Trump Organization financial chief Weisselberg 'given immunity'

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The Cohen case is unlikely to lead to any legal consequences for Trump while he is in office, experts say, although it could prompt calls for his impeachment should Democrats take the House in November.

The required filing is a road map of the next trial facing President Trump's former campaign chairman, convicted Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria on eight of 18 tax- and bank-fraud charges after a trial that focused on Manafort's finances. Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, has said Cohen has information "that would be of interest" to the special counsel.

President Donald Trump should be more anxious about federal prosecutors in NY than about the Russian Federation probe led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday.

The charges the jury were deadlocked on included three counts of not filing a form to report a foreign bank account and seven counts of committing bank fraud or conspiring to commit bank fraud.

Some former Federal Elections Commission officials have said it is unclear whether Trump's alleged directives to Cohen actually crossed a legal boundary.

"I think Michael gave bad lawyering to the President", he told The News. Cohen brokered deals for the Trump Organization, profited handsomely from a side venture into New York City's real estate and taxi industries and worked to make unflattering stories about Trump disappear.

"I should have been more clear - including with you - that I could not independently confirm what happened", Davis told the paper. "I regret the error".

Trump himself also tweeted on the subject, saying, "Michaels Cohen's attorney clarified the record, saying his client does not know if President Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting (out of which came nothing!)".

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Ellis III to question jurors about whether the comment would affect their ability to make a fair and impartial verdict. The Cohen investigation started with a referral from Mueller's team, but was conducted by federal prosecutors in NY .

The Trump Organization eventually reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels, accepting sham invoices and recording the money it sent to Cohen as legal expenses. "But I am not sure".

CNN reported last month that Cohen was claiming to have witnessed Trump being informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. and that the then-candidate approved the meeting.

Davis, citing a lack of independent verification, apologized to the AP on Monday. Last Thursday evening, the person said, dozens of staffers gathered on chief of staff John Kelly's porch to celebrate the recent birthdays of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

He told NBC News on August 19 that he didn't know if participants in the meeting, including Trump Jr. and Manafort, knew that lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya "was Russian at the time".

Worth noting? This Trump Tower meeting - ground zero for the "meddling" claims - was set up by the same bipartisan forces peddling the notorious "golden showers" memo, which accused Trump of being blackmailed by Russian Federation as a result of his alleged deviant sexual fetishes.

Even with instructions to avoid media coverage of the trial, Duncan said she and her fellow jurors would had to have been "brain dead to not know" the scrutiny on the case and said they were "all very overwhelmed with the importance of our job".

He added, "CNN "stands by" it anyway, defending literal fake news".

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