It’s been nearly eight years since he rode the escalator at Trump Tower, and more than two years since the Jan. 6, 2021 uprising, but Donald Trump now faces several legal battles.
Here are some of the most notable surveys:
Hush Money Payments: Manhattan District Attorney
New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg appears to be in the late stages of an investigation into hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels late in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The $130,000 payment was made to Daniels by former Trump lawyer and go-between Michael Cohen to keep Daniels quiet about an alleged affair between Daniels and Trump years ago. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels and said Democrat Bragg’s investigation was politically motivated.
Mar-a-Lago documents: Did Trump mishandle classified material?
Special Counsel Jack Smith is overseeing the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the retention of defense information at Trump resorts and parts of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection.
The Justice Department continues to investigate whether Trump White House documents were illegally mishandled when they were taken to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after he left office. A federal grand jury has interviewed potential witnesses about how Trump handled the documents.
Election 2020 and January 6: DOJ
Smith’s remit also covers the period following Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election and the period that led to the U.S. Capitol riot.
As part of the investigation, the special counsel’s office has sought testimony from a number of key White House insiders, including former Vice President Mike Pence, Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Aspects of the Justice Department investigation include the use of so-called fake voters from states Trump lied about winning, such as Georgia and Arizona.
Election 2020 and January 6: House Select Committees
The House select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol released an 845-page report — based on more than 1,000 interviews and collected documents, including emails, text messages and phone records — accusing Trump of “oversight” Voters in seven states have lost in legally dubious efforts to come up with bogus lists. The report says there is evidence that Trump actively worked to “transmit false Electoral College votes to Congress and the National Archives.”
It was a symbolic move to transfer at least four of Trump’s criminal charges to the Justice Department before the committee ends in late 2022 before Republicans take control of the House.
Election 2020: Efforts to Overturn Georgia’s Election Results
Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis oversaw a special grand jury investigating what Trump or his allies may have done in an effort to overturn Biden’s victory in Georgia .
A grand jury released a report, largely still under wraps, that found there was no widespread voter fraud in the state and recommended that perjury charges be considered against some of those who testified. In all, the grand jury recommended charges against a dozen people, the chief said in an interview last month.
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