According to Mary Trump, her cousin could flip on her father because she has “more to lose” from the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into her family company, Insider reports. The Trump Organization and Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg were charged by the Manhattan D.A’s office recently with a list of tax crimes. Prosecutors charged the Trump Organization and Trump Payroll Corporation with 10 counts, and Weisselberg was hit with 15 felony counts connected with an alleged scheme stretching back to 2005. Weisselberg’s charges include one for grand larceny.
Mary Trump told The Daily Beast’s Molly Jong-Fast in an episode of “The New Abnormal” podcast that it seems plausible that Ivanka Trump could flip on her father. Ivanka might be in a bit of trouble here since she served as an executive vice president at the Trump Organization from 2005 to 2017.
“If there are two sets of books for Allen, there are two sets of books for other people. And I think we’re also going to find in these millions of pages of documents; there will be more evidence,” Mary Trump said.
“So either they’re not solely going to be relying on Allen Weisselberg to flip because there’s documentary evidence of Donald’s direct wrongdoing, or there will be other people who will be more willing to flip than Allen, and I think among those might well indeed be my cousins,” she added.
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Mary Trump then said that she believes Ivanka will be “much less likely to stay loyal” than Allen Weisselberg.
“As counterintuitive as this might sound, I think Ivanka has, one, more to lose and, two, more to hang onto. Her husband’s family is legitimately very wealthy,” Mary Trump said.
“The kind of fraud that’s being alleged here is exactly the kind of thing my aunts and uncles did to me,” Mary Trump said. “Patterns strongly imply intent, right?”
Patrick Cotter, a former federal prosecutor, told Insider previously: “If you’re Trump and all your records are now in the hands of prosecutors, and they’ve come back this quickly with an indictment against your company and your CFO, that’s going to make you pause and realize that if you’ve done anything illegal, there’s a very good chance these prosecutors will find it.”
You can read the full report here.
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