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Tue Apr 16, 2024, 03:59 PM Apr 16

First 7 jurors seated in Trump trial as judge warns former president about comments [View all]

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Source: CBS News

Updated on: April 16, 2024 / 6:32 PM EDT


Seven Manhattan residents were selected to serve on the jury in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial on Tuesday, as lawyers for both sides clashed over which potential jurors should be seated and the judge warned the defendant to remain quiet.

During the selection process, the anonymous members of the jury were known only by letters and numbers, like B400 and B280. There are four men and three women, ranging from young to middle-aged. They include a salesman, a nurse, two lawyers, an IT consultant, a teacher and a software engineer. Three grew up elsewhere — in Ireland, Oregon and Puerto Rico.

They all answered questions about their background and their opinion of Trump before they were chosen to serve on the jury for one of the highest-profile trials in American history. One member, the nurse, said she "[doesn't] really have" an opinion of the former president. She promised that she is "here for my civic duty" and "to listen to the facts." The IT consultant said, "My family is my hobby," and admitted to finding Trump "fascinating and mysterious."

The teacher said she has friends with strong opinions of Trump, but added that she's not very interested in politics or the news. "President Trump speaks his mind, and I'd rather that than someone who's in office who you don't know what they're thinking," she said. She was not aware that Trump faces criminal charges in other cases.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-trial-day-2-jury-selection-new-york/



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Updated on: April 16, 2024 / 5:43 PM EDT


Seven Manhattan residents were selected to serve on the jury in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial on Tuesday, as lawyers for both sides clashed over which potential jurors should be seated and the judge warned the defendant to remain quiet.

During the selection process, the anonymous members of the jury were known only by letters and numbers, like B400 and B280. There are four men and three women, ranging from young to middle-aged. They include a salesman, a nurse, two lawyers, an IT consultant, a teacher and a software engineer. Three grew up elsewhere, in Ireland, Oregon and Puerto Rico.

They all answered questions about their background and their opinion of Trump before they were chosen to serve on the jury for one of the highest-profile trials in American history. One member, the nurse, said she "[doesn't] really have" an opinion of the former president. She promised that she is "here for my civic duty" and "to listen to the facts." The IT consultant said, "My family is my hobby," and admitted to finding Trump "fascinating and mysterious."

The teacher said she has friends with strong opinions of Trump, but added that she's not very interested in politics or the news. "President Trump speaks his mind, and I'd rather that than someone who's in office who you don't know what they're thinking," she said. She was not aware that Trump faces criminal charges in other cases.



First 6 jurors seated in Trump trial as judge warns former president about comments

Updated on: April 16, 2024 / 4:23 PM EDT


Six Manhattan residents were sworn in Tuesday afternoon to serve on the jury in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial as lawyers for both sides clashed over which potential jurors should -- and should not -- be seated.

At least six more, plus another half dozen alternates, must still be chosen. Roughly 80 people have been excused since questioning began Monday. Most of them said they could not be impartial in deciding a case involving Trump. Others were dismissed based on their answers to questions about their political beliefs or social media posts.

A dispute over one juror's Facebook posts showing celebrations after Trump lost the 2020 election prompted audible comments from the former president on Tuesday. That earned him an admonishment from Judge Juan Merchan, who told Trump attorney Todd Blanche to speak to his client.

"Mr. Blanche, your client was audibly uttering something. He was audible, gesturing and speaking in the direction of the juror. I won't tolerate that," Merchan said. "I will not have any jurors intimidated in this courtroom. I want to make that crystal clear."



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Updated on: April 16, 2024 / 3:46 PM EDT


Six Manhattan residents were sworn in Tuesday afternoon to serve on the jury in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial as lawyers for both sides clashed over which potential jurors should -- and should not -- be seated.

At least six more, plus another half dozen alternates, must still be chosen. Roughly 80 people have been excused since proceedings began Monday, most of whom said they could not be impartial in deciding a case involving Trump.

On Tuesday, a dispute over one juror's Facebook posts showing celebrations after Trump lost the 2020 election prompted audible comments from the former president. That earned him an admonishment from Judge Juan Merchan, who told Trump attorney Todd Blanche to speak to his client.

