President Donald Trump seems to be consumed with anger and dread following the FBI raid on his longtime attorney Michael Cohen — but two other business associates could deliver even more damning evidence.
Trump biographer Tim O’Brien said Cohen wasn’t the biggest fish in the Trump Organization, and he identified two company officials whose activity could also fall under investigation.
Real estate attorney Jason Greenblatt joined Trump Organization in 1997 and became the true in-house counsel and the company’s executive vice president.
“Everything that mattered in the Trump Organization, every sizable deal or sensitive transaction, required Greenblatt’s signature, not Cohen’s,” O’Brien reported.
He said chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg played a similar role in Trump Organization’s finances.
Greenblatt left Trump Organization in December 2016, after the president-elect appointed him special representative for international negotiations.
Weisselberg still helps Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump manage the business while their father serves in the Oval Office.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed business records from the Trump Organization, and his investigators may eventually interview Greenblatt and Weisselberg.
“If that happens — or if the U.S. attorney’s office in New York takes a similar interest — then the media might have to reassess its take on Cohen and the role he’s playing in the broader drama surrounding the White House,” O’Brien said.
He’ll ‘rot in prison’: At least one House Dem has bigger plans for Trump than impeachment
An increasing number of Democrats have come out in favor of beginning an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's actions in recent days. But Rep. Fre?derica Wilson of Florida bucked that trend on Monday by coming out specifically against impeachment, warning it would have negative consequences.
However, she made clear she wasn't opposed to impeachment because she's a fan of Trump or thinks his conduct isn't condemnable. In a tweet featuring an antagonizing and absurd meme, Wilson explained that she feared Trump would benefit from an impeachment push:
Jared Diamond believes America is ruining itself in 4 different ways
Diamond has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship as well as the National Medal of Science. His bestselling book "Guns, Germs and Steel" won the Pulitzer Prize.
Trump supporters are furious that knitting website Ravelry took a stand on white supremacy
When you think of the knitting community, you might envision an elderly woman, sitting on a rocking chair in front of a fire with a pair of large knitting needles. In truth, the knitting and crocheting demographic has changed drastically in the twenty-first century, becoming younger, hipper, and increasingly tied to DIY culture.
Ravelry is a website where both millennials and knitting grannies (among other demographics) meet to talk about knitting, crocheting, weaving, and other craft and fabric arts. But if you plan to crochet a MAGA hat or knit a Trump sweater, think twice about posting it on Ravelry. The forum-style website, which is often described as "Facebook for knitters," recently issued a statement that they would ban open support of Donald Trump on their site. The widely-publicized move suggests that even communities that aren’t seen as specifically political — like knitters — are becoming politicized, sometimes in toxic ways, in an epoch of extreme political polarization in the United States.