Criminal probe, legal fights await Trump after White House
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington. The president's legal entanglements are likely to intensify when leaves the White House in January 2021 and loses immunity from prosecution. The probe led by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is one of several legal entanglements likely to intensify when Trump loses power — and immunity from prosecution — upon leaving the White House. Trump faces two New York state inquiries into whether he misled tax authorities, banks or business partners. Carroll says Trump raped her in the mid-1990s in a New York department store.
Explainer: Impeachment depends on 'high crimes and misdemeanors' - what are they?
Under the Constitution, a president can be impeached for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors terminology that has been the subject of some debate. Rosenzweig said bribery could potentially be one of the articles of impeachment, or charges, returned against Trump if the House takes that step. According to several constitutional lawyers, high crimes and misdemeanors is a purposefully vague term and can be defined by members of Congress. A common misconception about impeachment is that it refers to the removal of a president from office. In fact, impeachment refers only to the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Congress, bringing charges - similar to an indictment in a criminal case.feeds.reuters.com