Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg has been under some pressure. Still, he hasn’t yet declared a willingness to cooperate with investigators and prosecutors by acting as a witness to the financial crimes that the Trump Organization is accused of. Now his son’s ex-wife is explaining why.
Jennifer Weisselberg was formerly married to Allen Weisselberg’s son, Barry. She’s been dragged into the investigation because one of the financial crimes that the Trump Organization is being accused of is dodging taxes by giving under-the-table benefits to its employees — including paying for Allen Weisselberg’s grandchildren, Jennifer Weisselberg’s kids, to attend an expensive private school.
Here she is discussing how Donald Trump, in her view, set her former father-in-law up in a way to prevent him from giving evidence on the ex-president.
WOW. Jennifer Weisselberg is now saying that the Trump Org CFO didn't flip on Trump and his company because Trump is holding improperly transferred funds between the Trump Org and Trump's presidential innaguaral funds over Weisselberg's head. 🔥pic.twitter.com/D8gHCUAH84
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) June 30, 2021
In short, Ms. Weisselberg believes that Allen Weisselberg was involved in misappropriating funds that were intended to be used for Trump’s presidential inauguration, and that Trump is holding this culpability over his head to prevent him from sharing any incriminating evidence or information with the Manhattan District Attorney.
Currently, that pressure is ramping up, not only on Allen Weisselberg but on the rest of the Trump Organization employees who are high up enough in the company to be familiar with the finances, as reports say that indictments will hit on Thursday, against both the Trump Organization as a company, and against CFO Allen Weisselberg.
According to Vanity Fair, Jennifer Weisselberg has already provided investigators with boxes full of financial documents, bank statements, and other documentation that reportedly support the allegations, and has declared her willingness to testify before a grand jury.
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