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Trump's legal problems are growing with 2 grand jury investigations in Georgia and a possible Dominion lawsuit

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 30 Mar 2021


<p><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/60633b7567187800184ad486-2400/Trump legal problems georgia dominion.jpg" border="0" alt="Trump legal problems georgia dominion" data-mce-source="Getty"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Former President Donald Trump's legal problems continue to grow with two new grand jury investigations in Georgia and the threat of an additional lawsuit from Dominion, the firm whose voting systems the president falsely blamed for his election defeat.</p><p>Trump has <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/lawsuits-trump-will-face-when-he-leaves-office-2020-9">faced dozens of civil and criminal lawsuits since leaving office</a>. Some center on business deals he struck before he was president, others relate to allegations of sexual misconduct, and several focus on his attempts to overturn the results of November's presidential election.</p><p>Added to the growing list of legal woes this week were two grand jury investigations in Fulton County, Georgia, <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-unlikely-team-hunting-team-donald-trump-in-georgia'ref=home">The Daily Beast reported.</a></p><p>The investigations are reportedly focusing on Trump's campaign over claims the former president sought unduly to pressure election officials to change the vote count in November's election to favor him.</p><p>Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney, <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-unlikely-team-hunting-team-donald-trump-in-georgia'ref=home">said</a> she believed jurors were likely "in the very near future" to be asked to issue subpoenas from Trump and his allies requesting documents and recordings relevant to the investigation.</p><p>Willis <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-unlikely-team-hunting-team-donald-trump-in-georgia'ref=home">told the Beast</a> that three cases had been referred by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to her "public integrity unit," which is more typically tasked with investigating allegations of corruption among police officers.</p><p>They will focus on Trump's <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-brad-raffensperger-phone-call-georgia-votes-presidential-election-2021-01">alleged efforts to influence the outcome of the presidential election in Georgia</a>, which he falsely claimed he had lost as a result of widespread voter fraud.</p><p>The investigation may focus on evidence including the now-notorious phone call Trump made to Raffensperger in January, during his last days in the White House, when he asked the official to "<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-brad-raffensperger-phone-call-georgia-votes-presidential-election-2021-01">find 11,780</a>" votes to help him win Georgia.&nbsp;</p><p>Raffensperger <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-brad-raffensperger-phone-call-georgia-votes-presidential-election-2021-01">rebuffed the president's efforts</a>, insisting that the election had been fair. An audio recording of the call was subsequently leaked to the media.</p><p>Additionally, <a href="https://www.axios.com/dominion-lawsuits-fox-news-lawyer-a63dfe53-8fe0-4330-89fb-2b41fcb18198.html">an attorney for Dominion Voting Systems this week said</a> that it had not ruled out suing President Trump for his repeated claims that the company had been involved in rigging the presidential election against him.</p><p>Dominion on Friday <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/dominion-voting-systems-machines-fox-news-lawsuit-defamation-trump-2021-3">sued Fox News, which gave prominence to the conspiracy theory, for $1.6 billion</a>.</p><p>They have also <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/us/politics/rudy-giuliani-dominion-trump.html">launched action</a> against Trump's former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for spreading the theory.</p><p>Tom Clare, an attorney for the company, <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/dominion-voting-systems-machines-fox-news-lawsuit-defamation-trump-2021-3">said</a> that the prospect of suing Trump remained a possibility.</p><p>"We haven't ruled anyone out," <a href="https://www.axios.com/dominion-lawsuits-fox-news-lawyer-a63dfe53-8fe0-4330-89fb-2b41fcb18198.html">he told Axios</a> when asked whether Dominion would file a lawsuit against Trump.</p><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-legal-problems-grand-jury-investigations-in-georgia-2021-3#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/why-gucci-clothes-racist-blackface-sambo-2019-2">Why these Gucci clothes are racist</a></p>
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