President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition

Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organisation's chief financial officer, was said to have met with prosecutors weeks ago after being ordered to appear before a grand jury.

The Journal said Pecker shared details with prosecutors about payments Cohen says Trump directed to buy the silence of two women alleging affairs with him - former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels.

Mr Weisselberg is reportedly mentioned on a tape secretly recorded by Cohen in 2016 in which a hush money payment to an alleged lover of Mr Trump is discussed.

A person close to the Trump family who requested anonymity to describe private discussions said Weisselberg is viewed with the highest respect by family, calling him "truly a class act".

Despite Trump's defiant tone, Washington-based campaign finance expert Kate Belinski, of the Nossaman law firm, said to expect legal consequences for both Trump and his campaign - most likely in the form of a civil complaint before the Federal Election Commission.

And White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said repeatedly at her briefing last Wednesday that the president "did nothing wrong" and there 'are no charges against him'.

Trump denies any collusion and calls the investigation a "witch hunt".

Trump's public attacks on Sessions and Mueller and his firing of former FBI Director James Comey have raised questions as to whether the president could be engaging in obstruction of justice in regard to the special counsel probe.

Daniels was paid $130,000 from Cohen directly and McDougal was paid from the publisher American Media, Inc., which owns the National Enquirer. The newly disloyal Michael Cohen, who has shown little compunction about damaging the president, may be a lost cause.

The Trump administration had a long week, but you wouldn't know that if you looked at President Donald Trump's approval ratings.

Additional key players, including Trump's long-time CFO, Allen Weisselberg, and American Media head David J. Pecker, have also begun to cooperate with Mueller. Cohen has indicated he may cooperate with that inquiry.

"I think [Trump] has constitutional defenses to the investigation being conducted by Mueller", into Russian interference in the 2016 election, said Dershowitz, who is author of the book, "The Case Against Impeaching Trump". "This is Michael Cohen not filing taxes".

"It means that Individual-1 needs a real lawyer", he said.

There's more. The Times also reports that New York's attorney general, Barbara Underwood, is moving forward with state-level tax fraud charges against Michael Cohen, who already pleaded guilty to similar, federal charges in court this week.

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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