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Glenn Kirschner: Trump Org Terminates CFO Weisselberg From Some Duties. Is Trump Org Setting Him Up to Take the Fall?

21/07/2021

July 11 2021

Multiple reports relate that Allen Weisselberg, long-time Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer, has been terminated as director and controller of one of Trump’s golf resorts in Scotland. Although we don’t know precisely what’s behind this move, it is an important data point that sheds some light on the relationship between Weisselberg and the Trump Organization now that they are indicted together as co-defendants in a criminal case. When prosecutors indict co-defendants together it tends to result in either the co-defendants uniting against their perceived common enemy – the prosecutors who are seeking to hold them accountable for their crimes – OR it splits the co-defendants apart and causes them to consider cutting their loses by cooperating with the prosecution. The Trump Organization terminating Weisselberg from some of his duties signals a possible fracture in the Trump Org-Weisselberg relationship.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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