Most presidents get involved post-presidency in humanitarian efforts, like Jimmy Carter’s Habitat for Humanity program and Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative. Donald Trump will be spending his time as an ex-president in a much different way as he battles criminal and civil investigations in multiple states.
Breaking NYT: State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating Trump and his business are sharpening their focus on the company's long-serving chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, asking witnesses questions about his dealings at the company.https://t.co/QcwmZiapaw
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 2, 2021
An investigation that should prove most concerning to Trump is that taken up by the Southern District of New York, who are investigating claims made by Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, that Trump regularly devalued his real estate assets on tax forms to avoid paying higher taxes and overvalued them in applications for bank loans. Each of those actions would constitute tax and bank fraud, which carries heavy legal consequences.
For now, investigator Cy Vance is focusing attention on the Trump Organizations’ chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg.
According to The New York Times, who broke the story:
‘State prosecutors in Manhattan who are investigating former President Donald J. Trump and his family business are sharpening their focus on the company’s long-serving chief financial officer, asking witnesses questions about his dealings at the company, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
‘The increased focus on the executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, could step up pressure on him to cooperate with the investigation if the prosecutors unearth evidence of wrongdoing on his part. He has served as the Trump Organization’s financial gatekeeper for more than two decades and could be a vital source of information for the government about the inner workings of the company.’
Twitter had a lot of thoughts on the breaking news. Read some of their comments below: