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Trump Organization Finance Chief Gets Immunity

Trump Organization Finance Chief Gets Immunity

"Look, the biggest crime you can commit in America today is to have been associated with Donald Trump", Dershowitz said, pointing to the legal woes of former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The president's legal quandary in NY, meanwhile, continues to deepen after prosecutors there granted immunity last week to Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer for the Trump Organization; and to David Pecker, a longtime Trump ally who is the executive of the National Enquirer's parent company.

Money and loyalty also drove Cohen to make guilty pleas this past week in a spinoff from the swirling investigations battering the Trump White House.

Under a reorganization plan announced before Trump's January 2017 inauguration, the business was placed into a trust controlled by Weisselberg and the president's two adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.

In doing so, Cohen admitted he made the arrangements under Trump's direction in order to influence the 2016 election.

Even with instructions to avoid media coverage of the trial, Duncan said she and her fellow jurors would had to have been "brain dead to not know" the scrutiny on the case and said they were "all very overwhelmed with the importance of our job". He said the discussion happened before Manafort's conviction last week on tax and bank fraud charges.

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He was there in the lobby of Trump Tower in June 2015 when his boss descended an escalator and changed history by declaring his candidacy for president.

Earlier in August, Davis said his client, Michael Cohen, had information linking Trump to the hacks. Cohen's plea deal did not include an outright cooperation agreement, and reps for the other two men did not respond to requests for comment.

Lanny Davis, a longtime Clinton confidante and now an attorney for Cohen, "is backing away from confident assertions he made that Cohen has information to share with investigators that shows Trump knew in 2016 of Russian efforts to undermine Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton", The Washington Post reported. And Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has also been granted immunity in exchange for cooperation with the Cohen investigation.

The federal prosecutors Cohen struck a deal with said they had evidence corroborating Cohen's admissions, stemming from records obtained from him that included audio tapes, texts, phone records, emails, witnesses with knowledge of the transactions, and records from The National Enquirer.

From his first job helping with the books for Trump's father, Fred, in 1973, the Pace University graduate has gotten his fingers into almost every aspect of the family business - vetting deals, arranging financing, auditing, managing cash - eventually rising to oversee all finances of its far-flung operations. "I don't think it's going anywhere, but the Southern District raises some real red flags for Trump's businesses", Dershowitz said. The president's attorney and frequent attack dog Rudy Giuliani went from calling Cohen "an honest, honorable lawyer" in May to deriding him as a "pathological liar" in July.


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