Jury Selected For Trump’s New York Trial

The jury for the New York case against former President Donald Trump in relationship to the aftermath of an alleged brief relationship with adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been selected. The decision came as Judge Juan Merchan denied a request from the former president’s legal team to delay the trial, which the former president called a “scam.”

Among the jurors, there were several elements that stand out. One of the jurors works in investment banking and follows Truth Social posts on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Another juror is a security engineer and watches some news. Interestingly, the juror answered “yes” to the question of whether he, a relative or a close friend worked for a business owned or operated by Trump.

Another juror was originally from Lebanon and takes in a variety of news outlets, including the New York Times.

One juror is a woman who is a speech therapist for the New York Department of Education and said that she does not follow the news closely.

Another juror is a man who said that he does not have a “strong opinion” about the former president and said that he favored some things about Trump and not others.

One juror is a woman who works for an apparel company who said that she did not follow news closely but said that Trump “seems very selfish and self-serving.”

Another juror is a physical therapist who reads multiple news outlets but had no strong feelings about the former president. One juror lives in West Harlem and follows multiple news agencies, including Fox News.

Another juror is a corporate law attorney who gets news from multiple sources. One juror lives in Harlem and listens to podcasts.

One of the other jurors is a software engineer who reads the New York Times and watches TikTok.

The last juror is a civil litigator who said that he had mixed feelings about Trump.

Meanwhile, Merchan dismissed an effort from the Trump legal team to delay the trial. In a previous decision earlier in April Merchan responded to the Trump legal team’s argument that there was “exceptionally prejudicial” news coverage surrounding the trial.

Merchan wrote that he disagreed with Trump’s assertion that the “situation and this case are unique and that the pre-trial publicity will never subside.”

The former president argued that it was “very unfair” that he was facing trial in Manhattan, which voted heavily for President Joe Biden in 2020.