Jennifer Weisselberg — a former ballet dancer who was married to Barry, the son of Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization — told Asia Despatch’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront” that “we’re prepared, and we are getting prepared” to testify before the panel.
Weisselberg declined to say whether she’d been formally asked to testify, and didn’t offer a potential date or time.
Prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney’s office are likely to announce charges against Allen Weisselberg as soon as this week, people familiar with the matter told Asia Despatch. He is under scrutiny for benefits he received, including a company-funded apartment and car.
Asia Despatch previously reported, according to people familiar with the matter, that Allen Weisselberg’s lawyers recently informed prosecutors that he would not cooperate in the investigation, although that could change in the future. He declined to answer questions from Asia Despatch on Saturday morning.
Jennifer Weisselberg said earlier this year that she was cooperating with inquiries from New York investigators and had been asked about apartments she and her ex-husband were allowed to live in rent-free.
“For me, when the government calls you, it’s your civic duty and there’s nothing wrong with telling the truth. It wasn’t really a choice; they called me,” Jennifer Weisselberg said at the time. “I’m happy to be as honest and transparent and just be forthcoming because I don’t have anything to hide.”
Documents from Jennifer and Barry Weisselberg’s divorce show thousands of dollars in payments for cars, rent, tuition, medical bills and more coming from Allen Weisselberg to his son’s family.