Trump will face at least one criminal investigation and multiple lawsuits after he leaves the presidency to protect him.
Now that Trump has lost, he's staring at multiple lawsuits, criminal investigations, and potentially $ 100 million in IRS fines. pic.twitter.com/QD6BuBjcqQ
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 9, 2020
CNN listed some of the legal issues Trump is facing:
The president has been able to use his position to delay several investigations and lawsuits and that will go away in late January when Joe Biden takes office. The most serious of these is the Manhattan District Attorney's criminal investigation, which is a full-blown investigation that could range from tax fraud to insurance fraud. This case is delayed due to a battle over a subpoena for the president's tax return. We expect a decision from the Supreme Court every day.
But that's not the only one. The New York Attorney General is currently investigating a civil investigation into the Trump Organization to determine whether it has improperly increased the value of certain assets and certain properties they delve into.
The Washington, DC and Maryland attorneys general sued over the compensation issue. And that lawsuit has been put on hold. Thirty subpoenas have been upheld because the president is in office. These summons can be sent out in January. And civil review by the IRS. The New York Times reported that the IRS is looking into a nearly $ 73 million tax refund that the president has claimed. This is a civil law test. If the IRS takes action against the president, it can result in fines in excess of $ 100 million. However, there is always the possibility that it could be forwarded to the Department of Justice if the IRS believes it is some type of criminal misconduct.
However, there are a number of other legal disputes relating to the President's personal conduct. He has two libel lawsuits, one from E. Jean Carol who alleged he raped her in a locker room in a New York store in the 1990s. Trump tried to involve the DOJ, but a judge in New York refused. This lawsuit continues, they're looking for the President's DNA. Also, a lawsuit filed by someone against The Apprentice, she alleged the President sexually assaulted her. She has a defamation case pending. And there is also a lawsuit from the President's niece, Mary Trump.
Trump will no longer be able to hide behind the presidency, and when the Manhattan D.A. Criminal charges against him, his family and business, and other states and cities could soon follow suit. Winning the presidency revealed all of Trump's darkest secrets and potentially criminal activities.
Donald Trump didn't just lose one election. He also destroyed his business and prepared himself and his family for possible criminal convictions.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association