Donald Trump is headed into autumn facing an astonishing variety of scheduled criminal and civil trials — six, with the distinct possibility of a seventh — inside the following nine months as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination.
One in every of those cases, a civil trial in Latest York, threatens to cripple the previous president’s company, the Trump Organization.
Other trials in criminal court, where he’s charged with 91 felony counts, put him prone to being sentenced to prison even before the GOP National Convention, scheduled for mid-July in Milwaukee.
The trials are going down across three states and the District of Columbia — sometimes inside days of one another, and sometimes with the identical lawyers involved.
Trump has said he’s innocent or not at fault in all the cases.
In a social media post on Tuesday, he wrote: “These Indictments and lawsuits are all a part of my political opponents campaign plan.”
“It’s Election Interference, and they’ll use the DOJ/FBI to assist them, which is prohibited,” Trump wrote in his Truth Social post. “Crooked Joe pushed this litigation hard to get it done. This can be a recent low in Presidential Politics. To the Democrats, I say, ‘watch out what you would like for.’ “
Here’s the most recent on where Trump’s legal threats stand:
Latest York Attorney General’s fraud lawsuit: Trial set to start Oct. 2 in Manhattan Supreme Court
Latest York Attorney General Letitia James is suing Trump, the Trump Organization and Trump’s sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, alleging years of widespread fraud involving false financial statements related to the corporate’s business.
James is looking for $250 million in damages within the civil case. She can also be looking for to bar the Trump men individually from serving as officers of an organization in Latest York and to bar the defendant corporate entities from doing business within the state.
The attorney general alleges that Trump “falsely inflated his net price by billions of dollars.”
James claims he did so to get more favorable loan and insurance terms for the Trump Organization, and to lower the corporate’s tax liability.
Georgia election case: Trial of co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro set to start Oct. 23 in Atlanta state court
Trump is charged with 13 felonies related to an alleged conspiracy to illegally interfere with Georgia’s ends in the 2020 presidential election and reverse his loss within the election to President Joe Biden.
Eighteen other people also were indicted within the case in Fulton County Superior Court, amongst them Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has asked a judge to set a March 4 trial date for Trump, who amongst other things is charged with violating the state’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, law.
That date is probably going off the table, given the indisputable fact that Trump’s trial for the same federal case was set Monday for a similar date that Willis is looking for.
But a Fulton County judge could still soon schedule Trump’s trial within the Georgia case for a date before the Republican convention and amid the GOP primary season.
Within the meantime, one in all Trump’s 18 co-defendants within the case, lawyer Kenneth Chesebro, has been granted an Oct. 23 trial date after demanding a speedy trial.
Attorney Sidney Powell, one other defendant, likewise has requested a speedy trial.
Trump faces the potential of a minimum prison sentence of 5 years or more if convicted within the Georgia case.
E. Jean Carroll rape defamation lawsuit: U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Jan. 15 trial start
Trump is accused of defaming author E. Jean Carroll in 2019, when he was president, and nevertheless in May, when he made statements about her while denying her allegation that he raped her in a Manhattan department store within the mid-Nineteen Nineties.
In May, Carroll won $5 million in damages from Trump when a jury in the identical court for an additional related civil lawsuit found that he had sexually abused her within the department store incident and defamed her in statements last fall.
Trump in recent weeks has suffered multiple setbacks within the case, now headed for trial.
District Judge Lewis Kaplan earlier this month dismissed Trump’s defamation counterclaim against Carroll.
In July, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped a virtually three-year effort to guard Trump from civil liability within the suit.
The trial is attributable to start the identical day as Iowa holds its presidential caucuses.
Latest York pyramid scheme lawsuit: U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Jan. 29 trial start
Trump and the Trump Organization, on this civil class-action case, are accused of constructing thousands and thousands of dollars in secret payments by conning working-class Americans to take a position in an allegedly fraudulent multilevel marketing company called American Communications Network from 2005 through 2015.
Trump allegedly told prospective investors that “ACN’s flagship videophone was doing ‘half-a-billion dollars price of sales a yr'” and that he had “experienced the chance” and “done numerous research.”
“None of this was true,” in line with the suit.
Roberta Kaplan, one in all the lawyers suing Trump on behalf of 4 anonymous plaintiffs, can also be the lead attorney for Carroll in her suits.
In May, three of Trump’s children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump, were dismissed as defendants from the case after Kaplan proposed that move.
Kaplan, on the time, said that the youngsters’s prior depositions within the suit “made clear that Donald J. Trump himself was the architect, principal actor and largest beneficiary of the fraudulent scheme to endorse and promote ACN in exchange for secret payments.”
Federal election criminal case: U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., March 4 trial start
Trump, early this month, was indicted on charges of illegally conspiring to overturn his loss to Biden within the national 2020 election.
Special counsel Jack Smith alleges Trump and unindicted co-conspirators sought to subvert democracy in multiple ways, including by attempting to impede Congress from certifying Biden’s election on Jan. 6, 2021.
Some legal experts have said that this case, the second federal criminal prosecution filed by Smith, poses the best threat to the previous president.
As they’ve done in Trump’s other cases, the previous president’s defense attorneys tried to push the federal election interference trial past the 2024 election — on this case, all of the technique to April 2026.
Judge Tanya Chutkan on Monday rejected that effort, as an alternative scheduling the trial to start March 4, a day before Super Tuesday, the most important day of the presidential primary season.
Essentially the most serious felony within the case carries a maximum possible prison term of 20 years, although he likely would receive a lesser punishment if convicted.
Trump business records, porn star hush money criminal case: Manhattan Supreme Court, March 25 trial
A Latest York state grand jury made history this March when it voted to return the first-ever criminal charges against a U.S. president, current or former.
Trump is accused within the case of 34 counts of falsifying business records as a part of an alleged scheme to pay hush money in 2016 to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to maintain them quiet about their claimed sexual liaisons with Trump.
The payments were made shortly before the 2016 presidential election, by which Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty in federal court to facilitating each payments, is a key witness within the case against him.
The case, which is being prosecuted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, largely centers on the cash Cohen was reimbursed by Trump and his company for paying Daniels $130,000.
Trump’s attorneys last month lost a bid to maneuver the case to federal court.
Earlier this month, Kaplan, the federal judge in Carroll’s case, ruled that Bragg could possibly be given Trump’s deposition from the civil case, raising the prospect that Trump’s own words might be used against him within the criminal case.
Classified documents criminal case: U.S. District Court in Fort Pierce, Florida, May 20 trial start
Trump is charged with retaining a whole lot of classified documents at his Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago after he left the White House in early 2021 and attempting to hide those records from government officials looking for their return.
Many of the 40 felony counts within the case — which can also be being prosecuted by special counsel Smith’s office — relate to Trump’s alleged hoarding of national defense information.
But he also was charged with an try to delete security footage from the club after it was subpoenaed last summer.
Two co-defendants within the case — Trump’s personal valet Walt Nauta and Mar-a-Lago maintenance employee Carlos De Oliveira — likewise are charged with conspiring to erase that footage.
That footage allegedly shows Nauta and De Oliveira moving around boxes containing classified documents.
The trial is ready to start two months before the Republican National Committee will select the following 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
The highest charge within the case carries a maximum possible prison sentence of 20 years.