WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen, a longtime former lawyer for Donald Trump, said he is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who recently convened a grand jury in his investigation into money paid to silence an adult film star who alleges she slept with the former president. .

“I am scheduled to come in tomorrow for my 15th appearance with the district attorney,” Cohen said Tuesday in his Political Beatdown. podcast.

«I think Alvin Bragg is serious,» he continued. “I think he legitimately believes that a case can be made against Donald Trump.”

Added Cohen: «This is my 15th time heading over to discuss this and various matters with the prosecution team tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to it.»

NBC News reported in late January that prosecutors have convened a grand jury to hear testimony from Bragg’s investigation into the $130,000 payment to actor Stormy Daniels during the 2016 Trump campaign.

In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court to making the illegal payment to Daniels for the «primary purpose of influencing» the 2016 presidential election, saying he did so at Trump’s behest. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for that and other crimes.

Trump has denied ever sleeping with Daniels, but acknowledged that he paid Cohen back the $130,000.

In 2018, Trump tweeted that the money «was not from the campaign» and that the agreement had been «a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement or NDA.»

«The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionate accusations made by her of an affair … despite the fact that she had already signed a detailed letter admitting there was no affair,» Trump said Wednesday. Twitter.