Donald Trump may be out of the West Wing, but he certainly isn’t out of the litigious limelight.
The former President has made it very clear that he intends to run for office again, and why not? He’s the undeniable leader of the Republican Party at this point, and that is a perch can only be shaken via high-level legal action.
According to one well-versed observer, that is precisely what is occurring at the very moment.
Manhattan prosecutors may have found their “insider” as a grand jury considers whether charges are warranted against former President Donald Trump, according to a top prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.
Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official and FBI general counsel, said reports about the testimony of a senior Trump Organization official may be a game-changer for the New York-based inquiry. Trump denies any wrongdoing and in February decried what he dubbed a “new phenomenon of ‘headhunting’ prosecutors and AGs.”
The announcement wasn’t all that subtle.
“I’d like to throw out one more name, which is Jeff McConney, because I don’t think that’s gotten enough attention because last week the reports were that he went into the state grand jury, and he is the controller of the Trump Organization,” Weissmann said on Wednesday on MSNBC.
“So, again, all speculation, but clearly you’re looking for an insider. That’s why there is so much focus on Allen Weisselberg trying to get somebody who is on the inside who would know where every penny went. Well, that’s the controller as well as the CFO,” he added. “So if Jeff McConney is cooperating, that is really bad news potentially for Weisselberg and for the Trump Organization and other individuals up to and including maybe the former president.”
Of course, it should be noted that there have been no shortage of sudden rats appearing near Donald Trump’s coattails, and it hasn’t seemed to be an issue for the former NYC business mogul yet.