One juror dismissed in Trump hush money trial, 6 remain One juror dismissed in Trump hush money trial - 6 remain

MANHATTAN, N.Y. (NCC News/AP)  In the hush money trial of  Donald Trump, prosecutors asked on Thursday for Trump to be held in contempt and fined for several social media posts according to AP News.

The prosecution said that these social media posts violated a judge’s gag order that barred him from attacking witnesses.

The posts were made by Trump since Monday, when prosecutors first wanted a $3,000 fine against the former president for three Truth Social posts they said violated the order, according to AP News.

Along with this, jury selection has been taking place this week, with seven jurors confirmed. However, one reporter was dismissed Thursday.

This juror, an oncology nurse, was dismissed after telling the court that she had become concerned about her ability to be impartial in the first ever criminal case against a former president, according to AP News.

This dismissal leaves six confirmed members on the jury panel, however, 12 more must be sworn in. The judge said he anticipated that opening statements in this case could be given as early as next week.

The seating of the jury will be an imperative event in the case. This trial will add significant pressure to the upcoming presidential election between Trump and President Biden.


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