Two judicial setbacks for Donald Trump in 24 hours

The US government regains access to the documents seized during the search of the former president’s mansion in Miami. The Prosecutor’s Office demands a fine of 250 million dollars for tax fraud

Donald Trump has so many open fronts with Justice that it seems difficult to imagine his future return to the White House, which he planned to publicly announce in the coming weeks.

A federal appeals court yesterday returned to the Department of Justice access to the documents confiscated from the former president after a trial judge appointed an expert to review them in his place. After the US Department of Justice filed an appeal last Saturday against the decision of the federal judge of the Southern District of Florida, Aileen Cannon , the agency will be able to resume the investigation into the possible crimes that the former president would have committed by taking his residence in Florida a multitude of state secrets.

A day earlier, the attorney general of New York, Letitia James , accused the tycoon of tax fraud, after three years of investigation, for fraudulently obtaining loans, insurance benefits and also lower taxes.

The complaint, filed by Attorney General Letitia James, also affects her own company, the Trump Organization, and her closest circle. Without going any further, the latest judicial scandal against Trump directly implicates his three eldest children, in charge of the family business since his father took office as president of the United States: Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka and Eric .

The lawsuit against the former Republican president sustains, in 200 pages, the accusation of expansive fraud carried out over a decade, from 2011 to 2011. Fraud that spread through the properties of the New York businessman splashing lenders, insurers and tax authorities for inflating the real value and use misleading appraisals.

Along with the former president, his company and his three children, two other Trump Organization executives were charged: Allen Weisselberg and Jeffrey McConney.

Trump reacted to the lawsuit by claiming to be the victim of “political persecution” and claiming, once again, to be suffering “the greatest witch hunt” in history in the first person.

Faced with Ivanka’s silence and her usual discretion, her brothers did not hesitate to raise their voices criticizing the actions of Democrat Letitia James, the attorney general of New York. “This is all about politics. Arming her office to persecute his political opponents! ”, Denounced Eric Trump on his social networks.

“Letitia James doesn’t care about the law. She is a Democrat activist who only cares about politics,” Donald Trump Jr. posted. This is ALL politics, nothing more. Shameful!” Trump’s eldest son added. His fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former FOX News anchor, lawyer and former prosecutor in San Francisco, criticized the New York attorney general during a televised speech shortly after the lawsuit against the former Republican president was unveiled. Letitia James “should be removed from her position, investigated and lose her license to practice law,” she denounced.

The Democratic prosecutor accuses the tycoon of having lied “for billions” about the value of his real estate to obtain loans, tax benefits and pay less taxes. For this, the state of New York asks for a compensation of 250 million dollars, in addition to a veto of Trump’s businesses and a restriction on his purchase of commercial real estate for the next five years.

The complaint from the New York Prosecutor’s Office adds fuel to the fire, adding to the investigation launched by the United States Department of Justice at the beginning of August after the search of FBI agents at Trump’s residence in Mar -a-Lago , Florida.

If this last accusation goes ahead and the former president is found guilty, he could face sentences of up to 15 years in prison for a total of three crimes: violation of the Espionage Law, obstruction of Justice and destruction of documents. Although, for now, none of the accusations filed against him have prevented him from running again for presidential elections. Decision that Trump would have already made, as has been speculated for weeks, but the Republican would be waiting to announce his candidacy after the legislative elections in November to prevent his Party from being at risk just before the electoral appointment, in which the conservatives aspire to regain control of the House of Representatives and a majority of the Senate. The decisive date with the ballot box, known colloquially asMidterms or mid-term elections, will take place on November 8.

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