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https://www.reuters.com/legal/trump...ment-reconvene-monday-source-says-2023-03-27/David Pecker, who testified in January, came back for about 45 minutes on Monday, the person said.
Pecker had offered to help Trump in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential election by buying rights to unflattering stories and never publishing them, a practice known as "catch and kill."
Ex-National Enquirer head David Pecker testifies before NY grand jury
DailyMail.com images show ex-National Enquirer head David Pecker leaving the Manhattan courthouse Monday following reports the grand jury in Trump's case would hear from another witness.
Pecker is linked to the case due to an investigation that he used his role burying unfavorable stories as Trump when he was CEO of American Media, Inc. (AMI), which is the publisher of the Star, the Globe, the National Enquirer, and the Weekly World News.
Pecker offered during an August 2014 meeting with Trump to use the National Enquirer to find, intercept and kill any allegations of sexual affairs against him.
AMI and Pecker came under investigation in 2018 for buying the rights to these stories and then refusing to publish them.
Trump's attorney at the time Michael Cohen requested AMI buy the rights to Daniel's story, which Pecker refused. Later, during a February 2019 testimony, Cohen told the House Oversight Committee during a hearing that he and Pecker worked together to 'catch and kill' stories that could damage Trump.
Pecker was removed as AMI CEO in August 2020 but was kept on as executive advisor.