The former president was acquitted of impeachment by the Senate, but as ordinary citizens he still faces rape charges and will have to file eight years of income tax returns.
The former president of U.S, Donald Trump, is the target of at least two lawsuits that started again after leaving the White House. The first is related to the author and journalist Jean Carroll, who accuses the Republican of having her raped inside a department store Nova York in the 1990s. Trump called the former columnist for Elle magazine a “liar” for these claims and justified that the woman, who is now 77, was not her “type”. Carroll then decided to file a civil defamation lawsuit that has been running since November 2019. The former president had been evading the case by claiming that his duties made it impossible for him to answer legally, but this week the journalist’s lawyers pressed again for him to appear in court to testify.
Meanwhile, there have been further advances in the case involving the porn actress Stormy Daniels, with whom Donald Trump would have had sex in the past. The former Republican lawyer, Michael Cohen, would have passed on $ 130,000 so that the woman would not say anything that could harm the tycoon in the run for president in 2016. The federal criminal investigation seeks to clarify whether these payments violated election campaign finance laws and, for that, wants to have access to Trump’s eight-year income tax returns. In recent years, the ex-president has insisted on not handing over the documents on the grounds that the order is too broad, issued “in bad faith” and amounts to political “harassment” by the Democratic Party. On Monday, however, the United States Supreme Court rejected the refusal and paved the way for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to obtain income tax returns.