Donald Trump’s post-presidency life has been…one of a kind…to say the least so far, and it doesn’t appear as though that is going to change anytime soon.
Trump is facing a number of potentially deleterious investigations, both into his personal life and his presidential actions, and some of these probes aren’t focusing solely on The Don himself.
In fact, one such query-based out of Trump’s former hometown of New York City is now taking a closer look at some of the President’s children.
For months, some of Donald Trump’s top advisers have assured him that he has virtually nothing to fear from the Manhattan district attorney’s tax investigation, which they view as merely “fishing” for information. But investigators with the D.A.’s office have been expanding their criminal probe into Trump’s business empire, asking questions and grilling witnesses—as recently as in the past few days—not only about Trump but particularly about his eldest son, Don Jr., and Allen Weisselberg, one of the former president’s most trusted officers, The Daily Beast has learned.
This latest round of interest in Trump Jr. and Weisselberg’s activities, as well as other new developments, underscore the resources and the gravity that New York prosecutors are devoting to the investigation, just as Trump continues to publicly decry the probe as another example of Democrats picking on him.
And it’s not just New York City…
Trump Jr.’s prominent role in the Trump Organization has attracted interest from another jurisdiction, as well. Early last year, the Washington, D.C., attorney general sued the Trump inaugural committee, as well as the Trump Organization, charging that they had misused over $1 million in fundraising when the committee “grossly overpay[ed]” in booking part of the Trump International Hotel in D.C. during inauguration festivities in 2017. Last month, the D.C attorney general’s spokesperson said that the office had alerted Trump Jr. that it sought to interview him as part of the ongoing investigation.
Donald J. Trump has been fiercely protective of his children throughout his life, and especially so during his political career, meaning that this news certainly isn’t going over well at Mar-a-Lago.