It has been a bad week even by Donald Trump’s exacting standards. To begin with, the former president’s business empire was convicted of criminal fraud pertaining to taxes. And on that day a candidate whom he personally backed for the Senate went down in a Republican state. He could also face criminal referrals by the Select Committee while his demand to axe the Constitution doesn’t have the support of the Republican Party.
Five members of the Oath Keepers have been convicted for serious felonies relating to the riots at Capitol Hill, an insurrection instigated by Donald Trump. The Supreme Court of South Carolina has also ruled that Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff at the White House must testify in the criminal charges against him for trying to overturn the presidential election results.
Donald Trump Could Also Face Charges Of Serious Felonies
Donald Trump has also been denied immunity from civil suits. Outside courts, his own party has turned against him for dining with a holocaust denier. The conviction of Stewart Rhodes and other members of the Oath Keepers is particularly troubling for Donald Trump as they have been found guilty of seditious conspiracy.
Three others were found guilty of obstructing a congressional proceeding and aiding and abetting. Rhodes faces up to 60 years in prison unless he can cut a deal with the prosecutors.
Donald Trump himself could face any of the charges pinned against the Oath Keepers though the facts for a seditious conspiracy would differ in his case. But the prosecution team has pointed out that D.C. jurors are receptive to that count. A more likely charge he could face is obstruction of Congress.
Donald Trump is also facing charges in the case against his business empire and the case is built on the testimony of his CFO, someone who has worked with him for decades.