6 post-presidency lawsuits waiting for Trump

6 post-presidency lawsuits waiting for Trump 1


President Donald Trump will return to just plain old Donald Trump on January 20. Meanwhile, there are at least a half dozen ongoing cases involving him — and placing him in various levels of legal jeopardy — still pending.

In his latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza breaks down the pending litigation that the President will have to deal with in a few short months.

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104 Comments on "6 post-presidency lawsuits waiting for Trump"

  1. Hey, Chris here. Did you know Trump was facing this many lawsuits?

    • Yeah

    • Trump Wants to Throw Out Legal Votes From Detroit

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    • Trump’s Voter-Suppression Strategy Is a Crisis (Even If It Backfires)
      By Eric Levitz@EricLevitz

      Block the vote? Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images
      The president is trying to win reelection by disenfranchising as many Democrats as he can. As of this writing, 78 million Americans have already voted, putting the U.S. on pace to witness its highest-turnout election in more than a century.

      Some have cited the latter fact as evidence that concerns over the former one have been irrational and overblown. They are wrong. Before getting into that, though, let’s review precisely how Donald Trump and his party are trying to win the 2020 election.

      The president entered office with the disapproval of most Americans. Instead of attempting to broaden his appeal by governing with an eye toward majoritarian opinion, Trump deferred to Paul Ryan on policy — and stayed true to his far-right conspiracist roots on rhetoric. During the 2020 campaign itself, the president has not only refused to bring his positions on health care, taxes, and immigration into closer alignment with majority opinion — he has also run against the preference of a supermajority of the public on the year’s defining issue, arguing that the coronavirus is no “big deal” at a time when 68 percent of voters are worried that they or their loved ones will contract the pandemic bug.

      As a result, 53 percent of voters disapprove of the job that Trump has done. With third-party candidates attracting minuscule support, this leaves the president with one narrow path to reelection: eke out an Electoral College majority by deterring or disqualifying as many Democratic voters as possible in key battleground states.

      As Politico reports:

      The president’s inability to capture a majority of support sheds light on his extraordinary attempts to limit the number of votes cast across the battleground state map — a massive campaign-within-a-campaign to maximize Trump’s chances of winning a contest in which he’s all but certain to earn less than 50 percent of the vote.

      In Philadelphia, his campaign is videotaping voters as they return ballots. In Nevada, it’s suing to force elections officials in Nevada’s Democratic-heavy Clark County to more rigorously examine ballot signatures for discrepancies that could disqualify them. The Trump campaign has sued to prevent the expanded use of ballot drop boxes in Ohio, sought to shoot down an attempt to expand absentee ballot access in New Hampshire and tried to intervene against a lawsuit brought by members of the Navajo Nation in Arizona which sought to allow ballots received from reservations after Election Day because of mail delays. And that’s just a few of its efforts.

      … In swing state Florida, the state’s Republican-controlled legislature slapped additional restrictions on felons trying to register to vote after voters in 2018 approved a measure designed to restore most felons’ voting rights.

      In Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott limited ballot drop-off sites to one in each county, a measure with outsized effects on the most heavily populated — and more Democratic — areas like Harris County, which includes Houston.

      The Republican Party has rationalizations for almost all of these actions. Videotaping voters as they use ballot drop-off boxes — and encouraging far-right militias to patrol polling places while heavily armed — is about “transparency,” not voter intimidation. Pushing for aggressive signature matching is about ensuring election integrity, not exploiting Democrats’ greater propensity for mail-in voting — and the dearth of objective criteria for signature matching — to disenfranchise Biden supporters. Distributing ballot drop-off sites by county instead of population size is intended to enhance election “security,” not to make voting harder in left-leaning urban areas than it is in right-leaning rural ones.

    • The Plot Against America: The GOP’s Plan to Suppress the Vote and Sabotage the Election
      Blocking ballots, intimidating voters, spreading misinformation — undermining democracy is at the heart of Trump’s 2020 campaign

      JULY 16, 2020 6:00AM EDT

      trump, voter suppression, gop stealing election
      Illustration by Victor Juhasz for Rolling Stone
      In June, President Trump sat in the Oval Office for one of his periodic interviews-turned-airing-of-grievances. When the conversation turned to the 2020 election, Trump singled out what he called the “biggest risk” to his bid for a second term. It was not the mounting death toll from COVID-19, or further economic damage inflicted by the pandemic, or anything else a reality-dwelling president might fret about.

