Politics Cohen got Us Weekly to kill story about alleged Trump Jr. affair: report

04:05  16 april  2018
04:05  16 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

Cohen used same company to make payments to two women: report

  Cohen used same company to make payments to two women: report Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into Michael Cohen's use of a private company in Delaware to get money to women who alleged they had affairs with two of his clients. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Michael Cohen used Essential Consultants LLC to send money to a former Playboy model who alleged top Republican donor Elliott Broidy had impregnated her.

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a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen was reportedly able to get Us Weekly magazine to pull a story about Donald Trump Jr.'s alleged affair with a "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Cohen got the tabloid to kill the story in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump Jr. had been a judge a year earlier on his father's television show "Celebrity Apprentice."

The younger Trump allegedly had a relationship with one of the show's contestants, Aubrey O'Day, who was half of a singing duo called Dumblonde, the Journal reported.

Stormy Daniels: Trump's lawyer believes he’s above the law

  Stormy Daniels: Trump's lawyer believes he’s above the law Adult-film star Stormy Daniels on Monday blasted Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, after Cohen made a court appearance related to an FBI raid of his office, hotel room and home last week. "For years, Mr. Cohen has acted like he is above the law. He has considered himself and openly referred to himself as Mr. Trump's 'fixer.' He's played by a different set of rules - or should we say no rules at all," Daniels said in a brief statement."He has never thought that the little man, or especially women - and even more, women like me - mattered," she continued. "That ends now.

In statements to the Wall Street Journal, both Trump and Daniels denied an affair . Startlingly, we are in such a news cycle that it's possible to have ignored a story about the president of the United States ' alleged affair with an adult film star. If you missed it, here's a rundown of who reported what

Why are we only learning of this alleged affair on a Friday night, three days before the election? Because unbeknownst to the model, the pro- Trump National Enquirer wasn’t paying to run the story , they were paying to kill it.

Trump Jr. announced in March that he was separating from his wife of 12 years, Vanessa Trump.

Cohen's office and home were raided by the FBI last week as investigators searched for documents relating to Cohen's handling of President Trump's alleged affairs.

Agents were reportedly looking for information on Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump.

Last month, McDougal sued American Media Inc. (AMI), the company that owns the National Enquirer, so she could break her silence about the alleged affair. AMI paid her $150,000 for her story about the alleged affair and then withheld it from publication.

Federal prosecutors also wanted documents related to Cohen's payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who also alleges an affair with Trump.

Trump’s former attorney warned him not to trust Cohen: report

  Trump’s former attorney warned him not to trust Cohen: report One of President Trump's former attorneys said he urged the president not to trust Michael Cohen to fully protect him, and warned that Cohen would eventually cooperate with federal prosecutors.The attorney, Jay Goldberg, told the Wall Street Journal that he spoke to Trump on the phone last Friday. In that call, he r eportedly told Trump that on a scale of 1 to 100, where 100 represents full protection of the president, Cohen "isn't even a 1.""Michael will never stand up [for you]," Goldberg said he told Trump.

She says she kept a sparkly gold dress from the night of her alleged encounter, the Blast reported . I will always protect Mr. Trump ,' Cohen said Tuesday. The agreement between Daniels and Cohen , made Stormy Daniels' Full Interview: Inside Her Affair With Donald Trump - In Touch Weekly .

“Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story ,” Rodriguez said. Daniels first detailed her account of an alleged extramarital affair with Trump in 2011, when The AP has previously reported that In Touch held off on publishing her account after Cohen threatened to sue the publication.

Cohen admitted to paying Daniels $130,000, reportedly as part of a nondisclosure agreement, just days before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen established Essential Consultants, a Delaware limited-liability company, to secretly pay Clifford.

On Sunday, the Journal also reported that Cohen had used the same company in two other secret deals relating to the alleged sexual encounters involving his other clients.

It was reported on Friday that Cohen had settled a $1.6 million settlement for a top Republican fundraiser who impregnated a Playboy model.

Elliott Broidy stepped down from his post at the Republican National Committee on Friday.

Cohen doubles down on claim he's never been to Prague after Mueller report .
President Trump’s lawyer responded to a report that special counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Cohen went to Prague during the 2016 election."Bad reporting, bad information and bad story," Cohen tweeted, calling out the reporter behind the story by name.

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