According to the New York Times, District Attorney prosecutors who are examining the Trump Organisation have recently inquired about Weisselberg’s previous practices at the firm, raising the likelihood that he may cooperate.
Since the 1970s, Weisselberg has represented the Trump family as a bookkeeper, working for Fred Trump, the father of current President Donald Trump. His future participation in the probe is of particular significance because of his special understanding of the Trump Organization’s financial position.
Lewandowski asserted in his book, titled “Let Trump Be Trump,” that Weisselberg “knew about every penny that left the house,” according to insiders Warren and Sheth.
According to an article in the Daily Beast, the Times’ latest news contradicts a similar Daily Beast report from last week, which reports that Weisberg and Donald Trump Jr. are currently relevant in Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s probe.
Legal documents last year disclosed that the probe is into alleged “extensive and protracted criminal activity at the Trump Company,” according to the Associated Press.
The probe was initiated after Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal counsel, appeared before Congress in 2019 and alleged that he had paid improper payments to Stormy Daniels, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump.
Since the Supreme Court ruled that Trump would turn over his tax returns to Vance, the chances of criminal charges resulting from the probe seem to have risen dramatically.
Those suspected bribes are still currently being investigated as well as whether the Trump Organisation retained two sets of books, according to an unnamed source who spoke to the website Insider.
Letitia James, New York Attorney General, is leading a separate investigation to decide whether Trump family members mischaracterized their properties to pay less in taxes.
Insider contacted the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for comment on the article, but they refused to offer a response. A call for comment from the Trump Organisation was not answered.