From Elections to Insurrections – Trump’s Legal Woes Pile Up!

( – Donald Trump said he received notification from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that he was a target of the January 6 investigation. The former President says he understands that such a letter “almost always means an arrest and indictment.” The DOJ has questioned many of Trump’s aides to establish if he had the intent required to amount to unlawful interference. The aides were asked whether Trump knew he lost the election and refused to give up power or genuinely believed he had won.

Three potential charges are outlined in a sample memo of the prosecution’s case, published on July 13 and compiled by experienced lawyers. The first states that Trump knew he lost but created “fraudulent electoral certificates that were submitted to Congress.” When that didn’t work, according to the document, Mr. Trump “concentrated on using the false electoral slates to obstruct the constitutionally mandated congressional certification of the election.” Finally, the former President deliberately triggered an insurrection to disrupt the power transfer.

If Trump is indicted in relation to the events of January 6, it will be the second time he’s faced federal charges this year. He also remains under investigation in Georgia for allegedly attempting to overturn that state’s result, and he has already been found liable for assault and defamation in a civil trial in New York.

Meanwhile, in Florida, a trial start date of August 14 was set by Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointee. In June, he pleaded not guilty in a Miami court on charges of willful retention of national defense information. These charges relate to the discovery of classified information at his home last August.

In Manhattan, DA Alvin Bragg indicted the former President on allegations of falsifying documents. This case involves a payment made by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to an adult film star in exchange for her silence on an alleged affair with Trump. He is due to appear in court again on December 4.

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