New York: Donald Trump was in New York City early this week to get up to speed about the ins and outs of his beleaguered namesake company, The Trump Organization, as the former president and his business associates remain in the crosshairs of multiple state prosecutors, reported New York Daily News.
The Queens-born former New Yorker who was spotted arriving at Trump Tower in Midtown on Sunday night, has recently expressed interest in reengaging with the Trump Organization, and “a major part” of his Big Apple trip is about that, a source told the tabloid
“He’s quite curious about his businesses and his employees, his organization, and is eager to look under the hood,” the source said. “He’s not entirely sure of the role he will play, but he misses it, for sure.”
Trump, a full-time Florida resident, is expected to stay in the city until Tuesday.
Details about whom Trump is meeting with during the visit were not immediately known.
Trump retained ownership stake in the Trump Organization throughout his presidency, but delegated day-to-day management to his two oldest sons. The real estate and hospitality biz, which has been hard-hit financially by the pandemic, remains headquartered in Trump Tower, where the ex-president was expected to stay for the duration of his visit.
Trump’s trip comes as Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. and state Attorney General Letitia James are cranking up the heat in their respective investigations of the former president.
Vance, who’s investigating whether Trump and his company committed criminal insurance, bank and tax fraud by misrepresenting the value of assets, has directed his prosecutors to meet in person with Michael Cohen, the ex-president’s former personal lawyer, on Wednesday, a source familiar with the probe told The News.
Separately, Vance has put intense pressure on Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer.