Trump’s Concerning Warning About His Trial’s Jurors

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On Monday, following the start of the New York hush money criminal trial, former President Donald Trump has been complaining about the number of strikes that his team is giving against possible jurors. 

On Wednesday Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to state that he believed the strikes were meant to be “unlimited” during the selection process. He continued by saying that he was then informed that his team only had 10 vetoes which as he claims is the first time something like that happens. He continued by arguing once again that the case brought against him was a Witch Hunt and blamed them for Election Interference. 

State law speculates that both the defense and the prosecutors are given 10 vetos to potential jurors who are in the trial. This is because Trump is facing Class E felony charges. Currently, each of the sides has used six of their total of 10 strikes. 

Originally the selection process started with a group of 96 potential jurors, however, since then the two sides have been able to settle on the first seven jurors. As part of the selection process the the potential jurors are called to answer a series of questions and provide the two sides with access to personal information regarding their place of employment, where they live, and also the outlets that they use to get their news from. 

Over half of the group that was originally being considered was dismissed shortly after they admitted that they could not remain impartial and fair in the case. The total number of jurors in this case is 12, while there will also be six alternatives.

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