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A Running List Of The Probes That Pose The Greatest Threat To Trumpworld

It was never just about Russia. When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office in January 2017, he brought with him an ever-evolving cloud of scandal that has hung low over his entire administration. There are currently several ongoing congressional, city, state and federal investigations into Trump’s personal finances and sexual relationships, his real estate company and his family members. Some — like the lawsuit alleging corruption at the Trump Foundation, twin suits alleging Trump’s D.C. hotel ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Russia, Fbi, United States, House, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department


National Enquirer Will Be Sold To Former Newsstand Mogul After Rocky Year

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday it plans to sell the supermarket weekly to James Cohen. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed for the deal, which included two other American Media tabloids, the Globe and the National Exami...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Washington Post, Ap, New York Times, Manhattan, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Globe, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Laguardia Airport, Trump


National Enquirer and sibling tabloids reportedly sold for $100 million

American Media Inc. is selling the National Enquirer to Hudson News Deputy Chairman James Cohen, according to The Washington Post, letting the embattled publisher jettison the tabloid after being accused of trying to blackmail the world’s richest man. Cohen will pay $100 million for the Enquirer, the Post reports, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. The sale also includes American Media’s other tabloids: the Globe and National Examiner. Cohen is part of the family that founded Hud...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Advertising, New Jersey, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, Trump, Marty Singer, Democratic Party, Cohen, Chatham, Bezos, Northeast, Enquirer, Leon Cooperman


The perfect buyer for the National Enquirer, Runner’s World does retail, The Onion’s threats: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher's Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. All Peckered out: Supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer, as you’ve probably heard by now, is up for sale. Why? Well, here’s your executive summary: Owner American Media Inc., run by Trump pal David Pecker, was pressured to shop the gossip sheet by hedge fund manager Anthony ...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York Post, London, Washington Post, Boston, Advertising, US, America, Star, New York Times, Boston Marathon, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Michael Symon, Trump


Patagonia strikes back. Plus, the National Enquirer is for sale: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today Budweiser’s parent company has a beer brand called Patagonia, and the logo includes an outline of jagged mountain peaks. Sound familiar? Patagonia, the outdoor brand, uses very similar branding. As Ad Age’s Adrianne Pasquarelli writes, t...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Post, Advertising, Bloomberg, Budweiser, Psa, Patagonia, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Globe, The Washington Post, Venus, Alexa, Gillette, Emarketer


American Media Inc ‘Disgusted’ With National Enquirer, Wants To Sell

The hedge fund that controls American Media Inc. has become increasingly “disgusted” by the National Enquirer’s reporting practices and AMI is actively looking to sell the tabloid, The Washington Post reported.  After the tabloid and AMI CEO David Pecker became embroiled in a scandal associated with the President and hush money payments to keep a former Playboy model quiet about her alleged affair with President Trump, the company’s board of directors started exploring ways to get rid of Nati...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Pecker, Nicole Lafond, Lauren Sánchez, National Enquirer Bezos


'National Enquirer' And American Media's Other Tabloids Are For Sale

American Media announced it is trying to sell its tabloids. The company, CEO David Pecker and the National Enquirer have been embroiled in controversies surrounding President Trump.
Tags: News, National Enquirer, American Media, David Pecker


National Enquirer up for sale after Trump, Bezos scandals

The National Enquirer, the tabloid that billionaire Jeff Bezos accused of extortion earlier this year, is on the block to be sold by parent company American Media Inc. American Media’s board conducted a review of its tabloid business, including the Globe and National Examiner brands, and decided to explore strategic options. That will “likely result in their sale in the near future,” the company said on Wednesday. “We feel the future opportunities with the tabloids can be best exploited by a d...
Tags: Amazon, Saudi Arabia, Advertising, Cnn, New Jersey, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Globe, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Marty Singer, Bloomberg News, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Enquirer


Jeff Bezos breezily replied to a threat of 'extortion' over his sexts with a 3-word email

Jeff Bezos used a three-word email to reject what he said was a threat of "extortion" from the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., over his sexts. Bezos' security consultant, Gavin de Becker, said in a Daily Beast op-ed article that AMI wanted Bezos to sign a contract and say that its story about Bezos' relationship with Lauren Sanchez was not politically motivated and that no "eavesdropping or hacking" was involved in its newsgathering. "No thank you," Bezos replied, acco...
Tags: Amazon, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Becker, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, AMI, Michael Sanchez, Gavin de Becker, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Lauren Sánchez, de Becker


Jeff Bezos breezily replied to a threat of 'extortion' over his sex texts with a 3-word email

