‘National Enquirer’ Owner Admits “Influencing” 2016 Election With Payoffs For Donald Trump

The feds also revealed Wednesday that the owners of the National Enquirer have provided "substantial and important assistance" to them in their investigations.
That also included hush-money to porn star Stormy Daniels, who had an affair with the real estate developer several years ago and has been legally wrangling with him the past few months. AMI and Pecker were given immunity in the late August by the feds in their probe of the payouts and cover-up.
Yet, some ways today's announcement is not much of a shock.
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Clearly, coming off the potential political fatality of the explicit Access Hollywood tape in the final weeks before Trump's race against Hilary Clinton two years ago, the GOP candidate sought to squash any more tales of sexual impropriety. That's where long time pal Pecker came in handy, in more ways than one
The three years in prison that Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen received today wasn’t the only bad press the increasingly besieged former Celebrity Apprentice host was handed.
"AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election," the U.S. Attorney's office added announcing the non-prosecution agreement (read it here) and further circling the wagons around Trump.
With the effective burial of the American Media Inc publication's so-called "catch and kill" strategy to bury stores that could have adversely affected Trump, the company and CEO David Pecker were granted freedom criminal prosecution by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for their role in paying Playboy model Karen McDougal off with $150,000 before the 2016 election.

Donald Trump Trashes ‘SNL’ As “Just A Political Ad For The Dems”, Praises Kanye West

Alec Baldwin won an Emmy last year for his guest shots impersonating the brow-furrowing, sour-faced POTUS — drawing laughs from the converted but grumbles from the president and his followers. He will be back in the role at some point this season. Lorne Michaels' show, of course, has made a meal of slamming Trump pretty much since he announced his White House ambitions in 2015 — and with relish post-election.
It's just a political ad for the Dems." PREVIOUS: President Donald Trump says he didn't watch last night's season premiere of Saturday Night Live, but he felt the need to weigh about it on Twitter anyway. POTUS trashed the late-night NBC staple — "even though I past hosted it" — as being "no longer funny, no talent or charm.
Then-candidate and former The Apprentice star Trump hosted SNL in November 2015 — a year before his election — and Michaels and NBC took no small amount of heat for it.” />
But he did praise musical guest Kanye West's pro-Trump, MAGA hat-wearing sermon that wrapped the episode. To wit:
"We will no longer outsource to other countries. "This represents good and America becoming whole again," he said. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love."

UPDATE: Kanye West added fuel to the post-Saturday Night Live Trumpian fire with a photo of him still donning his "Make America Great Again" cap with a caption suggesting we toss the 13th amendment, which abolishes slavery.

His message of love and support for the former Celebrity Apprentice host comes after he said that 400 years of slavery was a choice back in May.

Donald Trump Responds To Russian Hacking Indictment; Continues Fake News “Takedown”

It's Saturday so it's time for Donald Trump's end-of-week Twitter ode to "fake news" and other things that have been on his mind. This week he concentrated on the indictment of 12 Russian military officers for election-related hacking and CNN, his favorite news channel.

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In regards to the Mueller investigation and the indictment of the military officers, he said that it took place during the Obama administration. "Why didn’t they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?" he inquired.
Jobs are at an all time record – and that is before we fix some of the worst trade deals and conditions ever seen by any government. Early this morning, he took to the social media platform to announce his arrival in Scotland at Trump Turnberry for meetings, calls, and "his primary form of exercise" golf. Then he patted himself on the back for all of his accomplishments: "The Stock Market hit 25,000 yesterday. It is all happening!"
Still hurting!" They were sooooo wrong in their election coverage. The former Celebrity Apprentice host continued to dig into CNN and the network's president Jeff Zucker tweeting, "Remember, it was Little Jeff Z and his people, who are told exactly what to say, who said I could not win the election in that “there was no way to 270” (over & over again) in the Electoral College. I got 306!
Trump also took Saturday morning to come after CNN and Jim Acosta. During a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May Friday, he refused a question from Acosta and then said that the news network didn't cover his "takedown" of the reporter when, in fact, they did.