When Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office this Thursday, his Senate trial won’t be the only thing waiting for him.
The 74-year-old faces mounting government investigations, including a civil investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a criminal investigation by Manhattan County Attorney-General Cyrus Vance Jr., and a federal investigation by the U.S. Rep. On behalf of DC, Michael Sherwin, can That includes a role in the deadly storming of the Capitol earlier this month.
The outgoing president will also face, according to reports by The Washington Post, three lawsuits alleging “defamation, fraud and more fraud” – all being administered by one attorney, Roberta Kaplan.
“I’ve become the right person to sue the president,” the 54-year-old told The Post.
Her clients include writer E. Jean Carroll, who filed a defamation case after Trump claimed she had “completely lied” about her allegations that he raped her more than 20 years ago, and his niece Mary L Trump, who claims that Mr. Trump and two of her brothers denied her an inheritance worth millions. .
“His fear is that he will no longer be protected by the office and he will have to deal with these lawsuits,” his niece told the newspaper, as he returned to his private life.
Kaplan said it would seek to impeach Trump (which means he will have to testify / testify under oath) in all three cases.
“When we take you off, you won’t get away with it,” she said.
He had the mantle of the presidency, and that is now gone. “
Meanwhile, in the final hours of his presidency, Trump issued a massive statement drastically changing the country’s travel rules.
The entry ban imposed due to the Coronavirus on most non-US citizens arriving from Brazil and most of Europe has just been lifted – although new variants have emerged in both parts of the world.
Current rules prohibit nearly all non-US citizens who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the 26 countries in the Schengen area of Europe allowing travel across open borders within the past 14 days.
The new rules will take effect from January 26. It states that anyone coming to the country on an international flight must have a negative corona virus test or evidence of recovery from Covid.
Report of the FBI about the plans of right-wing extremists
An intelligence report obtained by The Washington Post revealed that the FBI has specifically warned law enforcement agencies that right-wing extremists have discussed posing as members of the National Guard in Washington and that others have reviewed maps of vulnerable locations in the city.
The document is a summary of threats identified by the office in an intelligence briefing on Monday, warning that both “lone wolves” and QAnon followers have indicated that they plan to come to the nation’s capital to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
The FBI said it also observed people downloading and sharing “sensitive location” maps in Washington and discussing how they could be used to interfere with security while the president-elect was sworn in.
Last week, FBI Director Christopher A and Ray said agents were monitoring “a great deal of worrying chatter online” and pointed to the challenge of “trying to distinguish between what is ambitious and what is intended.”
“We are monitoring all incoming leads, whether they are calls for armed protest, or potential threats that arise from the January 6 breach of the Capitol, or other types of potential threats that lead to the opening events and various other goals. We are committed to all of our partners in this regard.”
Biden planned the big first day in office
The new chief of staff announced that Biden will sign a series of sweeping enforcement measures that rescind Trump’s signature policies just hours after he is sworn in on Wednesday.
After his inauguration in the heavily fortified U.S. Capitol, Biden will sign executive orders to end Donald Trump’s travel ban, join the Paris climate accord and wear masks on federal property, Ron Klein told senior staff in a note obtained by The Associated Press.