David Pecker Says He Spoke to Huckabee Sanders, Hope Hicks About Hush Money

Like her father before her, Sarah Huckabee Sanders now serves as the Governor of Arkansas. Before she took that position, she was Donald Trump's press secretary. While she might want to forget about those days, they came back during David Pecker's recent testimony in Donald Trump's hush money trial. 

Pecker, who admits to using his position to kill negative stories about Trump, says he once spoke to Huckabee Sanders and fellow Trump staffer Hope Hicks about hush money plans. 

Vaughn Hillard from MSNBC noted that Trump angrily called Pecker after the Karen McDougal story broke, relating:

"And that’s when David Pecker had informed him that, look, a couple of months ago we had conversations about Karen McDougal’s contract that initially it was just six months, and here was talk that included even Hope Hicks and Sarah Huckabee Sanders — because this was during the White House years — about whether to extend Karen McDougal’s contract. And Trump at one point, David Pecker reminded him, Donald Trump, according Pecker told him, 'It’s your business.' And at that point, he lets the contract run out. So, what did Karen McDougal do? She went and did a sit-down interview with Anderson Cooper."

CNN's Kaitlan Collins also weighed in on the matter. She wrote on Twitter: 

"Umm. David Pecker testifies that he had a joint call with Hope Hicks and Sarah Huckabee Sanders — taxpayer funded WH officials, at the time — about whether Karen McDougal’s contract should be extended. 'Both of them said that they thought it was a good idea,' Pecker said."