Former President Donald Trump’s niece has made an accusation against the first family saying that her cousin Ivanka Trump Kushner is likely the weak link in the Trump family chain, according to The Hill.
Mary Trump, author of “Too Much and Never Enough,” a book based on her uncle, has said she thinks her cousin Ivanka Trump Kushner is “much less likely to stay loyal” to her father.
The psychologist and author’s assessment was in comparison to recently indicted Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg who has made headlines with the dozen-plus fraud and conspiracy charges levied against him.
According to The Hill, Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to a total of 15 charges that included tax fraud, conspiracy, grand larceny and falsifying business records.
The Trump origination CFO is accused of dodging paying taxes on about $1.7 million in income between 2005 and 2017, and the investigation is still ongoing.
Weisselberg’s arrest has prompted questions about what other individuals close to the organization might have a target on their back, and in an episode of “The New Abnormal” podcast, Mary Trump said she thinks prosecutors won’t need to rely on the COF’s testimony because her family members will turn on the former president:
“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,” Mary Trump said.
“So either they’re not going to be solely relying on Allen Weisselberg to flip because either there’s documentary evidence of Donald’s direct wrongdoing or there will be other people who might be more willing to flip than Allen. And I think among those might well indeed be my cousins,” she continued.
According to Mary Trump, Ivanka Trump Kushner received hundreds of thousands of dollars in “consulting fees” when she was an executive for the Trump origination and according to the author her cousin “has more to lose” and “more to hang onto” due to the fact that “Her husband’s family is legitimately very wealthy.”