August 23, 2018 / 4:58 PM / a year ago

National Enquirer exec granted U.S. immunity in Cohen probe -WSJ

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors granted immunity to David Pecker, the chief executive of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, in a probe involving Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Pecker, a longtime friend of Trump and Cohen, met with prosecutors to describe the involvement of the president and Cohen in hush-money deals to women before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported. (Reporting by Makini Brice Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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