning.

Selecting jurors involved extensive questioning, resulting in eight dismissals due to bias or scheduling conflicts. Despite differing opinions about Trump, many potential jurors expressed their commitment to impartiality.

Six jurors seated in Trump trial amid social media scrutiny

One dismissed juror, Kara McGee, admitted her dislike for Trump but emphasized the importance of a fair trial. She noted that seeing Trump in person humanized him in her eyes.

The ongoing jury selection process underscores the challenge of finding impartial individuals to judge a polarizing figure like Trump, who portrays himself as a victim of political persecution.

The trial, seen as a significant event in Trump’s political career, is the first of four criminal cases against him. With the trial expected to last several weeks, the selection of impartial jurors remains a critical aspect of the proceedings.

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