A federal judge, appointed by Trump, has just granted his request that an independent expert examine the documents seized by the FBI from his home in Florida, ceasing their use for investigative purposes. The surprising decision was denounced by law scholars for its outrageous bias in favor of Trump.
A series of criminal investigations and civil cases are underway against Trump and his family. Here are a few.
The secret documents of Mar-a-Lago
The FBI found confidential documents, some top secret, in Trump’s office. After his lawyer certified that they had all been turned over to the government, the FBI found out more. Trump could be accused of violating the Espionage Act and obstructing justice.
The revolt of January 6.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says he is determined to bring those responsible, at all levels, to justice for the January 6 uprising. According to Washington Post, the criminal investigation focuses on Trump. The witnesses have already been questioned before a grand jury.
Trump allegedly violated at least two criminal laws: one protects Congress from interference, the other prohibits defrauding the United States.
Electoral tricks in Georgia
Trump’s relatives are the subject of a criminal investigation in connection with the 2020 presidential election in this state. In a phone call to the Republican Secretary of State from Georgia, Trump told him to “get 11,780 votes” so he could win the election. Trump also tried to create a list of bogus state constituency members to fraudulently confirm his election to Congress.
cheating of Trump organization
New York State is investigating the Trump organization to see if his finances have been tampered with to obtain bank loans or to reduce his taxes.
In one, Trump invoked his right to self-indictment more than 440 times in court for failing to answer questions from prosecutors.
The other investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg led to the indictment of the Trump organization and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty.
Bragg’s prosecutors who were conducting a parallel criminal investigation into Trump’s business practices resigned when he refused to press charges.
One wrote in his resignation letter that Trump was “guilty of numerous criminal violations” and that it was a “grave failure of justice” not to prosecute him. Bragg said his Trump investigation is still active.
Trump has a long history of avoiding the legal consequences of his crimes. His strategy is to lie, twist the facts and ridicule the allegations: “fake news”, “witch hunt” for his idiot followers. And to extend legal proceedings in the Supreme Court if necessary. It often works.