Trump Legal Turbulence: Indicted Money Man Taps Lawyers, Stripped Of Power 1

Trump Legal Turbulence: Indicted Money Man Taps Lawyers, Stripped Of Power

The Trump Organization’s indicted CFO Allen Weisselberg has been demoted as Trump scrambles amid this ongoing criminal probe. Weisselberg has resigned from a trust set up to control the company’s assets, according to government filings obtained by The Washington Post. Trump’s money man has also tapped defense lawyers with no ties to the Trump Organization. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber is joined by former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade and former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ).

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87 comments

  1. If Trump gives Eric some crayons and a juice box, he can finish running the Trump Org into the ground

    1. @JH lol you know this how ? Stop getting your news and information from people who aren’t sure what restroom to use !

    2. @Suckass Dems • Why? Because he wrote kinda sad? Isn’t “sad” one of your cult leader’s favorite monosyllabic words?

  2. I can hear trump ” he was the CFO with authority to do company business, I had no idea of his dealings”

    1. Yet, Trump’s Signature was on Checks, documents and voice recording were made!
      Trump was well aware of the set up!
      LOCK TRUMP UP!

  3. Paying his own attorneys is the best news ever- there is no way a competent defense attorney won’t encourage Weisselberg to give up Trump. He will finally get good counsel….

    1. Oh, please. These people spend so much time pushing money around, I want to see the books on that before I believe he’s not still working for Trump. He’s just working from home now.

    2. @cc 1k Its also quite likely Weisselberg can easily afford his lawyers and he has known Trump so long he knows not stiffing Trump for his legal costs will keep him happy.

    3. CC 1K hilariously writes: “Oh, please. These people spend so much time pushing money around, I want to see the books on that before I believe he’s not still working for Trump. He’s just working from home now.” post it as a primary comment so more people can enjoy a laugh

  4. It’s funny when you call Trump “fighter” , he’s not a fighter, he’s a lousy con artist who is manipulating the US broken system,, in a normal country they put him in jail for the rest of his life

    1. @Robert Pierson Yes you do. You have issues. Your obsessed with trump. You should be worried about Biden hes not qualified to work at a snack bar.

    2. Most of the country knows Trump broke the law constantly he broke his oath of office every single day so the derangement is you guys thinking he’s okay

    3. @Robert Pierson no. Most of you idiots were told that and most think it’s true. Tell me why the Dems lost Every case against him..

    1. I think its a ploy, time too look at his personal LLC’s his wife’s or kids, or grand children’s, all in there names on paper, controlled by him!!!

    2. @Mary Jane Green until #45 gets a law suit and he’s forced that’s true. Includes contractors , employees and many others ! That’s right !

    1. @Radicaleyes Who would want Giuliani, whose license has been suspended and is under investigation, or Powell, who believes a Venezuelan leader who died in 2013 helped rig the 2020 election, as an attorney? Who would want an attorney who knows so little about law that he or she believes it’s possible for a president to be “reinstated?” That’s pretty much the level of lawyer Trump is left with..

    2. Just because Wiesselberg hired his own attorneys does not mean he is telling them the truth. It may be a ploy to distract prosecutors. Recall that Michael Cohen used his own money to pay off women and then got reimbursed later. All of that was designed to hide Mob Boss Trump’s responsibility.

    3. No surprise in that. He needs counsel who will represent his interests, not those of the *rumps or their organization. Who pays the piper fallen the tune.

    1. Weisselberg? who’s that? never heard of him? Oh, that guy, think he made the coffee one time. Trump and his family, cronies and supporters are pathetic morons.

  5. The Southern District Of NY has a fine tradition of busting crime families on tax evasion. That’s what is happening here.

    1. @PJ Predhomme Bj,The minute YOU Opened up your RACIST Mouth ABOUT the UNITED STATES, YOU Showed THE MORON IN YOU.

    2. @PJ Predhomme Split those hairs, PJ.

