NYT conservative compares Trump Organization’s finances to Corleone family business

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.

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