The Trump Organization’s controller Monday contradicted testimony of a key state witness who told the judge in the New York fraud trial that he’d hidden key financial documents from outside accountants, according to reports.
Jeffrey McConney, the controller and Donald Trump’s co-defendant in the $250 million civil court trial, denied he’d withheld necessary appraisals from Mazars USA accountant Donald Bender, ABC News reports.
“Did you ever hide anything from Donald Bender?” defense attorney Jesus Suarez reportedly asked. McConney responded, “No.”
The Messenger reporter Adam Klasfeld reported on X that McConney went on to describe an open-door policy with outside accountants.
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“Bender could walk in and talk to anyone he wanted,” https://twitter.com/KlasfeldReports/status/1726686750079324189. “It’s not a structured company […] like IBM. I’d never worked for a company like that.”
This statement flatly contradicts Bender’s testimony, given in October, that the Trump Organization failed to hand over information they needed, the Messenger reported at the time.
“They were not getting us all the documents,” Bender said.