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“The award of $464 million in a case with no victims, no proven injuries, and no losses is not remotely defensible,” Trump’s lawyers wrote. According to Trump’s attorneys, Trump personally should have been dismissed as a defendant. The Trump attorneys accused Engoron of enacting a “punitive” penalty against the former president that was unconstitutional. Just like at trial, Trump’s lawyers in particular took issue with a reference in Engoron’s summary judgment opinion that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort was valued at $18 million. During the trial, Engoron said that he was not trying to assess the value of the property when he referenced the tax assessor value.
Persons: Donald Trump, Arthur Engoron, Trump, – Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump –, , , Engoron, Ivanka Trump, Letitia James, Trump’s, Lago, Chris Kise, ” Kise Organizations: CNN, New, Trump Organization, Post, Trust, New York, Trump, Post Office Locations: York, New York, Washington ,, Manhattan, Lago
Trump ally Allen Weisselberg released from jail
  + stars: | 2024-07-19 | by ( Adam Reiss | Megan Lebowitz | )   time to read: 1 min
Former Trump Organization Finance Chief Allen Weisselberg appears for a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on March 04, 2024 in New York City. Trump ally Allen Weisselberg was released early from Rikers Island on Friday after being convicted of lying under oath during the civil fraud trial of the Trump Organization. Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, was sentenced in April to five months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to two counts of perjury. Weisselberg had previously served time at Rikers Island in 2023 for charges related to a tax fraud scheme. He was sentenced to five months in jail but was eligible for release after 100 days with time off for good behavior.
Persons: Allen Weisselberg, Seth Rosenberg, Weisselberg Organizations: Trump Organization Finance, Trump, Trump Organization, Weisselberg Locations: Manhattan, New York City, Rikers
A Trump-owned company sold $299 sneakers showing an image of his assassination attempt. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementA Trump-owned company has already cashed in on the former president's assassination attempt. A pair of limited-edition sneakers — dubbed the "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT High-Tops" — retailed for $299. The website said Trump will autograph 10 of the 5,000 sneakers.
Persons: , Trump, Donald J Organizations: Trump, Service, The Trump Organization, CIC Ventures
In this gilded echo chamber, Mr. Trump enjoys unwavering devotion — and collects the staggering price of admission. During the 2014-15 season — the last before Mr. Trump officially entered politics — The Times counted 52 fund-raiser events at Mar-a-Lago. More than two dozen midterm candidates had already held fund-raisers on the property when Mr. Trump made that statement. But that changed when Letitia James, the New York attorney general, sued Mr. Trump for exaggerating the value of his properties. And, unlike when Mr. Trump was president, “he was there a lot,” Mr. Rustmann said.
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It could help former President Donald Trump's hush-money conviction survive the US Supreme Court immunity opinion. Trump's lawyers are about to file what's known as a 330.30 motion to set aside the verdict. The Supreme Court presidential immunity opinion bars official-act evidence. US Supreme Court/BITrump's lawyers now say there were at least four times that the judge improperly let Manhattan prosecutors show official-act evidence to the jury. Trump's hush-money conviction appeal will take years and could even lead back to the US Supreme Court.
