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Just try to keep track of the legal issues facing former President Donald Trump and his associates, all of which fall into the category of “witch hunts.”
Here are some of the key developments this week:
- Classified articles – The Justice Department on Friday officially requested the appointment of a special counsel to oversee a review of documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August. The special order requested by Trump was approved by a Trump-appointed judge and resulted in a delay in the trial.
- Meeting – The House committee on January 6 asked him for documents and testimony at the end of his completion public hearing before the midterm elections. Lawmakers want Trump to respond to their accusations, backed up by testimony at hearings, that Trump helped stir up the Capitol and try to overturn the 2020 election. Trump issued a 14-page ad calling the committee’s inquiry a “Charade and Witch Hunt” and lying about the 2020 election — but did not say whether he would comply with the request. Read a real story about Trump’s letter.
- New York – The state’s Attorney General, Letitia James, is trying to prevent Trump’s company from transferring assets to an entity without court approval. The government says that the same day it was sued the Trump Organization, the company incorporated a new entity in Delaware. James is suing Trump, his three grown children and his company for misappropriating their assets to get favorable loan rates and tax benefits. In testimony before investigators earlier this year, before invoking his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, Trump called the investigation “the biggest witch hunt in the history of our country.”
- Georgia – CNN reported that a pro-Trump activist caught on tape participating in the hacking of Georgia’s election system after the 2020 election testified before a special investigation investigating efforts to push the crops in that country, according to both stories.
- Federal investigation January 6 – Two former Trump administration officials were seen outside the Washington, DC, courthouse where the A federal grand jury is investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Formerly Marc Short Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. Kash Patel is a Trump national security aide and a Trump confidante.
- Supreme Court – The court denied Trump’s request to intervene in a Justice Department hearing related to the classified documents Mar-a-Lago saga.
There are also issues with the sky:
- New York City – Trump’s company will be sued by New York City prosecutors for violating tax laws later this month. When the Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that prosecutors could access his financial information, Trump called it a “witch hunt.”
Not all developments are favorable to Trump:
- Special advice – Igor Danchenko, the primary source of the scandalous report and contribution that helped spark the FBI investigation of Trump. ties to Russia after the 2016 election, is on trial for lying to the FBI, although a judge dismissed one of the five charges against him on Friday. The Russia investigation, remember, is what Trump began calling a “witch hunt.”
Danchenko’s indictment is the last gasp of John Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation, which appears to have been long overdue. Trump’s special request to investigate the Russian investigation is still going strong years later, and we can expect the tremors of the Trump presidency to continue for years to come. .
It may also be a model for things to come. While inquiries into Trump’s finances and his 2020 and 2021 actions will continue to be led by federal, state and local authorities, if Republicans win control of the House of Representatives on the ballot of November, they have said that they will close the January 6 committee and launch the investigation of the investigation.
We don’t know how these kinds of inquiries will end, but we can say that Trump will continue to call it an election even if Republicans take control of the House and Senate. He said there was a lot of voter fraud in the 2016 election, which he won. He said there was a lot of voter fraud in the 2020 election, which he did publicly. will not admit that he is gone.
And we can say that he always calls a study a “witch hunt.”
Another thing the House committee tried to do was to say that Trump’s plan to cancel the 2020 taxes was “premeditated.”
CNN’s Chris Cillizza said Thursday that Trump made it clear before the election that he would reject the results.
“He is not keeping the plan he made – and insisting that the election was stolen – a big secret,” Cillizza wrote about Trump, adding a schedule of times in 2020 when he failed Trump says he will take the consequences.
Now that Republicans are looking to win the House and Senate, Trump’s accusations reveal a major flaw: If they’re all wrong, how can Republicans win?
CNN’s Michael Warren reports from Georgia that voters there could re-elect Republican Gov. Brian Kemp — in part because he stood up to Trump in 2020 by not repealing the election results in the government – but also bring Democrat Raphael Warnock back to the Senate, because Trump’s hand-picked nominee, Herschel Walker, is deeply flawed.
Trump will benefit if the Republicans can capture some power in the upcoming elections, and he says that is true. But there’s a strong argument that the GOP’s victory in November will be beyond him — something that Republicans should watch out for because Trump and his accusations of “bullying” magic” isn’t going anywhere.