Donald Trump latest news – Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg indicted over tax crimes after border visit

TRUMP Organization and longtime CFO Allen Weisselberg will be hit with criminal tax charges in New York on Thursday.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is planning to present the formal charges against Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg after a grand jury heard evidence and moved to indict him.

The charges against the Trump Organization and Weisselberg are suspected to be tied to the company showered its top executives with lavish fringe benefits like apartments, cars and prep school tuition, Associated Press.

Multiple reports confirmed that the 73-year-old Weisselberg is expected to turn himself into authorities' custody on Thursday morning.

While the trusted Trump lieutenant is expected to face legal troubles in court, former President Donald Trump is not expected to be charged on Thursday.

“There is no indictment coming down this week against the former president,” Ron Fischetti, a Trump Organization lawyer told the AP. “I can’t say he’s out of the woods yet completely.”

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  • Katie Balevic

    'THEY HAVE TO PAINT THE WALL' TRUMP SAYS

    "They have to paint the wall because it's starting to rust," Trump said. "It's supposed to be painted, and they don't even want to paint the wall."

  • Katie Balevic

    REP. LAUREN BOEBERT TOUTS 'GREAT VISIT'

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP HAS 'MADE UP HIS MIND' ABOUT 2024 RUN

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SAYS DEMOCRATS 'GO AFTER' HIM

    "They go after me," Trump said. "I call it the impeachment hoax one and two… You've gotta always fight. It's a disgusting thing. It's really unfair."

    Hannity did not ask Trump about today's criminal indictment against Trump Organization.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP DODGES 2024 QUESTION

    "You're not going to answer but I have to ask," Hannity said. "Have you made up your mind?"

    "Yes," Trump said.

    "You really governed as conservative as any president in the modern day," Hannity said.

    "You have known me for a long time, and my views haven't really changed," Trump said.

    He slammed longterm wars.

    "We rebuilt our military. It was totally depleted," he went on. "We have all brand new planes, brand new everything, all made in the US."

  • Katie Balevic

    WOMAN ASKS TRUMP ABOUT DAMAGING IMMIGRATION

    A woman who said she immigrated from Nicaragua in the 1960s asked Trump about the "long-term damage and destruction" of Biden's border policies.

    "You have millions of people storming this country," Trump said. "There’s no way to judge that kind of damage, and you know getting them out is an ordeal and all sorts of things will happen."

    "It has to be stopped now," he went on. "They have to do something immediately… You don't know who’s in those caravans. Dotted in those caravans are some of the worst people on earth."

  • Katie Balevic

    ABBOTT JOINS TRUMP ON STAGE

    "We in Texas have been left to fend for ourselves," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said about the immigration crisis.

    "We're going to start arresting people, putting people behind bars…and stop giving them the red carpet treatment that Biden has been giving them," Abbitt said.

    "Very special what Texas has been doing," Trump said. "It was over… We had it largely stopped and within two or three months, (the Biden administration) ended it."

  • Katie Balevic

    CRIMINALS CROSSING THE BORDER, TRUMP SAYS

    "People coming in is bad. Prisoners and real serious criminals of the world, murderers, are coming in," Trump said.

    "We have thousands of hardened criminals like we don't even have in this country hardly."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP: BIDEN 'DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING'

    As Trump discussed the deal Congressmen were hoping to strike with President Joe Biden, he had harsh words.

    "Biden, he doesn't know what the hell is happening," Trump said.

    "Finally they have a deal. It’s a terrible deal," he went on. "They have a deal, and then Biden canceled the deal because the radical left said, 'You can't make that deal, that deal’s no good.'"

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SLAMS MITCH MCCONNELL

    "We need better leadership at the Senate level. We need somebody better than Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell cannot do the job," Trump said of the Senate Minority Leader.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP CLAIMED VICE PRESIDENT WOULDN'T COME TO BORDER IF NOT FOR HIM

    "Joe hasn't come to the border. You've been here many times," Hannity said.

    "Well, Kamala wouldn't have come if she didn't hear I was coming. I was invited by the governor, and I said, 'Yes, it would be my honor.'"

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SLAMMED BIDEN'S IMMIGRATION POLICIES

    "Other countries are emptying their jails into our country," Trump claimed.

    "We have a border that's very bad right now and very dangerous for our country," he went on.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP TAKES THE STAGE IN TEXAS

    Former President Donald Trump joined Fox's Sean Hannity in Edinburg, TX.

