Trump’s Legal Cases 101: Where They Stand

Former President Donald Trump is still facing multiple legal cases against him, including federal charges.

In Manhattan, Trump is looking at felony charges over alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has accused Trump of seeking to interfere with the results of the 2020 election. The Justice Department’s special counsel, Jack Smith, brought two cases against Trump, one involving classified documents and the other stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Last week, a New York judge ordered Trump to pay $354 million in his civil fraud case involving allegations that Trump improperly inflated the value of his property holdings. And in Colorado, Trump is fighting to keep his name on the presidential primary ballot in Colorado after the state Supreme Court ruled he couldn't appear on the ballot, citing the 14th Amendment. The latter case is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The cases Trump is facing “paint a picture of a weaponized justice system,” according to Kyle Brosnan, chief counsel for the Oversight Project at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)

“You have these rogue prosecutors in local jurisdictions in Atlanta and New York, and the attorney general of New York I’d throw in there, too, allocating vast amounts of resources to go after [Trump] when that's not really their job,” Brosnan said.

He pointed to rising crime in cities such as New York and Atlanta as issues that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Willis should be focusing their time and energy on instead.

Brosnan joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain where the various cases against Trump currently stand.

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