Paybacks are hell for the lawsuit king. People are coming at him from all sides. He has lawsuits following him even as he left the White House. It is unlikely they will stop chasing him.
Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance is plowing through Donald Trump’s tax records, millions of pages. At this time, the AG also had subpoenaed the ex’s attorneys, his bankers, his CFO (Chief Financial Officer). The DA even subpoenaed one of the elder Trump sons.
Today, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said that he is old news in the urban and liberal jurisdictions where, according to The Washington Post:
‘[N]obody needs him now. What does he have to offer anybody? And in fact there’s every incentive to crush him.’
New York Attorney General Letitia James released a statement that read according to The New York Times:
‘My office’s investigation remains ongoing, as we continue to follow the facts wherever they may lead,’
A longtime resident of Beach Haven Apartments in Coney Island, Brooklyn, said:
‘I’ve always thought there was something strange going on, But you have to have proof, and it’s an uphill battle.’
Trump and his late father illegally raised the rents on their low-income apartments by using phony invoices to inflate their maintenance costs. The New York Times caught on:
‘My office’s investigation remains ongoing, as we continue to follow the facts wherever they may lead.’
Fulton County (Atlanta) District Attorney Fani Willis (D) said that she had plans to investigate Trump’s bizarre phone call. The charges would be “conspiracy, racketeering, or making threats related to the election administration:”
‘[Trump violated state laws for] solicitation of election fraud.’
Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen commented:
‘The level of review is unprecedented in Trump’s corporate history.’
Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi
‘We are not going to comment on any individual(s), but our ongoing investigation of the events of January 6, which has already resulted in criminally charging over 300 individuals, is being guided at every stage by the facts and the law.’
Trump attorney Alexandria-based Jesse Binnall said that this was a First Amendment issue. Of course, she is wrong. The rules for public figures have always been different. Binnall said:
‘The government and courts don’t get to go and punish people for engaging in political discourse. The core First Amendment protections are available for him, just the same as for you and me.’
In addition, Trump is facing criminal investigations as he tried to overturn the 2020 election. Not only that, he has 29 pending lawsuits, including a few related to the January 6 attempted coup.
No charges have been filed against Trump in any of these investigations, and their outcomes are hazy at this point. Certainly, the ex-president has no way of knowing their outcomes. Thus far, he has raised $31 million in a relatively new political action committee (PAC).
Without the immunities that follow the presidential position as well as the top legal advisors from the Justice Department Trump may believe he is free. He is not:
‘Now, prosecutors roam free in his financial records. New lawsuits keep arriving. Some of his key lawyers have quit. A man who once used the law to swamp his enemies, overwhelming them with claims and legal bills, is finding himself on the other side of the wave, unable to control what comes next.’
Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio wrote that Trump usually had something he could hold over the head of his opponents: withholding donations, bad press, or a messy countersuit:
‘[At his level, there was no such thing as being in ‘legal trouble,’ in the way that ordinary people think about it.’
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