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Jason Greenblatt speaks in Jared Kushner's ear in May 2017. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Although the FBI raided the office, home, and hotel of Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, he may not be the most vulnerable person in Trump’s network of lawyers that the special counsel's investigation is threatening to expose, Bloomberg’s Timothy O’Brien writes.

The reality: Jason Greenblatt, a lawyer specializing in real-estate law and joined the Trump Organization in 1997, has been Trump's true in-house counsel, reports O'Brien, signing off on “almost every significant deal.” And Allen Weisselberg, the organization’s chief financial officer, has also played a similar role with the company’s finances.

Why it matters: Mueller has already subpoenaed Trump Organization’s business records.

Their current roles:

  • Greenblatt left the Trump Organization in 2016 after Trump made him a special representative for international negotiations.
  • Weisselberg has stayed on and works with Trump’s sons to manage the business.

The bottom line, per O’Brien: The two “almost certainly have more expansive information on the president's business activities than Cohen does…the investigation may require far more time to progress and reveal itself than the media and other observers think — even if recent events make it feel like the end is near.”

Go deeper

Why the Fed might want to jolt the markets

Fed chair Jerome Powell at a hearing earlier this month. Photo: Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images

So far, financial markets are cooperating nicely with the Federal Reserve's efforts to restrain inflation. They're doing the Fed's work for it by creating tighter financial conditions, in a distinctly non-panicky way.

  • But as the central bank's policymakers meet this week, an underlying question they face is whether the adjustment is happening too slowly.
Kate Marino, author of Markets
3 hours ago - Economy & Business

Omicron outbreaks were bad for business in January

Data: New York Federal Reserve Bank; Chart: Axios Visuals

Emerging anecdotal evidence shows just how hard the recent rise in COVID-19 cases hit businesses in early January — but that hasn't hurt some business leaders’ longer-term views of their companies' prospects.

Why it matters: Increasingly, the economic recovery has come in fits and starts that move in tandem with new peaks in cases. Look no further than the thousands of canceled flights and shuttered Broadway theaters in the wake of the Omicron variant's spread over the last few months.

Tina Reed, author of Vitals
3 hours ago - Health

The shifting definition of fully vaccinated

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The definition of what it means to be "fully vaccinated" is evolving even as the CDC has remained careful not to change it officially.

Why it matters: CDC officials have been balancing the job of convincing Americans who've already gotten two doses of the importance of boosters with getting many Americans who still need their first doses to get their shots at all.