Trump / Cohen hush money trial proceeds – with immunity deal for National Inquirer publisher


Pecker, Trump, Cohen

David Pecker…head of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity in the federal investigation into President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen in exchange for providing information on hush money deals…

Pecker, the CEO of American Media Inc., told federal prosecutors that Trump had knowledge of Cohen’s payments to women who had alleged sexual encounters with him, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. Pecker also provided investigators with details about payments Cohen made to the women…

In court Tuesday, Cohen said, “I and the CEO of a media company, at the request of the candidate, worked together” to squelch stories, effectively implicating Trump himself.

According to the court filing, Cohen and Pecker worked to suppress potentially damaging claims against candidate Trump, with AMI using a tabloid tactic called “catch and kill.”

So much for the constitutional value of our American “Free Press”. Once again, using contracts to hide and disguise payoffs, scandals and crimes. A net of deceit funded in this instance by the creep president put in office by the electoral college.

4 thoughts on “Trump / Cohen hush money trial proceeds – with immunity deal for National Inquirer publisher

  1. Implausible Deniability says:

    “Court orders Donald Trump to pay legal fees in Stormy Daniels suit” (CNN) https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/22/politics/stormy-daniels-trump-judge-order/index.html

    “In his decision this week, Judge Robert Broadbelt III ruled that Clifford was entitled to legal fees, finding her the “prevailing party” under California law, despite the case having been dismissed.
    Broadbelt also rejected an argument by Trump’s attorneys that the President was not liable for the fees because he had not signed the NDA.
    In his decision, Broadbelt wrote that since Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Clifford, and since the Trump legal team had earlier argued that a defamation suit filed against the President by Clifford should be handled by an arbitrator per the NDA, the President was effectively a party to the agreement.”

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