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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:03 AM

Trump's actions in last days as President increase his legal jeopardy


By Kara Scannell, CNN

Updated 9:38 AM ET, Wed January 13, 2021

(CNN) - President Donald Trump's actions during his final days in office have significantly increased his exposure to potential criminal prosecution, lawyers say, complicating his life after the White House.

Over five days last week -- beginning with a phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State directing him to "find" votes to overturn the election to encouraging the pro-Trump crowd to "show strength" in their march to the Capitol -- lawyers say the President has put himself under the microscope of state and federal prosecutors.

"There are potential state and federal crimes that he can be prosecuted for just for the things he's done this past week and what's troubling for him is he won't have the immunity from prosecution that DOJ say says a sitting president has as of next Wednesday," said Harry Sandick, a former federal prosecutor.

The new possible criminal exposure comes on top of ongoing New York state investigations into the President's finances and multiple defamation lawsuits related to Trump denying sexual assault accusations by women. The Manhattan district attorney's office has a broad criminal investigation looking into allegations of insurance fraud and tax fraud. The New York attorney general has a civil investigation into whether the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of its assets.

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DonViejo Jan 13 OP
soothsayer Jan 13 #1
TigressDem Jan 13 #2
LastDemocratInSC Jan 13 #3
Lock him up. Jan 14 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:04 AM

1. Lock him up

Hes had a fun four years of raping and pillaging

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:19 AM

2. The real reason tRump HATES ANTIFA -- they are AGAINST FASCISM. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:14 PM

3. This means that Trump is stupid and has really bad lawyers.

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Response to LastDemocratInSC (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:25 PM

4. oRange menace doesn't listen to them except when it's to commit crimes (re: Michael Cohen)

Lock 'm up.

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