Jeff Bezos rejected a threat of "extortion" from the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc, over his sex texts with a breezy three-word email. AMI wanted Bezos to sign a contract and say its story about his relationship with Lauren Sanchez was not politically motivated, and no "eavesdropping or hacking" was involved in its newsgathering. "No thank you," Bezos replied, according to his security consultant Gavin de Becker. In an op-ed for the Daily Beast, De Becker said his inve...
Tags: Amazon, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Bezos, Becker, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Lauren, AMI, Enquirer, Michael Sanchez, Saudia Arabia, Gavin de Becker, Watch Google


Jeff Bezos' security consultant accuses the Saudi government of hacking Amazon CEO's phone, linking them to extortion attempt

Jeff Bezos' chief security consultant has said the Saudi government hacked the Amazon chief's phone and accessed his private information. Gavin de Becker wrote in a column published Saturday that he could conclude that his investigation found that Saudis had gained access to Bezos' private information.  The investigation was launched after the National Enquirer published an exposé into Bezos' relationship and the paper threatened to publish Bezos' intimate photos and text messages.  Je...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Middle East, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Bezos, Becker, Istanbul Turkey, Sánchez


Investigator Jeff Bezos Hired to Look Into Who Got His Dick Pics Says Saudis Broke Into Bezos's Phone

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer to the punch by announcing the dissolution of his marriage—which the tabloid was planning on blowing up anyways in the form of a lengthy expose of his affair with news anchor and media personality Lauren Sanchez. The mildly-interesting-at-best story got a whole…Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Bezos, AMI, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Lauren Sánchez


Mueller snubbed, Harry and Meghan exiled, and suicidal airline pilots in this week’s dubious tabloids

The Mueller Report is conspicuously absent from this week’s tabloids, despite landing with ample time for their deadlines. It’s a measure of how far the Trump-loving propaganda rags have publicly distanced themselves from the White House that their front covers aren’t screaming “Total Exoneration.” No doubt that has something to do with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York's continuing investigation into the National Enquirer catch-and-kill policy of buying incrimina...
Tags: Post, News, California, White House, America, South Africa, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Vatican, Death Row, Harry, Chanel, National Enquirer, Globe, Kfc, Sussex


WSJ: National Enquirer Paid Bezos Girlfriend’s Brother $200K For Texts

The Wall Street Journal confirmed what has long been speculated about how The National Enquirer was able to obtain salacious text messages between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, television reporter Lauren Sanchez: Sanchez’s brother sold them to the tabloid. American Media LLC, which owns the National Enquirer, reportedly paid Michael Sanchez $200,000 upfront for the secret texts between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, an affair that reportedly ended his 25-year marriage. After the photos...
Tags: Amazon, News, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Bezos, Sánchez, Michael Sanchez, David Pecker, Nicole Lafond, WSJ Read, Trump Bezos, Lauren Sánchez, American Media LLC


Here Are All 81 Of The Trump Associates Who House Dems Want To Hear From

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Monday announced a sprawling investigation into the Trump administration’s “threats against the rule of law,” requesting documents from some 81 individuals, corporations and entities associated with President Trump’s 2016 campaign, presidential transition and tenure in office. The topics they’re probing range from Russia’s interference in the presidential election to the Trump Organization paying off women who claim to have had affairs with Trump. Be...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, General Services Administration, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Reince Priebus, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Viktor Vekselberg, Michael Cohen, Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks, Roger Stone


Cohen: Trump Long Had ‘Catch-And-Kill’ Arrangement With National Enquirer

Michael Cohen testified Wednesday that the National Enquirer has collaborated with Donald Trump to purchase and not publish stories that would damage the President for at least 12 years. “I was involved in several of these catch-and-kill episodes,” Cohen told the House Oversight Committee at his public hearing. “But these catch-and-kill scenarios existed between [National Enquirer publisher] David Pecker and Mr. Trump long before I started working for him in 2007.” Cohen has pleaded guilty to...
Tags: Amazon, News, Manhattan, Playboy, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Cohen, Bezos, Michael Cohen, Enquirer, House Oversight Committee, David Pecker, Pecker


Running Notes

On catch and kill, Cohen: “These catch and kill scenarios existed between David Pecker and Mr. Trump long before I started working for him in 2007.” [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: News, Trump, Josh Marshall, Cohen, David Pecker, Editor’s Blog


Informed Speculation

This bada boom bada bing style threat from Rep. Matt Gaetz is so specific and so careful to invoke Cohen’s father-in-law it is highly, highly likely that it originates from Trump or the Trump family. An even more probable connection, as someone just flagged to me: Where do you think Enquirer Tablord David Pecker fits into this? Latest: Even better, Gaetz tells Sam Stein that his gangster threat is “what it looks like to compete in the marketplace of ideas.” [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: News, Trump, Josh Marshall, Sam Stein, Cohen, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, David Pecker, Editor’s Blog


