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What you need to know about the New Yorkers chosen as jurors in Trump’s ‘hush money’ trial

Two days after the start of the criminal trial against Donald Trump in New York, the The first seven jury members have been selectedand they are now charged with deciding the outcome of the first criminal trial of a former president in American history.

The anonymous jurors will hear evidence related to Trump’s allegations participated in a scheme with his former attorney Michael Cohen to falsify records to cover up the refunds he paid to Cohen. The refunds are said to relate to a “hush money” payment Cohen made just before the 2016 election to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who said she had an affair with Trump years earlier.

Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He accuses prosecutors of pursuing the case for political gain.

The jurors were chosen Tuesday from a group of dozens of Manhattan residents. They all answered questions about their political views, personal lives and news consumption habits before sitting down. All pledged to serve impartially.

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The final jury consists of a total of twelve jurors and six alternates. Here’s what we know so far about the seven jurors in the Trump trial:

Juror #1

Juror #1 is a man originally from Ireland who now lives in West Harlem and works in sales. He was appointed by the judge as foreman. He loves the outdoors and gets his news from the New York Times, the Daily Mail, Fox News and MSNBC.

Juror #2

The second juror is a woman who lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and works as an oncology nurse. She said she enjoys walking her dog and gets her news mostly from the New York Times, CNN and Google. “I am here for my civic duty. I’m just here to listen to the facts,” she said in court on Tuesday.

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Juror #3

Juror No. 3 is a corporate lawyer originally from Oregon who now lives in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. He said he likes to go for walks and gets his news from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Google. He said he was “not very familiar with the other charges” Trump faces and that he “doesn’t follow the news that closely.”

Juror #4

Juror No. 4, originally from Puerto Rico, said he reads The New York Daily News and The New York Times, and listed “my family” as his hobby. As an IT consultant, he described Trump as “fascinating and mysterious.”

Juror #5

The fifth juror is a high school English teacher who said she isn’t very interested in politics or the news, which she gets from The New York Times and TikTok. Although her friends have strong opinions about Trump, this Harlem resident says they don’t. She offered this opinion under questioning by one of Trump’s lawyers: “President Trump speaks his mind. I prefer that in a person rather than someone who is in office and you don’t know what he’s doing behind the scenes.”

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Juror #6

Juror No. 6, a software engineer who lives in Chelsea, said she can treat Trump like any other person on trial. She reads The New York Times and uses TikTok.

Juror #7

Juror No. 7, a civil attorney who lives on the Upper East Side, said he enjoys spending time outdoors with his children. He told the court he reads The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and The Washington Post. He likes the podcasts ‘Smartless’ and ‘Car Talk’.

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