The saga of Donald Trump, Jr.’s divorce just got a whole lot more weird. It was reported just Wednesday that the couple were having marital problems and the following day, Trump, Jr.’s wife Vanessa filed for divorce. Reportedly, they feuded over his schedule and his disgusting use of social media to attack his father’s critics, including a child.
According to Page Six, who also reported the couple’s upcoming split and then the divorce filing:
‘White Plains, NY-based lawyer David Feureisen is representing Vanessa Trump, according to paperwork filed in Manhattan Supreme Court late Thursday.
‘Feureisen is best known for securing the release of a New York man named Anthony DiSimone from federal prison in 2007 after a judge overturned a murder conviction related to a bar fight in 1994.’
In other words, Vanessa Trump has not hired a divorce attorney with experience in securing child custody, child support, alimony, and the separation of assets. She’s hired a criminal defense lawyer to oversee her divorce from the president’s most vocal and virulently insulting son.
The choice is even more odd considering that the couple released a joint statement insisting their divorce was “amicable.”
‘After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.’
The decision is sure to raise speculation that the divorce is motivated more by concerns of alleged criminal activity by Trump, Jr. than the usual “irreconcilable differences” cited by most celebrity couples during a split. It is quite possible that Vanessa is concerned about her soon-to-be ex-husband’s future as an indicted co-conspirator in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the president and his family business and what that may mean for her.
It is especially odd considering the family’s visibility for at least another three years as Trump completes his term as president that the divorce was filed so immediately instead of waiting and living separately until the public spotlight is no longer so focused on the Trumps. Her vulnerability to subpeona once she is no longer married to Trump, Jr. is yet another consideration.
BREAKING: Vanessa Trump has hired a criminal defense attorney to represent her in her divorce case against Donald Trump Jr., according to @PageSix. Keep in mind that spousal privilege no longer applies to Vanessa, meaning Mueller could subpoena her to testify against Don Jr.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) March 16, 2018
A family expert, Nancy Chemtob, also told Page Six that the separation following Mueller’s subpoena of the Trump Organization’s business records and documents makes sense financially.
‘Chemtob speculated that Vanessa may be filing for the split now to secure a financial settlement before the Mueller probe potentially puts her husband’s assets at risk.’
That speculation, however, does not gel with the new information that a criminal defense attorney will be overseeing the divorce between the president’s son and daughter-in-law.
Trump, Jr.'s wife may seek divorce — could this have implications for Robert Mueller? (1/2) https://t.co/gI5a2Prc0p
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 14, 2018
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