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The legal danger of former President Donald Trump appears to have increased significantly. on Monday with the stunning discovery that federal agents armed with warrant ransacked his mar-a-lago club as well as home in Palm Beach, Florida.

It wasn’t right away clear what the investigators could seize, but the search took place after federal agents visited the Palm Beach estate in spring for discussion materials Mr Trump took with its wrong when it left White House, including numerous pages of secret documents.

simply fact that the federal authorities have taken a remarkable step of searching the private residence of a former The President of the United States was a reminder of just how Mr Trump is under more legal scrutiny as he considers running for office for the president again in 2024.

He and his family criticized various investigations revolve around him as partisan or vengeful, and they deny wrongdoing.

federal prosecutors investigation into attempts to reverse Mr. Trump’s losses in 2020 election interviewed witnesses directly about his involvement in these efforts. In Georgia a criminal request focused on his desire for elections results changed there.

What’s more, Mr. Trump should be removed on Wednesday from New York State Attorney General’s Lawyers office as part of a lengthy civil investigation into whether he and his family were real property business fraudulently inflated the price of its hotels, golf courses and others assets to get good loans.

Status of other investigations regarding former the president is harder to understand though one – a criminal Manhattan District Attorney investigation office – seemed to have lost steam in Spring. (The case that faded into the background reappeared on On Tuesday, when a federal appeals court ruled that the House of Representatives could win access to Mr. Trump’s tax returns.)

This is what the famous investigations involving Mr. Trump are about.

New York State Civil Investigation

Mr Trump fought for months before avoid high stakes readings he should sit for on environment that can shape Exodus of civil investigation by New York attorney General Letitia James, to him and his family business, Trump Organization. (testimony should have been in July; it was delayed after death of his first Ivan’s wife

Miss James’s investigation, which in this is final stages, focused on whether financial statements in which Mr. Trump appreciated assets reflected the regularity of fraud, or were just examples of his inclination for exaggeration.

Miss James said in court submits it year that the Trump organization business practices were “fraudulent or misleading” but that her office Mr. Trump and two of his adult children Ivanka and Donald Jr., to determine who was responsible for behavior.

two were sitting for testimony recently after the judge supervising the case ordered them to do so. Them brother Eric gave an interview in 2020 as a part of investigation and has repeatedly invoked its Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, according to the court order.

AT former The removal of the President followed a lengthy legal battle. battle resulting in state judge’s order in April that Mr. Trump was in contempt of court. This decision was made after Ms. James filed a motion to compel Mr. Trump to produce the requested documents. in eight previous requests.

His lawyers said they searched for and could not find any documents. general not already have. However, the judge fined Mr. Trump $10,000 a day until he filed an affidavit describing the search. The contempt order was overturned in May after he paid a $110,000 fine and submitted an affidavit.

That same month, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Mr. Trump who tried to stop Ms. James’s investigation because former the president’s lawyers argued that she had violated his rights and that her investigation was politically motivated.

Since Ms. James’ investigation is a civil matter, she can sue Mr. Trump, but cannot criminal accusations. She could also choose to continue settlement negotiations in hope of getting faster financial payment, rather than filing a lawsuit that will no doubt take years. resolve.

If Ms. James sues and wins, the judge may impose severe financial fines on Mr Trump and restrict him business operations in New York.

Mr Trump’s lawyers are likely to object in any such suit that evaluates real real estate is a subjective process and that his company simply estimated the value of properties in question without intending to artificially inflate them.

Manhattan criminal case

Despite their civilian nature, Ms. James’s investigation and Mr. Trump’s testimony still carry potential for criminal accusations. That’s because the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation was also concentrated on estimates of Trump’s estate before it became a flag in Spring. It can get new life depends on Mr Trump performance on Wednesday.

District Attorney Alvin Bragg said. in April that the investigation started by his predecessor, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., is ongoing, but he did not offer clear meaning of this is direction.

