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The US, in suspense before the start of the “Trump 2024” clamor operation

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His adviser Jason Miller promised a “very professional, very formal” statement, although the former president is expected to be surrounded by a group of supporters “with signs”. However, some observers did not rule out that Trump, known for his unpredictable nature, could change his mind at the last minute.

Delaying the announcement, as some of his advisers suggested, was difficult considering he has already boasted that it is “perhaps the most important speech ever delivered in the history of the United States.”

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When he came to power in November 2016, few expected him. And once in the White House, he shook off political traditions to impose a transgressive style, often bordering on breaking the law.

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If he were ultimately the Republican nominee, he could have his revenge against Joe Biden, whose 2020 victory he never acknowledged. The Democrat also intends to run, although he will decide early next year. Trump would reach the elections at the age of 78 and his successor in office, at 81.

Ahead of the November 8 midterm elections, Trump seemed determined to take advantage of the predicted defeat for the Democrats and the overwhelming success of the Republicans to come back triumphant. But the red wave, the color of the Republicans, which the conservatives were counting on, did not materialize and weakened his figure.

interpretations

The rush to launch his candidacy seems to aim to dissuade the Prosecutor’s Office from charging him in court, but the step will not close the multiple investigations against him.

The Justice investigates his role in the assault on the Capitol, the removal of reserved files from the White House to his home, his financial scandals or the pressure exerted on electoral agents.

A 2024 presidential candidacy could dissuade the Attorney General’s Office from prosecuting him. If he chose to indict him, his campaign would be politically tarnished, but that would not prevent him from running: US law does not prohibit a person indicted, or even convicted, from running for president.

Causes

There are several civil and criminal investigations against the Republican magnate. Among them, three stand out.

On the one hand, the commission that has been investigating for more than a year the role of the former president in the attack by his supporters on the headquarters of Congress on January 6, 2021, when the congressmen certified the victory of his rival Joe Biden in the elections. presidential elections, voted unanimously Thursday to summon him to appear before its members, mostly Democrats.

The commission estimated that the former real estate magnate had “failed in his duty as commander in chief” by taking several hours to intervene. It also showed that he put a lot of pressure on election officials after the 2020 election.

Federal justice has also opened an extensive investigation into this case: more than 870 people have been arrested and a hundred sentenced to prison terms.

On the other hand, when leaving the White House, Trump took entire boxes of documents despite the fact that a 1978 law obliges US presidents to transmit all their emails, letters and other working documents to the National Archives.

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In January he returned 15 boxes. Agents from the FBI – the federal police – searched his property on August 8, under a warrant for “withholding classified documents” and “obstructing a federal investigation,” and seized another 30 boxes.

Third, Democrat Letitia James, head of the New York State Attorney’s Office, has filed a civil complaint against Trump, his children and his group, the Trump Organization, after investigating their financial practices for three years. She accuses them of having “deliberately” manipulated the value of the group’s assets – which include golf clubs, luxury hotels and other properties – to obtain more advantageous loans from banks or to reduce taxes.

He is seeking $250 million in damages on behalf of the state, as well as a ban on running businesses.

Source: Ambito

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