Persons: , Donald Trump's, SCOTUS, Juan Merchan, he'll, John Moscow, Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss, It's, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Trump, Cohen, Carlos Barria Trump, Diana Florence, Florence, Donald J, Hope Hicks, Andrew Harnik Trump, Joshua Steinglass, he's, Hicks, Said Florence, Charles Solomon, Solomon, Thomas Franczyk, Merchan, Trump's, Moscow, Justice Clarence, Thomas, Cannon, Aileen Cannon Organizations: Service, Business, New, Trump, Trump Organization, Attorney's, BI Trump, White House, White House Communications, AP, Prosecutors, Manhattan, BI Locations: York, Manhattan, New York, Moscow, Florence, Buffalo, Erie County, Florida
Trump Tower is coming to Saudi Arabia
  + stars: | 2024-07-01 | by ( Matt Egan | )   time to read: +2 min
New York CNN —The Trump Organization revealed plans Monday to develop a luxury Trump Tower in Saudi Arabia. If completed, it appears the Jeddah tower would be the Trump Organization’s first major project in Saudi Arabia. Dar Global said the project will target the “luxury Saudi Arabian market and international investors.”The new project in Saudi Arabia comes just days after the Trump Organization and Dar Global unveiled a $500 million Trump International hotel complex in Oman. The Trump Organization’s new projects in the Middle East could raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest should former President Donald Trump return to the White House. The family business is run by his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
Persons: Dar, Arkan, Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Dar Global, Dar Al Arkan, Trump, ” Donald K, Sherman, ” Sherman, , Donald Trump Jr Organizations: New, New York CNN, The Trump Organization, Trump, Dar Global, Trump Organization, Dar, Trump International, The Trump, Citizens, Responsibility, Washington, CNN Locations: New York, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Saudi, Oman
The Trump Organization has signed a new deal with a Saudi real estate company to build a residential high-rise tower in the city of Jeddah, extending the family’s close ties with the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has become one of the few reliable sources of growth for the Trump family’s business operations, as new real estate deals in the United States have slowed or stopped since the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol and since former President Donald J. Trump left the White House. This new deal is like other international projects the Trump family has signed over the past decade. Other projects include a resort complex in Oman and Saudi-backed golf tournaments at Trump courses in recent years. “We are delighted to strengthen our ongoing relationship with the Trump Organization and expand our portfolio by delivering premium properties to redefine Saudi Arabia’s high-growth real estate market,” Ziad El Chaar, the chief executive of the real estate firm, Dar Global, said in a statement Monday.
Persons: Donald J, Trump, ” Ziad El Chaar Organizations: Trump Organization, Trump, Capitol, White, Saudi, Dar Global Locations: Saudi, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, United States, Oman
Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden debate at CNN's Atlanta studios on June 27, 2024. Austin Steele/CNN Trump and Biden were debating each other for the first time since 2020. Austin Steele/CNN Biden's campaign won a coin toss before the debate to choose which side he would stand on. Austin Steele/CNN Supporters of independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. protest outside the White House on Thursday. Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden debate at CNN's Atlanta studios on June 27, 2024.
Persons: Joe Biden, stiffly, Donald Trump, Biden, John F, Kennedy, Richard Nixon, , Ron Klain, , Trump, didn’t, parry, Austin Steele, ” Biden, Will Lanzoni, Jill Biden, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, Adam Rose, CNN US Sen, Marco Rubio, CNN Trump, CNN Biden, Tristen Rouse, Tapper, CNN Tapper, Bash, Robert F, Kennedy Jr, CNN MJ Lee, Mandel Ngan, Megan Varner, Reuters Kennedy, Burk Stringfellow, Troublingly, , Van Jones, Kamala Harris, ” Harris, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Harris, Paul Ryan, Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer —, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, CNN’s Kasie Organizations: CNN, Trump, Democratic Party, Democratic National Convention, Capitol, Atlanta, Voters, Democratic, White, CNN US, Biden, House, CNN Biden's, CNN Biden, White House, Getty, Reuters, Republican, Trump Organization, coalesces, Biden White, Michigan Locations: Atlanta, America, incoherence, Georgia, CNN's, Washington ,, AFP, United States, New York, California
Read previewThe liquor licenses for Donald Trump's three New Jersey golf courses are in his eldest son's name, not his own, according to records obtained by Business Insider. But hiding behind Donald Trump, Jr. isn't enough to protect the elder Trump. Donald Trump, Jr.'s signature on the most recent liquor license for his father's golf course in Bedminster, NJ. New Jersey attorney general's office/BIThe last time Trump almost lost all three of his New Jersey licenses was in 2021. The law firm that handles Trump's New Jersey liquor licenses did not respond to phone calls and emails requesting comment.
