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Allen Weisselberg, Trump Organization CFO, Granted Immunity in Cohen Case

Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, has been granted immunity by prosecutors for “providing information” about President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of their investigation into “hush-money payments” to two women before the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reports. Weisselberg served for decades as executive vice president and CFO of the Trump Organization, and was one of the few people that Trump trusted with his “financial assets and business interests” after he entered the White House. Trump’s sons Don Jr. and Eric were also given control of the president’s assets and interests. The newspaper previously reported that Weisselberg was called to testify before a federal grand jury in the Cohen probe this year. This comes after Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign-finance, bank, and tax fraud on Tuesday, telling the court that he paid two women before the 2016 election at Trump’s direction.