Former President Donald Trump's historic hush money trial progresses as a jury of 12 is seated in New York.

Selection of alternate jurors is underway, aiming to conclude by week's end before opening statements commence.

Trump becomes the first ex-president to face a criminal trial, sparking keen interest in the case.

The trial coincides with the 2024 White House race, as Trump juggles legal battles with campaigning.

 His legal jeopardy becomes a focal point in the ongoing political contest against Democratic incumbent Joe Biden.

Jurors represent a diverse cross-section of Manhattan, including professionals from various fields.

Trump voices discontent with being tied up in court instead of actively campaigning, deeming the trial "very unfair."

His legal jeopardy becomes a focal point in the ongoing political contest against Democratic incumbent Joe Biden.

 Trump's legal challenges, including four criminal indictments and a civil lawsuit, add complexity to the proceedings.

The trial promises to expose intimate details of Trump's personal life, adding intrigue to the already heated political climate.