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Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Perjured Himself: Report

The longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, perjured himself in multiple depositions and felt completely “enabled” to ignore the law when his boss was in the White House, according to his former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Weisselberg.

Mrs. Weisselberg revealed details of what her ex-father-in-law had done over the years during an appearance on MSNBC, telling host Alex Witt:

“It really went to their (the Weisselberg family’s) heads. They were extremely enabled and had no accountability Weisselberg does lie. He has perjured himself with the Presidential Inaugural Committee, with most depositions.”

But that wasn’t all Mrs. Weisselberg had to say about her former in-laws, noting that she fully expects they will flip and agree to testify against Donald and his family, all of whom are involved in running the Trump Organization:

“There is a personal criminal probe on him and they are going really hard on his children — Barry and Jack. … (Allen’s) going to flip.

“When it comes down to being 75, you have to look at what’s best for your own family. The organization has major issues.”

As HuffPost explains, there are numerous investigations underway into the Trump family and corporation:

“New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has been conducting a criminal investigation into Allen Weisselberg’s personal taxes for months — and has also launched a criminal probe into the Trump Organization.

“A parallel investigation into possible loan, bank and insurance fraud by the Trump Organization and its officers is being carried out by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. Weisselberg’s possible role in exorbitant Trump Organization charges to the 2016 inaugural committee is also being probed.”

Jennifer Weisselberg says she has turned over boxes of financial records and digital information to New York prosecutors, but she admits she’s surprised things are moving so quickly after years of no legal action:

“I didn’t realize it was going to happen this soon. I did anticipate it happening.”

If Allen Weisselberg did indeed perjure himself under oath, that gives prosecutors a valuable tool they can use to make sure he cooperates with them and agrees to testify against the former president. Maybe then Donald Trump will finally be held accountable for this lifetime of crimes and lies.

By Andrew Bradford

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

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