Bank records for longtime Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg were subpoenaed, people familiar with the matter revealed in a Wednesday report, when questions arise about gifts he received from the former president.
Manhattan prosecutors investigating the Trump Organization issued the subpoena when they drew their attention to the man who oversaw the Trump Organization’s finances for decades, the sources said. The New York Times
It is unclear whether Weisselberg, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, will cooperate with the investigation.
Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law Jennifer said earlier this month that he would “ turn on ” Donald Trump and revealed that she has given documents to prosecutors investigating the former president.
Manhattan prosecutors have issued a bank data subpoena for longtime Trump organization CFO Allen Weisselberg
It is not clear whether Weisselberg will cooperate with the investigation, but the subpoena is a sign of a pressure campaign for him to do so.
People familiar with the situation told the Times that prosecutors working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. have also sued documents from several banks where Trump or his company holds accounts, including JPMorgan Chase and Capital One.
They are also separately seeking another round of ledgers and other internal Trump Organization documents.
Jennifer Weisselberg, who was married to Allen’s son Barry from 2004 to 2018, told CNN presenter Chris Cuomo that her former father-in-law will attack Trump to protect his own children from liability.
Allen’s two sons were personally involved with the Trump organization, including Barry – who has operated an ice rink in Central Park on behalf of the company for years.
“I think he will turn on him,” Jennifer said of Trump’s CFO. “I think his sons are too liable.”
Jennifer Weisselberg, who was married to the CFO’s son Barry from 2004 to 2018, said she thinks Allen will turn on Donald Trump to protect his own children from liability
Jack Weisselberg, Allen Weisselberg and Barry Weisselberg are pictured together
Jennifer told Cuomo that “it’s the only way” for Allen as Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance chases him and Trump.
‘I think it is important to be accountable to everyone, and to all of them. I think the investigations are serious and going well, and they’re starting to move much faster, ”she said.
She added, “I hope justice will be served.”
In the interview, Jennifer covered reports that investigators were looking for information about a Trump-owned apartment where she lived with her ex-husband for years.
Jennifer has said that the Central Park South apartment was offered by Trump as a gift to her and her ex-husband after their wedding and neither owned the apartment or paid rent. CBS News reported.
The couple paid about $ 400 a month for utilities, and city records show Trump sold the apartment for $ 2.85 million in 2014.
Jennifer reiterated to Cuomo that luxury ‘corporate apartment’ was provided by the Trump organization.
“In that sense, it’s hard to leave,” she told Cuomo of the benefits.
Jennifer said the investigation is “not a witch hunt” and is based on real numbers.
She told Cuomo that she has provided “ personal documents ” to prosecutors from her divorce proceedings, for example, that could include details of Trump’s financial decisions.
Jennifer said it was “too sensitive” to reveal what was in the documents in more detail.
After speaking with Jennifer, Cuomo interviewed Tristan Snell, a former assistant attorney general of New York, who explained what role Allen might play in the investigation.
“Jennifer Weisselberg said it very well when she called the Trump organization a mom-and-pop organization,” Snell said.
He continued: ‘It was a very minor operation and still is. These things are managed by a very small group of people who had everything under control. ‘
Snell echoed Jennifer’s comments about the scope of the study, noting, “It’s those representations, the numerical representations, are going to be the big problem here.”
‘A lot comes down to the financial administration and Allen Weisselberg as very personally the custodian of those administration. It’s not just that he was running a department, he personally looked at every penny that went in and out of that company, ”Snell said.
He added, “If they can involve Weisselberg and if he is involved, they can get him to run.”
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan previously signed an immunity deal with Allen Weisselberg in 2018 for his testimony about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who himself turned the former president over. The New York Times reported.
Last week, The New Yorker revealed that Jennifer claimed Trump hit her during a shivah and showed nude photos of women to mourners.
She claimed her awkward meeting with Trump occurred during Allen’s mother’s mourning in the late 1990s, early 2000s at a shivah – the Jewish mourning period after a funeral.
She didn’t give a date for when she met Trump, but said it was before her wedding and was in Weisselberg’s former home in Wantagh, on Long Island. Ownership records show that he owned the property until 2001.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance already sued the Trump Organization’s accounting firm, Mazars, for financial data between 2011 and 2016
According to her, Trump got out of his car when he arrived at the property and said, ‘This is where my CFO lives? It’s humiliating! ‘
Once inside, she claims he showed photos of naked women on a yacht with him and then started hitting her.
“Then he starts hitting me.”
She was sad that she was furious that Allen was not “standing up” for her.
Allen’s attorney did not comment on the alleged incident.
He started working for The Trump Organization in the early 1970s and, according to his ex-daughter-in-law, he only sought approval from his boss.
His whole value is’ Does Donald like me today? ‘