Persons: , Donald Trump's, Donald Trump , Jr, Trump, Pine Hill , New Jersey —, Matthew J, Platkin, Donald J, prospers Trump, Peter M, Rhodes, Cahill, Wilinski, Joyce, Donald Trump, general's, Cooper, Trump's, Gurbir S, Grewal, William Fay, Fay Organizations: Service, Business, Trump National Bedminster, Trump National Golf Club, Trump National Philadelphia —, Pine, general's, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Trump, ABC, Trump Revocable Trust, Trump's New, Trump Organization, White, Trump Org, Court, New, New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association, LLCs, BI, Colts, Trump's Locations: New Jersey, Pine Hill , New Jersey, Jersey, Bedminster, NJ, United States, , New Jersey, Trump's New Jersey, New York , Georgia, Washington, DC, Florida, York, New York, Haddonfield , New Jersey, Bedminster , NJ . New Jersey, Trump's
CNN —Lawyers for Donald Trump asked the New York judge who ordered the former president to pay nearly half a billion dollars to recuse himself from the case alleging the judge engaged in “prohibited communications” with a real estate lawyer about the case before issuing his decision. Trump’s attorneys said if Judge Arthur Engoron would not recuse from the case they are seeking an evidentiary hearing to delve into the judge’s reported conversation with New York real estate lawyer Adam Bailey. The judge is still overseeing a monitor who he put in place to oversee the Trump Organization’s finances. The NBC article was published in May, months after Engoron issued his $454 million judgement against Trump in February. Bailey told NBC he spoke with Engoron before the judge issued his decision in the case.
Persons: Donald Trump, Arthur Engoron, Adam Bailey, Trump’s, Bailey, , , , Mr, ’ ”, Engoron, Justice Engoron Organizations: CNN, New, NBC, Trump, Locations: New York, York
WOLF: How has the drain of his legal problems affected Trump’s campaign war chest? SCHOUTEN: We really don’t have the full picture of legal expenses from campaign finance reports. Senior advisers have told CNN that Trump is paying some of his legal expenses out of pocket, for instance. Bradley Crate, the treasurer of Trump’s campaign, oversees Red Curve. Neither Crate nor the Trump campaign have responded to CNN’s inquiries about the complaint.
Persons: Donald Trump, Fredreka Schouten, Trump, , Todd Blanche, Stormy Daniels, WOLF, that’s, We’ve, Rhona Graff, Bradley Crate, Joe Biden’s, we’ve, Casey Tolan, David Wright, That’s Organizations: CNN, Trump, House, MAGA Inc, Save, Republican National Committee, America, Federal, Leadership, Trump Organization, New, Legal Center, Curve, Commission, Center, Biden, Republican Locations: New York, Manhattan, York
The indictment alleged that Trump was a part of an illegal conspiracy to undermine the integrity of the 2016 election. While hush money payments are not illegal in themselves, each charge was tied to a specific allegedly false entry among the financial records of the Trump Organization. Trump has argued that the payments to Michael Cohen, his former fixer who paid Daniels, were correctly labeled as legal expenses. Trump railed against the gag order every day during the trial and again on May 31 when he spoke at Trump Tower the day after the verdict. And the Georgia election interference case is in legal limbo while Trump and several of his co-defendants try to disqualify the Atlanta-area prosecutor who brought the charges.
Persons: Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels, Trump, what’s, Attorney Alvin Bragg, Michael Cohen, Daniels, Cohen, David Pecker, Karen, Pecker, perjurer, Cohen couldn’t, Juan Merchan, Merchan, Trump’s, CNN’s Zachary B, Wolf, Devan Cole, CNN’s Kara Scannell, Lauren del Valle, Jeremy Herb, Zachary B Organizations: CNN, Trump, White, Manhattan, Attorney, Trump Organization, fixer, Prosecutors, National Enquirer, Trump Tower, Division, Department, New, US Locations: New York, Washington ,, Florida, Georgia, Atlanta
Donald Trump, who is running for president again in the 2024 election, is now a convicted criminal. Former president Donald Trump speaks at a rally. In August 2022, FBI agents executed a search warrant on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, prompting a furious reaction from Trump and his allies. The search appeared to be over material that Trump brought back to Florida after leaving the White House, spurring a federal investigation linked to the Presidential Records Act. In June 2023, Justice Department prosecutors charged Trump with 37 criminal counts, alleging he withheld classified records from the government after leaving office and attempted to obstruct their return.
