Looming Trump charges threaten to inject chaos into 2024 campaign

March 17, 2023

In a matter of days, a grand jury in Manhattan could turn the 2024 campaign on its head by making Donald Trump the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges. An Atlanta-based prosecutor is close to a charging decision in her investigation of Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. Cohen has said he did so at Trump's direction and was reimbursed with what the Trump Organization categorized as "legal expenses." Driving the news: Trump defense lawyer Joe Tacopina on Tuesday essentially dared Bragg to pursue charges. The big picture: Victimhood and vengeance already are central themes of Trump's 2024 campaign.