Sajudin alleged Matthew Calamari, Trump's head of security, and other high-level officials close to the president, told him the POTUS had a love child with a former employee who worked in the Trump World Tower, a skyscraper he owns near the United Nations.
And Radar's story is definitely more favorable to the Enquirer, both dismissing Sajudin's account as false and suggesting that serious resources - four weeks worth of reporting - had been devoted to it.
Sajudin, claimed the affair happened in 1989. He said the story "had to come out", and he referred further questions to his lawyer.
The search warrant executed this week for documents and records belonging to President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, included specific mentions of "AMI", the media company that owns The National Enquirer, according to two sources familiar with the warrant who detailed its contents to ABC News. RadarOnline also said that the AP too was investigating the doorman's tip and was threatened by AMI for interviewing Trump's current and former employees. And now here we are with yet another plausible Trump rumor.
On Monday the office of Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and among documents reportedly seized were correspondence between Cohen, Pecker, and Howard.
This is plausible, but it's also likely to gain the attention of investigators.
Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the president a decade earlier, acknowledged he had talked with the magazine about Sajudin's story.
The AP story doesn't give out any details of the threat.Читайте также: Arsenal win third League straight games
Major news outlets are running with the story after the New Yorker broke the news.
"They went to such extraordinary lengths to bury a story that seemed - in the view of a lot of people involved in this investigation - baseless", Ronan Farrow, who authored the New Yorker report, told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America on Thursday. The person was not aware of any information indicating that Pecker shelved the story to help Trump.
After hearing about the New Yorker's story on Sajudin, Radar Online, a sister publication to the Enquirer, published a story Wednesday saying editors at the Enquirer believed Sajudin's story was not true.
The saga seems in keeping with previous reports of "catch and kill" scenarios involving the Trump campaign, most notably the claim from former Playboy model Karen McDougal that the National Enquirer's parent company paid her USA $150,000 to shut up about her alleged affair with Trump. Cohen's attorney called the raids "unnecessary and inappropriate".
The new allegations have left investigators wondering whether there were secret deals being made outside the campaign to protect Donald Trump.
Why, for example, did the Enquirer reach out to Cohen if it didn't regard Sajudin's story credible or worth reporting?
The development follows a report last month that former playboy model Karen McDougal sued AMI so she could break her silence about an alleged affair she had with Trump. The media company later said it paid McDougal for a series of "fitness columns and magazine covers".
McDougal, similarly, said she was surprised by the scope of her agreement.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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