The 76-year-old is also being investigated for his role in last year’s US Capitol attack, his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and the stashing of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
Here are some of the key investigations weighing on the one-term president as he eyes another run for the White House in 2024:
The politicians leading the hearings presented their case that Mr Trump knew he lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, yet pressed his claims of fraud and ultimately brought his supporters to Washington for a rally that ended with a violent assault on Congress.
Rioters clash with police trying to enter the Capitol building through the front doors on 6 January 2021. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Source: Getty / (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The House select committee also uncovered evidence of alleged misconduct by Mr Trump leading up to the insurrection, including his attempt to co-opt government departments into his bid to overturn the election.
Besides the legal ramifications, an unprecedented prosecution of a former chief executive would likely cause a political earthquake in a country already starkly divided along partisan Democratic and Republican lines.
‘Find’ the votes
Fulton County’s top prosecutor Fani Willis has assembled a special grand jury that could see Mr Trump facing conspiracy charges connected to election fraud and interference.
Ms Willis has already amassed significant testimony from members of Trump’s inner circle, including his former personal lawyer, ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The Trump Organisation
Ms James is seeking $250 million in penalties as well as banning Mr Trump and his children from serving as executives at companies in New York.
Mr Trump denounced the suit as “another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General.”
Local law enforcement officers are seen in front of the home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida on 9 August, 2022. Source: AFP / (Photo by GIORGIO VIERA/AFP via Getty Images)
Raid on Florida residence
The Justice Department started investigating after the 15 boxes were found to contain national defence information, including 184 documents marked as confidential, secret or top secret.
Mr Trump has been trying to impede the criminal investigation into the possession of these documents, but it started to unravel after courtroom setbacks, including doubts expressed by judges about the former US president’s claim that he declassified records seized at his Florida home.
“If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying it’s declassified, even by thinking it,” Mr Trump told Fox News on Wednesday.
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