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First 7 jurors picked for Trump’s hush money criminal trial

The first seven jurors for Donald Trump's hush money trial were seated Tuesday after lawyers grilled the jury pool about their social media posts, political views and personal lives to decide who can sit in fair judgment of the former president.

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Following a protracted questionnaire phase and hours of questioning on Tuesday, seven jurors were seated by the time the court adjourned on the second day of Donald Trump’s hush money trial.
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Members of the media gather outside Manhattan Criminal Court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Former President Donald Trump will return to court as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, left, arrives at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Donald Trump returns to a New York courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Trump is set to return to court as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who'll decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Trump is set to return to court as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who'll decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump, leaves Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Trump is set to return to court as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who'll decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump speaks before entering the courtroom at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Donald Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump speaks before entering the courtroom at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Donald Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump awaits the start of proceedings on the second day of jury selection at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Donald Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump awaits the start of proceedings on the second day of jury selection at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Donald Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump awaits the start of proceedings on the second day of jury selection at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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Former President Donald Trump returns to the courtroom after a short recess during the second day of jury selection at Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York. Donald Trump returned to the courtroom Tuesday as a judge works to find a panel of jurors who will decide whether the former president is guilty of criminal charges alleging he falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal during the 2016 campaign.
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In this courtroom sketch, former President Donald Trump, bottom left, sits in court during the second day of jury selection in his criminal hush money trial in Manhattan criminal court in New York on Tuesday, April 16.
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Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he leaves a Manhattan courtroom after the second day of his criminal trial, Tuesday, April 16, in New York.
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Former President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the end of the second day of jury selection for his trial at a Manhattan criminal court, Tuesday, April 16, in New York.
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Defense lawyer for former President Donald Trump, Susan R. Necheles leave the court after the second day of his criminal trial, Tuesday, April 16, in New York.

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