It seems that almost daily, Donald Trump’s legal woes just keep mounting. Along with being the defendant in at least 29 lawsuits, Trump is also the subject of several criminal investigations. Since leaving the White House Trump’s chances of not seeing a prison sentence have rapidly dwindled.
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office had subpoenaed the personal bank records of the Trump Organizations longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg. Weisselberg has kept Trump’s financial records since the early 1980s. Weisselberg has often referred to himself as Trump’s “eyes and ears.”
Weisselber has testified about Trump’s financial matters before, in exchange for personal protection. Back in 2018, he was granted federal immunity to provide information to investigators concerning the hush-money payments made to Stormy Daniels. However, it is still unclear if Weisselberg will cooperate with this investigation.
On Tuesday, a new lawsuit was brought against Trump by two Capitol Police officers who battled the angry pro-Trump mob during the riot at the Capitol back on January 6. Both officers suffered physical and emotional injures during the deadly riot that resulted in five deaths. In their federal lawsuit officers, James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby claim that for months Trump riled up his supporters into a mad frenzy over his “big lie” about widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
According to the new suit, Blassingame “suffered injuries to his head and back and, over the next several months, experienced depression and guilt for not being able to help other colleagues.” Hemby suffered “injuries to his left hand, left knee, back, and neck and is in physical therapy two to three times a week.”
Hemby says that he continues to experience emotional trauma from the events that were into motion by Trump. This is the first case brought against Trump by Capitol Police, but it will most likely not be the last. Patrick Malone, an attorney representing both officers, has stated that he expects other officers who sustained injuries to file their own litigation.
“Everyone proceeds at their own pace and because of the terrible and unique nature of their injuries, it will take some time for them to become comfortable with talking about what happened in a court of law,” Malone said.
Trump is also facing two defamation cases brought by women who have accused him of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Recent rulings could make it very possible that Trump will have to testify under oath and face his accusers, E. Jean Carroll and Summer Zervos. Now that Trump is no longer president these cases can move forward because he no longer is protected by the White House.
Trump is also being sued by Democratic House lawmaker Eric Swalwell, who accuses Trump of inciting the deadly January 6 Capitol riot.
The 65-page lawsuit accuses Trump, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr., lawyer Rudy Giuliani and House Republican Mo Brooks of conspiring to block President Joe Biden’s election victory and “inciting the Capitol riot, aiding and abetting common-law assault, committing bias-related crimes, as well as intentionally inflicting emotional distress and negligence.”
“The horrific events of January 6 were a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants’ unlawful actions,” the complaint states. “As such, the Defendants are responsible for the injury and destruction that followed.”
Swalwell’s lawsuit is the second lawsuit from a sitting member of Congress to blame Trump for inciting the riot. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson has also filed a lawsuit against Trump.
That is a whole lot of legal trouble for a man who cannot get an honest and legitimate attorney to return his desperate phone calls