The Trump organization lawyer believe Selberg immunity granted was in the Michael Cohen.
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The Trump organization’s main lawyer, All facing Selberg, has been granted immunity from Federal-to testify to prosecutors in the Southern district of New York, Michael Cohen case, a source with knowledge of the investigation confirmed to Fox News on Friday.
The source said, Fox News, Weis Selberg, the immunity agreement was in cooperation with the criminal police as part of a grand jury probe into Cohen’s private transactions. Weis Selberg was granted immunity prior to Cohen’s guilty of this week.
The revelation of Weis Selberg, the immunity deal comes a day after sources confirmed to Fox News that prosecutors struck an immunity deal with the publisher David Pecker, who is the CEO of American Media, Inc., the National Enquirer published.
The company was allegedly involved in the hush-money deals with payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal shut down accusations of extramarital Affairs and sexual encounters with President Trump.
Hoe, the immunity agreement allowed him to speak to any involvement Cohen and Trump can have the in the payments.
While both Weis Selberg and hoe, the immunity deals are associated, in particular, the Cohen case, it is unclear whether the state provide lawyers for more information about Trump.
A spokesman for the Southern district of New York, declined to comment to Fox News.
The Trump organization did not respond immediately to Fox News’ request for comment.
Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer and self-proclaimed “fixer”, on Tuesday, a count in connection with an illegal corporate contribution, and a number from an illegal campaign contribution, pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, a number of bank fraud. The tax fraud charges on his dealings with a taxi business, while the campaign interest was in connection with the arrangement of payments Daniels and McDougal “in the direction” of then-candidate trump in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential elections.
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Cohen added to make hush money payments in the order of trump in what prosecutors say amounted to the campaign violations. Legal experts have, however, argued that the payments could be interpreted as self-dealing, rather than associated, the result of the election.
Cohen faces up to 65 years in prison on all counts, but prosecutors have agreed to reduce his sentence sharply, as part of the deal.
Cohen made a $ 130,000 payment to Daniels in the weeks before the 2016 presidential elections, in exchange for her silence about an alleged one-time sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. Cohen was also involved in the $150,000 payment to McDougal, who was given the six-figure lump-sum amount of American Media, Inc., for the rights to her story about an alleged 2006 affair with trump, who published it never.
The President is aware of these payments has in the last few months.
Trump initially said in April that he know about these payments. In may, after the publication of the financial disclosure that revealed a $130,000 payment to, conceded the President, to know about the payments.
Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, told Fox News at the time that Trump “don’t know the details until we knew the details add to this,” that Trump thought it was the cover was not specified “expenses”, after the release of the publication.
Trump posted on Twitter that day, to the payments.
“Mr Cohen, a lawyer, received a monthly fee from the campaign, and had nothing to do with the campaign, from which it is entered into, by spare, is a private contract between two parties, known as non-disclosure agreement or NDA,” Trump tweeted in may. “These agreements are very common among celebrities and people of wealth. In this case, it is in full force and effect and will be used in arbitration for damages against Mrs Clifford (Daniels).”
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Trump further explained that “The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist allegations of her having an affair, despite the already with the signing of a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair.”
“Before the injury to Mrs Clifford and her lawyer, this was a private agreement. Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions played no role [sic] in this transaction,” he said.
Trump, who is referred to in these tweets, written a letter and signed by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in January, with “full clarity” that the allegations of an affair with trump were “totally wrong.”
But this week, in an exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends,” Ainsley Earhardt, Trump said he only knew about the hush money payments to Cohen, “later.”
“Later, I knew it. Later on. What he did—and they were not financed from the campaign, which is a great thing. This is a much bigger deal,” Trump said this week. “You come out of the campaign? They came not from the campaign, they came from me.”
In the interview, Trump also Cohen for “flipping”, a strategy that he thinks should be blasted, “outlawed”, and suggested his former lawyer “[made], and stories.”
“[Cohen] makes a better offer, if he’s using me, like everyone else,” Trump said. “People make stories. This whole thing to tilt, you name it, I know all about mirrors.”
He added: “It should almost be forbidden. It is not fair. Because if someone is going to give—you spend five years, like Michael Cohen, or 10 years, or 15 years in prison, because a taxi industry because he cheated some of the bank—the last two were tiny.”
“Don’t you know, the campaign violations is considered to be a great thing, to be honest. But if someone defrauded a bank and he is 10 years in prison or 20 years in prison, but if you say anything bad about Donald Trump and go down to two or three years, this is the kind of deal he has made.”
In a separate case, the Manhattan district attorney’s office in New York City is reportedly considering pressing charges against the Trump organization and two officials of the company in the Daniels-silent-money-payment.
District attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., would be paid by check according to reports, the Trump organization accounted for its repayment Cohen for the 130,000 US dollars to Daniels.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.