original title: Allies begin to “cede seats”, trump will still face these
should he lose re-election
With less than three weeks to go until election day, polls show democratic presidential candidate Joe biden in the lead. Reports say that if Trump loses the election, he will face multiple investigations involving alleged fraud against him and his businesses after he loses the protection of the presidency.
Moreover, in the heat of the campaign, Allies within the republican party have begun to “save themselves” and draw boundaries with him.
if he loses, trump could face litigation over the “floodgates”
“His departure will make things much easier for prosecutors and plaintiffs in civil suits against him.” As former federal prosecutor Harry Sandick points out, “He demanded greater protection in both criminal and congressional subpoenas, based largely on the fact that he was the sitting President.”
US President Donald trump removes his mask from the balcony of the White House in Washington on October 5. Figure according to xinhua/Reuters
“They know they can’t Sue right now, so they’re more likely to do their research and be prepared.” Jennifer Rogers, a former federal prosecutor and CNN legal analyst, noted that “once he loses and leaves office, these things move very quickly.”
Thus, the loss of trump’s protection as President would open the floodgates to multiple lawsuits if he lost his re-election bid.
New York attorney general leticia James is investigating whether trump and his company manipulated the value of assets to mislead lenders and tax authorities. Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan district attorney, is also investigating two hush money payments involving Trump and is seeking to open a grand jury investigation into a range of possible crimes involving tax fraud, insurance fraud and falsification of business records by Trump and his associates.
Washington, d.c., and the Maryland attorney general sued trump in 2017, accusing him of job corruption and putting his personal financial interests ahead of those of the American people. State investigators have prepared more than 30 subpoenas that include subpoenas against the Trump Organization and its associates. Trump countered by suing to block those lawsuits. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to hold a hearing.
former Elle columnist Jane carroll (E. Jean Carroll accused Mr. Trump of raping her in the mid-1990s and offered to compare samples of male genetic material on a dress she was wearing that day.
And Summer Zervos, a contestant on the us reality show the apprentice, accused Mr Trump of sexually assaulting her in 2007. After Trump denied the assault, Summer was harassed and threatened and filed a libel suit, according to court documents. The case is pending in the New York State Court of Appeals over whether a state court has jurisdiction over a sitting President.
In addition, trump’s niece, Mary trump, is suing for fraud, accusing him and his siblings of depriving Mary of interest in his family’s real estate empire.
In these civil suits, Mr Trump has avoided testifying or giving DNA evidence. But “once he’s no longer President, all those protections will be gone,” Mr. Sandique said.
US President Donald trump and democratic presidential candidate Joe biden took part in the first televised debate on September 29. According to xinhua