All indictment faced by Donald Trump
The latest indictment against Donald Trump for allegedly attempting to overturn the result of the 2020 election adds to a frightening list of charges against the former president.
Trump is scheduled to turn himself in Thursday at the Fulton County Jail in Georgia to face the charges, and a historic photo may be taken of him during the proceedings.
He was given until noon local time (5pm GMT) on Friday to voluntarily turn himself in to the Fulton County Jail to be booked.
Since leaving office, Trump has been involved in a number of cases, both criminal and civil. Many of them will appear in court next year as Trump campaigns to return to the White House in 2024.
In addition to allegations that he tried to change the outcome of the election, he faces criminal charges for allegedly paying a porn star for silence and mishandling White House documents.
Here are the main cases, what’s going on, and where it all could end up.
In the most recent criminal charges against the president, Trump is charged with 11 counts related to his attempt to overturn the 2020 Georgia election.
He was charged with extortion, breach of oath of office and other crimes. Trump associates Mark Meadows, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and John Eastman have also been charged.
Trump has long denied he acted inappropriately in Georgia in the aftermath of the election, as he sought to overturn the result in the state after narrowly losing the vote to Biden.
In a leaked call with Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state, Trump implored him to “find” the thousands of votes that would allow him to win the crucial state.
Trump reportedly said, “There’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, you reckoned.” “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more vote than we have. Because we won the state.”
Trump’s legal team argued unsuccessfully that Fanny Willis, the District Attorney for the District of Georgia, should be barred from pressing charges against him, and the grand jury report should be dismissed.
The grand jury spent eight months examining some 75 witnesses and submitted a lengthy report on Trump’s behavior earlier this year.
Trump surrendered in a Georgia court on Thursday to face charges, after bail was set at $200,000. Strict conditions were attached to Mr. Trump’s bail.
The 2020 elections and other January 6 counts
Apart from Georgia, Trump has been accused Four criminal charges Regarding the events leading up to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
In the 45-page indictment he filed Special Counsel Jack SmithHe was accused of trying to “overturn the legitimate results” of the 2020 presidential election.
He allegedly did this by pushing officials in the swing states he lost to use “fake voters” to ignore the popular vote, and pressuring the Department of Justice to open “fake” election investigations.
Six conspirators Mentioned in the indictment, but not named. However, Mr. Giuliani appears to be the one being dubbed “co-conspirator number one”.
Prosecutors say the former president also tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject legitimate Electoral College votes.
Trump faces two counts of attempting to obstruct an official proceeding after allegedly trying to prevent Congress from confirming Joe Biden’s victory.
A felony charge was used against several rioters who stormed the Capitol.
The rights conspiracy charge criminalizes any joint effort to “harm, oppress, threaten, or intimidate” people to prevent them from enjoying their constitutional or federal rights.
The Trump campaign said the “persecution” was “reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s”. She added, “These un-American prosecutions will fail and President Trump will be re-elected to the White House.”
Mr Trump has pleaded not guilty Federal court in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of August.
Smith, who was described by the former president as “mentally unstable,” said he would seek a “expedited trial” on the four criminal charges.
Even if Trump is convicted, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination has insisted he will continue to run for president.
There are no mandatory minimum penalties for any of the crimes Mr Trump is accused of committing.
Conspiracy to defraud the government is the least punishable of the four charges and carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.
Conspiracy against rights carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, while conspiracy to obstruct and obstruct an official proceeding carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
He faces Mr. Trump 40 felony counts of mishandling classified documents At his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
The indictment accused him of endangering national security by removing American secrets from the White House and storing them in a “ballroom, bath and shower” at his Florida club.
Some were said to contain information about the nuclear programs, as well as the defense capabilities and weapons of the United States and foreign powers.
And in July, three more charges were added after Trump and two of his staff allegedly tried to delete security footage of the Mar-a-Lago resort before it was turned over to the FBI.
A Trump spokesperson dismissed the case as a “continuous, desperate and faltering attempt” by the Biden administration to “harass President Trump and those around him.”
