American Media has a history of supporting President Donald Trump in its publications. Now, the media company is finding itself in the middle of an investigation into whether the president had knowledge of hush money payments made on his behalf.
On Thursday, American Media Chairman David Pecker was granted immunity by federal prosecutors as part of an investigation of Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer. Pecker provided information regarding Trump's knowledge on payments made to women alleging to have had affairs with the president, according to The Wall Street Journal. The White House has denied Trump had affairs with the women. American Media's chief content officer, Dylan Howard, also was granted immunity for his information on the matter, Vanity Fair reported.
One of its publications, the National Enquirer, had a safe that contained documents on payments and other stories it withheld to protect Trump's image during the 2016 presidential election, The Associated Press reported. The story from the AP said it can't say if the documents were destroyed or simply were moved to a location known to fewer people.