Allen Weisselberg: Trump Organization CFO granted immunity in Cohen case

Michael Cohen President Donald Trump's personal attorney arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday Sept. 19 2017. Cohen is schedule to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session

Michael Cohen President Donald Trump's personal attorney arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday Sept. 19 2017. Cohen is schedule to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session

Cohen said he made the payments at Trump's direction.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday", former attorney general Alberto Gonzales said that Cohen's guilty plea and the conviction of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort - in a prosecution led by Mueller's office - were creating "a lot of debate and swirl around the president as an individual, and that's never good".

Mr Weisselberg was one of those called to give evidence before a federal grand jury for the Cohen investigation earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In fact, emails released by Trump Jr. himself make clear that he was explicitly told an attendee at the meeting would be a "Russian government attorney" who wanted to provide damaging information about Clinton.

Weisselberg was subpoenaed in July as part of the Cohen investigation, and testified a few weeks ago, according to CNN. But a deal has yet to be struck and there are doubts about what Cohen can prove or whether the special counsel would want to rely on an untrustworthy witness. Trump has denied there was an affair. "And, I spoke to Allen about it".

Whatever you think of Trump - and this news outlet has emerged as a rare agnostic voice when it comes to his administration - there is clearly egg all over the faces of his critics this week (as well as the liberal mainstream media outlets which regurgitated the apparently unfounded speculation).

Giuliani also has misspoken about the Trump Tower meeting.

President Donald Trump speaks to the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2018.

"I just think the whole thing is a waste of taxpayer money and a way to harass the president", she said.

"Mr. Cohen acknowledged the illegal payments while pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other charges, a litany of crimes that revealed both his shadowy involvement in Mr. Trump's circle and his own corrupt business dealings".

The National looks at looks at what it would take for an indictment to happen and how past presidential scandals have set the stage for this administration's controversy.

Trump's strongest supporters are taking the view that, absent evidence of collusion with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election, there is just no case for impeachment. There is no such federal crime as collusion, although if he were to be found to have engaged in a conspiracy or attempt to obstruct justice in a report Mueller is expected to deliver when the probe has concluded, he could be damaged.

Friends claim it was Cohen's father, a surgeon, who persuaded his son to flip, arguing that he had not survived the Holocaust to have his name besmirched by Trump. USA intelligence agencies, and separate Mueller indictments of several Russian individuals, have concluded they did.

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