House panel seeks to interview Trump Organization executive

House panel seeks to interview Trump Organization executive
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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are planning to request that Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg appear before the panel for questioning, an aide confirmed Thursday.

"The Committee anticipates bringing in Mr. Weisselberg," the aide told The Hill.

Weisselberg's attorney declined to comment.

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News of plans to interview the Trump Organization executive, which were first reported by The Daily Beast, come one day after President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE's former attorney Michael Cohen repeatedly referenced Weisselberg during his public testimony on Capitol Hill.

Cohen named Weisselberg, among other Trump Organization executives, as being able to corroborate his allegations about the president's private business.

The executive has worked for the Trump family business for decades, first for the president's father before climbing the ladder within the organization.

During his congressional hearing on Wednesday, Cohen identified Weisselberg's signature on a check the president's former lawyer received as part of a reimbursement for a hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

And Cohen claimed that Weisselberg was aware of Trump inflating his assets to an insurance company, and that the executive knew about the family’s tax practices.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsAdam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings Tucker Carlson calls Trump 'full-blown BS artist' in segment defending him from media coverage Elijah Cummings's daughters back former aide over widow in race to fill seat MORE (D-Md.) has also indicated that he will call Weisselberg in for questioning before his panel.

Weisselberg also reportedly has an immunity deal with federal prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, which have been looking into the payment to Daniels.

Cohen said during his testimony that the office was investigating other illegal acts by the president.

Cohen was also questioned behind closed doors on Thursday by the House Intelligence Committee, but is expected to meet with the panel again next week.

Updated 5:43 p.m.