Persons: Donald Trump, Sergio Flores, Joe Biden's, Trump Organizations: Anadolu Agency, Getty, Trump, New, FBI, Trump's, White, Presidential, Justice Department, Representatives, Capitol, Department of, White House, The New York Times Locations: Florida, Mar, Palm Beach, New York, American, United States, Texas
But while Trump's small-dollar donors mobilize amid new Trump campaign ads labeling the former president a "political prisoner," Trump himself is gearing up to raise big money from wealthy Republicans. Trump campaign aides said late Thursday that it was unclear exactly how much the campaign had raised that day from small-dollar donors, but it was enough that the campaign's donation website crashed intermittently. Banks, a veteran Trump ally, told CNBC that Helberg is bridging the gap between Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., and the defense industry. "I hope he'll play a big role in President Trump's second term and I look forward to seeing him in Milwaukee," Banks said. Helberg recently told The Washington Post that he gave $1 million in support of Trump after years of backing Democrats.
Persons: David Sacks, Chamath, Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden's, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Biden, Jacob Helberg, Alex Karp, Helberg, Palmer Luckey, Tommy Tuberville, Bill Hagerty, Jim Banks, Banks, Trump's, Hagerty Organizations: CNBC, Trump, Republicans, Hamptons, Republican, Madison, Republican National Convention, Garden, MSG, Radio City Music, NBC News, Democratic Party, Anduril Industries, D.C, Press, Anduril, Republican National Committee, Washington Post, Biden, Fund, Commission, America Locations: San Francisco, Texas, California, New York, New York City, Manhattan, Milwaukee, Sens, Ohio, Silicon Valley , Washington, United States, China, Israel
Read previewFormer President Donald Trump's Manhattan jury deliberated for four-and-a-half hours on Wednesday — and their first note to the judge shows they were deep in the hush-money conspiracy weeds before breaking for the day. Pecker's testimony continued. Reuters/Mike Segar'The boss is going to be very angry'The second chunk of the transcript to be read back Thursday morning concerns still more of Pecker's testimony. It was at this meeting that the illegal campaign conspiracy underlying Trump's indictment was hatched, according to the witnesses. Under the alleged conspiracy, Pecker, Trump's longtime friend, would alert Cohen when negative stories arose.
Persons: , Donald Trump's Manhattan, they'll, Trump's, David Pecker, Michael Cohen, Trump, We've, Juan Merchan, Karen McDougal Dimitrios Kambouris, Karen, Donald Trump, Pecker, Karen McDougal, Playboy Bunny, Michael, Mike Segar, It's, McDougals's, Cohen, Stormy Daniels, Daniels, Jane Rosenberg, Ted Cruz Organizations: Service, Business, National Enquirer, Trump, Reuters, Trump Organization, Trump Tower Locations: New Jersey, Mexican, New York, Manhattan, Trump's
Trump guilty in hush money trial of all 34 felony counts
  + stars: | 2024-05-30 | by ( Dan Mangan | )   time to read: +2 min
Former President Donald Trump appears in Manhattan Criminal Court, Thursday, May 30, 2024, in New York. A New York jury on Thursday found former President Donald Trump guilty of all 34 felony charges of falsifying business records related to a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels by his then-personal lawyer before the 2016 election. Trump is the first former U.S. president to be found guilty of any crime. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr., whose office is prosecuting Trump, entered the courtroom after the note was sent out. Cohen testified during the trial that Trump directed him to pay off Daniels before the 2016 election to prevent her story from damaging his presidential campaign.
