Even though his father’s legal problems have been the focus over the past couple of days, it turns out that Donald Trump Jr. is also under close scrutiny by prosecutors in multiple jurisdictions.
The first place Don Jr. is in the crosshairs is Manhattan, where District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was just handed eight years of tax returns from the former president which may also implicate Junior, according to The Daily Beast:
“For months, some of Donald Trump’s top advisers have assured him that he has virtually nothing to fear from the Manhattan district attorney’s tax investigation, which they view as merely “fishing” for information. But investigators with the D.A.’s office have been expanding their criminal probe into Trump’s business empire, asking questions and grilling witnesses—as recently as in the past few days—not only about Trump but particularly about his eldest son, Don Jr., and Allen Weisselberg, one of the former president’s most trusted officers.”
Don Jr., along with his brother, Eric, headed up the Trump Organization while their father was in the White House, with both serving as executive vice president of the corporation, which is reportedly in serious financial trouble brought on in part by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And that means he may have intimate knowledge of potentially illegal actions and deals made by the company over the past several years.
But that’s not the only legal jeopardy facing Don Jr., with a new court filing in Washington, D.C. suggesting he may have played a role in allegedly steering money from the 2017 Trump inaugural committee to the Madison Hotel on behalf of the Trump Organization.
The D.C. attorney general had Don Jr. testify under oath about those questionable payments from the inaugural committee, which suggests prosecutors believe Junior may have knowledge of criminal activities connected to the 2017 inauguration.
Everywhere he looks these days, Donald Trump can see the walls closing in on him. And now he can see the walls are also getting ready to crush his children. That’s the price you pay for running a criminal enterprise masquerading as a family business.