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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:   thehill.com

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

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.”

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.

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President Donald Trump ’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen , killed a story Us Weekly was preparing in 2013 about an affair Donald Trump Jr . allegedly had with a “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant, The Wall Street Journal reports .

After learning in 2013 that Us Weekly was preparing to run a story about Donald Trump Jr . having an affair with Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O'Day, President Trump 's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen , was able to get the magazine to kill the piece, The Wall Street Journal reports .

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.

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

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Buried in a Sunday night Wall Street Journal story about Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen ’s ( alleged ) lazy criminality comes an interesting tidbit: Cohen reportedly succeeded in killing an US Weekly story in 2013 about an ( alleged ) Donald Trump Jr . affair .

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Donald Trump ’s personal attorney Michael Cohen killed a story Us Weekly was preparing about an affair Donald Trump Jr . allegedly had with a “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant.

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.

Trump offers to personally review documents in Cohen case: report .
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