In raid, investigators searched for records of Trump's dealings with National Enquirer

In raid, investigators searched for records of Trump's dealings with National Enquirer

In raid, investigators searched for records of Trump's dealings with National Enquirer

The ex-doorman of one of President Donald Trump's many New York City properties was paid a considerable sum of money not to disclose that the POTUS might have fathered a love child with a former employee. AMI Chief Executive Officer David Pecker, a Trump friend, ordered Enquirer reporters to stop investigating the story, the news service and magazine reported.

In 2015, Mr. Sajudin, a former Trump Tower doorman, approached the National Enquirer saying he had been told not to criticize a particular maid because of her illicit affair with Mr. Trump and the child that resulted.

Sajudin alleged Matthew Calamari, Trump's head of security, and other high-level officials close to the president, told him the POTUS had a love child with a former employee who worked in the Trump World Tower, a skyscraper he owns near the United Nations. The penalty for revealing the rumor to anyone else would subject Sajudin to a $1 million payment to the National Enquirer.

News reports have not been able to confirm Sajudin's story and The Enquirer could not prove the story to be true and opted not to publish it.

The publication ultimately spiked the story, according to The Associated Press.

The story of the ex-doorman, Dino Sajudin, hasn't been told until now. "I think the public should know that".

Dylan Howard, the Enquirer's editor-in-chief and an executive at American Media, acknowledged past year paying Sajudin but said the story ultimately was spiked because it "lacked any credibility", the AP reported.

The unnamed woman in question for her part has denied that story and stated that it just isn't true (we've heard that before). According to a New York Times report on Tuesday, agents were specifically searching for information "related to the publisher of The National Enquirer's role in silencing one of the women".

In a statement of his own, Howard said it is "a disconcerting view of the level of hysteria and partisanship in American politics that not reporting a story that multiple media outlets have now also confirmed to be untrue has become headline news".

On Monday, the FBI raided Cohen's offices, and federal authorities are investigating possible financial or election law violations.

Cohen is now under investigation by Mueller's office for his ties to the Trump campaign, which is alleged to have conspired with Russian officials to win the 2016 election.

Cohen has also been linked directly to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, to whom he paid $130,00 in October 2016, weeks before the presidential election.

The housekeeper and her child have not been named in news reports, and Sajudin's claim remain unverified. "That's the bombshell claim of a disaffected former Trump staffer who is peddling the allegation to various media outlets, including The National Enquirer, a sister publication of RadarOnline.com". I spoke with the father of the family, who said that Sajudin's claim was "completely false and ridiculous" and added that the Enquirer had put the family in a hard situation.

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