New York (AP) —As Donald Trump’s lawyer is trying Block the white house With the release of records to the Parliamentary Commission investigating the January 6 parliamentary riots, the former president faces a surge in other investigations that may come to mind in the coming weeks and the New Year. ..
Whether this should be personally liable for criminal investigations in two major states in New York and Georgia, proceedings for alleged sexual assault, inheritance disputes, and incitement to assault. Includes questions.
Mr. Trump has long dismissed the investigation, saying it was nothing more than a “witch hunt” of political motives that began with the investigation of Russia’s intervention in the 2016 elections. However, although Trump has spent most of his life avoiding legal consequences, he is no longer protected by the prosecution protection enjoyed by the incumbent president. And the first accusation against the former president in the history of the country can affect both his business and his future political outlook when he runs for the second term.
The latest information on the case is as follows:
New York prosecutors are investigating the former president’s commerce and recently convened a new grand jury to hear evidence after the previous panel’s term expired.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is considering whether to seek further prosecution in this case, resulting in July against Trump’s company Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. I was charged with tax evasion. They have been accused of fooling tax authorities through their lucrative tax-exempt fringe benefits.
Weisselberg will return to court in July 2022.
Trump himself is investigating after years of fighting for access to the tax records of the former president, district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., who resigns at the end of the year. The prosecution is also considering whether to prosecute the company’s chief operating officer, Matthew Calamari Sr.
Investigators working at Vance and Attorney General of New York Letitia James investigate whether the Trump Organization misleads banks and tax authorities into the value of a company’s assets and seeks favorable lending terms. We’ve inflated them and minimized them to enjoy tax savings. ..
“I think it’s pretty clear that our investigation is active and ongoing,” Vance said on Tuesday.
James’s office is involved in Vance’s criminal investigation and conducts its own civil investigation.
Apart from this, Trump faces a scrutiny of real estate owned in the suburbs of New York City.New York Times Reported in October Westchester County Attorney Mimi E. Roca submits records from both Westchester’s Trump National Golf Club and the town of Ossining to investigate whether Trump’s company misunderstood authorities to cut golf course taxes. bottom.
In Atlanta, Fulton County district lawyer Fani Willis began investigating in January an attempt to disrupt the operation of the 2020 elections in a state where Trump was slightly defeated.
of Letter sent in February For top executives elected in the state, such as Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Rafenceparger, Willis may include all election-related records, especially evidence of attempts to affect election civil servants. I was instructed to keep a sexual record.
For the investigation, January 2 phone Between Trump and Rafence Purger, Trump has repeatedly erroneously claimed that the Republican Secretary of State may change the outcome of the presidential election. The next day, several media outlets, including the Associated Press, obtained recordings of the call.
“I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump said. “Because we beat the state.”
Willis had a relatively harsh tone about the investigation, but her office confirmed that the investigation was underway.
“All available evidence has been analyzed, whether collected by this office, another investigative body, or published by the witnesses themselves. Once the process is complete, criminal charges will be filed against the individual. A decision will be made on whether it is appropriate, “said spokesman Jeff Disantis. on mail.
Some of the sources that will definitely be investigated by Willis’ team are: Book written by Raffensperger This includes a January 2 phone call with Trump annotated in the Secretary of State’s view, including his belief that the president is threatening him in multiple ways.
Willis earlier this year She said she was also interested In the surrounding situation Sudden resignation January 4th at Bjay Pak, a US lawyer in Atlanta. Park told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he initially planned to stay in that position until the inauguration on January 20, but resigned a few weeks ago due to pressure from Trump.
Karl Racine, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, said earlier this year that local prosecutors would investigate Trump’s role in the January 6 riots and criminalize statements that motivate people to act violently. He said he was considering whether to prosecute Trump under.
However, there are no signs that it is likely. If Trump is prosecuted, it is a low-level misdemeanor and can be sentenced to up to six months in prison.
In addition to the ongoing criminal investigation, Trump also faces a number of civil lawsuits, from despised corporate investors to his estranged nieces, Democratic legislators and Parliamentary police officers. Condemns him for instigating violence on January 6..
It includes the House of Representatives Homeland Security, which prohibits violence or intimidation aimed at preventing it from being carried by members of the House of Representatives or other federal officials under a reconstruction-era law called the Thompson Scramble Act of 1871. Includes a lawsuit filed by Chairman Bennie Thompson. Fulfill their constitutional obligations.
October, Trump Question in a closed room Under the oath of proceedings filed by protesters alleging that his security forces attacked them outside Trump Tower early in the 2015 presidential election.
Trump is also facing a defamation case filed by columnist E. Jean Carroll. Trump says she raped her At a luxury Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s. Trump said Carol was “completely lying” and she was “not my type”.U.S. Department of Justice Lawyer Discussed earlier this year Mr. Trump said he could not be personally liable for “crude and rude” statements about women accused of rape because of his comments during his presidency. The Second US Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case on Friday.
Trump faced a similar defamation proceeding from former “apprentice” contestant Summer Zelbos, who accused Trump of kissing and groping against her will in 2007. Unexpectedly I dropped my suit last month..
Separately, Trump’s estranged niece, Mary Trump, has accused him and his other family members of stealing millions of dollars in inheritance.Trump submitted His own suit About the 2018 story about Mary Trump and the New York Times about his family’s finances, which was partly based on the confidential documents she provided on paper. He accuses her of violating a settlement agreement that prohibits her from disclosing documents.
Mary Trump’s lawyer filed a document on Thursday seeking to dismiss her uncle’s proceedings against her.
Brumback reported from Atlanta. The Associated Press writer Eric Tucker contributed to this report from Washington.