The former head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer met Monday with the Manhattan grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump’s alleged role in a scheme to pay hush money to an adult film star, one source confirms to CNN.
David Pecker, the former chairman of American Media Inc., which publishes the Enquirer, was also seen by CNN producers entering the building around 2 p.m. ET, when the grand jury started, and leaving the building around 3:30 p.m. ET.
Pecker was a central player in the hush money payment scheme. He took on a new role as executive adviser in August 2020 after he and AMI came under campaign finance scrutiny. AMI signed a non-prosecution agreement with prosecutors.
CNN reported in January that Pecker had met with prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office as part of the probe.
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