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Trump’s Criminal Hush Money Trial Seats Jury; Opening Arguments Start

HeadlineApr 22, 2024

Opening arguments begin today in Donald Trump’s criminal trial. Trump is the first former president to ever be criminally charged. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to hide $130,000 paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels to impact the 2016 election. Twelve jurors and six alternates have been sworn in. On Friday, a man set himself on fire in a park outside of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse where Trump is being tried. Thirty-seven-year-old Max Azzarello died hours later. Friends of the man said he had become consumed with conspiracy theories in recent years.

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