Donald Trump insider David Pecker is stepping down as a director on the board of Canadian media giant Postmedia Network Canada Corp.

Postmedia says Pecker has tendered his resignation so that he can better focus on his other business interests.

The CEO of American Media Inc., publisher of the tabloid National Enquirer, was reported last week to have been granted immunity by U.S. federal prosecutors in return for information in their probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey thanked Pecker for his service since being appointed to the board in October 2016.

His departure is effective immediately.

The Associated Press has reported that the Enquirer kept a safe containing documents about hush-money payments and damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Trump leading up to 2016 presidential election.

"David Pecker has advised us of his resignation," said Postmedia lead director Peter Sharpe in a news release.

"David noted that it is important for him to focus his efforts on ensuring that his businesses are best positioned for continued growth."