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New York Prosecutors Just Got A Treasure Trove Of Documents To Use In Their Criminal Case Against Trump

Everywhere he turns, failed, one-term former President Donald Trump sees prosecutors taking a close look at this business dealings and personal finances, both of which have been rumored to be filled with all sorts of criminal infractions that could send him, members of his family, and top Trump Organization officials to prison for decades.

So it should surprise no one that many people have come forward to provide evidence and testimony against the Donald. And those individuals may wind up being the key to the case against the former president.

One such person is Jennifer Weisselberg, the daughter-in-law of a top official at the Trump Organization.

Back in March, we learned that Ms. Weisselberg had handed over documents to investigators:

“Weisselberg, now a cooperating witness in investigations into former President Donald Trump’s finances, said she ultimately got seven boxes of financial documents and gave them to investigators last fall.

“‘They picked up documents many times. They ended up taking seven boxes of my documents and scanning them, going through them,’ she told Insider, adding that ‘they took depositions, they took checks, routing numbers, bank-account [information], and things like that.'”

But that’s not all the news regarding Jennifer Weisselberg, the Washington Post notes. It turns out she has also been asked to hand over even more information:

“Investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, acting on a grand jury subpoena, took possession of financial records Thursday morning from the apartment of Jennifer Weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law of a top Trump Organization officer.

“Jennifer Weisselberg was married to Barry Weisselberg — the son of Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg — from 2004 to 2018 … On Thursday, she loaded three boxes and a laptop computer onto a valet cart and wheeled them from her building to a black Jeep with dark-tinted windows that was waiting outside.”

The latest move by Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Jr. indicates that his office is focusing in on Allen Weisselberg, who has been Chief Financial Officer of the Trump Organization for decades.

What exactly did Ms. Weisselberg hand over to Vance’s investigators? She told the Post:

“’My knowledge of the documents and my voice connect the flow of money from various banks and from personal finances that bleed directly into the Trump Organization,’ she said in an interview Thursday. Investigators, she added, now have her ex-husband’s 2019 and 2020 statements of net worth, his tax returns and copies of Wollman Rink checks from private events that she claims were deposited incorrectly.”

This latest development is the worst possible news for Donald Trump, who has steadfastly maintained his innocence yet also refused to hand over financial documents that would clear him if he were as guilt-free as he claims.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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