Lust, power and hush money: In court with Donald Trump

The Morning Edition

21-04-2024 • 18 mins

Last week, Donald Trump became the first current or former US president to face a criminal trial, charged with falsifying business records in an attempt to cover up a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Allegations he has denied.

The first hurdle of the trial was jury selection, but finally, a 12-person panel was sworn in.

But it took laborious vetting by the legal teams to get there. Prospective jurors took themselves out of selection because they professed they couldn’t be impartial, while a rigorous survey of candidates included questions such as: Have you ever read the ‘Art of the Deal’ or attended a Proud Boys rally?

Today, US correspondent Farrah Tomazin on the highlights from week one, and what to expect from the next six to eight weeks.

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