Allen Weiselberg behind Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

The House Intelligence Committee plans to bring in the Trump Organization's longtime Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg to testify, the Daily Beast first reported and a Democratic aide confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen testified yesterday that Weisselberg was directly involved in Trump's sketchy legal practices. Cohen alleged that Weisselberg and Trump discussed reimbursements for hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels, and that Weisselberg was aware Trump committed potential insurance fraud by inflating his assets.

  • House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said Thursday that the panel is also pursuing an interview with Weisselberg and other Trump Organization executives.

Worth noting: Weisselberg was granted immunity in August by federal prosecutors in New York for cooperating with their investigation. However, it appears Trump still has Weisselberg's loyalty. NBC reported yesterday that Weisselberg still works with The Trump Organization and has never been a cooperating witness against Trump.

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Trump says he intends to give RNC speech on White House lawn

President Trump speaking to reporters on South Lawn in July. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Trump told the New York Post on Thursday that he plans to deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn, despite bipartisan criticism of the optics and legality of the location.

Why it matters: Previous presidents avoided blurring staged campaign-style events — like party conventions — with official business of governing on the White House premises, per Politico.

Fauci's guidance on pre-vaccine coronavirus treatments

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Antibody drugs and various medicine cocktails against the coronavirus are progressing and may provide some relief before vaccines.

The big picture: Everyone wants to know how and when they can return to "normal" life, as vaccines are not expected to be ready for most Americans for at least a year. Two therapies are known to be helpful, and more could be announced by late September, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci tells Axios.