On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that the new flurry of lawsuits against former President Donald Trump has him worried that he will be fighting an endless stream of litigation forever.
"With the Senate trial in the rearview, Trump is now confronting a whole range of other legal dramas during his immediate post-presidency," reported Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley. "No longer shielded by the considerable legal protection of the Oval Office, Trump has privately bemoaned that his foes are going to be investigating or 'suing me for the rest of my life,' according to one person who's discussed the matter with him in the past few weeks."
In the most high-profile recent example, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is suing Trump and his ally Rudy Giuliani for conspiracy under the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, for their role in inciting the Capitol riot. MSNBC anchor and former GOP congressman Joe Scarborough has also met with attorneys to discuss a lawsuit over the former president's false claims that Scarborough had a staffer killed. There are also criminal investigations into Trump in New York, D.C., and Georgia.
And that could just be the start of Trump's legal troubles.
"The legal exposure could extend beyond political affiliations, as the voting tech companies that Trump and top allies had baselessly smeared as part of a fictitious conspiracy to rig or hack the election and tip it to Biden have already sent numerous legal threats to individuals close to the former president," said the report. "Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems have already lodged mammoth lawsuits against Giuliani, former Trump attorney Sidney Powell, and others. Giuliani, who has served as Trump's personal lawyer, and Powell were pushing these fictitious conspiracy claims at the behest of Trump, who himself pushed such false allegations on Twitter and elsewhere."
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