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originally posted by: Iscool
Trump allegedly has an affair and Hillary sells State secrets to our enemies...Really...Get a life!!!
originally posted by: DJW001
The company that owns the National Enquirer, a backer of Donald Trump, agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model for her story of an affair a decade ago with the Republican presidential nominee, but then didn’t publish it, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter.
The tabloid-newspaper publisher reached an agreement in early August with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year. American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer, hasn’t published anything about what she has told friends was a consensual romantic relationship she had with Mr. Trump in 2006. At the time, Mr. Trump was married to his current wife, Melania.
Quashing stories that way is known in the tabloid world as “catch and kill.”
[Edit for brevity. --DJW001]
Mr. Trump and American Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David J. Pecker are longtime friends. Since last year, the Enquirer has supported Mr. Trump’s presidential bid, endorsing him and publishing negative articles about some of his opponents.
In a written statement, Mr. Pecker said that it is no secret that he and Mr. Trump are friends and that he greatly admires him. However, he said, the Enquirer under his management “set the agenda” on Mr. Trump’s affair with Marla Maples when he was married to his first wife. “That in itself speaks volumes about our commitment to investigative reporting,” he said.
A contract reviewed by the Journal gave American Media exclusive rights to Ms. McDougal’s story forever, but didn’t obligate the company to publish it and allowed the company to transfer those rights. It barred her from telling her story elsewhere.
Lying media? [Emphasis mine. --DJW001]
Now we know why Trump holds the opinion of the media that he does. He manipulates it himself.
In a written statement, the company said it wasn’t buying Ms. McDougal’s story for $150,000, but rather two years’ worth of her fitness columns and magazine covers as well as exclusive life rights to any relationship she has had with a then-married man. “AMI has not paid people to kill damaging stories about Mr. Trump,” the statement said.
Hope Hicks, a Trump campaign spokeswoman, said of the agreement with Ms. McDougal: “We have no knowledge of any of this.” She said that Ms. McDougal’s claim of an affair with Mr. Trump was “totally untrue.”
originally posted by: Indigo5
a reply to: BlueAjah
In other news a Trump voter arrested in Iowa for voting twice for Trump, new financial records prove Melanie worked illegally in the USA absent a work visa, the trump campaign receives a restraining order for voter intimidation, and trumps largest superPac is caught on film offering to launder donations from china...just another week in Trump world.
The dishonesty and hypocracy of trumpets on ATS have reached new sickening lows.
It was consensual, and then she wanted to "kiss and tell" but was silenced with a payout - who's the "immoral" one here?
Is morality a thing any more?
You tell me; if Clinton could get impeached, why should Trump get elected? What does morality have to do with politics?
first, clinton got elected when people new he had affairs, before he ran for office.
second he was impeached on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice. both charges came during a lawsuit where he testified under oath and lied on the stand.
trump has not been found to have been lying in any court nor charges obstruction.
originally posted by: Christosterone
Did he rape her?
If not, the score remains:
Bill Clinton [violent rapes] rapes : at least 3 probably more like 300
Bill Clinton workplace predation: incalculable but at least 1 girl a few years out of high school while he was president...
Bill Clinton flights on Lolita express: he and Dershowitz(Epsteins eventual attorney) flew more than 5 times on it to both the island and the high desert "ranch"
I could go on but u get the picture...
originally posted by: ipsedixit
a reply to: DJW001
Googling will get you the story on this, but here is a link to an old ATS thread on the subject:
CIA purchased National Enquirer to discredit UFO contactees
Not exactly. There were accusations before he was elected. We know for a fact that Trump has had extramarital affairs.
That we know of. trump has a knack for settling without a judgement rendered, and a non-disclosure clause is part of the deal, as in the OP.
While the crime of perjury can be committed in both civil and criminal cases, perjury prosecutions arising from civil lawsuits are extremely rare. It can be more difficult in a civil case to prove that a witness is intentionally misstating or lying about a material fact. A perjury defendant can persuasively argue that they testified honestly, but perhaps from faulty memory, in many cases. Perjury charges in criminal cases are also rare. In 1996, US Sentencing Commission statistics indicated that in federal cases, only 86 of the 42,436 convicted criminal defendants were found guilty of perjury, encouraging perjury or bribing a witness.
In some cases perjury can be used as a threat, typically on the side of the prosecution, to coerce someone to provide more favorable information. While the prosecution will often threaten a witness, the number of actual prosecutions for perjury is diminutive. A prosecution may also try to get a witness in a perjury trap. A perjury trap is when the prosecution deliberately calls a grand jury witness with the goal of gathering information that will later but used to prosecute him for perjury.