      “My biggest risk is that we don’t win lawsuits,” Trump told the Politico reporter he’d invited. He was referring to the series of lawsuits filed by his campaign and the Republican National Committee that fight the expansion of mail-in voting and seek to limit access to the ballot box in November. “We have many lawsuits going all over,” he said. “And if we don’t win those lawsuits, I think — I think it puts the election at risk.”

      Going into 2020, Trump had the political winds at his back with a strong economy, roaring stock market, and historically low unemployment. Then came COVID-19. As of this writing, more than 135,000 Americans are dead from the virus, more than 3 million have gotten infected, and the economy has tipped into Great Depression territory. With Trump at the helm, the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has ranked as one of the worst anywhere in the world.

  2. So he didn’t rape a woman because she’s not his type. Does that mean he would have raped her if she was his type?

    • aSinloveyunz.link

    • @Sean Day Except that isn’t what he said. He didn’t say, “I’m not a rapist”. He didn’t say, “Rape is wrong.” He said, “She’s not my type.” Among native English speakers, the phrase “she’s not my type”, when used in this manner, gives the reason WHY he did not rape her. Thus suggesting the conditions under which he would rape her.

    • @Freddy Jajaja that conspiracy collapsed weeks ago you need an updated script log into the gop home page the’ll give you the current lie to spread

    • @Donald G With such brilliant deductive skills as yours it is obvious that, without doubt, you are a man. Keep waking up though.

    • @boogiedaddiemembers of the u.n. have reported lockdowns have starved people to death worldwide.

  3. If I were the prez, I would be worried about the case against him from the state of New York.

  4. Cooking of Survival | November 12, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    Hi American,
    All I want for Christmas is to see
    Trump in a jumpsuit that matches his skin.👍👍

  5. Canis Africanis | November 12, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    Doing everything not to answer those questions he avoided…

  6. That’s why he is firing army generals with only 2 months left trying to stay in power indefinitely but it will backfire on him.

    • Samuel L. Jackson | November 12, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Frank Benlin That’s just the thing you dont understand….. anyone who flirts with socialism or communism are most definitely unamerican…….
      And yet…… both socialism and communism are embraced by democrats.

    • @Samuel L. Jackson Well, I tried.

    • David Clapperton | November 12, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      The White House will be s place no respected person globally continues to recognise as the iconic home and workplace of the US President if/while Trump continues to occupy the White House and claims to still be the President beyond January 20th even though Trump claiming and all lawsuits of Trump in supreme court also claiming that Biden stole the election from Trump by commiting electoral fraud hsve been thrown out due to no evidence of sny fraud commited by Biden whatsoever. At lesst until Trump is force evicted from the White House and Biden takes his rightful plsce as US President there.

      In the mesntime Biden will occupy somewhere else and carry out his presidential duties there. There are a number of residences in Washington thst sre suitable to live in and do his job just as effectively as in the White House. Wherever Biden is occupying will be recognised globally as the home/work place of thd US President, not the White House while Trump squats there.

    • David Clapperton | November 12, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply


      There’s no proof they were alresdy desd before the election campaigns went ahead. People do die before election day after casting their postal votes after all. Coronarirus for one this year snd certsinly during the election csmpaigns

      If they csst their vote before dieing and before election dsy, their votes still stand. You will find that they were all alive when they cast their votes. They can’t throw out all desd persons votes simply because they died before election dsy. They played an active part in this election even though they died before election day.

    • David Clapperton | November 12, 2020 at 9:44 PM | Reply

      @Samuel L. Jackson

      Proof thst you snd some others on here can’t get over the fact nor handle the fact that Trump lost the election to Biden fair and square. You and others are reduced to hurling insults at Biden accusing him of being s communist even though Biden’s not even a socialist.

      Trump losing in supreme court and can’t overturn the election result, you, others and Trump will still claim he was cheated out of remsining president. All of Trump’s lawsuits all being thrown out by the supreme court prove they are only baseless allegstions by Trump and co.

