Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg given immunity by prosecutors to testify

David Pecker

The Trump Organization's finance boss, Allen Weisselberg, has reportedly been granted legal immunity in the probe into Michael Cohen.

Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to the Trump Organization's chief financial officer in an investigation involving U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, was found guilty on eight counts, including filing false tax returns and two bank fraud charges that will nearly certainly guarantee years of prison for him.

Criminal referral requests by the attorney general are generally granted, and in this case Underwood's office expects to receive such a referral.

Underwood's request was first reported by The New York Times.

"Trump is an illegitimate president whose election is tainted by fraud", conservative commentator Max Boot wrote earlier this week in the Washington Post. "I tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the markets would crash", Trump told Fox News.

This is why the news that Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance is considering pursuing charges against the Trump Organization may be such a significant development.

"Look, my advice to the President, I never gave it to him privately because I'm not his lawyer, but on television is: Don't fire, don't pardon, don't tweet and don't testify".

Other major dominoes have fallen since, as National Enquirer CEO David Pecker and Weisselberg have both received immunity for useful information on these on payments.

Trump claimed his former lawyer "made the deals", and insisted that Cohen's actions were "not a crime", while going on to claim that "campaign violations are considered not a big deal, frankly".

The Manafort charges stem nearly completely from his personal businesses but they came to light after he went to work for Trump.

Cohen knows where all the bodies are buried, Weisselberg knows where all the money is hidden, and Pecker has all the stories and tapes documenting Trump's numerous affairs locked in his safe.

That's a critical assertion because it makes the payments subject to campaign finance laws, which restrict how much people can donate to a campaign and bar corporations from making direct contributions.

There is no indication their cooperation extends beyond the scope of the Cohen probe.

While Trump denies the affairs, his account of his knowledge of the payments has shifted.

But he continued to play down Trump's failure to report the hush money, arguing that the person at fault for the campaign finance violation would be the campaign's treasurer, not the candidate.

"Big story out that the Federal Bureau of Investigation ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD", Trump tweeted. Federal prosecutors have said the reimbursement payments were for sham legal invoices in connection with a nonexistent retainer agreement.

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