      “Federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York, or SDNY, contended that the Trump Organization had improperly booked reimbursements for the hush-money scheme as “legal expenses,” with the aid of sham invoices. They granted legal immunity to Weisselberg … But Weisselberg’s immunity deal applied only to federal proceedings.” Pro Publica

    3. ​@Kuno Egger Gosh thanks Egger – how much do you charge for that – you call it splitting hairs – but actually – entirely different laws – judges , and criminal penalties – an awful lot of people would consider quite a bit more than splitting hairs – but you can be the judge – you got that type of expertise- i once heard it said when you find yourself in a hole it is not a good idea to stop digging – i tried it -and it seemed to work – ok thanks again

    4. @move sky hi I am not certain what you are asking but it looks like it is about Rico & that is exactly the point about who and what Court this is in – Rico is a federal statute – and the originator of this thread referred to the SDNY & prosecuting organized crime & that is exactly what he means . This is not a federal prosecution – and so there is no Rico statute – NY state has it’s own State version of Rico but it is a different law – different criteria etc – some people have speculated that could be where this goes – but in reality anyone who would have actual knowledge about that – is sure not going to be revealing it on a website or leak it to the media .

  6. Find out whether Weisselberg is becoming a consultant where he was an employee & officer, so that he still effectively manages Trump Org.

    1. That should mean he’ll also get a regular salary for being a contractor right? They did pay their staff commissions for contract work after all! 😛

    2. Strongly agree with Nick Akerman that Weisselberg would be guilty of mail & wire fraud but if these particular prosecutors are Trump goons – double agents working for Trump also I don’t believe the Federal Government will even see if Weisselberg is still working for the Trump organization & will continue to serve his term in jail while working for the Trump organization (even though he is out of the holding companies, etc.) because he is the only one who can handle all the books, etc. for many long years.

  7. Of course he’s paying himself, the rump won’t pay his own lawyers, let alone weiselbergs.

    1. @Seth Thomas meanwhile, I’ll get busy working with legislators making sure real true, all inclusive history , (with NOTHIING LEFT OUT,) will be taught in school, and not the white washed version that has been near everywhere, up until recently. HOW THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT OFF OF SLAVE LABOR, AND WHO PROFIITED, WHAT TRUE ROLE THE FOUNDING FATHERS PLAYED IN SLAVERY, AS IN OWNERSHIP, AND SALES, OF SLAVES AND WHO PROFIITED OFF OF THEM FROM IT. TRUE NUMBERS OF SLAVES KILLED, AND HOW. THE WAYS THEY WERE MADE TO SUFFER. AND AT WHO’S HAND. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WEALTH OF BLACK WALL STREET, WHAT WAS, BLACK WALL STREET. WHO BUILT THAT, AND HOW,. THE FULL OKLAHOMA HISTORY – WHAT WAS OMITTED . I’LL GET BUSY ON THAT.

    2. @Brian Wade that’s cool, but you racists will deal with history and your part in it. Good luck.

    3. @Seth Thomas Logic told me you would likely project your human shortcomings , outward. And, what’s racist, and disgusting, and disgraceful, demented, demeaning ,unhinged, disgusting , and inhumane, and true fact,
      is how Black SLAVE Americans were treated by the Founding Fathers and White America ! Native American’s know this too ! Their history is twisted, like 45 his family, and his supporters in Congress, and his friends. He was REALLY CLOSE FRIENDS WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN ! AND EPSTEIN’S GIRL, WHO LURED IN THE YOUNG GIRLS. WONDER WHY Q ANON IS SO QUIET ABOUT THAT. ALL THE INFO IS PUBLIC RECORD NOW ! I THOUGHT THAT WAS THEIR WHOLE THING ! THEY WANT TO STOP IT 45 DID WISH HER WELL. SPOKE SO HIGHLY OF MS. MAXWELL. THAT’S TWISTED !

    4. @Brian Wade don’t be a racist. The Republican men freed slaves a long time ago. The democrats love making people slaves.

