As Trump campaigns for the 2024 Republican nomination, here are some other top investigations against the former president.
ATLANTA — Donald Trump has now been indicted in a fourth case, with the former president impeached Monday in Georgia for his failed bid to overturn the 2020 general election in the state.
The investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis began shortly after the release of an audio recording of a January 2, 2021 phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which the then-president suggested that Raffensperger maybe “found 11,780 votes” – just enough to overtake Joe Biden.
Trump, a Republican, has described his phone call with Raffensperger as “perfect” and has described the Democratic district attorney’s prosecution as politically motivated.
Here are some other top investigations against Trump as he campaigned for the 2024 Republican nomination:
Special counsel Jack Smith has led two federal investigations involving Trump, both of which led to charges against the former president.
The first charges as a result of those investigations were made in June when Trump indicted on charges he mishandled top secret documents on his Florida estate. The indictment alleges that Trump repeatedly hired aides and attorneys to help him conceal files requested by investigators and leisurely displayed “attack plans” and classified Pentagon maps. Corner.
ONE replace the indictment issued in July additions to allegations that Trump ordered surveillance footage at his Mar-a-Lago estate to be removed after FBI and Justice Department investigators visited in June 2022 to collect classified documents that he brought with him after leaving the White House. The new indictment also charges him illegally kept a document he allegedly showed off to visitors in New Jersey.
In total, Trump faces 40 felony counts in the classified documents case. The most serious offense can be punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Walt Nauta, a Trump servant, and Carlos De Oliveira, an estate manager at Trump’s Florida estate, have been charged in the case of conspiracy to conceal surveillance footage from federal investigators and lie about it.
Trump and Nauta have pleaded not guilty. De Oliveira is expected to be charged on Tuesday.
US District Judge Aileen Cannon set trial date as of May 20, 2024. If that’s true, that means a trial probably won’t begin until deep into the presidential nomination calendar and possibly long after your candidacy. The Republican Party was clear – though before that person was officially nominated at the Republican National Convention.
Smith’s second case against Trump was announced in August when the former president was indicted on felony employment charges. reverse the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the election violent riots by his supporters at the US Capitol.
The prosecuted for four crimes including charges of conspiracy to defraud the US government and conspiracy to obstruct an official procedure: congressional certification of Biden’s victory. It describes how Trump repeatedly told supporters and others that he had won the election, despite knowing it was false, and how he tried to convince state officials, Vice President Mike Pence and ultimately Congress overturned the legal outcome.
After a weeks-long campaign of lies about the election results, prosecutors allege that Trump sought to exploit the violence on Capitol Hill by pointing to it as a reason to continue delaying the counting of votes. make him fail.
In their indictment documents, prosecutors mentioned half a dozen unaccompanied accomplices, including lawyers inside and outside the government, who they said worked with Trump to overthrow Trump. reverse election results and promote legally dubious schemes to recruit fake electors in battleground states that have won. by Biden.
The Trump campaign called the allegations “fake” and asked why it took two and a half years to bring them up.
PLAN MONEY HUSH
Trump became the first former US president in history to face criminal charges when he was indicted in New York in March on state charges stemming from hush money made during the war. campaigned for the 2016 presidential election to cover up allegations of extramarital sex.
He pleads not guilty to 34 felonies fake business records. Each charge carries a penalty of up to four years in prison, although it is unclear whether the judge will impose any jail time if Trump is found guilty.
The amount is related to a series of checks written to his attorney Michael Cohen to reimburse him for his role in paying porn actor Stormy Daniels, who was allegedly involved had sex with Trump in 2006, not long after Melania Trump gave birth to their first child. Barron’s son. Those payments were recorded in various internal company documents as being for legal custodians, which prosecutors argued did not exist.
The next former president will appear in state court on January 4, before Republicans begin their nomination process in earnest.
NEW YORK . CIVIL COURTS
New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Trump and the Trump OrganizationAllegedly they misled banks and tax authorities about the value of properties including golf courses and skyscrapers to obtain loans and tax benefits.
That lawsuit could lead to civil penalties for the company if James, a Democrat, wins the case. She is seeking a $250 million fine and a ban on Trump from doing business in New York. Manhattan prosecutors investigated similar alleged conduct but did not prosecute criminally.
A civil trial is scheduled in state court for October.
In a separate civil lawsuit in federal court in New York, Trump has legally responsible in May for sexually abusing and defaming former E. magazine columnist Jean Carroll in the mid-1990s. The jury rejected Carroll’s claim that Trump raped her in the dressing room.
Trump was ordered to pay $5 million to Carroll. He appealed and firmly denied her accusations. In July, a federal judge uphold the jury’s decision against Trump, dismissing the former president’s claim that the award was excessive.