Tag Archives: David Pecker

Trump Tried To Buy All Of The Enquirer’s Dirt On Him

The New York Times reports: 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, ...

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David Pecker Bolts Board Of Canadian Media Giant

The Huffington Post reports: David Pecker, the chairman and CEO of American Media Inc., has resigned from the boards of the Canadian media company Postmedia effective immediately, according to a press release. “David noted that it is important for him to focus his efforts on ensuring that his businesses are best positioned for continued growth,” Peter Sharpe, the lead director ...

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National Enquirer Releases Ex-Trump Tower Doorman From Contract Barring Talk About Trump Love Child

CNN reports: A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which resulted in a child, is now able to talk about a contract he entered with American Media Inc. that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, according to his attorney. On Friday, Marc ...

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Chelsea Clinton Mocks Pecker’s Front Pages: I Missed Them All, Including The One About My Alien Sibling

The Hill reports: Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton mocked the National Enquirer’s coverage of her mother Hillary Clinton in a tweet Thursday afternoon, joking that she must have “missed” all the health scares the tabloid alleges Hillary Clinton has suffered. Responding to a Quartz reporter’s tweet showing a photo spread of Enquirer covers featuring the former secretary of state, Chelsea ...

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New York City’s Tabloids Tee Off On Pecker Plot

The New York Post reports: American Media CEO David Pecker is expected to go to market next month in a bid to raise about $425 million to refinance debt. The controversy surrounding his role in helping federal authorities win a guilty plea from Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, can’t help the situation. Pecker and AMI Chief Content Officer ...

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National Enquirer’s Pecker Kept Trump Docs In Safe

The Associated Press reports: The National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its cozy relationship with Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election, people familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press. The detail came as several media outlets reported on Thursday that federal prosecutors ...

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Glorious Leader Loses His Pecker To Prosecutors

The New York Times reports: The tabloid executive David J. Pecker has been granted immunity by federal prosecutors investigating payments during the 2016 campaign to two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed on Thursday. Mr. Pecker is chief executive and chairman of American Media Inc., the nation’s biggest tabloid ...

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National Enquirer Execs Sent Trump Stories To Michael Cohen In Advance Of Publication For His Approval

The Washington Post reports: During the presidential campaign, National Enquirer executives sent digital copies of the tabloid’s articles and cover images related to Donald Trump and his political opponents to Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen in advance of publication, according to three people with knowledge of the matter — an unusual practice that speaks to the close relationship between Trump and ...

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Feds Subpoena National Enquirer Publisher For Records Related To His $150K Payoff Of Trump’s Playboy Model

The Wall Street Journal reports: Federal authorities have subpoenaed the publisher of the National Enquirer for records related to its $150,000 payment to a former Playboy model for the rights to her story alleging an affair with Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. The subpoena from Manhattan federal prosecutors requesting information from the publisher, American Media Inc., ...

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National Enquirer Paid Doorman To Quash Rumor That Trump Fathered Child With Staffer At Trump Building

The Associated Press reports: Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she’d had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid’s parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul’s New York City buildings. As it did with ...

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FBI’s Cohen Raid Also Sought Info On National Enquirer

The New York Times reports: The F.B.I. agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump, and information related to the publisher of The National Enquirer’s role in silencing one of the women, several people briefed on the investigation said. ...

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National Enquirer CEO Mulls Buying Time Inc.

Mediaite reports: David Pecker, the CEO of American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer and a number of other lesser-esteemed rags, is mulling a purchase of Time, Inc., Jeffrey Toobin writes in The New Yorker. Buried in an extensive profile of Pecker, who has used the National Enquirer to support his longtime friend President Donald Trump, is a ...

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