Following the bombshell news about Donald Trump’s criminal investigations in New York, including the Manhattan district attorney’s convening of a special grand jury, more details have emerged that might suggest increasing legal problems for one of the Trump Organization’s highest-ranked members, Allen Weisselberg. It was reported on Tuesday that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has apparently “entered the final stages of a criminal tax investigation” of Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime Chief Financial Officer.
The Manhattan DA is reportedly probing whether Weisselberg received any “fringe benefits” from the company on top of his salary and if his benefits were taxed adequately.
Although Trump and Weisselberg were usually the “only two people in the room”, when prepping tax paperwork and other financial documents, McConney brought them the “original documents and tranches of raw data”, the Daily Beast reported. So, McConney might have financial information that could potentially be used against Weisselberg or Trump.
Jennifer Weisselberg, Allen Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law, has provided investigators with extensive tax records and other financial documents. A representative for Jennifer Weisselberg said: “She is still being considered as a potential witness and she’s been in conversation with the district attorney about her information and her potential [grand jury] testimony if necessary.”
Adult film star Stormy Daniels – who claimed to have had sex with Trump about 12 or so years ago, and received $130,000 in hush money during the 2016 presidential race not to discuss the alleged affair – said she would readily testify before a grand jury. “I would love nothing more than my day in court and to give a deposition and to provide whatever evidence that they need from me,” Daniels reportedly said.
You are the poor dumbass. Trump& Cohen broke the NDA FIRST by continuing to reach out to me afterwards&by shopping a book specifically mentioning PAYING me. NDAs are not valid if the other person breaks them or they are used to cover illegal activity. In this case, it was both. https://t.co/Ea3C3i9uge
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) June 8, 2021
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer, has met with prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney’s office. They have reportedly asked Cohen questions about Trump’s business activities. Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress.
Cohen appeared on “The Beat with Ari Melber” earlier this week and shared his insider knowledge of just whom he thinks will be taking the fall along with Weisselberg, and whether or not Trump himself will face any charges. Watch the full segment, below.