The hush-money lawsuit in New York that led to criminal charges against Donald Trump is just one of many investigations that could pose legal problems for the former president.
Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina was informed Thursday that the former president was indicted on charges related to payments made during his campaign to silence allegations of extramarital sex in 2016. The specific charges were not immediately made public.
Trump is campaigning for his next term in 2024, following a criminal investigation into top-secret documents found at his Florida mansion and a Washington attempt to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election. We are facing a series of other investigations, such as investigations, investigations in Georgia is investigating whether he and his allies illegally interfered in the state’s 2020 elections.
Trump, a Republican, has denied wrongdoing and says he is being targeted by Democrats trying to stop him from taking back the White House.
Here are the ongoing investigations in various states and locations.
Of all the investigations facing Trump, a Justice Department investigation into the retention of top-secret government documents at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida mansion, poses the most serious legal risk. , investigators said in a court filing last year that they were investigating multiple possible felony statute violations.
As part of that investigation, investigators and prosecutors said the assistant, who was seen on surveillance video moving a box of documents at the estate, in investigating whether Trump or his agents attempted to sabotage classified documents. I spent months interviewing multiple people close to Trump, including officials. investigation.
Federal officials obtained a search warrant last year to search his home, and a Florida judge believed there was cause for criminal activity, including willful retention of national defense information.
A grand jury in Washington is hearing evidence of the investigation. It was able to compel the testimony of Mr. Trump’s attorney, who allegedly drafted documents showing that he was robbed.
In November, Attorney General Merrick Garland named Jack Smith, a veteran war crimes prosecutor who had previously headed the Public Interest Division of the Justice Department, in a separate investigation into Mar-a-Lago and efforts to overturn the law. Appointed as Special Advisor on key aspects of the investigation. 2020 presidential election results.
2020 elections and the Capitol riot
Smith has also led a team investigating Trump and his supporters’ efforts to overturn an election that falsely claimed Trump was stolen.
Federal prosecutors have focused specifically on plots by Trump allies to submit fake presidential electoral lists in key battleground states that falsely declared Trump, not Democrat Joe Biden, won the 2020 election. It’s here. They issued subpoenas to Republican speakers in many states.
Federal prosecutors have brought several senior Trump administration officials to the grand jury for questioning, including a former Trump White House attorney and Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. A federal judge recently ruled that Pence must testify before a grand jury, but his team was still deciding whether to appeal Thursday.
In a sign that the investigation is expanding, election officials in several states where Trump challenged the election results have received subpoenas seeking past interactions with Trump and campaign advisers. there is
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol asked the Justice Department to criminalize Trump and his associates for helping launch a broad pressure campaign to overturn his 2020 election loss. I advised you to file a complaint.
After his 2020 election loss, Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger and urged him to “find 11,780 votes.” Enough to overturn defeat.
That Jan. 2 call was part of a multi-month effort by a special grand jury in Atlanta to investigate whether the crime was committed as part of a pressure campaign to overturn Trump’s defeat.
Among those questioned by the special grand jury was former New York City mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsay Graham and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
Prosecutors have informed Giuliani, who served as a false elector, and a Georgia Republican, that they are at risk of being prosecuted. Fake electors signed certificates declaring themselves state electors, claiming Trump won the election, even though Biden won states and Democratic electors were already certified Did.
Trump and his allies have denied wrongdoing and have repeatedly said the call to Raffensperger was “perfect.”
It will be up to Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fanny Willis to decide whether to call a regular grand jury and pursue criminal charges in the case. A special grand jury foreperson who investigated the case at Willis’ request publicly indicated in February that the panel had recommended multiple indictments.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has sued Trump and the Trump Organization, accusing banks and tax authorities of misleading the value of properties such as golf courses and skyscrapers to obtain loans and tax benefits. claimed.
The lawsuit could lead to civil penalties against the company if Democrat James wins. She is seeking a $250 million fine and a ban on Trump from doing business in New York.
A civil trial is scheduled in state court in October.
In another civil lawsuit in New York federal court, Trump was accused of raping a former magazine columnist in her dressing room in the mid-1990s.
Trump has repeatedly claimed he never met columnist E. Jean Carroll at the store, dismissed her rape allegations, and said, “Physically she’s not my type.” During his deposition, he mistook a decades-old photo of her as one of his ex-wives.