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TwilitSky t1_izah17a wrote

>Trump continued to slam Weisselberg, saying his former finance chief had committed “tax fraud on his personal returns.”

Sounds like the kind of guy you'd want to work for.


TheNthMan t1_izdije2 wrote

Even though he pleaded guilty to 15 felonies, Weissberg is still on the Trump payroll collecting $640,000 in salary and expects to get another $500,000 for his annual bonus. The day after he pleaded guilty, his son threw a birthday party for him at Trump Tower.

As part of his testemony, Weissberg testified

>Defense attorney Alan Futerfas later asked Weisselberg, "(Trump) didn't authorize you to commit tax fraud did he?"

>"Of course not," Weisselberg replied.


>"Did you conspire with any member of the Trump family?" Futerfas asked.

>"No," Weisselberg replied.

Trump slamming Weisslberg publicly sounds bad, but it does not sound like Weisslberg, Trump, the Trump family or the Trump organization are turning on each other and they are not stabbing each other in the back.


Rottimer t1_ize4mmv wrote

It’s the only reason that no Trump is going to prison for this or the fines weren’t larger. The CFO fell on his sword and took the blame.