Trump trial: Second juror dismissed, dropping jury down to five

A second juror who was previously sworn into the New York hush money trial against former President Donald Trump was dismissed on Thursday after prosecutors raised objections, dropping the total number in the jury down to five.

The seated Juror #4, an older Puerto Rican man who previously said he was intrigued by Trump, was called for questioning after prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office inquired about whether he was truthful in answering questions about his past criminal history. The dismissal comes shortly after Juror #2, an oncology nurse, was dismissed Thursday morning.

Juror #4 has been excused.

And then there were five…

— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) April 18, 2024

After the conference between the juror and Justice Juan Merchan, the judge said the juror “expressed annoyance about how much
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