Donald Trump’s former spokesperson Hope Hicks is expected to testify for the prosecution at the former president’s criminal hush money trial in New York that is scheduled to begin later this month, multiple sources familiar with matter told ABC News.

Hicks met in March 2023 with the Manhattan district attorney’s office before Trump was indicted for falsifying business records related to a $130,000 hush payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump has denied all charges and has pleaded not guilty.

Reached by ABC News, Hicks declined to comment. The Manhattan district attorney’s office declined to comment on who might be called as witnesses.

Hicks, who served as Trump’s 2016 campaign press secretary, spoke with Trump by phone in the weeks before the 2016 election as aides and advisers worked to keep long-denied allegations of his affair with Daniels from becoming public, according to court records from a federal investigation.

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2024 Senior Club Championship award ceremony at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 24, 2024.

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump attends the 2024 Senior Club Championship award ceremony at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 24, 2024.

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Hicks held multiple senior level roles in the Trump White House. She no longer works for Trump.

Trump last April pleaded not guilty to a 34-count indictment charging him with falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment his then-attorney Michael Cohen made to Daniels just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Jury selection for the trial is scheduled to get underway April 15 in New York City.



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