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Friday, June 14, 2024

JUDGE DISMISSES SECOND JUROR IN TRUMP TRIAL

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NEW YORK, (REUTERS) – The judge overseeing former U.S. President Donald Trump’s criminal trial dismissed a second juror on Thursday after determining he did not reveal prior brushes with the law, as lawyers struggled to assemble a jury for one of the most high-profile trials in American history.

Earlier in the day, Justice Juan Merchan dismissed another juror who said she felt intimidated because some personal information had been made public.

The two removals mean that five people so far have been selected for the jury, which will comprise 12 members and six alternates.

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