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Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

Cohen initially faced the potential of 65 years in prison, but the deal narrowed that sentence down to a much more palatable three to five years, though the judge reserves the right to impose a more severe punishment at a December sentencing. But Cohen's place in Trump's political life ended up being peripheral.

For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump, it's always been about money and loyalty. As part of the deal, he testified under oath that he made the hush-money payment to keep Daniels quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in order to preserve his candidacy in the 2016 election.

The new charges would center around whether the Trump Organization falsified the representation of the payment made to Daniels.

Mr. Pecker has previously said he is a longtime friend of Messrs. Cohen's plea document states that he paid Daniels "to ensure that she did not publicize damaging allegations before the 2016 election and thereby influence that election".

Make no mistake: This special prosecutor is going after Trump hard. "But if they're reading our content, I guess that's a good thing, but then they might just be yelling into the void like people do on Twitter", she said.

First, he bashed Cohen, Davis and the "Fake News Media" over the questions surrounding the infamous Trump Tower meeting his son, Donald Trump Jr., took with a Russian attorney he believed to have dirt on Clinton.

The Justice Department undoubtedly knows who these people are, and there is nothing to bar prosecutors from pursuing those Trump-connected individuals and putting all the facts before a jury for their decision about whether the payments were "purely personal" or illegally made for the goal of influencing an election.




It's also the latest sign that Cohen is broke.

Trump shot back Saturday that Sessions only said that because he "doesn't understand what is happening underneath his command position". House of Trump, House of Putin seeks to offer the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House, says a press release by Penguin.

Cohen was embraced by the cable news networks as an irresistible foil to Trump.

Cohen, who could get about four years to five years in prison, is due to be sentenced December 12. It was a sign that Flynn's cooperation was still needed - and possible - in the Mueller probe.

Jeff Sessions is an attorney general whose nomination Common Cause opposed and whose actions in the office have done damage to a variety of democratic institutions, but at least he recused himself from oversight of the Special Counsel's investigation due to clear conflicts of interest.

Cohen has stayed out of sight and has remained emotional since his plea, according to the people close to him.

"If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!".

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