Now that we’re likely to hear a lot more about this stuff, let’s take a gander at what the future may hold. Of course it includes possible state charges, which are unpardonable. Remember, this is all we know about currently, other stories could pop up:
A New York prosecutor
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who enforces New York state laws, has been conducting a criminal investigation into Mr Trump and the Trump Organization for more than two years.
The probe originally focused on hush money payments that Mr Trump’s former lawyer and self-described fixer Michael Cohen paid before the 2016 election to two women who said they had sexual encounters with Mr Trump, which the president has denied.
Mr Trump could conceivably face a criminal prosecution brought by the US Department of Justice, led by a new US Attorney General.
Some legal experts have said Mr Trump could face federal income tax evasion charges, pointing to a New York Times report that Mr Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017.
“You’ve got the stuff that has come out of the New York Times that has all kind of indicia of tax fraud,” Nick Akerman, a lawyer at Dorsey & Whitney and a former federal prosecutor.
New York civil fraud investigation
New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, has an active tax fraud investigation into Mr Trump and his family company, the Trump Organization.
The inquiry by James, a Democrat, began after Mr Trump’s former lawyer Mr Cohen told Congress the president inflated asset values to save money on loans and insurance and deflated them to reduce real estate taxes.
E. Jean Carroll
E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle magazine writer, sued Mr Trump for defamation in 2019 after the president denied Ms Carroll’s allegation that he raped her in the 1990s in a New York department store and accused her of lying to drum up sales for a book.
In August, a state judge allowed the case to go forward, meaning Ms Carroll’s lawyers could seek a DNA sample from Mr Trump to match against a dress she said she wore at the store.
Mr Trump also faces a lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a 2005 contestant on Mr Trump’s reality television show “The Apprentice,” who says Mr Trump kissed her against her will at a 2007 meeting and later groped her at a hotel.
After Mr Trump called Ms Zervos a liar, she sued him for defamation.
Mr Trump said he is immune from the lawsuit because he is president.
Which isn’t to say some of these issues might not have any traction, but it’s becoming fairly clear there is going to be follow-up on some of them.