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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:14 AM

National Enquirer Had Decades of Trump Dirt. He Wanted to Buy It All.

Source: NYT

Federal investigators have provided ample evidence that President Trump was involved in deals to pay two women to keep them from speaking publicly before the 2016 election about affairs that they said they had with him.

But it turns out that Mr. Trump wanted to go even further.

He and his lawyer at the time, Michael D. Cohen, devised a plan to buy up all the dirt on Mr. Trump that the National Enquirer and its parent company had collected on him, dating back to the 1980s, according to several of Mr. Trump’s associates.

The existence of the plan, which was never finalized, has not been reported before. But it was strongly hinted at in a recording that Mr. Cohen’s lawyer released last month of a conversation about payoffs that Mr. Cohen had with Mr. Trump.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/nyregion/trump-cohen-national-enquirer-american-media-recording.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply National Enquirer Had Decades of Trump Dirt. He Wanted to Buy It All. (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
Julian Englis Aug 2018 #1
3Hotdogs Aug 2018 #3
sdfernando Aug 2018 #23
salin Aug 2018 #2
Snellius Aug 2018 #4
lagomorph777 Aug 2018 #18
salin Aug 2018 #21
Submariner Aug 2018 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #13
Doodley Aug 2018 #6
bucolic_frolic Aug 2018 #9
ansible Aug 2018 #11
bucolic_frolic Aug 2018 #12
Calista241 Aug 2018 #19
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #14
brush Aug 2018 #20
Snellius Aug 2018 #7
Squinch Aug 2018 #10
keithbvadu2 Aug 2018 #8
dembotoz Aug 2018 #15
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2018 #16
forgotmylogin Aug 2018 #17
riversedge Aug 2018 #22
LogicFirst Aug 2018 #24
FSogol Aug 2018 #26
niyad Aug 2018 #25

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:26 AM

1. The entertainment value alonge could be immense if it material becomes pubblic...

Details of affairs, marital problems, and "unscrupulous golfing...." Let's hope that this stuff still exists.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:31 AM

3. --- entereainment value. Let's see. Sheep, apple pie (as in Amer, cows liver, loofa's (Bill Riley)

pee-pee in bed. Poo in bed. Farting contests. Hampsters.



More fun would be if they had this kind of shit on Pence. Mother would be disappointed.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:39 AM

23. UGH!

I'm really not interested in the sordid details of the orange pustules 2-minute romps.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:29 AM

2. So the national enquirer has been the national extortioner?

I doubt Trump is the only one they have tried to sell their dirt back to.

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Response to salin (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:37 AM

4. Like the J. Edgar Hoover of smut. No wonder Trump is so paranoid.

Ghosts of bad behavior catch up in the end. Film at 11.

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Response to salin (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:01 AM

18. All of Trump's "friends" are turning out to be enemas.

Icewater and broken glass enemas.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:18 AM

21. Before he was pres. reporting was he had no friends - just didn't relate to people as friends.

Then after he was elected we have been "introduced" to various "friends." And aside from Tom Barrack - all signs point to that first reporting (pre 2017) as correct.

And - thanks for the chuckle

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:51 AM

5. Does someone own a website like 'Trumpileaks"?

that can post everything on the web like Wikileaks.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:07 AM

13. trumpleaks.com redirects to donaldjtrump.com. trumpileaks.com is for sale.


http://trumpileaks.com

Notes from Visitors:

"You are a Lard eating turd. All The Best - Gabe"

"You are a fool[.]" -- Russell E

"[censored] YOU, YOU FAT PIECE OF SHIT!!!" -- DBG

"Trump just farted in the whitehouse, leaked info hes[sic] trying to blow it up[.]" -- Jimmy N

"YOUR[sic] REPULSIVE in every aspect of the word." -- David R


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 07:52 AM

6. Trump never bought it. He doesn't have the kind of money he claims.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:12 AM

9. What kind of billionaire can't come up with $130,000 in an hour?

His lawyer needed a loan to pay off Stormy. $130k is chump change to a billionaire. It's 1/5 the daily cash flow. Someone calculated somewhere --- Carl Icahn's pile of dough is like he was paid $598,000 every day of his life. Every day!!

Trump uses his lawyer who needs a HELO to make bank on $130k. Something's not computing here.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:17 AM

11. Trump seems to base his worth on his properties

But seems to be pretty broke when it comes to actual cash on hand

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Response to ansible (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:20 AM

12. Yes, ok, but property is collateral that banks value for instant loans IF

they are willing to lend to you because you are a good credit risk

Liquidity in other words. Trump doesn't have it

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:09 AM

19. I thought he had all the loans from Deutsch Bank. And the Russian Banks.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:08 AM

14. Question the judgement of a man who pays $130,000 for an hour or two of sex. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:10 AM

20. According to what Stormy Daniels just said recently, it was more like a minute or two.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:04 AM

7. TPM - National Enquirer takes a hit in circulation

The Enquirer’s privately held parent company, American Media Inc., lost $72 million for the year ending in March, the records obtained by the AP show. And despite AMI chairman David Pecker’s claims that the Enquirer’s heavy focus on Trump sells magazines, the documents show that the Enquirer’s average weekly circulation fell by 18 percent to 265,000 in its 2018 fiscal year from the same period the year before — the greatest percentage loss of any AMI-owned publication. The slide follows the Enquirer’s 15 percent circulation loss for the previous 12 months, a span that included the presidential election.


https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/national-enquirer-takes-a-hit-in-circulation

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Response to Snellius (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:14 AM

10. Everything trump touches.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:07 AM

8. Another Trump Tower meeting?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:13 AM

15. gotta get it all...what is he pokemon?????????

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:30 AM

16. I'm sure the Russians have never been able to find their way into those servers. NT

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:57 AM

17. That explains why all his info was in a safe!

It was extremely valuable!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:19 AM

22. Seems no one knows if evidence/documents exist or have been destroyed....




.............It is not known how much of the material on Mr. Trump is still in American Media’s possession or whether American Media destroyed any of it after the campaign. Prosecutors have not said whether they have obtained any of the material beyond that which pertains to Ms. McDougal and Ms. Clifford and the discussions about their arrangements.



For the better part of two decades, Mr. Pecker had ordered his staff at American Media to protect Mr. Trump from troublesome stories, in some cases by buying up stories about him and filing it away.

In 2016, he kept his staff from going back through the old Trump tip and story files that dated to before Mr. Pecker became company chairman in 1999, several former staff members said in interviews with The New York Times.

That meant that American Media, the nation’s largest gossip publisher, did not play a role during the election year in vetting a presidential candidacy — Mr. Trump’s — made for the tabloids......................................

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:47 PM

24. Double standard

Trump charges google with promoting the bad stuff. Trump helps Enquirer to bury the bad stuff. One is wrong; the other is right. SMH

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Response to LogicFirst (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:48 AM

26. Good point. Welcome to DU. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:14 PM

25. since we are reasonably certain that el bloato has no money except his russian allowance, HOW,

exactly, was he going to pay for this? or was vlad going to pay to have even more to hold over his head?

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