"In July, Cohen released an audio tape in which he and Trump discussed plans to buy McDougal's story from the Enquirer". A co-operation deal between Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging to the president given the executive's longtime role in Trump's business affairs.
Weisselberg has worked for Trump for decades and is one of his most loyal business retainers.
An attorney for Cohen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
For instance, 46 percent of registered voters said they strongly disagreed that Trump had been "honest and truthful when it comes to the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and related matters".
That's a critical assertion because it makes the payments subject to campaign finance laws, which restrict how much people can donate to a campaign and bar corporations from making direct contributions.
"The bigger company is the American Media Inc., it's a holding company, it encompasses the National Enquirer, as it's flagship, United States magazine, Life & Style, In Touch", Alpert told Gura, stressing it was a print-heavy company whose magazines line supermarket checkouts.
On Thursday, Trump slammed Cohen for "flipping", and said that it "almost ought to be outlawed".
The executives are company CEO David Pecker, a longtime Trump friend, and Dylan Howard.
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Mr. Weisselberg was mentioned by Mr. Cohen on a secret recording the lawyer made in September, 2016, and aired on CNN last month.
He said he had paid hush money to two women who alleged they had affairs with Mr Trump, at the direction of "the candidate" - a clear reference to Mr Trump. "I have spoken to Allen Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up with funding".
Cohen, who was charged in the federal case with eight counts, including five tax fraud charges, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Tuesday.
"David gets hit by a truck", Trump says.
A NY state case against the Trump Organization could add to the president's worries because his pardon power does not apply to businesses or individuals convicted of state crimes.
Americans would revolt if President Donald Trump is eventually impeached under some phony "political" reason by the newly-elected and potentially hostile presidential Congress, Rudy Giuliani has claimed.
Campaign finance experts say Trump may now be considered a co-conspirator in Cohen's crime. There is no such federal crime as collusion, although if he were to be found to have engaged in a conspiracy or attempt to obstruct justice in a report Mueller is expected to deliver when the probe has concluded, he could be damaged.
Pecker has been a stalwart supporter of President Donald Trump and Trump has often returned the favor. US intelligence agencies, and separate Mueller indictments of several Russian individuals, have concluded they did.
Moscow has denied it meddled in the election.