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Trump's historic New York hush money trial begins today with jury selection

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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Donald Trump is making history Monday as the first former president to stand trial on criminal charges, a watershed moment for American politics, the presidential election and Trump himself.

Trump — the presumptive Republican nominee for president — is required to be present for the entire trial, which could last as long as eight weeks. He’s pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records, a low-level felony punishable by up to four years in prison. The trial kicks off Monday with jury selection.

"This is a persecution like never before. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it," Trump told...

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