Trump Grand Jury Also Investigating Money Paid To 1998 Playmate Of The Year

Donald Trump and Karen McDougal
  • The Manhattan district attorney’s office has been asking questions during grand jury proceedings about a hush-money scheme known as a “catch and kill” deal aimed at covering up an alleged affair between former President Donald Trump and a former Playboy model before the 2016 presidential election, two people familiar with the matter said.
  • Prosecutors have asked at least one witness questions about a $150,000 payment the publisher of the National Enquirer made to the model, Karen McDougal, to buy her story about the alleged affair with Trump, the people said.
  • The grand jury has been investigating Trump’s alleged role in a $130,000 hush-money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.