Yesterday’s first round of New York criminal indictments was intended to push Allen Weisselberg toward flipping, and to destabilize the Trump Organization. It’s now being confirmed that Donald Trump himself is the next target – and that’s not all he has to worry about.
Mary Trump appeared on the Rachel Maddow show last night and revealed that she won’t be surprised at all if Donald Trump’s kids flip on him in order to try to save themselves. This is notable because she knows them all quite well, and she’s in a somewhat unique position to understand the real dynamic among them.
We continue to believe that prosecutors’ decision to indict the Trump Organization is a sign that they intend to end up criminally targeting every one of its principals, which would include Don Jr, Eric, and Ivanka. It feels likely that they’ll each be given a chance to flip on Donald Trump in exchange for leniency. And now Mary Trump is saying that she suspects they’ll take such a deal.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report