On Monday, Mazars USA, Donald Trump’s longtime accounting firm, announced that they could no longer vouch for his financial statements. Like many stories that have broken in 2022, it was deeply embarrassing for the former President.
The Morning Joe panel discussed the story on Tuesday morning. John Heilemann wondered if the accounting firm may have ‘flipped’ on Trump during the segment.
NBC’s Tom Winter explained, “This is not a good development. Every single expert we have spoken with has said it is not something that is normal, it is highly unusual that they would send a letter like this.”
Heilemann then jumped in:
“Well, the document that they released last night, if I read that document right, suggests that the accounting firm has already provided over 500,000 pieces of documentation, which means there’s 525,000 at minimum, which is a very large number. The second thing is that — and this I’ll ask you, Tom. I saw some speculation from other legal experts last night that the conflict of interest could suggest that the accounting firm has now flipped basically and is working, is cooperating actively with the investigations, that’s why they realized they were in trouble. They don’t want to go for jail for Donald Trump or face huge civil penalties and they’re now all in on the civil and [district attorney’s] criminal procedures, investigations.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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