Calls for mistrial in Trump hush money case

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump are calling for a mistrial in his hush money case after the court flagged a social media post alleging that a juror discussed Trump’s verdict outside of the courthouse.

In a letter to both parties in the case Friday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan said that a comment was left on the New York State Unified Court System’s Facebook page by a user claiming to be a juror’s cousin. The commenter said that their relative “says Trump is getting convicted,” adding, “Thank you folks for all your hard work!!!!”

Questions have been raised about the legitimacy of the comment and the exact time that it was posted. Trump was convicted of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records on May 30. The comment in question was left under a Facebook post made by the court on May 29. Merchan did not specify which day the comment was made but said in his letter that it was “labeled as one week old.”


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