Trump Organization finance chief 'gets immunity' in Cohen probe

Trump claims markets would crash if he was impeached

A co-operation deal between Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging to the president given the executive's longtime role in Trump's business affairs.

Since news broke in January about the affair and subsequent hush-money payment Daniels received to keep quiet about the alleged relationship, rumors have circulated regarding the current status of the Trumps' relationship.

The dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele from anonymous Russian sources, states Cohen and three associates visited Prague to meet with Kremlin officials.

These revelations of guilt come on top of those of others who spent time in Trump's orbit, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who admitted in a December plea deal that he lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his contact with Russian officials.

A year ago, Trump told The New York Times that Mueller would be crossing a "red line" if he began to look at Trump's and his family's finances unrelated to Russian Federation.

David Pecker, who runs the National Enquirer and is a long-time pal of Trump, was granted immunity in the federal investigation into Michael Cohen in exchange for information on hush money deals.

When our forefathers wrote the U.S. Constitution, they never intended for a sitting president to use his power in order to involve himself with investigations of political opponents.

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Asked if he would fire Mueller if that were to happen, Trump responded: "I can't, I can't answer that question because I don't think it's going to happen". The money covered the $130,000 payment to Daniels plus costs and fees, a bonus for Cohen, and money to cover his tax liability.

Lewandowski called Cohen the Trump Organization's "self-described fixer", but not one for the campaign.

Cohen, the Journal reported, was likely referring to creating a shell company to make a payment in return for silence, presumably regarding former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Through his lawyer, Cohen said collecting contributions through a GoFundMe page set up after his guilty plea this week is the only way to ensure the truth comes out about the president. Fearful that the documents might be used against American Media, Pecker and the company's chief content officer, Dylan Howard, removed them from the safe in the weeks before Trump's inauguration, according to one person directly familiar with the events.

"It means that Individual-1 needs a real lawyer", he said. "Witch Hunt!" - tweet Wednesday.

In addition to the two counts of violating campaign finance laws, Cohen also has pled guilty to six counts of fraud.

And Manafort faces a second trial in Washington D.C. on September 17 on separate charges that include conspiracy, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign lobbyist and making false and misleading statements to federal agents.

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