Former President Donald Trump is reportedly close to deciding when to announce a 2024 bid to return to the White House, but his legal troubles continue to build — not just over the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.
Multiple federal and state investigations are ongoing into the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol, his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, his handling of confidential documents and his family business. Civil lawsuits accusing Trump of defamation and inciting rioters at the US Capitol also remain on the docket.
Aside from the investigation into Trump’s handling of White House documents, here’s a list of other notable investigations and lawsuits he’s facing:
Jan. 6 and election annulment: House select committee and Justice Department
The House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol found substantial evidence of Trump’s actions before and on January 6, particularly efforts to use the levers of government to subvert the election .
The Justice Department is watching — and has its own investigation — so while there is an outstanding question as to whether the committee will recommend any charges for the DOJ, it is not necessary for the feds to act if the committee makes a referral.
2020 election: Efforts to subvert Georgia results
Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis is overseeing a special grand jury investigating what Trump or his allies may have done in their efforts to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia.
Willis, a Democrat, informed all 16 individuals who signed the “unofficial electoral certificate,” which was ultimately sent to the National Archives in late 2020, that they could be charged in the investigation.
Trump Organization: New York Attorney General criminal and civil investigation
Trump this week took the Fifth in his deposition in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into his namesake business in response to hundreds of questions.
The investigation is nearing completion and James’ office has said it needs to question the Trump family to determine who is responsible for the financial statements at the center of the investigation. Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump also recently deposed and answered questions. Eric Trump was questioned in 2020 and refused to answer more than 500 questions.