Apr 17, 2024 - Politics & Policy

What to know about the seven jurors picked so far in the Trump hush money trial

Former president Donald Trump sits at the center of a long wooden table in a Manhattan courtroom with his attorneys.

Former President Donald Trump attends jury selection with his attorneys Todd Blanche (L) and Emil Bove at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 16, 2024. Photo: Curtis Means-Pool/Getty Images

The seven jurors picked so far for former President Donald Trump's hush-money trial paint a fascinating picture of Manhattan.

Why it matters: They're set to make history as they weigh Trump's fate in the first criminal trial against a former U.S. president — all while he runs for a second term.

  • Eleven more people — five jurors and six alternates — still need to be picked in the case.
  • Dozens have already been dismissed because they said they couldn't be impartial, a sign of the complexity and unique nature of the case.

Here's what we know about who's been selected so far:

1. The foreman, who works in sales, lives in Harlem but is originally from Ireland.

2. A native New Yorker who's an oncology nurse.

3. A corporate lawyer originally from Oregon.

4. A self-employed IT consultant who lives on the Lower East Side but grew up in Puerto Rico.

5. A teacher and lifelong New Yorker. She was the only juror in the box who said they didn't know Trump was charged in three other cases.

6. A software engineer who works for Disney.

7. A lawyer who lives on the Upper East Side.

What's next: Jury selection is set to resume Thursday. Judge Juan Merchan is moving things right along: He said opening statements could start Monday morning.

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