    "Wow, this is a big crowd," Trump said as he took the stage. The audience chanted, "USA, USA, USA!"

  • Katie Balevic

    REP. ADAM SCHIFF SLAMS REPUBLICANS FOR FOLLOWING TRUMP

    Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff slammed the former president and all Republicans who continue to follow him.

  • Katie Balevic

    TEXAS GOVERNOR THANKS TRUMP FOR VISIT

    "Thank you, President Trump. TX is grateful for our shared commitment to secure the border," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted.

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP SAYS BORDER WALL SHOULD BE 'PAINTED BLACK'

    Donald Trump called for President Joe Biden to resume building his border wall on Wednesday and ordered him to paint it black.

    "I'm looking and it has to be painted," he said turning round to face an unfinished stretch of the wall. "And the best color to paint it is black. Because if you paint it black, it's so hot, nobody can even try to climb it."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRUMP MOCKED VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS

    Donald Trump is touring an unfinished section of the border wall alongside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday afternoon.

    In remarks issued during a security briefing earlier this afternoon, the former president mocked Vice President Kamala Harris over her visit to Texas last week and demanded that Biden take a cognitive test.

    “So with that, we’re going over to the border right now, but we’re going to the real part of the border where there are real problems, not a part where you look around and don’t see anybody,” he said.

  • Katie Balevic

    INDICTMENTS TO BE UNSEALED TOMORROW

    The criminal indictments against the Trump Organization are set to be unsealed tomorrow.

  • Katie Balevic

    CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS FILED AGAINST TRUMP ORGANIZATION

    The Washington Post reports that criminal indictments have been filed against the Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg.

  • Luke Kenton

    HOUSE APPROVES COMMITTEE TO PROBE MAGA RIOT

    The House passed legislation Wednesday that will form a select committee to investigate the violent Jan. 6 riot.

    The measure passed in a 222-190 party-line vote. Only two Republicans, Reps. Adam Kinzinger, and Liz Cheney, voting in favor of it.

     “We have the duty, to the Constitution and the Country, to find the truth of the January 6th Insurrection and to ensure that such an assault on our Democracy cannot happen again,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to House members Wednesday morning. 

  • Luke Kenton

    CHARGES EXPECTED AGAINST TRUMP ORGANIZATION ON THURSDAY

    Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings.

    The charges against the Trump Organization and the company’s chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, appear to involve non-monetary benefits the company gave to top executives, possibly including use of apartments, cars and school tuition.

    The people were not authorized to speak about an ongoing investigation and did so on condition of anonymity. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that charges were expected Thursday.

    Trump, who’s been critical of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, was in Texas visiting the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday.

    He did not respond to shouted questions about the charges as he participated in a briefing with state officials.

  • Luke Kenton

    CNN REPORTER REACTS TO TRUMP EXCHANGE

    CNN's Jim Acosta was booed by a crowd gathered at the southern border during Donald Trump's visit to the region on Wednesday.

    "Will you apologize about Jan. 6?" Acosta shouted to Trump after he concluded his speech.

    Several people in the crowd were heard booing. Trump didn't respond but looked in Acosta's direction, and gave him a thumbs up.

    "At border event with Trump and Abbott I asked Trump if he’s going to apologize for January 6. He did not respond," Acosta tweeted minutes later. "Crowd of mostly GOP members and staff booed." 

  • Luke Kenton

    WATCH: TRUMP MOCKS KAMALA HARRIS' BORDER VISIT

  • Luke Kenton

    CNN REPORTER BOOED FOR ASKING IF TRUMP WOULD 'APOLOGIZE FOR JAN. 6'

    Trump didn't take questions as he stepped away from the podium on Wednesday, but CNN's Jim Acosta called out asking if the former president was going to "apologize for January 6."

    The mostly GOP crowd jeered and heckled over Acosta.

    Trump didn't respond to the question, though issued the crowd a smirk and a thumbs up.

  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP: 'I STOPPED WUHAN LAB FUNDING'

    Elsewhere in his address, Trump also took credit for stopping funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a lab in China where some believe the Covid-19 virus may have leaked from.

    Trump said he stopped the funding "innocently" at first, believing China didn't need the US' money.

    "We pay money to China, you saw that with the Wuhan lab, we give money to the Wuhan lab, by the way do you notice who stopped it, I stopped it, when I heard,” Trump said.

    “It wasn’t about virus at that time, I stopped it because I said why the hell are we giving money to China, it was very simple.”

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