Dec 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

National Enquirer publisher admits to suppressing story for Trump

National Enquirer

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The Southern District of New York announced Wednesday that it has reached a non-prosecution agreement with American Media Inc., the National Enquirer's parent company.

The big picture: As part of the agreement, AMI admitted to making a $150,000 payment "in concert with" then-candidate Trump's presidential campaign to suppress a story about an alleged affair Trump had with former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The revelation that AMI is cooperating with investigators comes on the same day Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on charges that include campaign finance violations. AMI's CEO David Pecker was granted immunity in the case in August.

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