Judge demands answers after report says Trump’s CFO ‘lied under oath’

New York Judge Arthur Engoron demanded answers from the former president’s lawyer in a new email that suggests “Trump is in bigger trouble,” says The Daily Beast’s Jose Paglieri. Reports.

New York times mentioned Last week, former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is in talks with Manhattan prosecutors to plead guilty to perjury after a Forbes article discredited his claims about the value of Trump’s inflated penthouse. It was Weisselberg She pulled away suddenly From the stand in Trump’s fraud trial after the article was published.

“As presiding judge, judge of fact, and judge of credibility, I of course want to know whether Mr. Weisselberg now changes his tune, and whether he admits that he lied under oath in the courtroom in this trial.” Engoron wrote in an email to Trump’s legal team and the New York Attorney General’s Office.

Engoron also noted that “Wesselberg’s lies could be used to invalidate everything he said in defense of the company — and even allow the judge to reach negative conclusions about the Trump Organization’s fraudulent conduct,” according to Paglieri.

Although the Times article focuses on the size of a Trump Tower penthouse, its testimony on other topics could be suspect as well. “I may also use this as a basis for calling out error in Ono,” Engoron wrote, referring to the old adage “error “In one thing, wrong in everything.”

He added: “I don’t want to ignore anything in a case of this size.”

Trump’s lawyers have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to respond, according to the report.

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