Donald Trump Faces Pivotal Month as Multiple Investigations Ramp Up

Donald Trump faces key developments in investigations he is the focus of in July, with the House Select Committee's presentations on the January 6 attack also set to continue this month.

The House panel's proceedings on the events surrounding the January 6 attack will return for a seventh hearing in the near future with the precise date still to be determined.

The break in hearings came after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson delivered arguably the most damning testimony to the panel so far on June 28.

Among some of the bombshell claims from Hutchinson including describing how the former president was aware that some of his supporters were armed on January 6 but he still ordered them to march to the Capitol, and that he didn't care that the rioters were chanting "hang Mike Pence" in the building's corridors as Trump felt the then vice president "deserved it."

Hutchinson also testified she was told Trump was so irate that he couldn't join his supporters at the Capitol as the insurrection was unfolding that he attempted to grab the steering wheel of the presidential SUV, then lunged at the throat of a Secret Service agent who tried to stop him.

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Former US President Donald Trump gives remarks during a Save America Rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25, 2022 in Mendon, Illinois. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Also in July, there are also two major developments in separate inquiries surrounding the former president in Georgia and New York, which Trump will need to keep a close eye on.

In Georgia, Trump is under investigation over whether he committed a crime when he asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" 11,780 votes to help overturn the state's 2020 election results.

A special grand jury has been hearing evidence from dozens of subpoenaed witnesses since June 1 as part of the criminal investigation, led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

On July 12, documentary filmmaker Alex Holder is set to testify to the grand jury after being subpoenaed for evidence.

Holder is the creator of the docuseries Unprecedented, which recorded the Trump family during his 2020 campaign and is reported to reveal never-before-seen footage of the Trump family's reaction to the outcome of the election when it airs on Discovery+ some time this summer.

According to Holder's subpoena, prosecutors in Georgia have asked for "all video footage and other materials related to the docuseries 'Unprecedented,'" when Holder comes in to testify.

Holder's lawyer Russell Smith confirmed to the Associated Press that the filmmaker will appear before the special grand jury in Atlanta.

"Alex is cooperating, and he is to appear to testify on July 12," Smith said.

Trump has frequently denied any wrongdoing, describing the January 2021 call with Raffensperger as "perfect" and the investigation into him a "witch hunt."

In New York, members of the former president's family will also testify in the civil case looking into allegations of fraud at The Trump Organization.

The long-running probe, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, is looking into claims the family business exaggerated the value of assets in order to obtain better loans, tax breaks and other financial benefits.

As part of the investigation, Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, will answer questions under oath on July 15.

All three of the Trumps were being made to testify after having a number of appeals thrown out by state appeals courts. In June, parties from both sides agreed that all three will appear for sworn depositions as part of the tax fraud probe on July 15, unless the courts intervene.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing. He has repeatedly described the proceedings as a "witch hunt" and suggested that James, who is Black, is conducting a politically motivated and "racist" probe against him.