Politics Cohen got Us Weekly to kill story about alleged Trump Jr. affair: report

04:05  16 april  2018
04:05  16 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Advertisement - story continues below. But the narrative doesn’t stop there. Last week , The Wall Street Journal alleged that Michael Cohen , an attorney for The Trump Organization at the time The Journal reported that she was paid the six-figure sum to prevent her from speaking out on the alleged affair .

AN EX-PLAYBOY Playmate’s notes on an alleged affair with Donald Trump were written in 2016 when a friend said her story could be “worth something”. We talked for a couple of hours — then, it was ‘ON’! We got naked + had sex.”

a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen was reportedly able to get Us Weekly magazine to pull a story about Donald Trump Jr.'s alleged affair with a "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Cohen got the tabloid to kill the story in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump Jr. had been a judge a year earlier on his father's television show "Celebrity Apprentice."

The younger Trump allegedly had a relationship with one of the show's contestants, Aubrey O'Day, who was half of a singing duo called Dumblonde, the Journal reported.

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In statements to the Wall Street Journal, both Trump and Daniels denied an affair . Startlingly, we are in such a news cycle that it's possible to have ignored a story about the president of the United States ' alleged affair with an adult film star. If you missed it, here's a rundown of who reported what

Why are we only learning of this alleged affair on a Friday night, three days before the election? Because unbeknownst to the model, the pro- Trump National Enquirer wasn’t paying to run the story , they were paying to kill it.

Trump Jr. announced in March that he was separating from his wife of 12 years, Vanessa Trump.

Cohen's office and home were raided by the FBI last week as investigators searched for documents relating to Cohen's handling of President Trump's alleged affairs.

Agents were reportedly looking for information on Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump.

Last month, McDougal sued American Media Inc. (AMI), the company that owns the National Enquirer, so she could break her silence about the alleged affair. AMI paid her $150,000 for her story about the alleged affair and then withheld it from publication.

Federal prosecutors also wanted documents related to Cohen's payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who also alleges an affair with Trump.

Cohen used same company to make payments to two women: report

  Cohen used same company to make payments to two women: report Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into Michael Cohen's use of a private company in Delaware to get money to women who alleged they had affairs with two of his clients. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Michael Cohen used Essential Consultants LLC to send money to a former Playboy model who alleged top Republican donor Elliott Broidy had impregnated her.

She says she kept a sparkly gold dress from the night of her alleged encounter, the Blast reported . I will always protect Mr. Trump ,' Cohen said Tuesday. The agreement between Daniels and Cohen , made Stormy Daniels' Full Interview: Inside Her Affair With Donald Trump - In Touch Weekly .

“Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story ,” Rodriguez said. Daniels first detailed her account of an alleged extramarital affair with Trump in 2011, when The AP has previously reported that In Touch held off on publishing her account after Cohen threatened to sue the publication.

Cohen admitted to paying Daniels $130,000, reportedly as part of a nondisclosure agreement, just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen established Essential Consultants, a Delaware limited-liability company, to secretly pay Clifford.

On Sunday, the Journal also reported that Cohen had used the same company in two other secret deals relating to the alleged sexual encounters involving his other clients.

It was reported on Friday that Cohen had settled a $1.6 million settlement for a top Republican fundraiser who impregnated a Playboy model.

Elliott Broidy stepped down from his post at the Republican National Committee on Friday.

Trump offers to personally review documents in Cohen case: report .
President Trump offered to personally review documents seized in an FBI raid of the office and home of his personal attorney, according to a court document filed Wednesday. ABC News reported that Trump's attorneys told Judge Kimba Wood the president would be willing to review, as needed, documents taken from the home, office and hotel room of Michael Cohen earlier this month, and check them for privileged information.The court filing is the latest in a series of attempts by Trump and Cohen to prevent federal prosecutors from looking over documents that might contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege.

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