Few people have been as deeply involved in ex-president Donald Trump’s finances as Allen Weisselberg, a trusted figure in Trump’s family business who began working for Trump’s father, Fred, in 1973 at the company’s Brooklyn office.
Manhattan District Attorney District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. seeks eight years of the US president’s personal and corporate tax records, but has disclosed little about what prompted him to request the records.
The ruling is the latest twist in a long-running legal saga involving Cohen, who once said he would "take a bullet" for Trump.
Michael Cohen has been taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, according to his lawyer, Jeffrey Levine.
US Attorney General William Barr said that President Trump has fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose office is investigating Trump's attorney Rudolph Giuliani and his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
After he is released, Michael Cohen will serve the remainder of his sentence at home, according to a Justice Department official and another person familiar with the matter.
Michael Cohen was sentenced to prison in December after admitting he paid hush money during the 2016 presidential election to two women who said they had had affairs with Trump, committed tax fraud, and lied to Congress.
Cohen says the Trump Organization stopped paying him last year after it became clear he would cooperate with various investigations into his work.
"We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption and into obstruction of justice," the chairman of the House committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. said. "We will do everything we can to get that evidence."
Michael Cohen, once Trump's loyal attorney and fixer, has turned on his former boss and cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi for a summit to discuss denuclearisation of Korean peninsula and lifting sanctions on Pyongyang.
Cohen, once Trump's loyal attorney and fixer, has turned on his former boss and cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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