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Trump trial: Witness testifies Weisselberg was mastermind behind Cohen payments

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024
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A former Trump Organization executive testified on Monday in New York about a series of payments he approved to Michael Cohen in 2017, saying the Trump Organization’s former CFO was responsible for setting up the payment arrangement.

Jeffrey McConney, the Trump Organization’s former controller, said on the witness stand that then-CFO Allen Weisselberg approached him in January 2017 about a plan to reimburse Cohen after Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels’s lawyer $130,000 to silence her days ahead of the 2016 election.

“Allen Weisselberg said we had to get some money to Michael. We...

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