Former daughter-in-law of Trump Org CFO says she has “boxes and boxes” of financial documents after bitter divorce


Jennifer and Barry Weisselberg’s divorce was a contentious battle, but few realized during the 2017 and 2018 proceedings that it would end up at the center of one of the most high-profile criminal investigations in history — the Manhattan District Attorney’s probe into Donald Trump. Barry is a Trump Organization employee and his father, Allen, is the company’s chief financial officer. Jennifer says the divorce proceedings left her with “boxes and boxes” of files that prosecutors are interested in. To help sort through the financial documents, which go back decades, Jennifer said she hired an attorney who previously prosecuted white collar and organized crime cases for the Manhattan DA and a former criminal investigator for the IRS. While investigators initially asked her about gifts and apparent job perks that she and her husband allegedly received while they were married — including living rent free in a valuable Trump Organization-owned apartment — she said investigators are increasingly interested in her ex-husband’s father.They start asking me questions about spending, and about who (different people) are and how they spend.

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