Bezos Probe Concludes Mistress’ Brother was Enquirer Source

WASHINGTON (AP) — Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have concluded that the brother of the Amazon CEO’s mistress leaked the couple’s intimate text messages to the National Enquirer, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world’s richest man. Bezos’ investigat...
Tags: Amazon, Post, New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Ap, Playboy, Associated Press, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Josh Marshall


WSJ: National Enquirer Publisher Asked DOJ If It Should Register As Saudi Agent

National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. asked the Justice Department whether it should register as a Saudi agent, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper reported that a redacted letter published by the DOJ’s Foreign Agents Registration Act unit was addressed to American Media. The letter concerned the company’s release of a magazine praising Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, published to coincide with a visit he took to Washington in March 2018. “According to your submission...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, WSJ, Trump, Bezos, Michael Cohen, Mohammad Bin Salman, American Media, American Media Inc


Jeff Bezos Weighs Options While National Enquirer Publisher Goes on Defensive

Photos and other details about Bezos’s extramarital affair came from “a reliable source” known to Bezos -- and not from President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia or Trump adviser Roger Stone, said Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney for David Pecker, the chairman of American Media Inc. “It was a usual story that National Enquirer gets from reliable sources,” Abramowitz said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
Tags: Science, Abc, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Trump, Bezos, Roger Stone, Abramowitz, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Elkan Abramowitz, Donald Trump Saudi Arabia


Lawyer for National Enquirer's CEO denies the tabloid extorted Jeff Bezos

An attorney representing American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker says his client did not engage in extortion or blackmail against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Tags: Amazon, News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, David Pecker


Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos affair, as the National Enquirer's attorney let slip details about its source

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday that the kingdom had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the National Enquirer, and that the whole saga sounds like a "soap opera." In his explosive blog last week, Bezos pointed to links between the National Enquirer and the Saudis, as well as to his own publication the Washington Post's coverage of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An attorney for AMI — the Enquirer's publisher — also denied that Saudi Arabia had anything to do wi...
Tags: Post, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Istanbul, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, Adel al Jubeir, Al Jubeir


Tabloid CEO’s lawyer denies Enquirer tried to extort Bezos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer committed neither extortion nor blackmail by threatening to publish intimate photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, an attorney for the head of the tabloid’s parent company said Sunday. Elkan Abromowitz, an attorney for American Media Inc. chief executive David Pecker, said on Sunday a “reliable source” well-known to Bezos […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, American Media Inc, David Pecker, Elkan Abromowitz


A Brief Timeline Of All Of The Shady ‘National Enquirer’ Doings, Pre-Bezos

Just in case you haven’t been following along, here’s the deal. “The Enquirer makes no pretense of following journalistic norms, and its parent company has a longer history of ethical indiscretions. The warning signs have been there, from David Pecker’s early years in magazine publishing.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Issues, Bezos, David Pecker, 02.08.19


Saudi Arabia denies involvement in leak of Jeff Bezos’ private messages

In his extraordinary Medium post last week accusing American Media Inc of “extortion and blackmail,” Bezos hinted (but did not explicitly state) that there may be a connection between Saudi Arabia and the publication of his personal messages with Lauren Sanchez. Now Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs has denied it was involved, stating during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the Saudi government had “nothing to do with it.” Last month, the National Enquirer published a serie...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Post, Politics, Abc, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Tech, Cbs, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Bezos


Pecker Attorney Denies Bezos Blackmail Claims: ‘All That AMI Wanted Was The Truth’

A lawyer for American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker on Sunday denied that the National Enquirer, an AMI property, blackmailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by threatening to release explicit photos he shared during an extramarital affair. “It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail,” Pecker attorney Elkan Abramowitz told ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos. Abramowitz also denied that the story was motivated by Pecker’s connections to President Donald Trump. BREAKING: Elkan Abramowitz, the a...
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Sánchez, AMI, Enquirer, Abramowitz, Michael Sanchez


David Pecker’s Attorney Claims AMI Threat To Publish Bezos Pics Wasn’t Blackmail

The National Enquirer's parent company was simply involved in a "negotiation" with Bezos, the attorney claimed.
Tags: News, National Enquirer, Bezos, David Pecker


Lawyer for National Enquirer's CEO denies the tabloid extorted Jeff Bezos

An attorney representing American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker says his client did not engage in extortion or blackmail against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Tags: Amazon, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, American Media Inc, David Pecker


Bezos won't be blackmailed by a naked selfie

Naked selfies or no naked selfies, Jeff Bezos is not going to be blackmailed or extorted by anybody. That's what Bezos, the Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, told David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer, in a blog post on Medium that had a lot of people making the wide-eyed emoji face Thursday.
Tags: Amazon, News, Stories, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, Bezos, David Pecker