Allen Weisselberg, who’s handled Trump family finances since the 1970s, has been subpoenaed.
Weisselberg’s name came up in the recorded phone calls Donald Trump’s personal attorney had about payments to Karen McDougal, set up to silence her about an alleged affair with Trump ahead of the 2016 election.
“I’ve spoken to Allen about how to set the whole thing up,” Cohen said on the September 2016 recording. “I spoke to Allen about it, when it comes time for the financing. …”
The latest development has prompted speculation that Weisselberg might have a lot more dirt on Donald Trump than Michael Cohen.
On MSNBC Friday, New York Times op-ed columnist Bret Stephen’s likened Weisselberg’s potential role in the government investigation to classic mafia movies.
“The template for this is the Godfather movie,” Stephens said. He went on to explain that in many cases accountants who handle the money know the most dirt.
Ex-prosecutor explains why Trump feels like he can lie about Robert Mueller
On Wednesday, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that Trump is everything he accuses special counsel Robert Mueller of being — and he feels confident in gaslighting the American people because he knows no one has the ability to challenge him on it.
"The president falsely accused Mueller of illegally deleting anti-Trump text messages between two former FBI employees," said Blitzer. "In fact, those messages were wiped from government phones by the Justice Department in accordance with longstanding department policy. What's your reaction to that baseless, personal attack from the president on Mueller?"
Soccer star slams Trump for attacking her teammate: He hates women he ‘cannot control or grope’
On Wednesday, U.S. Women's Soccer champion Ali Krieger rebuked President Donald Trump for his attacks on her teammate Megan Rapinoe, saying that the president feels threatened by women that he "cannot control or grope":
In regards to the “President’s” tweet today, I know women who you cannot control or grope anger you, but I stand by @mPinoe & will sit this one out as well. I don’t support this administration nor their fight against LGBTQ+ citizens, immigrants & our most vulnerable.
Bernie Sanders: ‘I intend to be the Democratic nominee’
Bernie Sanders intends to be the 2020 Democratic nominee - and he's not planning to back down anytime soon. Not even with 23 other Democratic presidential hopefuls in the running alongside him.
MSNBC's Kasie Hunt spoke with Sanders for an interview prior to the first Democratic debate night where he plainly said, "I intend to be the Democratic nominee."
In the interview, Sanders also discussed his plan to end student loan debt and Medicare for all. But before that, he said there was another pressing issue.
"Our goal right now is to win it," Sanders said. "And by the way, as you you may know, poll after poll shows what against Trump? Shows me beating Trump by 8, 9 or 10 points. We're going to beat Trump, we're going to win the Democratic nomination."