Nothing Good Happens to the Boss When They Flip the Accountant.
Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, whose entanglements with Trump’s finances are extensive, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen. The interview, which focused on Cohen and the payments, happened weeks ago under a deal negotiated by his attorney, one of the sources said. Weisselberg hasn’t been called back, the source said. But the disclosure, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, caps a tumultuous week for Trump that has pushed his presidency to new heights of legal peril.
Weisselberg, whose relationship with Trump dates back decades, is also the treasurer of Trump’s charity, helped prepared Trump’s tax returns and is the only non-family member to serve as trustee of the trust that holds the President’s interest in his own companies. He was subpoenaed last month to testify as part of the ongoing criminal investigation into Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, the Journal reported. At the time, a former Trump Organization employee told CNN that Weisselberg being subpoenaed was the “ultimate nightmare scenario for Trump” because Weisselberg knows “anything and everything” about the finances of the Trump Organization.