Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg called to testify before federal grand jury
Allen Weisselberg, a longtime financial gatekeeper for President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in the criminal probe of Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Weisselberg is considered a witness in the investigation, the people said. It isn’t known whether he has already appeared before the grand jury or what questions prosecutors of New York’s Southern District have had for him. The date of the subpoena couldn’t be determined.
For decades, Weisselberg has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, and was once described by a person close to the company as “the most senior person in the organization that’s not a Trump.” After Trump was elected, he handed control of his financial assets and business interests to his two adult sons and Weisselberg.
A spokeswoman for the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. Weisselberg and a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization didn’t respond to requests for comment.
The subpoena illustrates that investigators are seeking input from Trump’s closest colleagues in the Trump Organization, particularly those with knowledge of the company’s financial dealings.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
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