Subpoenas Issued For Trump Organization’s Payments On Behalf Of Chief Financial Officer
Since Donald Trump left office in January, the public has waited to hear whether he’ll face legal repercussions for a number of matters in and out of office, including financial crimes and his provocation of the January 6th riots. Now new subpoenas suggest that perhaps an investigation is truly making progress behind the scenes.
According to the Wall Street Journal, prosecutors have issued subpoenas to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, a private school attended by the grandchildren of Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, apparently regarding over half a million dollars in tuition payments from the Trump Organization.
Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law, the mother of the children in question, Jennifer Weisselberg, said that she and her ex-husband understood the tuition payments to be part of her father-in-law’s employment compensation package. She has already been served with a subpoena herself to turn over any financial information related to the Trump Organization that she may have after her divorce. There is speculation that this could be a question of tax evasion, if the Trump Organization CFO failed to report this half-million in compensation as income.
This could serve as pressure on Weisselberg — who, Vanity Fair reported last month, prosecutors hope will ‘flip’ and turn evidence on his boss. Others connected to Trump and Weisselberg have described him as thinking of Trump as a god, and of having “drank the Kool-Aid,” but say that facing a choice between Trump and perjury, he would likely not make the decision to take on unnecessary legal woes for himself.
This closely follows the recent seizure of electronic devices and the records therein from Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and all put together, looks like an investigation may be closing in on the pertinent information.