Now there is an outbreak of Activities by agencies surrounding him — federal, state, city, and county prosecutors — all of whom are considering holding him accountable for:
But there are so many other cases that touch Trump.
Consider the latest developments regarding his business relationships:
- Trump’s business — CNN reported Wednesday that former Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg is expected to plead guilty to 15 years of tax fraud Serve scheme and jail time. But Weisselberg will not cooperate with authorities against Trump, although he could testify whether Trump or his adult children will ever be charged. Read CNN’s full report.
Trumps Florida same week Home was searched by the FBI, the former president was under oath in New York.
- Trumps finance — Him and two of his adult Children have testified as part of a civil investigation by the New York Attorney General into whether the Trump Organization misled lenders, insurers and tax authorities. Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment to protect against self-incrimination. This investigation is separate from the Trump Organization’s criminal investigation being conducted by the Manhattan Attorney’s Office.
Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election have sparked their own subset of legal issues, one of which was widely displayed in Atlanta on Wednesday.
- Georgia election results 2020 – His former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, faced a grand jury conducting investigations on Wednesday Trump’s attempt to find votes and overturn Georgia 2020 election results. Giuliani was described by CNN’s reporter as defiant and confident. This investigation is being conducted by the Fulton County District Attorney. Continue reading.
These developments add to what we learned earlier this month.
- Election 2020 – While the Fulton County investigation is only focused on Georgia, the US Department of Justice appears to be conducting a larger investigation into January 6, 2021 and the events surrounding the Capitol riot. CNN reported earlier this week that former White House Counsel Eric Herschmann, who was introduced at the Jan. 6 committee hearings, is just the latest Trump White House official to be subpoenaed by a federal grand jury .
I just hope I escape prison
Trump is plotting a path to re-election in 2024, while Giuliani hopes to get out of prison, according to a former spokesman for the latter.
Giuliani’s legal troubles as an accomplice to Trump’s election conspiracy theories and efforts to overturn the 2020 results weigh on the former New York City mayor and US attorney, who knows a thing or two about law enforcement, according to Ken Frydman, Giuliani’s former press secretary.
“He knows he lied for his client, and he knows we all know it,” Frydman said on CNN’s New Day Tuesday, suggesting that Giuliani’s tactic will be to delay trials as much as possible . “I think, you know, at this point in his life his aim is to die a free man.”
- Smear for 2020 conspiracy theories — Dominion is in the process of suing Giuliani and another Trump-affiliated attorney, Sidney Powell, for defamation after they and other Trump allies alleged without evidence that the Dominion’s voting systems were somehow involved in election rigging.
These are not political persecutions
“If your family, your business and everyone around you has become the target of a baseless, politically motivated witch hunt backed by lawyers, prosecutors and the fake news media, you have no choice,” he said in a statement .
He has also portrayed these multiple investigations as the kind of persecution one might find in an autocracy or dictatorship. Russia’s opposition leaders, for example, are routinely jailed.
However, this is a flawed and dangerous comparison as Trump and his legal troubles are the anomaly among all previous presidents and he has not yet been charged with any crimes. If anything, the US justice system seems biased against trying him, at least not without mountains of evidence.
Trump’s power in the GOP is still strong
- Four are retiring.
- Four lost an area code.
- Two will stand for election in November after making headway in the Washington and California primaries.
Meanwhile, another key Trump opponent, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to sentence him in his impeachment trial, moved into her state’s top-four primary along with a Trump-backed challenger.
Cheney said she will continue her work on the Jan. 6 committee in hopes of uncovering the full truth about efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
And if Trump runs in 2024, she hasn’t ruled out a run of his own to give Republicans a non-Trump option.
According to CNN’s Daniel Dale, Trump’s skewed view of the 2020 election was channeled by a majority of Republican candidates for governor.
Who Beat Cheney?
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny was in Wyoming covering the Cheney race and submitted a profile of Harriet Hageman, the former Cheney friend and Trump opponent who later hugged Trump as she fought Cheney.
While it doesn’t appear that the results of 2020 are motivating most Republican voters — that would be the economy — there does seem to be a lot of voter denial on the ballot for November’s midterm elections.