Citing people with knowledge of the matter, the Times reported that the order for McConney — the long-standing Trump Organization controller and one of a small group of officials supervising the company’s fiscal matters — to testify before a state grand jury relates to the office’s ongoing probe into top Trump Organization officer Allen Weisselberg.
Spokespeople for the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York Attorney General Letitia James declined to comment. CNN has reached out to McConney, Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten, Weisselberg’s attorney Mary Mulligan and a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization for comment and confirmation.
Prosecutors are seeking to find leverage that could sway Weisselberg into cooperating with authorities, people familiar with the investigation told CNN last month, potentially raising the legal stakes for Trump and his family. It’s a common tactic used by prosecutors to try to get individuals to “flip” to help build a case higher up the corporate ladder. The state attorney general’s office has opened a criminal tax investigation into Weisselberg, and Vance’s office is coordinating with James’ office on its criminal investigation into Weisselberg.