Vanessa Trump hired a criminal defense attorney to represent her in her divorce from Donald Trump Jr. just as special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the president’s family business, The Post has learned.
White Plains, NY-based lawyer David Feureisen is representing Vanessa Trump, according to paperwork filed in Manhattan Supreme Court late Thursday.
Feureisen is best known for securing the release of a New York man named Anthony DiSimone from federal prison in 2007 after a judge overturned a murder conviction related to a bar fight in 1994.
Vanessa and Don Jr. claimed in a joint statement that their split after 12 years of marriage was not acrimonious.
“It’s a curious choice if it’s an amicable separation,” Manhattan family law expert Bonnie Rabin said of Vanessa’s attorney.
“If it’s an amicable situation, you wouldn’t be highlighting the criminal aspect,” noted Rabin, who is not involved in the case.
Feureisen did not immediately return a call requesting comment.
Don Jr.’s been running his father’s business while he’s in office. The president’s son also met with a Russian lawyer who was promising dirt on Hillary Clinton at Trump Tower in 2016.
Vanessa filed a summons Thursday — simply notifying her husband that she wanted the split.
She has not yet submitted paperwork explaining why she wants the divorce, but her uncontested filing means the parties themselves will never have to appear in court and their attorneys can quickly and quietly finalize the divorce, according to court sources.
Don Jr. does not yet have a divorce attorney listed in the case.
SOURCE: Page Six – Julia Marsh