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    New York Times: Tools of Trump's Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

    Tools of Trumpís Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

    By JIM RUTENBERG, MEGAN TWOHEY, REBECCA R. RUIZ, MIKE McINTIRE and MAGGIE HABERMAN FEB. 18, 2018


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    Michael D. Cohen, President Trumpís longtime lawyer, suppressed embarrassing stories about his bossís past as they loomed over the campaign. Credit Andrew Harnik/Associated Press


    As accounts of past sexual indiscretions threatened to surface during Donald J. Trumpís presidential campaign, the job of stifling potentially damaging stories fell to his longtime lawyer and all-around fixer, Michael D. Cohen.


    In August of that year, Mr. Cohen learned details of a deal that American Media had struck with a former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, that prevented her from going public about an alleged affair with Mr. Trump. Mr. Cohen was not representing anyone in the confidential agreement, but he was apprised of it by Ms. McDougalís lawyer, and earlier had been made aware of her attempt to tell her story by the media company, according to interviews and an email reviewed by The New York Times.

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    Donald J. Trump speaking at a Miss Universe book party in 2006. Credit Gabriela Maj/Patrick McMullan, via Getty Images


    Two months later, Mr. Cohen played a direct role in a similar deal involving an adult film star, Stephanie Clifford, who used the stage name Stormy Daniels, and who once said she had had an affair with Mr. Trump. Last week, Mr. Cohen said he used his own money for the $130,000 payment to her, which has prompted a complaint alleging that Mr. Cohen violated campaign finance regulations. Legal experts also have noted that the payment on behalf of his client may have violated New Yorkís ethics rules.


    Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/18/us/politics/michael-cohen-trump.html





    David J. Pecker, chairman of American Media Inc., a tabloid news company that has bought and buried unflattering material about his high-profile friends and allies. Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times



    Mr. Trump with Jill Harth, a former business partner who accused him of sexual misconduct. Credit George Houraney




    Karen McDougal, a former Playboy Playmate, claimed to have had a consensual affair with Mr. Trump while he was married. Credit Bennett Raglin/Getty Images
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    That's Melania's prpblem

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    That's Melania's prpblem
    NO it's not just hers, its everyone's problem. It was Melania's problem until he became president. And before he decided to give PUTIN a pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    NO it's not just hers, its everyone's problem. It was Melania's problem until he became president. And before he decided to give PUTIN a pass.
    Whose problem was Willy Clinton's dick being sucked on right in the White House office?

    .... and never mind years before he became president --- WHILE he was a president!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
    Whose problem was Willy Clinton's dick being sucked on right in the White House office?

    .... and never mind years before he became president --- WHILE he was a president!
    Oh so this really is not a serious thread on your part..

    Just a way to bash Bill Clinton again - which is not even the topic of your own thread.
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    ^ ^ ... Nope ... I post what's out there ... It's serious enough, cuz it made MSM.

    Bill Clinton's mention was simply to show that most of them at power / powerful people are the same ... most of them are pigs.

    P.S.

    And while we are mentioning Clinton again ... - we're not even going to bring up "his time / behavior as far as women are concerned, while being married" prior to the presidency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    NO it's not just hers, its everyone's problem. It was Melania's problem until he became president. And before he decided to give PUTIN a pass.
    I'll wait till Mueller makes a connection between the whores and Russia. Trump and the whores, are so far Melania's problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
    ^ ^ ... Nope ... I post what's out there ... It's serious enough, cuz it made MSM.

    Bill Clinton's mention was simply to show that most of them at power / powerful people are the same ... most of them are pigs.

    P.S.

    And while we are mentioning Clinton again ... - we're not even going to bring up "his time / behavior as far as women are concerned, while being married" prior to the presidency.
    The article it'self is serious but you are not

    The article says NOTHING about Clinton
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    So ^ ^ ...

    I am discussing it and comparing current president to previous one(s).

    Don't see any problem with this ... and it's quite logical path in this discussion (for some of us anyhow).

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