Federal officials have issued a subpoena to longtime Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg in their criminal probe of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Weisselberg is “considered a witness” in the investigation of Cohen, whose office was raided by the FBI this past April.
“For decades, Mr. Weisselberg has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, and was once described by a person close to the company as ‘the most senior person in the organization that’s not a Trump,'” the Journal writes. “The subpoena illustrates that investigators are seeking input from Mr. Trump’s closest colleagues in the Trump Organization, particularly those with knowledge of the company’s financial dealings.”
It is still not known what charges, if any, will be brought against Cohen. However, the longtime Trump lawyer has been publicly breaking with his one-time boss since the release of a bombshell recording showing Cohen and then-candidate Trump discussing paying off a Playboy model to silence her story of having an affair with him.
During that recording, Cohen tells Trump that he’s “spoken with Allen Weisselberg” about how to set up a limited liability corporation (LLC) that could be used to funnel money to the National Enquirer as part of a “catch-and-kill” operation to effectively silence former playmate Karen McDougal.