A federal judge opens the way for a dramatic showdown to determine the future of the Republican congresswoman who has supported the Jan. 6 insurrectionists.
America is already "looking dangerously like Russia," said the former top analyst on Russia on the National Security Council.
Winning a second term could put him beyond the reach of many of the possible charges, thanks to statutes of limitations that would run out.
The president is making late reelection pleas to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin, two states he won in 2016, but now could be out of his reach.
His campaign chief bought a waterfront house with a yearly tax bill higher than the average Floridian's annual income, a $400,000 boat, a Ferrari, condos and more.
The North Carolina lawmaker may take on an unspecified role either with Trump's reelection campaign or his administration.
He joins 23 other House Republicans who are either retiring or planning to seek another office.
He has had an awful attendance record during his time in the Senate.