Mary Trump, disgruntled and cheated out-of-her-inheritance niece of the Miami Beach Man with the Staten Island Tan, made an interesting statement in The Hill:
Mary Trump, formerPresident Trump’s niece and vocal critic, says that his daughter Ivanka Trump is “much less likely to stay loyal” to her father than Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, who is facing more than a dozen fraud and conspiracy charges.
And there is no doubt in my mind that Lord Damp Nut will gladly throw anyone under the bus, everyone else being expendable. Michael Cohen agrees, and he’s been spot-on about TFG’s thinking since Criminal Apprentice first aired.
But I digest…
Here’s Mary Trump’s most interesting statement (emphasis mine):
“If there are two sets of books for Allen, there are two sets of books for other people. And I think we’re also going to find that in these millions of pages of documents there will be more evidence,” Trump said.
That is a straight-forward assertion, and it totally scans as probably true. I mean, dumb has no limits.
And that brings us to former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne, appearing on MSNBC on Monday:
“Prosecutors went to an amazing amount of effort to show Weisselberg ‘we have everything we need,’ and they’re really not only pressuring him to flip, but the amount of detail in this indictment tells me that they’re trying to tell other people you have got to flip, because ‘we have everything; we have the double books. We know what you told your tax accountants was a lie. We know that we’re gonna be able to prove these cases.’”
Note that it is plural. We think Mary is right, and here’s where Ivanka enters, stage right:
“I would focus [the investigation] on the kids. Apparently they’ve had some testimony by the comptroller; in the state of New York that means they’ve essentially given him immunity. So I would focus on the kids. My guess is [COO Matthew] Calamari is kind of easy picking and that there are similar ways to give money for the kids. We’ve heard a lot of this reporting about Ivanka Trump getting consulting fees, ‘consulting fees’ for things that she may or may not have done. That looks to me like the next place, but we’ll just have to see.”
As you may recall, the NYTimes’ expose on Grifty McGrifter’s taxes a while ago reported Ivanka reported $747,622 Ameros in payments for consulting, which —what a coinkidink— “exactly matched consulting fees claimed as tax deductions by the Trump Organization for hotel projects in Vancouver and Hawaii.”
I don’t know tax law, what with being only a sonofalawyer, but it seems to me you cannot be a consultant at the company where you are an executive. I do know that there are tax implications and those incomes would have to be filed separately, and so yeah, I think the former First Shady is in real trouble.