(Photo: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images)WASHINGTON — President Trump’s stunning defeat raises a wild new question: whether he might face criminal charges. Trump's presidential shield of protection from federal indictment is now officially scheduled to expire at the moment he steps down on Jan. 20, 2021. “I think that the most likely criminal charges Trump faces are those relating to his finances currently under investigation by the Manhattan DA,” McQuade said. Cohen, who documented his incendiary breakup with Trump in a recent tell-all memoir, calls Trump’s family business a key vulnerability for his former boss. But a federal pardon wouldn’t protect Trump from state charges that might be brought by Vance’s team.