Juror Questionnaire in Trump’s Hush Money Case Revealed

(PatriotWise.com) — Hundreds of Manhattan residents were sent notices to appear at the Manhattan criminal court on Monday, April 15, when the jury selection process in Donald Trump’s hush money trial begins, CBS News reported.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected to begin scrutinizing over 500 possible jurors starting on Monday.

As part of the jury selection process, the attorneys will review the potential jurors’ answers to a questionnaire before narrowing down the group to the ones they want to question directly in court.

The questionnaire, obtained by CBS News on Wednesday, consists of 42 questions. While some of the questions are mundane (“In what neighborhood do you live?” and “Are you a native New Yorker?”), other questions are more Trump-specific.

Potential jurors will be asked what talk radio programs they listen to or podcasts they watch, as well as which news outlets they watch or read.

In addition to being asked about their “feelings or opinions” about Trump or how he has been treated in the case, potential jurors will also be asked if they follow Donald Trump’s social media accounts or if they’ve ever attended a Trump rally. They will also have to say if they or a family member or friend ever worked for one of Trump’s campaigns, his administration, or the campaigns of any politician “affiliated” with Donald Trump.

Potential jurors will also have to say if they belonged to any radical groups like Proud Boys, Oathkeepers, Boogaloo Boys, Antifa, or the Q-Anon movement.

A court filing released on Monday included how Judge Juan Merchan would describe the details of the case to the jury.

Jurors will be told that the allegations against Trump are that he “falsified business records to conceal an agreement with others to unlawfully influence the 2016 election.” Judge Merchan’s description details the specific allegations of how Trump concealed the purpose of the hush money payments he made to Stephanie Clifford (Stormy Daniels) through his then-attorney Michael Cohen before the 2016 election.

An appellate judge on Wednesday rejected Trump’s latest-ditch attempt to delay the April 15 trial.

Later this month, a panel of judges from New York’s Appellate Division will separately consider the defense’s request to recuse Judge Merchan from presiding over the case.

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