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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:29 PM

'National Enquirer' Sale: Who Gets the Trove of Trump's Darkest Secrets?

The National Enquirer – the tabloid infamous for buying, then spiking, damaging stories about Donald Trump and reportedly keeping the evidence in a safe – is up for sale.

Anthony Melchiorre, the hedge fund manager who owns the controlling interest in Enquirer parent company AMI, has reportedly grown tired of the publication’s red ink and reporting tactics. The Enquirer has also been at the center of a maelstrom, after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused the publication of “extortion and blackmail” in February, in relation to the threatened publication of a private photograph of the billionaire’s bulge. (AMI has denied wrongdoing.)

The proposed sale of the Enquirer threatens to unwind an informal protection racket that publisher David Pecker, the CEO of AMI, ran for his longtime friend Trump, as detailed in a 2018 Non-Prosecution Agreement with the Department of Justice.

In the run-up to the 2016 election, AMI worked “in concert” with the Trump campaign to pay Playboy model Karen McDougal $150,000 “to ensure that a woman did not publicize damaging allegations” about Trump – in an attempt to “influence that election.” As detailed in the document, the hush money payment followed an offer by Pecker “to help deal with negative stories about the presidential candidate’s relationships with women” by “assisting the campaign in identifying such stories so that they could be purchased and their publication avoided.” (AMI’s agreement with the feds included aiding in the investigation of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and AMI’s commitment to “prevent future violations of the federal campaign finance laws.”)

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/national-enquirer-sale-ron-burkle-david-pecker-821307/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 12 OP
Siwsan Apr 12 #1
lagomorph777 Apr 12 #2
Initech Apr 12 #3
True Blue American Apr 12 #4
Thomas Hurt Apr 12 #5
louis-t Apr 12 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 12 #7
bluestarone Apr 12 #8
CruisePlanner Apr 12 #9

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:31 PM

1. Hmmmm. Maybe George Soros should but it! We could watch trump* implode!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:35 PM

2. No joke! Or Tom Steyers!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:40 PM

3. Who wants to start a Go Fund Me? I'll take any backers!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:42 PM

4. A millionaire friend of Bill and Hillary

Is in negotiations.

They call him a Corporate raider but he buys the companies, sells them to another. The Employees keep their jobs. A strong Democrat.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:42 PM

5. Seems appropo for someone who hangs with Trump...

eventually you get s&&t on dealing with him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:42 PM

6. Heh-heh....He said "Pecker".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:01 PM

7. Since the stories apparently belong to the Enquirer and not to Pecker or any other individual,

I should think the buyer would get them, along with all other assets and intellectual (LOL) property.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:03 PM

8. No proof BUT

I'm betting a deal is made to NOT use any tRUMP material for 10 years

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:20 PM

9. Maybe Bezos himself should buy it!

Now that would be karma.

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