Cohen and Stormy are proving that Trump is 100% BLACK MAILABLE. I don’t often agree with Chris Cillizza, but on this, he tells what has been the underlying issue that is Russian control over this man.
There’s a very disturbing pattern of silencing Donald Trump’s accusers emerging
By Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
(CNN)On Thursday we learned that the National Enquirer’s parent company American Media Inc. reportedly paid a doorman at Donald Trump’s old building to ensure he not speak about the rumor that the then-real estate mogul had fathered a child out of wedlock. The CEO of that parent company is a close personal friend of President Trump.
- Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, set up a shell company in Delaware three weeks before the 2016 election. Ten days later, he directed a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump in the mid-2000s. Cohen has insisted he used his own money to make the payment — taking out a home equity line of credit to do so — and that he did so without any promise or expectation that the president or anyone in his orbit would pay him back. Trump has said he knew nothing of the payment.
- Karen McDougal, a former Playboy Playmate, was paid $150,000 by American Media Inc. — the company that owns the National Enquirer — in exchange for her story of a 10-month affair with Trump in the 2000s. The Enquirer never ran that story — a move known as “catch and kill” in the media industry. McDougal has filed suit against AMI, alleging that they bought her story with the intent of burying it.