The court cases awaiting Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the subject of several legal proceedings. After the handover and the induction of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, Trump could see several legal proceedings accelerate against him.

 Trump believes that massive fraud took place during the ballot, without providing evidence for his allegations. 

If the current landlord of the White House clings so much to his post, it is also because when he leaves the Oval Office, several investigations against him could materialize and lead him, in the worst case, to jail . The curious shows you the 4 main legal investigations targeting the 45th President of the United States. 

1.The investigation into his taxes is not over 

Manhattan Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, has launched criminal proceedings for tax and insurance fraud two years ago, according to the New York Times. In a vast investigation published by the  New York Times  in September 2020, the American daily showed, with supporting documents, that Donald Trump had paid only $ 750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017. He did not pay otherwise would not have paid a single dollar in ten of the last fifteen years. This would explain why he has always refused to publish his tax returns, unlike his predecessors for 40 years. 

Since last fall, the billionaire has managed to block a subpoena concerning this investigation. He argued that it had a political purpose. Supreme Court set  to rule again  on reopening, New York Times says

Another civil investigation was launched by New York State Attorney Letitia James. The question is whether the Trump Organization, the family conglomerate that sits in the Trump Tower, lied about the size of its assets to get loans and tax breaks.

1.The Stormy Daniels Investigation

Actress and pornographic director Stormy Daniels  received $ 130,000 from the billionaire’s campaign team  in return for their silence in 2016. The actress claims she had sex with Trump between 2006 and 2007, what Donald Trump has always refused. In this case, Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of Donald Trump, had admitted to having been at the head of this transfer.

In this file was mentioned an accomplice not named but presented as an  « individual »  who  « led a victorious presidential campaign » . The playmate Karen McDougal had for her part received 150,000 dollars so that she does not evoke her sexual relations with Donald Trump, still in 2016.

3. the alleged collusion with Russia

After January 20, 2021 Trump could be asked to explain his links with Russia in 2016. In April 2019, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller had completed his report. Although no formal evidence of collusion between the US president and Russia had been found, the investigation was halted due to Donald Trump’s status. “If we were sure that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” the special prosecutor concluded in May 2019.

Michael Cohen had also expressed his  « suspicions »  between a possible collusion of his former employer and Russian representatives,  during his hearing before the Supreme Court , in February 2019.

4.The Ukraine Inquiry

This is the case that could have led  to the impeachment of Donald Trump . On July 25, 2019, the US president telephoned his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, to ask for  « a favor » . During that same summer, the United States was to pay approximately $ 380 million in military aid to Ukraine. The  « favor »  consisted in ensuring that an investigation is possible into the actions in Ukraine of Joe Biden, White House representative in Kiev in 2014 and his son Hunter. The latter was on the Board of Directors of Burisma Holdings, a grouping of Ukrainian companies in the energy sector, while his father had asked the country to  « reduce its dependence » to Russia in natural gas. 

Thanks to a vote in his favor in the predominantly Republican US Senate, Donald Trump escaped impeachment. Once he is out of business, proceedings could resume. This file is now in the hands of a prosecutor in Brooklyn, according to the  New York Times

Publié par Jules bercy

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