Thursday/ the jury is seated 🧑‍⚖️

The jury is seated, in the first-ever criminal trial for a US president (or former president).

Headlines from The Washington Post.
Someone pointed out that the media loves to call it the ‘Hush Money Case’ but it’s really about so much more than that— the payments were made to enable Trump to salvage enough of his tattered reputation in order to win the 2016 election.
So it is really an ‘Election  Fraud Case’: breaking federal election laws in the state of New York. (And only the first of FOUR criminal cases against Trump). 
This 77-year old man, the Republican party’s candidate for US president— that should have been barred from being a candidate— is finally in court, and facing very serious and very credible accusations of campaign contribution crimes.  
It is already 6 years after Trump’s right-hand man Michael Cohen had pleaded guilty in August 2018 to the two relevant campaign finance charges.
In 2016, Cohen orchestrated a payment from American Media Inc. to Playboy model Karen McDougal, and made an excessive ‘campaign contribution’ for a $140k payment to Stormy Daniels.

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