Trump is scheduled to stand trial on May 20, in the middle of the 2024 election campaign.
While attorneys have called for the case to be postponed indefinitely, citing the “challenges” of juggling the criminal trial and the election, the date has been set for May 20, 2024 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
Although the majority of the state’s primaries will be over by mid-May, only a handful of votes will be cast on May 14 and beyond.
Only two of the charges Trump faces carry a possible sentence of less than 10 years in prison – plotting to conceal and making false statements and allegations.
The 31 counts under the Espionage Act – willful retention of documents – carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors will have to prove that Trump or his team — who is on trial alongside two co-defendants — “knowingly” mishandled the material “to obstruct, impede or influence the investigation.”
Charges of obstruction of justice, withholding a document or record, corruptly concealing a document or record, and withholding a document in a federal investigation can carry up to 20 years in prison.
All charges were listed with a maximum fine of $250,000 (£198,000).
Stormy Daniels “Money Silence”
In April, Trump was charged in New York with the charge against him 34 counts of fraud in connection with “silence money” She paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair.
The former president is said to have falsified business records to conceal a payment of $130,000.
According to the 16-page indictment, the payments are intended to “conceal harmful information and illegal activities from American voters before and after the 2016 election.”
Michael CohenTrump’s former lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after admitting tax evasion and campaign finance violations in connection with payments to Ms. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Trump pleaded not guilty to the 34-count indictment, which he described as a “political witch hunt trying to bring down the leading candidate, thus far, in the Republican Party.”
Trump is scheduled to stand trial in New York on March 25 next year, in the middle of the Republican primaries.
The presidential candidate is normally expected to travel around the country during the campaign, but the judge warned him against making any commitments in March 2024.
The multiple counts of falsifying business records carry a maximum prison term of four years if Trump is found guilty.
However, Ms. Daniels played down the accusations, saying the former president did not deserve to be imprisoned.
“I don’t think his crimes against me deserve imprisonment,” she said in an interview with TalkTV earlier this year.
Real estate fraud
New York Attorney General Letitia James has sued the Trump Organization for allegedly Overestimating its real estate assets by billions of dollars.
The Trump Organization, Mr. Trump himself, and his children Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump have been accused of “spectacular” fraud by persuading banks to lend money to the company on more favorable terms than it was owed. Two executives are also named in the suit.
Since then, a New York court has dismissed the case against Ivanka Trump after the statute of limitations expired.
Among other accusations, the lawsuit states that the value of the former president’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida amounted to $739 million, while its real value was closer to $75 million.
Trump previously accused Ms James of waging a “war of intimidation” against him and sued her, but has since dropped it.
The case could lead to Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump being barred from leading any company or buying real estate in New York.
Ms. James is also seeking $250m she claims the Trump family fraudulently obtained by inflating the company’s value by “billions of dollars”.
E. Jean Carroll
E Jean Carroll, a former magazine columnist, is seeking additional damages from Trump after he called it a “hit job” a day after his departure. It is revealed that he sexually assaulted her in a civil suit.
Carroll alleged that Trump raped her in the dressing room of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the mid-1990s.
The civil jury dismissed the rape claim but ordered the former president to pay $2 million in damages for the sexual assault.
In a televised town hall hosted by CNN the next day, Trump accused her of telling a “made-up story”.
He told the audience at the event, “What kind of woman meets someone and raises them up and, in a matter of minutes, you’re playing minstrel in the locker room, okay?”
Mrs. Carroll’s lawyers allege that he “continued to maliciously defame Carroll again”. They are looking for an eight figure amount.
Ms. Carroll could move forward with her defamation lawsuit against Trump after the Justice Department ruled that his presidency did not shield him from liability.
And in a radical shift last month, she said she no longer believed Trump could claim his comments about the right were carried out as part of his presidential duties.
Ms. Carroll is seeking another $10 million in damages from the former president over his comments on CNN, which her lawyers have called “malicious” and “defamatory”.
He was the magazine’s former columnist She has already won $5m (£4m) from Mr Trump After it emerged in May that he had sexually assaulted and defamed her.