NBC NEWS: "The company that publishes the National Enquirer admitted that it paid $150,000 in hush money to silence alleged mistresses of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump prior to the 2016 election, prosecutors said Wednesday."
"The publisher, American Media Inc., will avoid prosecution by stipulating that it worked with Trump's campaign to buy the silence of women — who have identified themselves as adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal — ahead of the vote two years ago, prosecutors said."
David Pecker, CEO of American Media, with his longtime friend, confidante, conspirator
BLOCK AND TACKLE.BIZ REPORTED IT BEFORE TRUMP WAS ELECTED
It was obvious to me in October 2016, prior to the election, that the National Enquirer and sister outlets including The Star, The Globe, National Examiner, and Radar Online were all openly in the bag for Trump.
At the time, I called it, “the most blatant example of Trump’s media conspiracy… (to) trumpet Trump and constantly look to smear Sec. Clinton.”
As Block and Tackle.biz reported, “It began during the primaries when the Enquirer ran a story that said Ted Cruz had affairs outside his marriage.”
As a journalist, I am thankful this holiday that American Media, which owns the Enquirer and others, had finally been forced to openly admit they had perverted their duty as journalists to tell readers the truth.
At a time Trump call's journalists an enemy of the people, we see documented legal proof that it is the president who is the enemy of the press and the people.