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National Enquirer Shielded Donald Trump From Playboy Model’s Affair Allegation

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posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: TheBulk

The same tabloid Trump and his suppprters sourced when accusing Ted Cruz father for the assassination of JFK.

The irony is overwhelming.




posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: Iscool

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.
Trump allegedly has an affair and Hillary sells State secrets to our enemies...Really...Get a life!!!


Trump has had affairs, and you have no proof whatsoever about your claim!!!!!! Its okay for Trump, but you people bring Bill up all the time and he last time I checked is not running.... Trumps tax returns??? He is just as crooked as Hilary, but she has the knowledge and temperament to run the country!!!! Its you who needs to "get a life"



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 10:31 AM
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Enquirering Clintonites want to know.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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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.”

source



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:27 AM
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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.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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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.


I know Donald can do no wrong!! We all know Hilary had screwed up, but Donald can in the words of his own ex wife ......pull fist fulls of hair out other head then "jamming his penis in me for the first time in 16 months" she locked herself in the bathroom and cried the rest of the night, the next day she saw all of her hair all over the bed, Donald looked at her and said "does it hurt".....its all in black and white, in her book and testimony!!!!! Of coarse we dont see Trump supporters even acknowledge that



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: DJW001

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?



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

I am confused? Does consexual sex and affair lasting 10 months while married to Melania qualify as moral because it was consensual in this instance?



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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It was consensual, and then she wanted to "kiss and tell" but was silenced with a payout - who's the "immoral" one here?


Bill Clinton got impeached for exactly the same "offense."


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?



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 04:20 PM
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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.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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first, clinton got elected when people new he had affairs, before he ran for office.


Not exactly. There were accusations before he was elected. We know for a fact that Trump has had extramarital affairs.


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.


Correct.


trump has not been found to have been lying in any court nor charges obstruction.


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.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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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...

-Chris



Don't forget Bill and Ron Burkle "Air F#@k One" flights too.

Anywho...the OP is a non issue really. She signed and got paid...just what she wanted. Outside of her sitting down and telling the OP her story personally and having it taped, it's all just guesswork.
edit on 11/5/16 by Vasa Croe because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 05:12 PM
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The National Enquirer has long been thought to be an implement of the Central Intelligence Agency. My understanding is that it was founded by a former CIA employee.

This suggests another alphabet agency acting on behalf of Donald Trump, which, to me at least, is a sinister development.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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a reply to: ipsedixit


The National Enquirer has long been thought to be an implement of the Central Intelligence Agency. My understanding is that it was founded by a former CIA employee.


This is thr first I have heard of this. Any reliable sources?



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 05:33 PM
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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

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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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

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Ah, Exopolitics. At least we can be confident that Trump will never reveal the truth about the ETs.



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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Not exactly. There were accusations before he was elected. We know for a fact that Trump has had extramarital affairs.


technically, at least one the of accusations turned out to be true and he admitted to in 1998. so when i said people knew he had affairs at least one was admitted to.




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.


again technicllay we do, he has never been charged, bill clinton has.

my understanding being charged with perjury in a civil case is a criminal offense, and wouldn't be covered under the civil courts or a non-disclosure clause, if someone perjurers themselves during a civil case and it was proven the courts/prosecutor of that district would have charged him. plus being accused by a plaintiffs attorney unless proven, is not the same as a officer of the court.

on a side note, perjury in civil case and criminal cases are rare. you really have to lie your a@@ off to be charged.

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.
Perjury



posted on Nov, 5 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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Oh, I get it. After being a bit upset that the fabricated rape story is in the waste bin, some new propaganda has been published. Goody.



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