The Cases Against President Trump


Former President Trump has been indicted in four separate criminal cases and faces a civil lawsuit in another..


In March 2023, Trump was indicted in New York State on 34 felony counts related to hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 campaign. The indictment alleges that he misrepresented the payment as a legal expense.

By June 2023, Trump faced a federal indictment in Florida for mishandling and attempting to conceal top-secret documents, which included highly classified Pentagon plans. A superseding indictment in July added allegations that Trump sought to destroy security footage of himself relocating boxes containing these classified documents. Altogether, Trump faces 40 criminal counts in this Florida case.

In July, Georgia's Attorney General issued a 41-count indictment against Trump and 18 other defendants. They were charged with a sweeping racketeering offense related to efforts to overturn Georgia's election results. This indictment detailed eight alleged methods used by the defendants to interfere with the election. These methods ranged from presenting false claims of voter fraud to the Georgia state legislature to fabricating pro-Trump electors. The indictment asserts that Mr. Trump and his co-defendants "knowingly and willfully joined a conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump."

In the most extensive case, Special Counsel Smith unveiled a federal indictment against Trump that comprised three counts: defrauding the United States, obstructing an official government proceeding, and depriving the people of their Civil Rights. These charges pertain to Trump's alleged involvement in the January 6th attack on the Capitol.

In a separate civil case, which is currently active, President Trump and his sons stand accused of inflating the value of their assets in their business records. Judge Arthur Engoron has already issued a summary judgment affirming that Trump had perpetuated systematic fraud. The ongoing trial seeks to determine the extent of damages Trump should be liable for and whether there's a need to dismantle his corporate entities.