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Trump Organization Is In Frenzied Damage Control, Allen Weisselberg Is Key, Says Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is answering questions about the Trump Organization, CFO Allen Weisselberg, and the likelihood of indictments, based on his knowledge of the company, the people involved, and his legal expertise. Now he says that insiders have told him the Trump Organization is having multiple daily meetings and in full damage control mode.

[US President-elect Donald Trump along with his son Donald, Jr., arrive for a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, as Allen Weisselberg (C), chief financial officer of The Trump, looks on January 11, 2017. – As US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered hours of riveting testimony to a US House committee on February 27, 2019, one name came up again and again: Allen Weisselberg. Weisselberg, 71, is the publicity-shy chief financial officer of the Trump Organization and one of the real estate tycoon’s oldest and closest advisors. Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images]

In his most recent podcast episode, Cohen and Ari Melber discuss the probe into financial crimes that may be attribute to Donald Trump and the Trump organization, and Cohen posits that it’s primarily a question of who law enforcement will “squeeze” to get answers. To Melber, he asks, “Do you believe, like everyone else. this case will be made through Allen Weisselberg?”

Cohen goes on to make the case himself, saying that right now, Weisselberg is “…making the same mistake that I made, and the same mistake that Rudy Giuliani is making, in the fact that he actually thinks that Trump is going to be loyal specifically to him.”

It’s the same case Cohen makes in his book, Disloyal, in which he describes Trump as a man who demands loyalty, and routinely gets it, but doesn’t return any to the people who sacrifice for him.

He goes on to say that Weisselberg is the “perfect pansy, the scapegoat, very much like I was, because what’s going to happen is, Donald’s gonna turn around and say, when it’s his a** on the line, ‘Oh look everybody,it’s not my name on the checks, it’s Allen Weisselberg.'”

Cohen’s also sharing information he receives from those he still maintains contact with inside the Trump organization — he says that he’s being told that there are “a lot of daily internal meetings” taking place, presumably for the purposes of damage control as the probe continues.

Now a Grand Jury has been convened that is expected to make a determination on whether there’s sufficient evidence to move forward with indictments, and Cohen has said that he predicts an indictment for Trump before the year ends.



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