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Trump’s hush-money trial to begin today in New York City — here’s what to know as jury selection in historic trial gets underway

Donald Trump’s historic hush-money trial right here in New York City is underway this morning. According to reports, jury selection in the trial is set to begin.

The Lowdown

Despite his renewed efforts to stall the trial, Donald Trump is now on trial for the unlawful payments he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. According to reports, a 12-person jury is expected to be selected and the critical importance of this jury certainly cannot be understated.

What’s at stake?

Last year, the Manhattan DA charged Donald Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection with payments made to his mistresses just before the election. In those instances, Trump paid out large sums to keep his misdeeds secret to better chance his effort for the White House.

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