Trump’s legal woes mount without protection of presidency

  • FILE - Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 3, 2022. Trump’s latest legal troubles – sweeping fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general and an appellate court’s stark repudiation by judges he appointed – have laid bare the challenges ahead as the former president operates without the protections afforded by the White House. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

WASHINGTON — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It’s been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded by the White House.