•  Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker will testify Monday
  • Pecker helped Trump ‘catch and kill’ damaging stories about him during his presidential campaign
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Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker will be the first witness during the trial of former President Donald Trump in New York which resumes on Monday, according to the New York Times.

Pecker is a central figure in the case after he alerted Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen about Stormy Daniels and her plan to reveal her claims of an alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

Pecker alerted Trump in October 2016 of Daniel’s affair but she ultimately settled a $130,000 non-disclosure deal with Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen.

Prosecutors will grill Pecker about her personal friendship with Trump and his efforts to help him ‘catch and kill’ negative stories about him during the presidential campaign.