Ex-Wife of Trump Org. Executive Has Spoken “Multiple Times” With Investigators
The former daughter-in-law of long-time Trump Organization executive Allan Weisselberg has been cooperating with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, meeting with them “multiple times” and turning over documents to investigators as they dig deeper into the former president’s financial dealings.
Jennifer Weisselberg was married to Barry Weisselberg, Allan’s son, for 14 years. Their marriage ended in a contentious divorce in 2018. She said her former father-in-law, having worked for Donald Trump’s father, Fred, knows all of the inner workings of Donald Trump’s finances. “He discusses everything with him. And Donald trusts him to continue the legacy the way his father set things up.”
Jennifer and Barry Weisselberg’s lives have been intertwined with Trump for years. Barry is the long-time manager of the Trump-run skating rink in Central Park. While she wouldn’t go into detail about the nature of her discussions with investigators, it’s believed that one of the avenues of inquiry relates to the Central Park apartment where she and her former husband lived rent-free for several years. Jennifer Weisselberg said that Trump offered the couple the apartment as a wedding gift when they married in 2004.
She said they only paid for utilities – about $400 a month. The apartment was sold in 2014 for $2.85 million, according to New York City housing records. The signature on the deed is that of Donald J. Trump.
Jennifer Weisselberg said she was completely in the dark over the arrangement but now sees it as part of what she described as the Trump Organization’s strategy of ensuring the loyalty of its employees. “They control people by compensating you with homes and things,” Weisselberg said. “It’s not easy to walk away when they provide your home.”