Trump, here are all the investigations against the former president

Tomorrow the first indictment in the history of a former American president

Tomorrow will be the day of the first indictment in the history of a former American president, but in reality Donald Trump could find himself dealing with other, even more serious, indictments in the near future. In fact, there are several investigations, both at state and federal level, in which the former president is involved. Here is a list.

Electoral interference in Georgia

In early 2021, Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis launched an investigation into possible electoral interference by Trump in the 2020 election. phone call that the then president had made to the secretary of state of Georgia, the Republican Brad Raffensperger, to ask him to “find” the 11,000 votes that would have allowed him to overturn the electoral results.

The grand jury convened by the Democratic prosecutor already delivered the final report last February, in which – according to what has been leaked – the indictment of witnesses for perjury is recommended. While waiting for Willis to make the final decision on the indictment, in several interviews the president of the ‘jury’, Emily Kohrs, has suggested that Trump and his various allies could be indicted. On the basis of these utterances, Trump’s lawyers have presented a motion asking to consider all the conclusions of the grand jury not usable for the investigation.

Justice Department investigations

Following the announcement of Trump’s new candidacy for the White House, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special prosecutor, Jack Smith, to lead the two federal investigations involving the former president.

One still focuses on the 2020 election, and is focused and determined to determine whether Trump and his allies have illegally interfered in the certification of results and the peaceful transfer of power.

The second concerns the story of the hundreds of classified documents that Trump transferred from the White House and held in Mar-a-Lago. After the sensational search by the FBI last August, it emerged that the former president is being investigated for espionage and obstruction of justice. Last month an appeals court ruled that Trump’s attorney Evan Corcoran must testify in the inquest, as evidence has been presented that the former president willfully misled his lawyers about the documents. According to Trump’s former attorney general, Bill Barr, that of classified documents is “the most serious investigation” that the former president is facing.

The causes of journalist Jean Carroll

The woman, who in 2019 accused Trump of raping her in the dressing room of a New York department store in the 1990s, has sued the former president on two separate occasions for defamation for calling her a liar. But the most dangerous complaint is the one for rape that Carroll was able to present thanks to a law passed in New York, the Adult Survivors Act, which gave a year to report sexual assaults that were time-barred. And the start of this second lawsuit is set for April 25th.

New York state civil lawsuits

New York attorney general Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit in September against Trump, his 3 adult children and his company for manipulating the value of his properties to obtain investments and soft loans over the years. The Democratic attorney general has called for $250 million in fines and for Trump and his sons to be barred from running any company registered in New York state, buying real estate in the state, or applying for loans to New York financial institutions for the next few years. 5 years.

Trump, who called the inquiry “another witch hunt” by a Democrat who “got elected on a program that promised to attack Trump,” asked the court to postpone the start of the election by six months. process. If approved, the request would start the process at the beginning of next year, just as the primary battle is starting.