Donald Trump battles NY attorney Letitia James.
The Ex-President and his team should be strategizing on throwing out Current President Joe Biden, however felony problems connected to his tenure of office still court stands in the way of the former President Donald Trump.
Amongst all the legal issues, two stands out to be the most important: first the alleged financial crimes and the other the election interference.
These legal issues may likely retire the ambitions of Donald Trump’s rerun in 2024 presidential election.
US Capitol riot
Right after the certification of the president elect Joe Biden by the Congress, it is alleged Donald Trump incited an “insurrection”. Some supporters of his raided the Capitol building after repeatedly making unfounded claims of election fraud even at the Washington Mall rally.
A committee of both Democrat and Republican politicians was formed to scrutinize the actions of Donald Trump on January 6th. Numerous communications to and from the White House was obtained by the committee. The committee has said it likely Mr. Trump committed the alleged crimes but has no legal powers to prosecute him.
Two Capitol police officers who were injured during the insurrection are accusing Trump of inciting the attack and suing him for the harm they suffered. Trump has filed a motion to dismiss the case
No former president has ever been prosecuted will Donald Trump, be the first
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance together with his team for two years have had reasons to be believe Donald Trump is culpable of alleged tax and bank fraud accusation. They have left no stone unturned with Mr. Trumps finances since then.
For prosecutors, getting their hands on Mr Trump’s tax returns, and charging his company’s chief financial officer with tax fraud, were two major breakthroughs.
Democrat Alvin Bragg’s replacement of Cyrus Vance as the Manhattan District Attorney in 2021 paused the investigation after the resignation of the then leading prosecutors, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz after Mr. Bragg disregarded their solid evidence against Mr. Trump.
Their team had “no doubt about whether Mr. Trump committed crimes – he did,” Mr Pomerantz wrote in his resignation letter to Mr Bragg. Those alleged crimes have been strenuously denied by Mr Trump.
To complicate matters, some of the allegations from the Vance probe are being looked at by New York’s attorney general in a separate civil investigation, which opened in 2019. This week, a judge held Mr Trump in contempt for failing to turn over files to investigators.
Donald Trump to be held in contempt and to be fined $10,000 (£7,650) per day until he complies, after a top NY lawyer requested a state judge to for allegedly failing to turn over files for an investigation into his business practices.
Donald Trump has sued New York state Attorney General Letitia James, seeking to block her from continuing to investigate his company.
The former US president argues she has violated his constitutional rights by pursuing a politically-motivated probe.
Ms James says the investigation “will continue undeterred”.