Persons: Donald Trump, Daniels, Trump, Juan Merchan, Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr, Michael Cohen, Cohen, David Pecker Organizations: Manhattan Criminal, New, Manhattan, Attorney, National Enquirer, Trump, Trump Organization, fixer Locations: Manhattan, New York, U.S, Merchan
The Biden campaign wasted no time slamming former President Donald Trump and making a plea for campaign donations, minutes after the guilty verdict in Trump's New York hush money trial. "In New York today, we saw that no one is above the law," Biden campaign spokesman Michael Tyler said in a statement on Thursday evening. The Biden campaign echoed that statement on social media with a link to the Democratic incumbent's donation page. "Despite his efforts to distract, delay, and deny — justice arrived for Donald Trump all the same," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Ca., said in a post on X. After the verdict, Trump denounced the trial as "rigged" and a "witch hunt" that he falsely claimed had been ordered by President Joe Biden.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Giorgia Meloni, Biden, Michael Tyler, Tyler, Ian Sams, Trump, Joe Biden's, Adam Schiff Organizations: Trump Organization, Court, Italy's, White, Trump, Democratic, Counsel's, Capitol Locations: New York, Manhattan, New York City, U.S, Washington , U.S, Trump's New York
Donald Trump has reportedly sold one of his personal jets to a Republican donor. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementDonald Trump has seemingly sold one of the planes from his prized fleet of private jets to a Republican donor. As Business Insider previously reported, on May 13, Trump's 1997 Cessna Jet was deregistered from the Trump Organization's DT Air Corp. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Organizations: Cessna, Service, Trump Organization's DT Air Corp, Fleet Holdings, Federal Aviation Administration, Business Locations: Dallas, Dallas , Texas
Former US President Donald Trump attends his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 16, 2024. Jurors in the criminal hush money trial of former President Donald Trump are set to begin deliberating a potential verdict Wednesday, after they receive instructions from a judge in a New York courtroom. Trump's lawyer and a prosecutor gave closing arguments all day Tuesday and into the early evening. The case marks the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges. Cohen testified at trial in Manhattan Supreme Court that he paid Daniels at Trump's direction to buy her silence about an alleged one-time sexual tryst with Trump in 2006.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Michael Cohen, Daniels, Cohen, Hillary Clinton, Trump's, Juan Merchan Organizations: Manhattan Criminal, Republican, Trump Organization, Prosecutors, Democratic Locations: New York City, New York, U.S, Manhattan
Jabin Botsford-Pool/Getty ImagesFalsifying business records in the first degreeThe standard jury charge for falsifying business records in the first degree. NYCourts.govProsecutors say Trump caused 34 business records to be falsified as part of an illegal conspiracy to influence the 2016 election. Merchan read to jurors from the standard jury charge for felony falsifying business records. Read the judge's "jury charge" here. To convict, jurors must find that Trump falsified business records to conceal an attempt to violate 17-152.
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The defense did not call Mr. Weisselberg either, nor did Mr. Trump take the stand in his own defense. And for weeks, Mr. Weisselberg’s absence has loomed large over Mr. Trump’s case, the first criminal trial of an American president. And when Mr. Trump was sworn in as president in 2017, he entrusted Mr. Weisselberg, along with Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, with running his company. Mr. Trump, Mr. Cohen told the jury, “approved” of the arrangement and knew that they would falsify records to cover it up. Over the course of their decades together, Mr. Cohen knew, Mr. Trump and Mr. Weisselberg had become more or less symbiotic.
