The Trump Organization's longtime CFO reportedly said he keeps his distance from the 'legal side' of its financial matters
- The Trump Organization CFO reportedly distanced himself from “legal” aspects of its money matters.
- “That’s not my thing,” Allen Weisselberg said in a deposition, the New York Daily News reported.
- The 2015 deposition hadn’t previously been reported, according to the Daily News.
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Allen Weisselberg, former President Donald Trump’s longtime financial guru, said he maintains distance from the “legal side” of the family business’ finances, according to reports.
“That’s not my thing,” Weisselberg said in a 2015 deposition over Trump University, which was unearthed by the New York Daily News for a Sunday cover story.
Weisselberg, CFO of The Trump Organization, has served the Trump family since the 1973. During Trump’s time in office, Weisselberg was the only person outside the family to oversee his trust.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which was scrutinizing the company’s finances, reportedly attempted to “flip” Weisselberg as part of its investigation.
During the 2015 deposition, Weisselberg answered questions about how much he knew about potential wrongdoing the company, the Daily News reported. He was “eavesdropping” on some legal-related conversations but backed away, the report said.
He reportedly said: “Throughout all of our entities, people do know it’s important to involve me when it comes to financial matters because later on if things don’t prove out to be where they should be, they’ll have to deal with me on answering the question as to why.”
Insider has reached out to The Trump Organization for comment.
Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen told the House Intelligence Committee in 2019 that Weisselberg could shed light on the payments made to Stormy Daniels and others.
Weisselberg “knows of every dime that leaves the building,” former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski wrote in a co-authored book, according to Politico.
Weisselberg’s eldest son, Barry Weisselberg, was also associated with the Trump Organization.
Weisselberg’s ex-daughter-in-law, Jennifer Weisselberg, earlier this year was cooperating with the investigation by the Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr.
After her divorce from Barry Weisselberg, Jennifer Weisselberg reportedly gave prosecutors seven boxes of Trump Organization documents.
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