The Wall Street Journal and NBC News cited anonymous sources to report on Friday that Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization finance chief, received immunity to speak to prosecutors in the investigation of hush money Cohen paid to two women, who claimed to have affairs with Trump.
Mr Cohen effectively accused Mr Trump of being a co-conspirator in a crime by claiming he gave the direction to make the payments. "I know of stories of infidelities on the president's part, and also stories on the children, I mean, between the Trumps and the Kushners, they have more skeletons in the closet than the Adam's Family, as the old joke goes".
Cohen this week pleaded guilty to federal charges of tax evasion and making or facilitating two illegal campaign contributions.
U.S. President Trump delivers remarks at the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2018. One of the executives is AMI's chief executive David Pecker, a longtime Trump friend.
The news of Weisselberg's cooperation is potentially catastrophic for President Trump. Alan Futerfas, an outside lawyer for the New York-based company, declined to comment.
On the tape, recorded two months before the 2016 presidential election, Cohen mentions that he has spoken to Weisselberg about setting up a corporation to process the payment.
But as the perhaps the longest-serving employee in the Trump family business, he is rich repository of knowledge, and the idea of him answering questions to investigators under oath poses a new danger for the President as federal prosecutors in Washington and Manhattan dig deeper into Mr Trump's business affairs.
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Michael Cohen leaves a U.S. Federal Court building in Manhattan on Tuesday.
The low-profile executive was thrust into the headlines last month, when Cohen attorney Lanny Davis released a secret recording Cohen made of a September 2016 conversation with then-candidate Trump.
Giuliani has said the payments were personal matters not subject to campaign finance law. (AMI), publisher of the tabloid The National Enquirer, were also granted immunity for sharing information with prosecutors about the hush-money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
The Trump Organization is the umbrella group for dozens of Trump businesses, including real estate development, management of hotels and golf courses, and production of the reality television shows, The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice. Weisselberg knows the ins and outs of the Trump Organization finances in intimate detail.
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