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5 big takeaways from Day 4 of Trump's hush money trial

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After four days of jury selection, Donald Trump has a full jury in his New York criminal hush money trial.
After four days of jury selection, Donald Trump has a full jury in his New York criminal hush money trial, where he’s facing felony charges related to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Judge Juan Merchan swore in five additional alternate jurors on Friday and scheduled opening statements for Monday.
Tensions ran high in the courtroom at times Friday, as defense attorneys attempted to grill potential witnesses about their social media histories and opinions on the former president. Two potential jurors broke down to tears during questioning, telling the judge they were too anxious about the case to serve as fair jurors. Both were excused.
Here are four big takeaways from the fourth day of the historic trial:
Five additional alternate jurors were sworn in to hear the case on Friday.
“We have now completed jury selection for this case,” Judge Merchan said.
The alternate jurors are five women and one man. Below is a breakdown of all the alternates:
Alternate Juror No. 1: Female, Analyst for Asset Manager
Alternate Juror No. 2: Female, Unemployed
Alternate Juror No. 3: Male, Audio Professional
Alternate Juror No. 4: Female, Contract Specialist
Alternate Juror No. 5: Female, Creative Operations for Clothing Company
Alternate Juror No. 6: Female, Project Manager for Construction Company
An appeals court judge denied the defense’s request for an emergency stay of the trial on Friday.
Trump earlier Friday filed the emergency appeal as he sought to change the venue of the trial based on some of the responses prospective jurors gave during the jury selection process.

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