Investigations on Donald Trump and the Trump Organization at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office are expanding. Investigators are questioning witnesses not only about Trump’s business dealings but also those of his son Don Jr. and his trusted financial officer Allen Weisselberg.
Many investigators believe that Weisselberg has been the brains behind the operation that gave hush-money to a pornographic film star Stormy Daniels, who was allegedly Trump’s mistress. A federal investigation into the matter sent his former attorney Michael Cohen to prison, partly due to his role in the payoff, since it was considered to be a breach of campaign finance law.
When Trump was the president, Don Jr. played an active role as a MAGA spokesman. He also served as Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization. His activities involved “deal evaluation analysis” and leasing operations including international deals getting huge sums of money from licensing agreements and buildings worldwide.
According to Forbes Trump’s two sons unloaded $118 million worth of real estate after his January 2017 inauguration, in various parts of the nation and in the Dominican Republic.
Last month, a spokesperson from Washington DC’s attorney general’s office said that they have informed Trump Jr. that he has to attend an interview with reference to an ongoing investigation. Earlier last year, this office sued the Trump Organization and the inaugural committee for misusing $1 million in fundraising, as they over payed the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, which was partly booked in 2017, for the inauguration festivities.
According to the Wall Street Journal, prosecutors are also checking out loans taken out on multiple buildings owned by the organization, one of which is the iconic Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Recently the Trump team suffered a setback when the Supreme Court declined to interfere on an earlier decision by a lower court; to subpoena Trump’s and the Trump Organization’s tax records. When asked for comments, Vance released a three word statement: “The work continues.”
Recently, on Thursday, Cohen met Vance’s investigators for the fifth time. Cohen told the Daily Beast that the Supreme Court has proclaimed that no one is above the law and that “Trump will, for the first time, have to take responsibility for his own dirty deeds.”