The worst nightmare for Donald Trump is unfolding. The bright line in the sand has been crossed. We learned though *All the President’s Men* that the way to explore corruption is to follow the money. The Feds are doing that when it comes to the Trump organization. So is the New York state court.
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning:
Allen Weisselberg, President Trump’s longtime financial gatekeeper, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Michael Cohen in the criminal investigation into hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the matter.
This is a major brick in that wall of protection that just fell. A Chief Financial Officer will know where all the financial skeletons are buried. He knows where the money goes and where it comes in. Weisselberg has the keys to the kingdom going back at least thirty years.
He could be the guide the Feds need to all kinds of suspected and alleged improprieties. These may include bank fraud, tax evasion, and a few others that we can barely imagine. Hush money incidentally is not legal. Hush money to influence a campaign might be. Among them we may even see… money laundering. Suffice it to say, this is why personal finances were the bright red line that President Donald Trump pointed to early in the process. This is why he warned Mueller and others to leave that alone. Here is a free piece of advise, don’t tell law enforcement officers to stay away from something. It really makes them curious.
This week has been a disaster for the president. They compare to Watergate and the day that Richard Nixon’s staff started to turn on him. It always takes one to flip for the rest to follow. This week we saw Michael Cohen plead guilty and implicate the president in open court.Then there is David Pecker, the publisher of the National Enquirer, who had a safe full of now state evidence, regarding Trump. I am sure it I not just two stories that were caught and killed.
His CFO getting immunity is just the cherry on top for a terrible week for Donald Trump.
So what now? Expect the president to become even more unpredictable. That Twitter feed will become more distraction and also panic worthy. Nor will I be surprised if the public spat with Jeff Sessions becomes a modern day version of the Saturday Night Massacre.