VT: Trump is facing both civil and criminal charges, thus far, that are outlined below by Just Security. They include:
- Two separate criminal investigations in New York with numerous potential charges
- The DC Attorney general is reviewing criminal charges against Trump for January 6
- Fulton County, Georgia is reviewing criminal charges for election tampering
- Possible criminal charges in the coverup of the Khashoggi murder
and then the civil cases….
Just Security: On both the criminal and civil litigation fronts, former President Donald Trump faces a bevy of lawsuits and investigations, with more cases likely to follow. Some are civil suits stemming from his pre-presidential business dealings. Others are defamation claims from women he allegedly assaulted.
More still are criminal probes and civil actions that scrutinize his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Chart below tracks all these cases. It will be continually updated as major legal developments occur.
Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump https://t.co/FsOeiQ336e— John Sipher (@john_sipher) March 1, 2021
These cases bear on two pressing questions. First, will Trump maintain his long streak of eluding legal liability in the face of so many lawsuits? Second, if Trump is held to account for illegal conduct, what impact will such a development have on his—and his family’s—political and business fortunes?
CREW statement on Georgia criminal investigation of Trump – CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington https://t.co/7XQdsqZI06— Beryl Harvey (@EricLuna1216) March 1, 2021
Criminal charges—one would think—would be among the most damaging outcomes. After all, a criminal prosecution of a former president would be a singular event in American history. No former president has ever been indicted, much less convicted. Trump lost any immunity from indictment that he may have possessed as president the moment he left office on Jan. 20.
To be sure, most of the criminal probes detailed below are in their infancy, so the odds of an actual conviction at this time remain improbable. Even so, the mere stigma of criminal charges against the former president could reshape the American political landscape and the historical understanding of Trump’s behavior.
The civil cases could certainly do their fair share of damage as well, directly or indirectly. If Trump falters in one of his business-related suits, his companies may be subject to massive penalties, or worse. Even apart from such sanctions, his empire is reportedly struggling under looming debt obligations and reduced revenues, a slump which could worsen if his reputation continues to deteriorate. Read more…