Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg reportedly granted immunity

Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer for the Trump Organization, has been granted immunity by federal investigators in NY in exchange for testimony about his role in the payment of hush money to a porn actress, according to people familiar with the discussions.

On a tape secretly made of a conversation between Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump during the campaign and leaked in July, Mr. Cohen implicated Mr. Weisselberg in the cover-up controversy, telling Mr. Trump he spoke with the Trump Organization CFO about how to set up a shell company to disguise a payment.

The Enquirer was allegedly involved in hush-money deals with Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen involving porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal to shut down allegations of affairs with the Trump.

According to The Times report, the DA's investigation would try to determine how the Trump Organization accounted for the reimbursement it paid Cohen, who was Trump's personal lawyer at the time he facilitated the $130,000 payment to Daniels in 2016.

As the president exited Washington for a day trip to OH on Friday, a White House official said Trump was unhappy with what he perceived as disloyalty but far from melting down.

Weisselberg forwarded Cohen's invoice to another unidentified Trump Organization executive, "and it was approved, " prosecutors wrote.

Sources confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that Pecker struck an immunity deal with federal prosecutors in NY in exchange for information in the investigation into hush-money payments by Cohen. Trump turned over control of his company to two of his sons and Weisselberg before he was inaugurated.

Trump 'strongly suggests' anyone needing a lawyer pass on Cohen
Cohen made the payments through a company he owned before submitting fake invoices to Trump, through which he was duly reimbursed. The Post reports that Mueller has determined Cohen isn't necessary to the special counsel's work.

Melania Appears to Slam Trump in Her Latest Speech About Cyberbullying
He said one in five children experience bullying, and that 16 per cent of children now are victims of cyberbullying. Her Be Best campaign has emphasized the responsibility of adults in ensuring children's well-being.

Tencent Stocks Tumble after Profit Dropped for First Time in 13 Years
Bloomberg News reported Wednesday that China had stopped approving any new mobile games as part of a wider shake-up of the market. Concerns about the competition and the increased regulatory oversight have weighed on the company's share price for months.

The issue of whether a sitting president can be indicted has not been tested, though Trump allies point to two previously written legal opinions that weigh in against the prospect.

Weisselberg has been a Trump confidant who started working for his family in the early 1970s.

In a heated segment with Neil Cavuto, Rohrabacher said Trump isn't the bad guy here and "the woman who is blackmailing him should be the focus of this".

In Mr Cohen's court appearance in Manhattan to enter his guilty plea on Tuesday, he did not specifically name the two women or even Mr Trump, recounting instead that he worked with an "unnamed candidate". Though George had no personal knowledge of Trump-specific catch and kills, he said that AMI generally paid hush money only if it believed it had something to gain. "I have to say that every white-collar criminal defense lawyer knows when the chief financial officer turns state's evidence, everyone in the executive suite is in a lot of trouble because the chief financial officer knows exactly where the money is coming and going". Trump has denied there was an affair.

The White House official insisted that West Wing staffers continue to keep their heads down and do their jobs.

As the negative news mounted throughout the past week, allies also expressed frustration with the lack of a coordinated pushback effort. "But if they're reading our content, I guess that's a good thing, but then they might just be yelling into the void like people do on Twitter", she said.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Deontay Wilder Confronts Tyson Fury In Belfast, Real Or Fake?
It was, on closer inspection, more of an altercation over a comment apparently made by Saunders and which riled Wilder. His last victory, to defend his WBC heavyweight title, was over Luis Ortiz with a stoppage in Round 10.

Satyameva Jayate box office day 4: John Abraham’s film stays strong
Veer might be a ruthless killer for a cause but he is a good guy with a good enough reason for his marauding ways", he wrote. Both the films that released on Independence Day managed to do well on the box office, after a lull of nearly a fortnight.

Air quality to worsen as smoke returns
They also have just 19 out of possible flawless 100 on a worldwide air pollution index called the Breezometer . Another notable fire, the 633-hectare Gottfriedsen Mountain fire, was brought under control on Sunday .

Trump insists he has "nothing to hide" in Russian Federation probe
News of McGahn's extensive cooperation with Mueller is likely to complicate the already-strained relationship between the two men. Dean says that he doesn't think McGahn was intentionally snitching on Trump, but that he had every incentive to be forthcoming.

Trump says his steel tariffs will save the US industry
The two governments have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods. Beijing responded with similar penalties.

Emery off the mark as Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1
Reports claimed Emery had a heated argument with Ozil this week in training, but the new head coach insisted that wasn't the case. There were plenty of positives to take, though, not least the amount of chances they created.

I would have left Chelsea - Willian
This is what we will try to do this season. " Now the system is something different, especially the way we play now ". Ross Barkley has seen a bit of a revival in his Chelsea career after the arrival of Maurizio Sarri .

Acer refreshes its Predator Orion PCs with Nvidia's GeForce RTX 20xx GPUs
While it may not receive quite as much hype as E3, the expo has reached attended of over 300,000 visitors every year since 2013. It was not at all feasible in 3D games, except it now is (on a somewhat simpler scale) using NVIDIA's new graphics cards .

Marvel puts Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on hold
However, after the filmmaker's problematic old tweets resurfaced online, he was sacked from the project by Disney . Back in July, Disney fired the director after offensive old Tweets that covered 9/11 and rape resurfaced.

Here's Why a Harvard Professor Says Coconut Oil Is "Pure Poison"
However, according to health expert, Dr Karin Michels , the "superfood" oil is actually "one of the worst foods you can eat ". Michels claims lard is actually healthier, as coconut oil contains more than twice the amount of saturated fat found in lard.

Brennan: President Trump is "drunk on power"
And a key senator is drafting a legislative proposal to prevent a repeat. Now, there are plans to cancel the clearances for other officials.

South Africa Denies Plan to Seize White Farmers' Land
Officials from AfriForum welcomed Trump's tweet on Thursday, saying it would put pressure on South African authorities to act. Yet far-right groups in South Africa have been working hard to find traction for their ideas in the U.S.

Nicki Minaj compares herself to Harriet Tubman
Minaj continued to rail against Scott and the way his Billboard album sales were tallied up using merch. She recently got on Twitter and explained why Travis got the No.1 spot.

Bin Laden raid commander to Trump: revoke my security clearance too
But Trump, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal , connected Brennan and other intelligence officials with Mueller's probe. Being stripped of his clearance, McCraven said, would allow him to join the resistance to Trump's presidency.

Blacks need not apply for jobs in the Trump administration, Omarosa claims
Trump has ratcheted up the personal attacks on Twitter, calling Manigault Newman a "lowlife", "wacky and deranged' and a " dog ". Perhaps the best thing that could have been said about her up until now is that most people probably didn't know who she was.


More News

News
More News