Manhattan DA Looking at Don Jr. In Widening Trump Investigation: Report

Investigators at the Manhattan district attorney’s office have expanded their investigation of Donald Trump’s business to questions about his son and other top company officials, according to The Daily Beast.

Investigators have asked in recent days about Donald Trump Jr. and longtime Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, according to the report.

The report did not provide any details about the focus of the questions.

Trump Jr. is an executive vice president at the Trump Organization who took over the company with his brother Eric after Trump was elected.

Trump Jr. is involved with “deal evaluation [and] analysis,” according to the report, and has overseen the company’s international dealings.

Forbes previously reported that the two Trump sons have “unloaded $118 million worth of the president’s real estate since his January 2017 inauguration, striking deals everywhere from New York City and Los Angeles to Charleston, South Carolina and the Dominican Republic.”

Don Jr. drawn into multiple probes:

Along with the apparent questions in the DA probe, the DC attorney general’s office said last month that it is seeking to interview Trump Jr. as part of an investigation into the use of inauguration funds at Trump’s DC hotel.

Weisselberg has also been interviewed by investigators from the Justice Department and Congress.

Weisselberg was also interviewed as part of the hush money payment probe that led to the conviction of longtime Trump fixer and former Trump Organization vice president Michael Cohen.

The Manhattan DA probe has grown from an investigation into the hush money payments to focus on potential fraud.

DA probe expands:

The report comes after Manhattan DA Cy Vance hired longtime white-collar and organized crime prosecutor Mark Pomeranz and a consulting firm specifically to aid with the Trump investigation.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s bid to shield years of his tax returns from Vance’s probe, finally allowing prosecutors to review the documents subpoenaed from Trump’s accounting firm after a two-year legal battle.

“The Supreme Court has now proclaimed that no one is above the law,” Cohen told The Daily Beast. “Trump will, for the first time, have to take responsibility for his own dirty deeds.”


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