Andrew Weissmann, former senior prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller, explained that there is a lot more to the tax return documents than a simple PDF of the former president's income.
Speaking to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace on Monday, Weissmann noted that Manhattan prosecutor Cy Vance, Jr. will get all financial documents from former President Donald Trump's accounting firm.
"It will be the taxes and all accounting records," he explained. "It will be whatever the Mazars have, which should be a wealth of information, internal emails, communications with the Trump Organization, accounting spreadsheets, all sorts of notations as to how they're valuing things. And mechanically what happens is the Manhattan D.A.'s office calls up and says, 'Okay, now that this has been decided, you need to turn them over by X date.'"
Weissmann continued: "The Mazars can hardly say we haven't had any notice. They have to have this all ready to go. And they literally can either send over a hard drive or they can just sometimes press a button and it, you know, millions of pages get produced to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. And I have been in that position and you basically spend a lot of nights dividing things up and reviewing things because this is really, could be the actual key to whether you can or cannot make a case."
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