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List of Lawsuits Designed To Prevent An Effective 2024 Trump Campaign

‘The rule of law is an absolute joke in America.’

BlazeTV Radio Host, Glenn Beck, reads off current (or recently closed) lawsuits that President Donald Trump is fighting or has recently ended. Although this list is not complete, it seems never-ending as Beck reads one after another.

Jean Carroll: Defamation and Federal Tort Claims

Advice columnist E. Jean Caroll sued President Donald Trump for defamation, stating his denials of her accusation that he sexually assaulted her more than 20 years ago damaged her reputation.

Summer Zervos Defamation Suit

(CLOSED On Nov. 12, 2021—Zervos announced she is dropping the lawsuit.)

Zervos has filed a civil suit against President Trump for defamation after he claimed her allegations of his inappropriate sexual contact were allies designed to help the Clinton campaign.

Mary Trump: Fraud Litigation

President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, claims that the president and his siblings committed fraud to deprive her of her rightful share of the Trump family business.

Panama Hotel Fraud and Tax Litigation

(CLOSED: On Sept. 15, 2021, the parties agreed to end the lawsuit.)

According to new legal filings related to a business dispute over the development, President Trump’s property-management company allegedly failed to pay taxes in Panama on millions of dollars in fees it collected for managing a high-rise hotel there.

John Doe vs. Trump Corporation Class Action

A group of anonymous plaintiffs has filed a class action against the Trump family and their business, alleging that the Trumps used their brand to scam investors into paying for worthless business opportunities. The district court denied Trump’s bid to force the case into arbitration, and Trump is now appealing.

Karen Bass et al. Incitement Suit for Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Ten members of the House of Representatives, represented by the NAACP, are suing Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and two right-wing militia groups for conspiring to forcibly prevent Congress from counting the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. 

Eric Swalwell Incitement Suit for Jan. 6 Riots

On Mar. 5, 2021, Representative Eric Swalwell sued Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr., and Congressman Mo Brooks in federal court over the Jan. 6 riots.

On Feb. 18, 2022, the district court denied Trump’s motion to dismiss the claims under § 1985, negligence per se, DC anti-bias law, and aiding and abetting assault. The court granted Trump’s request to dismiss the § 1986, emotional distress, and negligence claims.

1st Capitol Police Suit for Jan. 6 Riots

Two Capitol Police officers–both on duty during the Jan. 6 insurrection–sued Donald Trump for injuries they sustained while protecting the Capitol. Both allege that the rioters physically attacked them with fists, chemical spray, and other weapons. They allege that the former president directed the physical attack and emotional distress through his incendiary words and conduct.

On Feb. 18, 2022, the district court denied Trump’s motion to dismiss the claims under § 1985, directing and aiding and abetting assault and negligence per se. The court granted Trump’s motion to dismiss the emotional distress, punitive damages, and civil conspiracy claims.

2nd Capitol Police Suit for Jan. 6 Riots

The second group of Capitol Police officers filed suit against Trump, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, and other affiliates involved in allegedly planning and executing the Jan. 6 riots. The seven officers claim that they were physically and emotionally injured by attackers that Trump instigated and that Trump and his co-defendants conspired to disrupt congressional business in the certification of electoral votes.

3rd Capitol Police Suit over the Jan. 6 Riots

A third suit was filed by a Capitol Police officer alleging that he suffered physical and emotional injuries caused by Trump’s inciting the Jan. 6 riot. The complaint alleges that Trump directed, aided, abetted, and conspired to incite the riot.

Metropolitan Police Suit over the Jan. 6 Riots

Two Metropolitan Police Officers filed suit alleging that they suffered physical and emotional injuries caused by Trump’s inciting the Jan. 6 riot. The complaint alleges that Trump directed, aided, abetted, and conspired to incite the riot. The officers seek compensatory and punitive damages.

NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Voting Rights Case for Post-Election Actions

The LDF is suing Trump, the Trump Campaign, and the RNC for their efforts to overturn the 2020 election in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Ku Klux Klan Act.

NY Attorney General’s Civil and Criminal Investigations

Since March 2019, New York Attorney General Letitia James has been investigating allegations that the Trump Organization altered property values to avoid tax liabilities.

On Aug. 10, 2022, AG James deposed Trump, but he repeatedly declined to answer her questions and instead invoked his Fifth Amendment right.

Scotland Unexplained Wealth Orders

In February 2021, the Scottish Parliament voted to reject an investigation into unexplained cash transactions executed by the Trump Organization’s Scottish golf courses. A non-profit group is now challenging that decision in a Scottish court.

DC AG Incitement Criminal Investigation

The DC Attorney General, Karl Racine, has announced a criminal investigation into Trump’s alleged role in provoking the Jan. 6th riots.

National Archives Investigation: Mishandled Classified Material

The National Archives has reportedly asked the DOJ to examine whether Trump mishandled classified White House records in violation of the Presidential Records Act. The Archives recovered the classified materials when it retrieved fifteen boxes of official documents from Trump’s Florida residence.

On Aug. 8, 2022, FBI agents searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
On Aug. 11, Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed publicly that he had personally approved the search.

Beck ends this segment with his thoughts on the FBI’s raid on President Trump:

This doesn't sound good for the FBI. And I think that is why Merrick Garland is suddenly like, ‘I didn't know about it. I had no idea. This was Christopher Wray.’ You didn't know about it; you should be fired by the President. If your staff underneath you just says, you know what, I'm gonna go into the house of a foreign, I mean a former president, and do a search before we issue a subpoena. That's insanity.