Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is considering criminal charges against the business run by the Trump family.
The focus on Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, a 72-year-old accountant now running the business with Trump’s two adult sons, stems from his involvement in arranging a payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump (which Trump has denied).
Now Vance’s state grand jury is examining whether Weisselberg, among others — and even the Trump Organization — should face state criminal charges for falsification of business records, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Neither Weisselberg nor the Trump Organization responded to requests for comment. Vance, through a spokesman, declined to comment.
Trump was worried that Stormy Daniels affair was going to come out before the election, so he committed a really stupid crime that might bring down his entire business. Weisselberg has all of the inner knowledge of the Trump Organization which before the Trump presidency was primarily run by Trump, his two sons, Donald and Eric, and his daughter Ivanka.
The prosecutor could be using potential charges against Weisselberg to gather evidence against the Trump Organization a.k.a. the Trump family.
Weisselberg isn’t the main target. The big fish that prosecutors are trying to hook is named Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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