Trump tri­al: No jurors select­ed on day one

Trump trial: No jurors selected on day one

A New York judge vet­ted near­ly a hun­dred prospec­tive jurors in for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump‘s hush mon­ey tri­al on Mon­day, but more than half of them were excused because they said they lacked impar­tial­i­ty.
The first day of the first-ever crim­i­nal tri­al of a for­mer pres­i­dent end­ed with 32 prospec­tive jurors left as Judge Juan Mer­chan, defense attor­neys, and pros­e­cu­tors con­tin­ued the process of whit­tling down a pool of ran­dom­ly select­ed Man­hat­tan-area res­i­dents to serve on a 12-seat bench.
Trump and Man­hat­tan Dis­trict Attor­ney Alvin Bragg, who has charged the for­mer pres­i­dent with fal­si­fy­ing busi­ness records after his 2016 elec­tion, were both present, accord­ing to a poo …