Another questionable blow from the liberal mainstream media was aimed Thursday at President Donald Trump (does any of this surprise anyone at this point?).
The New York Times claimed in a story on Thursday that the commander-in-chief sought to buy the rights to all potential stories compiled about him by the tabloid National Enquirer.
The idea was to prevent the stories from ever being published — and thus minimize the damage to Trump’s political prospects.
The Times claimed Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, planned to purchase the stories about him from American Media Inc. (AMI), the parent company of the National Enquirer.
The Times said its story was based on information provided by several unnamed “associates” of the president (there we go again with the anonymous or unnamed sources …).
It’s highly questionable whether the majority of the American people — who are trying to take care of themselves, their families, their children, pay their bills, work their jobs, take care of their homes, and more — care about any of this.
The National Enquirer allegedly has been compiling information on Trump for years, including material concerning his marital woes, lawsuits, and alleged affairs dating back to the 1980s.
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The Associated Press reported earlier this year that AMI Chairman David Pecker kept a safe in which he held multiple potentially damaging stories about the president.
Former National Enquirer Los Angeles Bureau Chief Jerry George confirmed the existence of the safe last week during an interview with CNN.
The cable news network also broadcast a previously secret tape last month of Cohen’s discussing with the president a plan to buy the rights for one such story from AMI for $150,000 back in August 2016.
Trump has steadfastly denied those claims by Karen MacDougal.
“This is not a great-quality recording, and that will be relevant to its analysis … So listen for yourself,” said CNN’s Chris Cuomo when discussing the “secret” tape Cohen made.
That story was based on allegations by Karen MacDougal, a former Playboy playmate.
Trump has steadfastly denied those claims by MacDougal.
Cohen was Trump’s personal lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Last week he pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts including tax fraud and making false bank statements and campaign finance violations as part of a plea deal.
His legal woes and the woes of other campaign officials have been pinned on the president by some — including Senate Democrats who wish to delay the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The White House press office did not respond to a request for comment by LifeZette by the time of publication.