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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:47 PM

TRUMP BIOGRAPHER SAYS PRESIDENT HAD HIM INVESTIGATED TO GET HIM TO BACK OFF: 'THE WHOLE MODEL IS EXT

Source: Newsweek

TRUMP BIOGRAPHER SAYS PRESIDENT HAD HIM INVESTIGATED TO GET HIM TO BACK OFF: ‘THE WHOLE MODEL IS EXTORTION’
BY CHRISTINA ZHAO ON 2/9/19 AT 3:51 PM

Donald Trump biographer revealed on MSNBC today that the president once had him investigated for dirt in an attempt to silence him.

During a discussion on the National Enquirer’s alleged attempt to blackmail Washington Post Owner Jeff Bezos on Saturday’s AM Joy, David Cay Johnston, the journalist who penned “The Making of Donald Trump,” recalled that Trump made inquiries into his personal life while he was working on a book about him.

“We know about the relationship, we know where the catch-and-kill agreements to either put out — to bury stories about potential sexual affairs by Donald Trump and also that there were negative stories, nasty stories about his political enemies published in the National Enquirer, what is this relationship about?” host Joy Reid asked the 70-year-old investigative journalist.

Johnston responded: “Well, Donald has long had other people investigated to try and get them to back off. He did it to me. And the whole model here is one of, as we’ve been discussing, extortion — of suppressing news.”

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/trump-biographer-says-president-had-him-investigated-get-him-back-whole-model-1325330?piano_t=1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:55 PM

1. HOLY SHIT!!!!! That's nothing short of bribery and extortion.

Tiny belongs in prison, plain and simple.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:56 PM

2. Wow

Just wow

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:59 PM

3. An entitled gangster is all he really is.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:59 PM

4. This almosts sounds like an episode of 'Dallas' eh? Not surprised that these scumbags ...

attempt to find dirt on their 'opponents' who are simply reporting on their dirty deeds.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:52 PM

5. So BEWARE AND BE PREPARED for vicious attacks on dem candidates up to, during 2020 election

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:41 PM

9. It's already started... nt.

This shit goes back to at least Al Fanken...

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:46 PM

18. and it's not Trump who is attacking them right now

The attacks are coming from the purity seeking left.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:09 PM

6. Trumps Enforcers- Hidden in Plain Sight

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:16 PM

7. he's been doing this to perceived foes since the 80s

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:40 PM

8. Maybe that explains

All the GOP senators and congress critters that have suddenly decided to kiss his ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:47 PM

10. Wait. Is it TRUMP blackmailing Lindsey Graham, not the Russians?

Hmm

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:25 AM

13. Am wondering what AMI has in its vault

On many of the Publicans

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:07 PM

11. Attn dems in and/or running for office:

This shit better put your ass on notice, it's probably the best and only warning you'll get.

If you did stupid shit in your life that will be certain to bring disgrace to the party, fall on your sword now, before it's too late.

This is 2019; there is NO CHANCE your fucked up, dirty secrets will stay your own, and it's selfish and wrong of you to try and squeeze by unnoticed.

Assume that Trump, Stone, et all, have an oppo dossier on every single one of you.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:43 AM

12. J Edgar Hoover was a pro

at getting all the dirt on people. He bugged hotel rooms before people checked in, to record their conversations. He did that to Martin Luther King. He had dirt on movie stars and politicians. We all know HE himself had a closet full of his own secrets to keep hidden. tRump had a good role model right there. David Pecker may have out smarted himself this time, breaking the agreement with Robert Mueller. This disaster of an administration is a disgrace, along with the gop who supports it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:46 AM

14. They are digging 24 hrs a day to find DIRT on MUELLER!!

THIS i'm sure of! Mueller has them by their BALLS!!!!!! If they found ANYTHING by now we would have heard about it!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:42 PM

15. My guess is that there is no dirt on Mueller. And you are correct, "If they found anything

by now, we would have heard about it."

Yes, some people are "clean." No dirt, no crimes. Nothing there. Like looking in a totally empty closet that is wiped entirely clean from top to bottom once a week. Nothing is put in that closet and the floor is clean as is the ceiling. The walls on the side are also wiped once a week. You might say, That is not possible. But it is. There are some people who have learned not to break the law. That is deep inside of them and they live by that every day. These people are kind, and don't hurt anyone. In fact, many go out of their way to help others.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:46 PM

16. AGREE!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 06:50 PM

17. That's what happens when you elect the mob, you get extortion.

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