The US media magnate David Pecker has admitted to having Donald Trump in the election campaign of 2016 with the settlement of a hush money payment to an alleged previous sexual partner supports. Pecker, a longtime friend of the US President, admitted this to investigators, as part of a deal with New York Federal prosecutors. In return, they granted him protection from prosecution.

The agreement between the publisher of the American scandal sheet of the “National Enquirer” and the Federal prosecutors was made at the end of September. She has now been given the same time to impose a three-year prison sentence for trump’s Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen known.

Cohen had the Peckers media company, American Media Inc. (AMI) made a payment of $ 150,000 to the former Playboy Model Karen McDougal threaded. Another hush money in the amount of $ 130,000 to the porn actress Stormy Daniels he paid.

David Pecker

Cohen: “I have covered up his dirty deeds”

silence funds are not per se illegal. In the cases of Daniel, and McDougal, they will be treated by the investigators but as illegal campaign donations – since it was according to their knowledge of the target, due to the suppression of sex stories of damage from the Trump campaign to avert. The US President had declared, it does not have the money to campaign money. In this respect, he have to reproach nothing. However, with the judgment against Cohen and the confession Peckers, the investigators are now getting closer to the President himself.

Cohen was, according to the prosecutors, to have the payments “in coordination with and on behalf of” Trumps arranged – by which he brought the President with the of the investigators, stated law-breaking in direct connection. “I have covered up his dirty deeds.”

AMI was bought by McDougal the exclusive rights to her story, according to the Federal prosecutors “in consultation” with trump’s campaign team. The company had the investigators were never the intention to publish the story.

prosecutors said that AMI had made in the investigation of “substantial and important” and still be cooperating.

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