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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity

Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity

Attorney General Barbara Underwood's office sought the referral in recent days, following the criminal charges brought against President Donald Trump's former personal attorney by federal prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, this person said.

The verdict and the guilty plea occurred within minutes of one another on Tuesday afternoon, and Cohen directly implicated the president in a pair of campaign finance violations related to his arrangement in 2016 to silence two women who say they had affairs with Trump years earlier. As Business Insider's senior politics reporter Allan Smith wrote this week, observers pointed to Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization's chief financial officer, as likely to be one of the two. Mr. Weisselberg has worked for the Trump family for more than four decades, including as treasurer for the Donald J. Trump Foundation.

U.S. President Trump delivers remarks at the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2018. He remained in NY when Trump moved to Washington. Mueller's office prosecuted Manafort and, having uncovered Cohen's misdeeds, had handed that matter to fellow prosecutors in NY.

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Civil libertarian Democrat Alan Derschowitz has become infamous for his extensive defense of President Donald Trump about the probe by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, especially his argument that Trump should not be impeached. "Anything you can think of", a former Trump Organization employee told CNN.

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.

On the recording, Cohen and Trump appeared to discuss reimbursing American Media for a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who has said she had a yearlong affair with Trump. "They are trying to undo this president", said former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg.

China, U.S. raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute
Trump has warned that he could tax up to $550 billion in Chinese products, exceeding the US' total imports from China during 2017. The talks were to continue this morning, but the Treasury has not specified what topics are being discussed.

President Trump's legal team has cited the Constitution in arguing that he should not sit down for an interview with the special counsel leading the Russian Federation investigation. But then, in a "Fox & Friends" interview, Trump began to dramatically play down his relationship with Cohen.

The tweets cap a hard week for Trump in which his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said the president directed him to arrange hush money payments to two women before the election.

Congress must open investigations into Trump's role in the crime Cohen has admitted to.

Officials confirm first 2018 case of West Nile virus
The Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) has confirmed one human case of West Nile Virus infection in Bay County. State health departments are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, which spread the virus.

Cohen's lawyer has said his client is "more than happy" to help the collusion inquiry. Trump has routinely denounced the probe as a "witch hunt".


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