Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg has reportedly been granted immunity by federal prosecutors in the Michael Cohen case.
The Wall Street Journal reports that immunity was granted to Wisselberg for providing information about Cohen in the criminal investigation of hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal during the 2016 presidential campaign.
BREAKING: WSJ reports that Allen Weisselberg, President Trump’s longtime financial gatekeeper, was granted immunity in Michael Cohen investigation. pic.twitter.com/vWNpHxKRwD
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 24, 2018
NBC News confirms Weisselberg is “Executive 1” in the criminal documents filed in the Michael Cohen case. Prosecutors say Cohen sent an invoice to Executive 1 for “payment for services rendered.” That payment was meant to reimburse him for the Stormy Daniels payment.
The news of Weisselberg’s immunity comes one day after news broke that federal prosecutors granted immunity to David Pecker, CEO of American Media Inc., which owns the National Enquirer.
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including five counts of tax evasion and two counts of campaign finance violations in federal court on Tuesday. He directly implicated Donald Trump in a federal crime saying that he acted at his direction.
Reaction on Twitter to news of Allen Weisselberg being granted immunity:
BREAKING: Man who knows where all the bodies are buried, Allen Weisselberg, longtime Trump Organization CFO has been granted immunity in the Michael Cohen probe, putting the entire Trump crime family, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Don Jr and Eric in grave legal jeopardy.
— Bill Madden (@activist360) August 24, 2018