Trump legal professionals met with prosecutors on Thursday, however Monday is the final likelihood for them to make the case in opposition to prison fees, in accordance with The Washington Put up. Once you’re a wealthy particular person or firm concerned in doable monetary crimes, you get that type of likelihood.
The present concentrate on Weisselberg and his fringe advantages is a part of an effort to get him to flip on Trump and assist with investigations into different facets of Trump Group enterprise, together with possible tax and bank fraud, however plainly prosecutors now suppose they’ve sufficient not simply to stress Weisselberg however to cost the Trump Group with crimes based mostly on what they have already got.
Former Trump private lawyer Michael Cohen enthusiastically flipped and has offered prosecutors with doable avenues of investigation, however Weisselberg has apparently stayed loyal to Trump to date.
“Donald Trump’s monetary data are the Rosetta Stone for understanding the depth of his corruption and crimes,” Cohen told Yahoo News last year. “The extra it’s unraveled, the extra he’ll unravel. It’s the explanation he’s fought so arduous to maintain it below wraps.” New York prosecutors fought lengthy and arduous to get copies of Trump’s private and company tax returns, lastly succeeding earlier this year.
Trump has predictably referred to as the investigation a “witch hunt.” And it’s true that his public standing drew consideration to his enterprise dealings … however that’s a set of decisions he made. Trump ran an organization that appears to have engaged in shady dealings, after which he sought the highlight. He can’t actually be stunned that the highlight additionally illuminated the stuff he needed to maintain hidden.