Persons: Donald J, Allen Weisselberg, Trump, Michael D, Cohen, Allen H, Weisselberg, Trump’s moneyman, Trump’s, lucre —, Eduardo Munoz, Stormy Daniels, Weisselberg’s, beholden, ” Emil Bove, Juan M, Justice Merchan, , Evan Vucci, Fred Trump, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, ” Mr, ” “, Mr, Jefferson Siegel, , Arthur F, Engoron, Justice Engoron, , ‘ Frick, Frack, Cohen’s, Daniels, Susan Hoffinger, Todd Blanche, Dave Sanders, Blanche, Kate Christobek Organizations: Prosecutors, New York Times, Trump, Mr, Reuters, Manhattan, Trump Organization, “ Trump, New, The New York Times, The Trump Organization, Credit, Frick Locations: Washington, New York, Trump, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, York, tatters
Cohen testified that Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller put Trump on the phone so Cohen could tell him he was going forward with the Daniels payment. Blanche also said that prosecutors offered no evidence connecting Trump to the payment to Daniels outside of Cohen’s testimony. They speak in coded language, and they speak fast,” Steinglass said of Cohen and Trump. “Trump is deputizing Cohen right in front of Pecker so that Pecker knows that any go ahead from Cohen is a go head from Trump. When the “Access Hollywood” story came out in October 2016, Steinglass said that Trump and the campaign went into panic mode.
Persons: , Donald Trump, Michael Cohen –, Stormy Daniels, Cohen, Juan Merchan, Michael Cohen’s, Todd Blanche, Trump’s, Blanche, Tom Brady, ” Blanche, Keith Schiller, Trump, Daniels, Schiller, texted Schiller, , Michael Cohen, Merchan, there’s, Joshua Steinglass, David Pecker, ” Steinglass, Steinglass, “ Hey, Keith, how’s, Karen McDougal, “ Trump, deputizing Cohen, Donald J, Pecker, Allen Weisselberg, Weisselberg, Jeff McConney, “ I’m, , Dino, McDougal Organizations: CNN — Prosecutors, Trump, Defense, ” Prosecutors, CNN, AMI, , Trump Organization, Trump Org, ” Defense, Trump . Trump Locations: Trump’s New York, Trump, Weisselberg
CNN —On Tuesday, we at last came to closing arguments in the Manhattan criminal trial of former President Donald Trump after 20 days of trial, testimony from 22 witnesses and over 200 exhibits. Were the 34 allegedly false records actually false? The first pivot point is whether the 34 business records at the heart of the case actually contain false information. And Steinglass pushed back on Blanche’s emphasis on the much-discussed October 24, 2016, Cohen call to Trump’s bodyguard, Keith Schiller. Indeed, Blanche continued, Trump repeatedly disclosed the reimbursement — including on Twitter, a 1099 form to the IRS and a federal financial disclosure form.
Persons: Donald Trump, Todd Blanche, Joshua Steinglass, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen, Blanche, Daniels, , Norm Eisen, Madame Tussaud’s, Cohen, Steinglass, Keith Schiller, Schiller, Allen Weisselberg, , ” Steinglass, , ” Blanche, Hope Hicks, Madeline Westerhout, Cohen — Organizations: CNN, Trump, Trump Foundation, Trump Organization, Twitter, IRS, New, White House, Facebook Locations: Manhattan, New York
AdvertisementTrump was not involved with any such conspiracy to influence the 2016 election, Blanche told jurors in great detail on Tuesday, during a three-hour summation. "The government has to prove to you that President Trump caused these entries — even if they were false — with an intent to defraud," Blanche told jurors. "That was outrageous, Mr. Blanche," state Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan told Blanche after jurors were dismissed for lunch. Advertisement"President Trump tweeted what happened when it came out," and then signed a government ethics form that also admitted to the reimbursement, Blanche told jurors Tuesday. Cohen is "literally like an MVP of liars," Blanche told jurors.
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If the jury agrees, Trump would become a convicted felon, and could face up to four years in prison. But Trump’s defense attorneys will have much to say Tuesday about the evidence presented by prosecutors in an attempt to avoid that outcome. As to ledgers and invoices keeping track of these checks, Trump is the owner of the organization, not the bookkeeper or finance person. Cohen claims Trump was with the bodyguard at the time, and that he handed Trump the phone. The evidence shows that in order for checks to be issued to Cohen, Trump would have had to give his approval.
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