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Trump has an unusual request on trial Day 1

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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The first ever criminal trial of a former US president got underway in state court in Manhattan on Monday with the difficult task of finding an impartial jury to sit for a trial that could last months.

Despite the high stakes of prosecuting the presumptive Republican presidential candidate and the salacious subject matter involving a 2016 hush money payment to a former adult film star, the trial kickoff previewed weeks of plodding, procedural back-and-forth.

On his way in to court, former President Donald Trump said the entire trial is “an assault on America” and used social...

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