Trump biographer Tim O’Brien says Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will backfire on former president Donald trump so the only other option for Mr. Weisselberg is to spend time behind bars.
Mr O’Brien said Mr Weisselberg could be a key informant who could determine whether charges are laid.
“If it’s about showing loyalty to Donald Trump or going to jail, you know, I don’t think he’s going to go to jail,” O’Brien told CNN on Wednesday.
“We now know that he himself is the subject of a criminal investigation. Investigators clearly pressured him and his family members legally. Whether he rocks or not is the million dollar question, but if investigators have the goods on him and his own freedom is on the line, of course he will rock, “added the biographer.
“There has been a lot of emphasis on Allen Weisselberg,” said Mr. O’Brien, “because he knows where all the financial organizations are buried, but the kids are imbued with a lot of that.”
“There are other executives within the Trump organization whose names have not been made public or have not been discussed much who I think … could also switch,” Mr. O’Brien said. .
He added that there is a trail of evidence “in the hands of other people” in the Trump organization not just because they are witnesses “but because of the emails they may have,” said O’Brien.
“Although Trump did not use the emails himself, he did use his administrative assistant, Rhona Graff, to communicate with other people and he is quoted in these emails,” the biographer told CNN. “So I guess the investigators have his hard drive. “
Mr. O’Brien said “no deal has been reached at the Trump Organization without the approval” of Mr. Trump, Mr. Weisselberg and Jason Greenblatt. Mr. Greenblatt served as internal legal advisor to the Trump Organization and then special envoy to the Middle East while Mr. Trump was in the White House.
“There is no indication anywhere that Jason Greenblatt did anything wrong or that he thinks he did anything wrong,” O’Brien told CNN. “But he’s clearly someone with knowledge that I guess will be of interest to investigators just as much as Allen Weisselberg.”
The independent has contacted Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization for comment.