It Manhattan district attorney’s office is set to begin presenting evidence to a grand jury Monday regarding Donald Trump’s alleged role in getting hush money payments to an adult film star during his 2016 presidential campaign, people familiar with the matter told The New York Times.

This development makes it possible for prosecutors to file criminal charges against them. TrumpThis marked a significant escalation of the longest-running criminal probe into former President regarding his alleged affair to porn star Stormy Dans.

The district attorney’s office declined to comment on the report.

This is the beginning of the story. The Wall Street Journal published A bombshell report alleging Michael Cohen was a long-time attorney TrumpDaniels received $130,000 from her one month before 2016 in an attempt to keep her quiet about the alleged affair.

Cohen was later found guilty of making payments that were in violation campaign finance laws. He was sentenced to three-years in federal prison. TrumpCohen, however, denied that Cohen was directed to pay Daniels. He also said that the payments came from his campaign.

The Times reported David Pecker, ex-publisher at National Enquirer, was seen entering the room Monday. Manhattan The grand jury assembled at the site of construction. Pecker’s tabloid helped broker the deal with Daniels, and in 2018 he received immunity in exchange for testifying about Trump’s knowledge of the payments.

The Prosecutors also reached out to several individuals who were involved in the case. Trump’s 2016 campaign, sources told the Times.

This is one example. multiple criminal probes Examining the past president. He’s under investigation by the Justice Department for the large volume of highly sensitive, classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago estate last year, as well as for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol and efforts to overturn the 2020 election. A Georgia court has also assembled a grand jury to investigate his alleged role in the effort to overturn the state’s election results.