Mr. Bragg’s comments came after two prosecutors who was leading investigation left. One of them, Mark F. Pomeranz, said in resignation letter published by The New York Times, which, in his opinion, office had enough evidence to accuse Mr. Trump with “multiple” crimes. Mr. Pomeranz criticized Mr. Bragg for not prosecuting in a business.

In his April speech on case, Mr Bragg said new witnesses were questioned and additional documents examined, although he declined provide details. Then in In April, The Times reported that at least three witnesses believed to be key figures in the case had not heard from Mr. Bragg. office for several months or he was not called to testify.

The investigation came to fruition criminal accusations against The Trump Organization and its Leader financial officer Allen H. Weisselberg.

Last July, before the end of Mr. Vance’s term, the District Attorney office accused the company with works 15-year scheme for help its leaders evade taxes by compensating them with additional benefits that were hidden from the authorities. Mr. Weisselberg was accused with tax evasion on $1.7 million in benefits that should were recorded as income.

The case is expected to go to court at the end of this year. year.

Georgia Criminal Investigation

Mr Trump also under scrutiny in Georgia, where Fani T. Willis, Fulton County District Attorney, is investigating, former the president and others criminally intervened with presidential elections in 2020.

Mr. Trump and his associates have had multiple interactions with post-election Georgian officials, including call in which he called secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes”, the number it would take him to overcome lead in state.

This is the only known criminal research that focuses directly on Trump’s attempts to cancel the election results. In January, Fulton County Chief Judge granted Ms. Willis’s motion. for a special grand jury in cause.

On Tuesday another judge in Fulton County said Rudolph W. Giuliani, lawyer for Mr. Trump and the central figure in Georgia investigation, it was necessary to go there to appear before grand jury. Mr Giuliani, who two coronary heart stents were implanted last month, said prosecutors he was not healthy enough to fly to Georgia.

But the judge, Robert C.I. McBurney, tentatively ordered him show up deliver in- witness’s testimonies on August 17th. (Judge McBurney said he could revise the date if Mr. Giuliani’s doctor provided an adequate medical justification.)

“Mr. Giuliani is not acquitted for air travel, AIR,” Judge McBurney said. “John Madden drove everything over country in his big bus, from stadium to stadium. So one thing that we need find out if Mr. Giuliani can get in here without endangering his recovery and his health. By train, on bus or Uber or whatever it is,” he said, adding, “New York is not close to Atlanta, but it doesn’t come from Fairbanks.”

Judge McBurney also said on tuesday that prosecutors should let Mr. Giuliani, 78, know is he a target of in criminal the study. Miss Willis office It has already said at least 17 people that they are targets.

Westchester County Criminal Investigation

In Westchester County, District Attorney Miriam E. Roca appears to be focusing on at least in part on whether the Trump organization misled local officials about the value of of golf course reduce his taxes. She took the company to court for records on cause.

Lawsuit in Washington DC

In January 2020 Carl Racine, Attorney general for area of Colombia sues Mr Trump’s inaugural committee, saying he overpaid him family business on more over $1 million or space at the Trump International Hotel during the inauguration in January 2017.

The lawsuit, which lists the founding committee, Trump’s hotel and organization as defendants, should go to court. in September, after the judge ruled that he could move forward.

Mr Racine office summoned to court range of parties, including Melania Trump, former first lady and interrogated Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Thomas J. Barack Jr., who chaired the founding committee.

January 6 Request

A House committee is investigating the January 6 attack. on Capitol – with the assistance more than a dozen former federal prosecutors — studies role Mr Trump and his allies may have played in his attempts to keep power after his electoral defeat in November 2020.

Although the committee itself does not have power bring criminal charges, he can refer the case to Attorney General Merrick B. Garland for prosecution through the Department of Justice.

Jonah E. Bromwich, Rebecca Davis O’Brien, Michael Rotfeld as well as Ashley Wong made a report.

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