"Mr. Blanche, your client was audibly uttering something. He was audible, gesturing and speaking in the direction of the juror. I won't tolerate that," Merchan said. "I will not have any jurors intimidated in this courtroom. I want to make that crystal clear."
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Anybody who serves deserves a Medal of Honor Marthe48 Apr 16 #1
The MoH is reserved for the Military, not civilians, MarineCombatEngineer Apr 16 #14
Thank you for clarifying Marthe48 Apr 16 #19
We should start a Gofundme orangecrush Apr 16 #28
I could definitely get behind that. MarineCombatEngineer Apr 16 #29
I had an instructor orangecrush Apr 16 #32
Unnecessary. ShazzieB Apr 16 #34
The problem isn't at the courthouse orangecrush Apr 16 #37
Yes, if the public finds out who they are... Think. Again. Apr 16 #39
"Bailiff, whack his peepee" RainCaster Apr 16 #2
Only six/12 jurors chosen, yet the jury foreperson has already been "named"... hlthe2b Apr 16 #3
They are going to be picking more than 12 BumRushDaShow Apr 16 #4
Yes I know. I am only remarking on how unusual it is that a jury foreman has been 'named' at this juncture hlthe2b Apr 16 #5
Well oddly and uniquely enough BumRushDaShow Apr 16 #6
Well, there you go. I am notorious for destroying Defense Attorneys planned cases (unintentionally) in voir dire hlthe2b Apr 16 #8
LOL BumRushDaShow Apr 16 #9
I've only been called for jury duty twice in my life. ShazzieB Apr 16 #21
Before Covid I was called every year for 20 years. Demobrat Apr 16 #26
I've been thrown out of two jury pools bedazzled Apr 16 #11
i looked at a defendant the wrong way and got let go. learned later that he did a plea deal. he wanted to AllaN01Bear Apr 16 #12
I was kicked out of a jury pool where Demobrat Apr 16 #16
That would have been a challenging jury bedazzled Apr 16 #33
I got a call to serve by mail in federal court. LiberalFighter Apr 16 #40
FYI The first juror seated during selection is the jury foreperson in NYS courts. nt Princess Turandot Apr 16 #23
Well - hopefully he's not one to take any Malarkey peppertree Apr 16 #24
I just heard (I think it was on Meidas Touch?) that in NY state the fierywoman Apr 16 #10
I heard the same thing. It does not matter who you are. Paper Roses Apr 16 #15
Two of the chosen are lawyers NanaCat Apr 17 #50
One of the videos I saw, piddyprints Apr 17 #51
Probably the 1st time MFer has ever been in room with a person that voted against his pasty ass. maxsolomon Apr 16 #7
If she were my kids teacher, I would want a new teacher JT45242 Apr 16 #13
Exactly!!! niyad Apr 16 #44
Trump Complaining about a Fair Jury Pool johne8408 Apr 16 #17
This is a random selection of residents of Manhattan? malthaussen Apr 16 #18
"fascinating and mysterious" Ugh StarryNite Apr 16 #20
That's two words I'd never use to describe TFG William Seger Apr 16 #31
Well, so is a heap of dog shit that you step on barefoot in the dark Orrex Apr 16 #36
Thanks! Jury selection continues on Thursday. 'Til then the criminal defendant can go back to bed. ancianita Apr 16 #22
President Trump speaks his mind, and I'd rather that than someone who's in office who you don't know what they're thinki orangecrush Apr 16 #25
Oh and don't forget another one finds him "fascinating and mysterious". StarryNite Apr 16 #30
Guess the prosecution knows orangecrush Apr 16 #35
This and the one below ("fascinating and mysterious") sounds like Silver Gaia Apr 16 #38
Thank you orangecrush Apr 16 #46
Thanks for the thanks! Silver Gaia Apr 17 #47
Nicolle Wallace showed an interview Deminpenn Apr 16 #27
Interesting! aurora the great Apr 16 #41
"She was not aware that Trump faces criminal charges in other cases." Thunderbeast Apr 16 #42
I just wish we could watch it in real time.... slightlv Apr 16 #43
The TEACHER does not know that he is facing other criminal charges??? niyad Apr 16 #45
Liars, schmoozer and idiots. They're a perfect start towards creating the jury of his peers. ❤️ littlemissmartypants Apr 17 #48
He says he won't tolerate that, as he tolerates it. Kablooie Apr 17 #49
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