In any criminal investigation, prosecutors always look for an eyewitness who can place the perpetrator at the scene of the crime and give a full description of what he or she saw.
That’s true even when you’re dealing with financial crimes such as the ones failed, one-term former President Donald Trump and his company are suspected of having committed over the course of decades. Every prosecutor is looking for the proverbial smoking gun.
According to The Daily Beast, investigators with the offices of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and Attorney General Letitia James have an eyewitness who saw the former president personally sign off on cheating when it came to taxes:
“A witness in the New York investigation against the Trump Organization has told prosecutors that Donald Trump personally guaranteed he would cover school costs for the family members of two employees in lieu of a raise—directly implicating the former president in an ongoing criminal tax fraud case.
“The explosive claims come from Jennifer Weisselberg, the ex-wife of a longtime company employee, during a teleconference call with investigators on Friday, June 25, according to two sources who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity.”
During that teleconference, which took place via Zoom, Ms. Weisselberg was asked if Trump himself was part of a scheme to give employees at the Trump Organization corporate gifts in lieu of an increased salary which would have to be taxed.
Her response: Trump was involved, and she then gave an account of what she personally witnessed:
The reaction from prosecutors was immediate: They were astonished.
“The scheme allowed the Trump Organization to evade the payment of payroll taxes that [it] was required to pay.”
Game, set, and match.
Trump is clearly tied to the existing crimes specified in the indictments and that means a superseding indictment (or indictments) will be coming in the near future. Those will charge Donald Trump and also likely include the names of his two eldest sons, Don Jr, Eric, and his daughter, Ivanka, all of whom have been involved in the family business for years.
Donald Trump is going down. The evidence is there, the witnesses are cooperating, and the crimes are undeniable.