Trump is being sued by lawmakers and police officers, his niece Mary Trump, magazine writer E. Jean Carroll, whose rape accusation he denies, and his former attorney Michael Cohen who’s already served jail time. The New York state attorney general and Manhattan district attorney are looking at his company. And several congressional committees still want to see his tax returns.
Of special interest, according to CNN reporting, are Trump’s activities on January 6 and the efforts to use the levers of government to overturn the election.
Public hearings are expected this spring and a report should be issued later this year. It’s also possible the committee will make formal recommendations to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.
January 6: Lawsuits by Democratic lawmakers and police officers
Trump and his top advisers have not been charged with any crimes. Trump and others who are sued have argued they are not responsible for the actions of the people who stormed the Capitol.
White House documents: Moved to Mar-a-Lago? Classified? Flushed?
The Justice Department has not decided whether to formally launch an investigation, sources briefed on the matter say.
2020 Election: Efforts to overturn Georgia results
Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating what Trump or his allies may have done in their efforts to overturn Biden’s victory in Georgia.
Willis, who plans to convene a grand jury in May, has also been the target of racist threats and has asked the FBI for security assistance.
2020 Election: Fake electors in Michigan
Fake certificates were created by Trump allies in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico, who sought to replace valid presidential electors from their states with a pro-Trump slate.
One fake elector from Michigan boasted at a recent event hosted by a local Republican organization that the Trump campaign directed the entire operation.
Trump Organization: NY AG criminal and civil investigation
Since 2019, New York Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating Trump’s namesake business, and recently detailed what her office believes are “misleading or fraudulent” financial statements.
Trump has denied wrongdoing and has repeatedly said James’ investigation is politically motivated.
Trump Organization: NY DA criminal investigation
Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg inherited that office’s probe into Trump’s businesses and is moving quickly.
Personal finances: Litigation with niece Mary Trump
In 2020, Mary Trump sued Trump, his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired judge, and the executor of her late uncle Robert Trump’s estate, alleging “they designed and carried out a complex scheme to siphon funds away from her interests, conceal their grift, and deceive her about the true value of what she had inherited.”
Meanwhile, the former President is suing his niece and The New York Times in New York state court over the disclosure of his tax information.
Defamation: Suit over denial of rape claims by E. Jean Carroll
Magazine writer E. Jean Carroll alleged Trump raped her in a New York department store dressing room in the mid 1990s and defamed her when he denied the rape, said she was not his type and alleged she made the claim to boost sales of her book.
Meanwhile, another federal judge is set to hold a hearing Thursday on Trump’s counter-lawsuit against Carroll.
Michael Cohen: Claims of retaliation against Trump and Barr
In retaliation, Cohen says he was sent back to prison and spent 16 days in solitary until a federal judge intervened.
An initial conference in the lawsuit is scheduled for early March.
CNN’s Kara Scannell, Sara Murray, Marshall Cohen and Tierney Sneed contributed to this report.