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National Enquirer Tried to Protect Trump From Allegation of Forcibly Raping 13-Year-Old Girl: Report

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“I understood that Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein knew that I was 13 years old,” Jane Doe said in an affidavit.

Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.

Trump’s relationship with American Media Incorporated (AMI), which owned the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, has been under focus for a $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.

Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

A new story in Newsweek reports the book “claims that American Media Inc. (AMI), the former publisher of the National Enquirer, tried to help Donald Trump bury allegations he raped a teenager in 1994.”

“Farrow claims in the book that AMI CEO David Pecker was in close contact with Trump when the rape allegations were made public in a 2016 lawsuit, and that then-National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard assured Trump’s personal lawyer at the time, Michael Cohen, ‘that they would track down the woman with the rape allegation and see what they could do about her,” Newsweek reported. “An AMI spokesperson told Newsweek Tuesday that Farrow’s claims are ‘completely untrue.’”

The allegations in the lawsuit are shocking.

“At the crux of the lawsuit filed against Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election were claims that Trump raped a woman when she was 13 years old in 1994,” the report noted.

“The anonymous plaintiff—identified only as “Katie Johnson” in an initial legal filing that was dismissed in California, and “Jane Doe” in two subsequent legal filings in New York—said that she was raped by Trump during a party hosted by the now-deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his New York City apartment,” Newsweek reported. “In the third and final lawsuit, Doe alleged she had numerous sexual encounters with Trump and Epstein at the latter’s parties and said she was also raped by Epstein, as BuzzFeed News reported at the time.”

“I understood that Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein knew that I was 13 years old,” Jane Doe said in an affidavit.

Why the lawsuit was dropped is a matter of speculation.

“Still, Farrow says, Howard, now chief content officer at AMI, tried to use his influence to convince Lisa Bloom, a power attorney who agreed to represent Jane Doe, to drop her client,” Newsweek reported. “In November 2016, just days before the presidential election, Bloom suddenly announced a press conference with Jane Doe had been canceled, saying Doe had become frightened after receiving death threats. Two days later, Doe’s lead attorney, Thomas Meager, filed to dismiss the case. Jane Doe has not been heard from since.”

Read the full report.

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Roger Stone Sought Direct Line to Jared Kushner to Coordinate Wikileaks Dumps

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According to testimony from former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, Roger Stone told him that Wikileaks had plans to release damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the height of the 2016 presidential campaign. As POLITICO points out, Gates’ testimony at Stone’s trial reveals that the Trump campaign was offered help from Wikileaks earlier than previously thought.

Gates says Stone passed him the info two months before Donald Trump was given the GOP nomination.

“Mr. Stone indicated that WikiLeaks would be submitting or dropping information but no information on dates or anything of that nature,” Gates said. Stone is currently on trial for lying to Congress and obstructing the Russia probe.

Stone also reportedly sought out the contact information of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, presumably to inform him about the impending info dump from Wikileaks.

“It was in a way a gift,” Gates testified, later adding the campaign was “kind of in disbelief.”

“We believed that if information were to come out, there were a number of us that felt that it would give our campaign a leg up,” Gates said.

Gates pleaded guilty in February of last year on charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and making false statements to the FBI.

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Steve Bannon Testifies Dirty Trickster Roger Stone Was Trump Campaign’s ‘Access Point’ to Wikileaks

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Former Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon testified in court Friday that then-candidate Donald Trump’s advisor and long-time friend Roger Stone was the “access point” to Wikileaks, according to The Hill.

“I think it was generally believed that the access point or potential access point to WikiLeaks was Roger Stone,” Bannon told federal prosecutors in the Washington, D.C. courtroom as Stone faces criminal charges. “I was led to believe he had a relationship with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.”

Bannon reportedly also testified that Stone was the only access point and had “detailed information” on Wikileaks. He also reportedly testified that he had heard Stone was involved in the release of the emails, according to Vox Senior politics correspondent Andrew Prokop.

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Former White House National Security Staffer: Ukraine ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Extortion Coordinated by Chief of Staff Mulvaney

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Former Special Assistant to the President Fiona Hill, a National Security Council staffer responsible for Russia and Ukraine, testified before Congress that President Donald Trump’s extortion of Ukraine was coordinated by White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

“Ambassador Sondland, in front of the Ukrainians, as I came in, was talking about how he had an agreement with Chief of Staff Mulvaney for a meeting with the Ukrainians if they were going to go forward with investigations,” into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden, Hill said, CNN reports, according to the House-released transcript.

Mulvaney, despite a congressional subpoena, refused to testify today.

Hill has worked for the most-recent three presidents.

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