Trump Prosecutors Release Jury Screening Questions Ahead Of Landmark Trial

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Zack Brave Capitol Hill Reporter
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A New York Court hearing former President Donald Trump’s upcoming hush money trial released questions for prospective jurors Monday.

The questions delve into various aspects of the jurors’ lives. Notably their affiliations or lack thereof with groups such as the QAnon movement, Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, Three Percenters, Boogaloo Boys and Antifa are highlighted. Furthermore, the court asked about their views on a former president facing criminal charges in state court and their opinions regarding Trump’s treatment in the criminal case.

The questions in the questionnaire included media consumption habits and social media preferences.

The presumptive Republican nominee, Trump, has been charged with 34 state felony counts in New York. These charges stem from accusations of falsifying business records to cover up an alleged “hush money” payment related to an alleged extramarital affair.

 The hush money trial is one of four criminal cases Mr. Trump faces, potentially the only one to conclude before the November presidential election. To postpone the trial, Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit against New York Justice Juan Merchan, seeking to change the trial’s location and lift a gag order restricting his commentary on the case. However, an appeals court swiftly dismissed Trump’s request.{RELATED:‘Unacceptable’: Trump Team Files Motion To Replace Judge In Hush Money Trial}

Trump’s trial was initially delayed from March’s end to April 15th due to the unexpected release of documents by federal prosecutors, necessitating additional time for case review. Trump maintains his innocence, blaming his legal challenges on politically motivated prosecutors.