  7. Btw how was a person with legal cases on him eligible for office?
    He will not be in the UK or India.
    USA is really strange

  8. “You believe you could charge the president of the United States of obstruction of justice after he left office?”


    • Look up Bidens foreign policy. And you wonder why they call you libtards. Hilarious !

    • @Bubbles We aren’t all liberals . We aren’t all democrats. I am not democrat or liberal . Former Republican now independent. There are many like us . Your biggest mistake was thinking all of Trumps critics were democrats or liberals . Now you Trump supporters mask less and no social distancing don’t look smart or knowledgeable. Over 700 deaths of coronavirus have occurred, in people who attended those so call rallies. In 2016 you Trump supporters kept saying get over it Trump won. Now with a popular and electoral win under his belt. Get over it . Biden won. Oh! Didn’t Kim Ju call Trump a Dotard ? Didn’t a blimp of Trump on a toilet in a diaper greet him overseas ? Name another president mocked and talked about behind their backs ? Laughed at in the UN. Name one …

    • Steven Lindsey | November 12, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      @james jones Only one said so.

    • Stomp The Shit Out Of A Conservative | November 12, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply


  9. Sounds like he about to go down like Harvey Weinstein. He need to be held accountable for his actions.

  10. No wonder why he is holding on to his position as president so tight. He will be screwed once he is out.

    • He should have been a better present then he could have been re-elected

    • @Alex S Oh, yes, they can! And they can also demand payment in advance. They can deny him landing privileges at airfields and they can sue the Federal Government for fees and costs. Cities are NOT obligated to underwrite President Asshat’s CAMPAIGN expenses nor are they obligated to foot the bill for general Presidential visits, including security costs, without compensation.

    • @No way Nope. Not so fast, Bud. The order only said any affected ballots (those between Nov. 9 and 12) had to be segregated until it could be determined what to do with them. You do know that this ruling does not affect enough ballots to change the outcome of the election, right? 🙂

    • Trump will be remembered as a great president in the history books. Good luck trying to deny it. You’ll all be ridiculed.

    • @Frank Beans LMAO! Yeah, sure… whatever floats your boat, Frank. You really should see someone professionally about your losing your grasp on reality.

  11. All the rotten things Trump has done are like a boomerang coming back to him.

    • Chester Jeffrey | November 12, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      Why have so many woman accused Donald Trump of sexual assault ?

    • santa fe, bantayan island life | November 12, 2020 at 7:43 PM | Reply

      @Christopher Ziadi more cheating corrected Connecticut Republican House Rep. Craig Fishbein was called the loser in a race for his seat until an error was found and it flipped back to him.

      The win was previously called for Democrat Jim Jinks, according to the CT Mirror. Wallingford Town Clerk Barbara Thompson told news outlets that her office on Tuesday found that votes hadn’t been recorded in Connecticut’s reporting system at Yalesville Elementary School.

      “I can’t answer if it was a clerical error or a computer error in the elections management system,” Thompson told the Mirror. “All I know is we caught it yesterday and amended it.”

    • Desperate

    • Christopher Ziadi | November 12, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply

      @santa fe, bantayan island life Yes, errors can happen.

    • Hunter Bi den


  12. Coming next year on Netflix: Orange is the New Orange

  13. Avowed Independent | November 12, 2020 at 1:45 PM | Reply

    I said it long ago: Trump was not just running a re-election campaign, he was fighting for his life.

    He knows too well that after he lives the White House, he could be headed to jail!

  14. Two words: “Unindicted Co-conspirator”

    • Look up Bidens foreign policy. And you wonder why they call you libtards. Hilarious !

    • Hunter Bi den


  15. it would be poetic justice if the man that started “Lock her up!” went to prison.

  16. He’ll try to burn the country before he flees. Most despicable man of our generation

  17. I do hope they stop the tradition of referring to past Presidents as President, it’s ridiculous and he definitely doesn’t deserve it

  18. Trump indeed his unique, now stands out as the most humiliated and disgraced u.s president ever (Nixon passed the Barton

  19. Lureta Whitewing | November 12, 2020 at 4:57 PM | Reply

    Americans deserve justice. This man needs to be accountable to the law.

  20. AttilatheThrilla | November 12, 2020 at 5:21 PM | Reply

    Can’t wait till we hear about Melania serving him his divorce papers 😂

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