Federal prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether senior executives at the Trump Organization violated campaign finance laws to silence women who claimed to have carried out extramarital affairs with President Trump.
Bloomberg confirmed for the first time Friday that the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office probe extends beyond Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and other financial crimes in late August. A source told Bloomberg that prosecutors are looking into two senior Trump Organization officials mentioned in Cohen’s indictment as approving the hush money transactions, as well as anyone else at the company who may have been aware of these activities.
Cohen said in open court that he made the payments “at the direction” of Trump, his longtime boss.
Bloomberg reported that one of the executives under scrutiny is “believed to be” the company’s Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, who handled the books for decades. Weisselberg was given partial immunity to testify in the Cohen case.