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The open cases against Donald Trump: from the assault on the Capitol to the ‘ripping’ of Georgia

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These are dark days for donald trump. The former president of the United States is under the magnifying glass after the search carried out by the FBI of documents allegedly stolen by Trump when he left the White House and taken to his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

However, this is not the only investigation that Trump has open, who is also facing what happened in the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021the possible accusation of electronic fraud or the attempted rigging in Georgia.

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Next, we review what investigations Donald Trump has pending:

National Archives Search

The latest and most recent investigation in which Trump has been involved has been that search in which FBI agents have taken 12 document boxes from Trump’s residence in Florida. In April, the Department of Justice launched an investigation into his theft from the White House whose last step – until now – has been that “raid”, as Trump called it.

Several federal laws restrict what former presidents can do with official documents of his time in office; many of them carry penalties for serious crimes.

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The Presidential Records Act excludes documents “of a purely private or non-public“, including materials related to the president’s own election campaign. Trump could argue that the documents he took were exempt.

Taking presidential records from the White House could expose Trump to charges of conspiracy to prevent the proper functioning of the National Archives, according to Jeffrey Cohen, a professor at Boston College Law School and a former federal prosecutor.

You could also be charged under Law 2071, which criminalizes hide or destroy public documents or laws Government owned. Federal law makes it illegal to intentionally take classified documents to an unauthorized location.

No former president has been criminally charged. for improper handling of records. High-profile officials who have faced similar charges include former CIA director David Petraeuswho in 2015 pleaded guilty to giving classified information to a mistress who was writing his biography, and was sentenced to two years probation and a $100,000 fine.

Samuel Berger, US national security adviser to former President Bill Clinton, pleaded guilty in 2005 to unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. He was fined 100 hours of community service and two years of probation.

Other causes: assault on the Capitol and ‘ripping’ in Georgia

Currently, an investigation is being carried out into what happened during the storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Depending on what the committee finds, Trump could face criminal charges.

On March 2, the committee found it likely that Trump had plotted with others involved in bringing about this black moment in American history.

It should be noted that the commission cannot charge Trump with federal crimes, a decision that must be made by the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

In addition, Trump’s alleged efforts to influence the results of the elections are being investigated. Georgia state elections in 2020. On January 2, 2021, Trump called Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who asked him to “find” the votes to nullify Biden’s victory in the general election.

The cause for which he testifies in New York has to do with the real estate company of the Trump familywhich was able to falsify the values ​​of its properties to obtain favorable bank loans and thus reduce tax bills.

Source: Lasexta

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