Donald Trump today became the first former president in US history to face criminal charges in the case of buying the silence of a former porn star in 2016 – The other investigations against him
THE Donald Trump today became the first former president in the history of USA who faces criminal charges. This was brought against him for the case of buying the silence of a former porn star in 2016.
But this case is not the only problem with justice facing the former US president, who is seeking a second term in the presidency in the 2024 elections.
The other investigations being carried out against him are the following:
– The Attack on the Capitol –
A House committee, disbanded by the new Republican majority, investigated the Republican former president’s role in the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by his supporters as lawmakers ratified the victory of Democrat Joe Biden. in the 2020 presidential election.
In hearings widely covered by the media, the former Democratic-majority panel said the former president had roused his supporters before storming the Capitol and “failed to do his duty as head of state” during the attack.
In its final report, the panel ruled that Donald Trump should never be able to hold public office again after inciting his supporters to riot.
Its members also recommended that he be prosecuted by the federal judiciary, particularly for sedition.
This is the case that will likely result in the most serious charges against him.
Special counsel Jack Smith is also looking into the former president’s role in the attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential results. When he completes his investigation he could recommend whether or not to file charges.
However, Justice Secretary Merrick Garland will have the last word.
– The 2020 Georgia Election –
A Georgia state attorney has been investigating since 2021 “attempts to influence the election process” in this southern US state, which Joe Biden narrowly won in 2020.
In a phone call that has been released, Donald Trump asks a high-ranking local official, Brad Raffensberger, to “find” nearly 12,000 ballots with his name on them.
Fannie Willis, district attorney for Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, tasked a grand jury with deciding whether there is enough evidence to indict the real estate mogul. She managed to collect testimony from his relatives, in particular his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
That grand jury recommended indicting several people, without disclosing whether the former president was among them.
– The White House Archives –
Leaving the White House, Trump took with him entire boxes of documents. However, a 1978 law requires all US presidents to turn over all e-mails, letters and other work documents to the National Archives.
In January 2022, he returned 15 boxes. After an investigation, federal police determined he may be keeping more at his luxury residence in Mar-a-Lago.
FBI agents then conducted a warrant search on August 8 for “withholding classified documents” and “obstructing a federal investigation” and seized another thirty boxes.
A heated legal battle has since begun to determine what kind of documents were seized (were they classified, personal, or declassified?), which has slowed the process, but federal charges are still possible in this case.
Special prosecutor Jack Smith is also involved in the investigation of this case.
– His financial affairs in New York –
In January, the Trump Organization was fined $1.6 million in New York for financial and tax fraud in a criminal trial, and the group is expected to face an even larger civil trial.
New York State Chief Justice, Democrat Leticia James, sued Donald Trump, his children and the Trump Organization.
She accuses them of “deliberately” manipulating the valuations of the group’s assets — which include golf clubs, luxury hotels and other properties — to secure more favorable loans from banks or to reduce their taxes.
James is seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of the state, as well as a ban on the former president and his relatives from running companies.
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