    5. @Brian Wade all the crazy people have are insults. The crazy people can’t think logically and therefore no one will vote for them. So the crazy people insult, and try to trigger some emotional response. The problem is that the logical thinkers are too smart to fall for it. Don’t worry, it’s not cool to be the victim anymore. If you want racism to stop, then don’t vote for a known racist. It’s pretty simple actually.

  8. I only hope that the prosecutors in this case take Mr. Akermans advice and subpoena Weislbergs phone records. That could potentially put the cherry on the top.

    1. Strongly agree with Nick Akerman that Weisselberg would be guilty of mail & wire fraud but if these particular prosecutors are Trump goons – double agents working for Trump also I don’t believe the Federal Government will even see if Weisselberg is still working for the Trump organization & will continue to serve his term in jail while working for the Trump organization because he is the only one who can handle all the books, etc. for many long years.

    1. There are two sides. Your opinion is very possible. The other side is he had to go away because of current ongoing crimes

    2. @Faye Johnston yes I still have a small glimmer of hope, that justice will be served upon this criminal and his evil spawn. Until I see them all in cuffs I am not holding my breath for sure.

  9. So… Let’s all kick back and watch this family get away with everything like they always have.

  10. Who in their right mind would want to take up Weisselberg’s mantle. (not a question). The empire is in chaos.

  11. I’m loving how many L’s Donald the duck is taking these past several months I’m hoping a few more happen before the year ends

  12. He’s still doing the books. He’s just doing it as a “consultant” now instead of having an official title.

    1. Imagine being hired as a new accountant at Trump, Org. Could any accountant learn all they could about the organization and STILL want that job?? I would think that the new accountant could fill a book with the illegal shenanigans that happen as a matter of routine on that job.

    1. @offshore4848 Biden wouldn’t have been my choice but trump had to go, too many lies and corruption. I’m no Liberal by any stretch of the imagination but the revolving door had to be shut. Trump is dumb as a stump.

    2. @Jim Moore to many lies and corruption ? Lol back to MSNBC and CNN pal because anyone with a brain saw right through it. Actually the media harassment started the day he came down the escalator, never mind he engineered one of the best economies in decades, and he did it by removing Obama’s stifling regulations, got the gover off of big and small businesses back. Middle class tax cuts, got the taxpayers out of some horrible trade and climate deals, shut NK and Iran up, brokered middle east peace deals, moved the embassy to Jerusalem, secured the border, brought back manufacturing, shut china down regarding their unfair trade practices, the day Trump was elected consumer confidence rose, and he didn’t drain the swamp but he sure pointed it out !
      Lies and corruption huh ? Let’s talk the bidens and corruption ? 49 years of sucking the taxpayers teat and what did he ever do beside create a job for his crackhead son ? How about his brother and his foreign business deals ? I guess most of you are indoctrinated to think only career politicians should be elected to tell you when to put a mask on ?

      As per lies and corruption, lets discuss the bought and paid for dossier ? or the sudden report of election fraud in Georgia ! Lies and corruption Ok !

    3. @offshore4848 Tell me more oh wise one? BTW What color is the sky in your delusional world? Trump is a failure, if he didn’t have daddy’s money(and he might not have it long) he would be working in the NYC Subway,or selling bad used cars. FOX and NEWSMAX, the National Inquirer of news! You just can’t fix whats wrong with you, I suppose you believe he will be back in office next month too? lmao You have a nice day.

    4. @Jim Moore what an intelligent and insightful response ! Said no one ever !
      You don’t have a response because everything I’ve stated is true, Yep ! Trump, dumb as a stump ? He’s been a politician for about 5 years, and j0e ? Well he’s been sucking the taxpayers teat for 49 years and only created one job and it was for his crackhead son ?
      Lol you folks really get dumber by the day “BUT” at least your feelings aren’t hurt ! For now

    5. @offshore4848 lol you can’t hurt my feelings because I don’t take you seriously and I can give you real facts all day long but why waste my time? Like Ron White said, You can’t fix Stupid. You have a Blessed day my friend. Cheers

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