The house's intelligence agencies intend to testify to Trump's CFO, The Daily Beast has learned.
Allen Weisselberg received the attention of the congress again after the embarrassed Trump fixer Michael Cohen repeatedly described Trump Org CFO on Wednesday as authoritative for various aspects of the President's dubious legal practices, from the stormy Daniel's hush-money payments to potential ones insurance fraud. 19659002] "The committee expects to bring in Mr. Weisselberg," said a Democrat member of the Daily Beast.
In Marhene's testimony to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Cohen Weisselberg has not been directly linked to the Trump camp's interactions with Russia, the central agency of the House's intelligence committee.
But Weisselberg is in a unique position to answer questions about financial transactions or relationships that affect a potential leverage effect on Trump ̵
Soon after the democratically defeated parliamentary elections in November, the Democrats joined the committee to hire money laundering and forensic accounting specialists to support their attempts to find Trump's money. At the time, an Illinois Republican Mike Quigley told The Daily Beast that Trump's financial ties to Deutsche Bank, an institution long suspected of money laundering, seemed to be "an obvious point of investigation."
Earlier this month, Schiff significantly expanded the probe's focus from what it had under Republican administration. Schiff announced that the committee will investigate whether "any foreign actor" has any influence on Trump, his family, his employees or the Trump organization, including the financial leverage effect; and whether at any time they were at risk or vulnerable to "foreign exploitation, solicitation, manipulation, pressure or coercion" – as well as whether Trump and his team in government were "serving foreign interests". 19659002] The interest of the Intelligence Committee in Weisselberg will probably not affect the similar interest of the Supervisory Committee. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the Supervisory Committee, announced on Thursday that Weisselberg was among the witnesses named by Cohen, who would probably question the panel for an interview. A representative from Cummings did not immediately respond to a request, but another Democrat employee said the committee had plans to call Weisselberg.
Weisselberg is unique in Trump orbit. He is not only the CFO of the Trump organization, but also the Trump accountant. According to the Wall Street Journal prosecutors in the southern district of New York Weisselberg, an oracle of the Trump oracles, granted limited immunity in his successful investigation of Cohen over the stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. Cash payments.
"Allen is the one who knows everything," said a former representative of the Trump organization to New Yorker Adam Davidson, who described Weisselberg as "the person in the firm" who knows more than anyone else. "