So far, Trump has been charged with 78 felonies in three separate criminal cases. A fourth criminal case, in Georgia, is currently ongoing. Follow our guide to the key participants and legal dangers in each of the four criminal investigations.
A thorough introduction to the key participants and legal concerns in the former president’s four criminal investigations. Case’s Advantages Most legal experts, including conservatives, have called Smith’s indictment “exceptionally persuasive.”
It includes proof from Trump’s own utterances, including one recorded on video in which he knew he wasn’t permitted to keep secret information but did so anyway. Evidence of obstruction includes telling his aides to move boxes or destroy security film, as well as reportedly suggesting to his lawyer that he conceal documents from the FBI.
Trump also appears to have openly confirmed that he willfully retained the records after leaving the White House. During a CNN town hall in May 2023, Trump said he “took the documents” because he was “allowed to.” In truth, the Presidential Records Act specifies that presidential materials are the property of the federal government, not the exiting president. Furthermore, various federal rules govern how secret materials can be read and maintained.
Donald Trump is the first former president of the United States to face criminal charges. He has been indicted in three cases and is under investigation in another, all while leading the Republican presidential field in 2024. In each occasion, he denied any misconduct.
A Georgia judge mocks Trump’s attempt to derail prospective charges.The judge refused to halt the Fulton County district attorney’s inquiry into 2020 election meddling. Recall that the Georgia election meddling inquiry is one of four criminal investigations into Trump. A third Trump charge is expected any day now, this time in the Jan. 6 insurgency investigation led by special counsel Jack Smith.
In the Georgia election probe, a judge rules against Trump yet again.Trump’s attempt to ban District Attorney Fani Willis from investigating his alleged efforts to change 2020 election results was rejected by a judge. Compare and contrast reports from the center, right, and left at
An examination of the Georgia inquiry into Trump’s efforts to overturn the electionIn the coming weeks, a Georgia prosecutor is poised to seek a grand jury indictment in her probe of Donald Trump and his Republican supporters’ efforts to overturn the then-president’s 2020 election loss.
Judge Slams Trump for ‘Overwrought’ Complaints About Georgia Election ProbeA judge rejected Donald Trump’s request to suspend the criminal probe he is facing in Georgia on Monday, saying the former president’s complaints of prosecutorial misconduct are without basis.
A Georgia court has denied Trump’s request to have the grand jury findings overturned and the district attorney disqualified.A Georgia court denied former President Donald Trump’s plea to dismiss a report by a special grand jury in Fulton County about his conduct after the 2020 election and to disqualify District Attorney Fani Willis from future involvement in the case.