(CNN) The former president is being tried by a Manhattan grand jury Donald Trumps It is said that there is a stake in the payment scheme An adult film star adjourned Monday without holding a vote on whether to impeach Trump, a source familiar with the move told CNN.
The grand jury is scheduled to meet next Wednesday.
That’s what David Becker, the former president of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, heard Monday.
BeckerAmerican Media Inc. The former president of, reports the Enquirer, and CNN producers were seen entering the building around 2 p.m. ET when the grand jury began and leaving the building around 3:30 p.m.
Becker was a central player in the Hush payment scheme. He assumed a new role as an executive consultant in August 2020 after he and AMI came under campaign finance scrutiny. Signed by AMI Non-litigation agreement With lawyers.
CNN reported in January that Becker met with prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office as part of the investigation, and he previously said he met with prosecutors from the office dating back to 2019.
Becker and another accomplice Immunity was conferred in a federal trial in exchange for their grand jury testimony.
According to court documents, an agent for adult film star Stormi Daniels contacted AMI in October 2016 and said Daniels was ready to go public with her allegations with Trump. The former president has denied the matter.
Becker took that information to Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, who negotiated a “buyout” with Daniels’ lawyer. [her] Peace” $130,000, The Court filings from Cohen’s plea agreement said.
Less than two weeks before the 2020 election, Daniels threatened to take his story elsewhere when Cohen failed to immediately fulfill the contract or pay him. According to court filings, Packer told Cohen at the time that the deal had to be completed “or it could look bad for everybody.” Cohen agreed to pay and close the deal.
at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Center The case of Alvin Bragg Daniels was given $130,000 from Cohen that was reimbursed to Cohen by the Trump Organization. The grand jury that will decide whether to indict Trump in the scheme has not yet signaled whether the former president will be indicted or when those charges might be released.
The Relative peace It comes after a flurry of proceedings last week by the grand jury.
This story has been updated with additional details.
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