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Feds Investigating National Enquirer's $30000 Payment over Trump Love-Child Rumor

13 April 2018, 01:30 | Nina Hammond

Feds are trying to determine if the American Media Inc. helped Trump during the presidential campaign

Feds are trying to determine if the American Media Inc. helped Trump during the presidential campaign

Per Farrow's New Yorker report, Dino Sajudin signed a contract with American Media in late 2015, agreeing to become a source and accept $30K for exclusive rights to the information he had been told - that Trump may have fathered a love child in the late '80s.

Farrow, in his New Yorker article, wrote that he contacted the woman rumored to be Trump's daughter, but "she declined through a representative of her employer to answer questions". Two A.M.I. employees told me that they'd never seen such a release during their time at the company.

McDougal, who recently shared details of the alleged affair with CNN, later said she believed Davidson was more concerned about Cohen and Trump's interests than her own.

AMI said in its statement that it "categorically denies that Donald Trump or Michael Cohen had anything to do with its decision not to pursue a story about a "love child" that it determined was not credible". She is now suing AMI to invalidate her contract, claiming that she was convinced to sign under false pretenses, and that Cohen and AMI worked secretly with Davidson as part of a "broad effort to silence and intimidate" her.

In February, it was revealed the Enquirer paid Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an affair with Trump, then kept it from coming out in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.

George, the longtime former reporter and editor, said the $1 million penalty in Sajudin's agreement was larger than anything he had seen in his Enquirer career.

Dylan Howard, chief content officer of AMI, said in the statement: "Paying for information has always been a practice of the National Enquirer, and to suggest that it has only paid for, and not run, stories about any particular person is absurd".

The New Yorker has uncovered no evidence that Trump fathered the child.

Trump has denied all the affair claims made against him.

Trump Tower fire victim was a friend of Warhol
An automatic alarm alerted the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to the fire engulfing the apartment on the high-rise building. Brassner was mentioned multiple times in Warhol's autobiography, according to the New York Daily News .

"This establishes a pattern now", said Farrow.

Mr. Sajudin, who told the National Enquirer of Mr. Trump's affair with a maid, has numerous credibility problems, according to the New York Daily News, and was called "a pathological liar" by his ex-wife.

In Monday's raids on the office, home, and hotel room of Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney and self-proclaimed "fix-it guy," investigators were looking for records of communication between Cohen and Pecker, the Times reported.

"We released Sajudin from the exclusivity clause that had accompanied his $30,000 payment, freeing him to tell his story to whomever he wanted", Howard said.

"Paying for information has always been a practice of The National Enquirer and to suggest that it has only paid for, and not run, stories about any particular person is absurd. For a fuller and more accurate portrayal of the facts, please read the full story on RadarOnline".

Another source told the New Yorker it was "unheard of" for AMI to pay so much for secondhand information.

He read Trump's morning tweetstorm railing against the Mueller probe, then offered "some free legal advice: When you're under investigation for obstruction of justice, don't tweet, "No Collusion or Obstruction (other than I fight back).' Fighting back is the 'obstruction" part". Neither named the woman or the child.

Her mom lives in a modest neighborhood in Queens, N.Y. When reached by The Associated Press, she said, "This is all fake".

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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