Indictments were handed three weeks ago against the Trump Organization by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., but there’s plenty of other legal news on the horizon, and it involves the three eldest children of the failed, one-term former president, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.
The Daily Beast reports that prosecutors with the office of District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine are seeking testimony from Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of Trump Org.:
“The District of Columbia’s attorney general will have to wait just a little longer to find out if three more people in the Trump family circle can be forced to testify, as investigators continue to look into whether Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misspent more than $1 million and enriched his own company.
“A local judge Sunday, on the eve of a potentially critical court hearing in that case, ruled that he won’t even let the D.C. attorney general’s office argue in court on Monday why it should subject these key witnesses to tough questions.”
Recent court filings show Racine suspects that the Trump children were involved in massive fraud related to the 2017 inauguration, steering money to Trump-branded properties in violation of the law.
One person who has intimate knowledge of the allegedly illegal actions by the Trump kids is Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who says the former president’s children have been involved in what’s known as “self-dealing”:
It should be noted, however, that Racine isn’t seeking criminal penalties against Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. At least not yet.
The case underway against the three Trump children is civil in nature, and seeks to recover any improperly spent money which would then be handed over to a non-profit to be used for the benefit of the public.
So while Donald Trump waits to see if he and his company will be charged in Manhattan (which seems a virtual certainty), the D.C. case could also open up members of the Trump family to severe financial penalties and leave them vulnerable to prosecution for attempting to enrich Trump Org. with money intended solely for the inauguration.
Things are about to get much worse for the Trumps. They’re certainly deserving of whatever karma has in store for them.