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Jul 27, 2018

This Week: Trump Org CFO Called In To Testify In Cohen Criminal Probe

In unnerving news for the Trump family business, Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg has officially been subpoenaed to testify in the criminal investigation into Michael Cohen’s financial dealings. Weisselberg has worked at the company since the ‘70s doing all sorts of work for Trump: cutting real-estate deals, handling personal financial transactions and serving as treasurer of the allegedly wildly corrupt Trump Foundation. Former Trump Organization employees and Trump chroniclers like journalist Tim O’Brien agree that Weisselberg knows “where all financial bodies are buried.” Weisselberg was name-dropped on a recording released this week in which Cohen told Trump he had discussed purchasing the rights to a former Playboy model’s account of her alleged affair with the President. The Trump Org CFO also set up a monthly retainer through the company that was used to reimburse Cohen for the $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. These disclosures have ratcheted up tensions between Cohen and his former boss, who called…

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