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Trump faces a series of investigations after the January 6 investigation

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NEW YORK (AP)

When Donald Trump’s attorneys try blocking the White House Since the release of records to the congressional committee investigating the Capitol uprising on January 6, the former president faces a host of other investigations that could unfold in the weeks to come and into the new year. .

That includes two major criminal investigations by the state – one in New York and one in Georgia – and lawsuits related to allegations of sexual assault, an inheritance dispute and questions about whether he was personally responsible for inciting an uprising.

Trump has long dismissed the investigations as merely a politically motivated “witch hunt” that began with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but while Trump has spent his part large of his life to evade legal consequences, he is no longer shielded by the protections against the indictment on which the president is sitting. And any charges – which would be the first against a former president in the nation’s history – could affect both his business and future political prospects as he researches running for term. Monday.

Here is the latest information on the location of the cases:

NEWYORK

New York prosecutors are investigating the former president’s business dealings and recently convened a new grand jury to hear evidence following the expiration of the previous panel’s term.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is weighing whether to seek further indictments in the case that led to tax fraud charges in July against Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, and its longtime chief financial officer. , Allen Weisselberg or not. They are accused of defrauding the tax authorities through untaxed marginal profits.

Weisselberg will appear in court in July 2022.

Trump himself remains under investigation after Attorney General Cyrus Vance Jr., who is leaving office at the end of the year, spent years fighting to access the former president’s tax records. Prosecutors are also considering whether to indict the company’s chief executive, Matthew Calamari Sr.

Investigators working for Vance and New York Attorney General Letitia James spent more than two years looking into whether the Trump Organization misled banks or tax officials about the value of the company’s assets, inflating them. to obtain favorable loan terms or reduce them to save taxes. .

“I think it’s pretty clear that our investigation is active and ongoing,” Vance said Tuesday.

James’s office is involved in Vance’s criminal investigation and is conducting its own civil investigation.

Separately, Trump is facing scrutiny over properties he owns in upstate New York City. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi E. Rocah subpoenaed records from the town of Ossining investigating whether Trump’s company misled officials to cut taxes on a golf course there, two people familiar with the matter said. with the investigation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

GEORGIA

In Atlanta, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis opened an investigation in January into possible attempts to interfere in the running of the state’s 2020 election, which Trump narrowly lost.

In the letter was sent in february To the state’s top elected officials – including Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – Willis directed them to keep all election-related records, especially those that might be contains evidence of attempting to influence election officials.

The investigation includes a Phone call on January 2 between Trump and Raffensperger, in which Trump repeatedly falsely asserted that the Republican secretary of state could alter the certified outcome of the presidential election. A recording of the call was obtained the next day by multiple news organizations, including the Associated Press.

“I just want to find 11,780 votes, one more than we have,” Trump said. “Because we won the state.”

Willis has been relatively tight-lipped about the investigation, but her office has confirmed it’s ongoing.

“All available evidence is being analyzed, whether collected by this office, another investigative agency or by public witnesses themselves. A decision on whether criminal charges are appropriate for any individual will be made when that process is complete, spokesman Jeff DiSantis said in an email.

Among the sources certainly examined by Willis’ group was a books written by Raffensperger and published November 2, It includes a transcript of a January 2 call with Trump annotated with the secretary of state’s observations, including that he believes the president is threatening him on multiple points. .

Willis earlier this year say she cares too in the surroundings sudden resignation on January 4 by Bjay Pak, US attorney in Atlanta. Pak told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he originally planned to hold the post until Inauguration Day, January 20, but resigned a few weeks earlier because of pressure from Trump.

WASHINGTON

The District of Columbia Attorney General, Karl Racine, said earlier this year that district prosecutors were investigating Trump’s role in the January 6 uprising and considering whether to charge him under the law. Locally criminalize statements that encourage people to act violently or not.

However, there is no indication that that could happen. If Trump is charged, it would be a misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of six months in prison.

LAWYER

In addition to the criminal investigations underway, Trump also faces a number of civil lawsuits, from scorned business investors, his estranged niece, to Democratic lawmakers. owners and officers of the Capitol Police. blame him for inciting the violence on January 6.

That includes a lawsuit brought by the Speaker of the House of Homeland Security, Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson, under a Reconstruction Period act known as the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which outlaws violence or threats to prevent members of Congress or other federal officials from acting. out their constitutional duties.

In October, Trump ask behind closed doors sworn in before a lawsuit brought by protesters, who say his security team attacked them outside Trump Tower in the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015.

Trump is also facing a defamation case brought by journalist E. Jean Carroll, who say Trump raped her in the mid-1990s in an upscale Manhattan department store. Trump has said that Carroll is “a total liar” and that she is “not my type”. Attorney at the United States Department of Justice debated earlier this year that Trump cannot be personally held responsible for “crude and disrespectful” remarks he made about a woman who accused him of rape because he made the comments while president. The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments in the case on Friday.

Trump has faced a similar defamation lawsuit from Summer Zervos, a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused Trump of kissing and groping her against her will in 2007, but she was surprised dropped the suit last month.

Separately, Trump’s estranged niece, Mary Trump, has sued him and other family members, accusing them of defrauding her of millions of dollars in her inheritance. Trump has applied his suit against Mary Trump and The New York Times for a 2018 story about his family’s finances, based in part on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper. He accused her of violating a settlement that forbade her to release the documents.

Mary Trump’s attorneys filed paperwork Thursday seeking to dismiss her uncle’s lawsuit against her.

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Aila Slisco

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