Prosecutors in New York money have summoned. A grand jury in their investigation into payments to an adult film. Star who said she slept with Donald Trump. Three sources familiar with the situation confirmed.
A grand jury empanelment, first reported Monday by The New York Times. Marks money a significant new phase in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation. Into a $130,000 payment to actor Stormy Daniels during Trump’s 2016 campaign.
A spokeswoman for Bragg declined to comment Monday.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney. Has met with prosecutors in recent weeks and may be asked to appear before a grand jury.
Cohen pleaded guilty in federal money court in 2018 to making illegal payments to Daniels. For the “primary purpose of influencing” the 2016 presidential election. Saying he did so at the behest of Trump.
An attorney for Trump declined to comment Monday night.
Trump has denied ever sleeping with Daniels, but has admitted that he paid Cohen $130,000.
In 2018, Trump tweeted that the money was “not from the campaign.” And that the agreement was “a private agreement between. The two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement or NDA.”
Trump’s company was indicted this month on tax fraud. Charges brought by the district attorney’s money office. Bragg said at the time that the sentencing “closes this important chapter in our ongoing. Investigation into the former president and his businesses.” Adding, “We now move on to the next chapter.”