Here's The Real Trouble Trump Is Facing In January

With increasing certainty after states have begun to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, it will be Joe Biden that takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2021 and Trump will no longer be protected by the office from legal action (via AOL). Considering the current number of cases he's facing, that's pretty bad news.


During his presidency, he and his lawyers have argued that his position as the president should shield him from prosecution; however, that shield will be gone, and there's quite a few cases that Trump will be faced with. Trump will also lose the ability to lean on the Justice Department to help him in legal matters (via NBC News).

For example, federal prosecutors didn't bring charges against Trump himself in 2018 for the case where Michael Cohen paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump, but that was because he was immune from prosecution as president (via NBC News).

Trump may face criminal and civil charges post-presidency

But now the Manhattan district court is investigating "possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization," (via The Wall Street Journal). According to NBC News, the criminal charges that may be brought on may likely be falsifying business records or tax evasion.


He's also facing potential civil charges in New York. According to The New York Times, thanks to Cohen's testimony about Trump inflating his assets, the New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating Trump's failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills NFL team and four different Trump Organization real estate projects.

There are also the women who have accused him of sexual assault and two of them, E. Jean Carroll and Summer Zervos have sued for Trump defamation. Where previously the Justice Department had been able to delay the cases and to stop evidence from being turned over from the Trump team, once he's replaced in the White House, he doesn't have that option anymore (via AOL).