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Jury finalized for Trump’s trial over alleged hush money

Former President Donald Trump waves as he enters Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday. Associated Press/Photo by Spencer Platt

Jury finalized for Trump’s trial over alleged hush money

The Manhattan court on Friday finished seating a dozen jurors and six alternates for former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial. The jury selection process began on Monday, with jurors facing questions about their opinions on Trump, their affiliations with certain political groups, and their awareness of media coverage of Trump’s legal troubles. Opening statements are set to begin on April 22.

What are the allegations in this case? Trump faces 34 charges related to the falsification of business records. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleges Trump falsified the records to hide hush money payments made to an actress in pornographic films so she wouldn’t discuss an alleged extramarital affair between herself and Trump. Trump has denied wrongdoing, and earlier this month posted on social media a photo of what appeared to be a statement from the woman in question saying she had not engaged in an affair with Trump.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Carolina Lumetta and Leo Briceno’s report about Alvin Bragg’s indictment of Trump.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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