Ronan Farrow reports that the National Enquirer shredded the secret documents they had on Donald Trump.

By |2019-10-15T07:36:47-08:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Well that is not what they reported to the media.

Courtesy of Politico

American Media, Inc. and the National Enquirer shredded sensitive Donald Trump-related documents that had been held in a top-secret safe right before Trump was elected in 2016, according to fresh allegations made in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow.

During the first week of November 2016, the book alleges that Dylan Howard, who was then editor in chief of the National Enquirer, ordered a staff member to “get everything out of the safe” and that “we need to get a shredder down there.”

His order came the same day a reporter for the Wall Street Journal had called the Enquirer to ask for comment on a story about how AMI, which owns the supermarket tabloid, had paid $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal who said she had had an affair with Trump to keep her quiet right before the election. The Enquirer never published her story.

“The staffer opened the safe, removed a set of documents, and tried to wrest it shut,” Farrow writes. “Later, reporters would discuss the safe like it was the warehouse where they stored the Ark of the Covenant in Indiana Jones, but it was small and cheap and old.”

The safe, which often got jammed, had sat for years in an office that belonged to the Enquirer’s then-longtime executive editor, Barry Levine.

Farrow also quotes an Enquirer employee as saying that later that day a trash disposal crew collected “a larger than customary volume of refuse.”

That June, according to Farrow, Howard had put together a full list of Trump-related “dirt” that was in AMI’s archives, some dating back decades. After Trump was elected, Trump fixer Michael Cohen asked for all of AMI’s materials about Trump.

Farrow also writes in his book that AMI put out the word for all Trump related materials to be gathered together and stored in Levin’s safe. 

Farrow further claims that there was an internal debate on whether it might pose a legal problem later if they destroyed the evidence but that ultimately numerous files were destroyed. 

An AMI spokesperson denies that Farrow’s reporting is accurate, but I imagine we will find out for sure once Congress subpoenas these documents and finds them incomplete.

At this point Trump’s past scandals hardly matter since he is about to be impeached anyhow, but I am still curious about just how many secrets he convinced others to keep on his behalf. 

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  1. nanna October 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

    He’s an old man, a liar, and a lifelong crook. The shit would be piled ten feet high but frankly I’m not interested, I already know way too much about Trump, his mushroom penis was the last straw. [barf]

    I don’t want to know anything else until he’s swinging in the breeze. literally or metaphorically.

  2. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Trump calls for his own impeachment.

    “Trump sent out a tweet with a lot of remarks in all caps, where he was pointing out some economic numbers in a tone that suggested he didn’t feel very appreciated.

    But it was the last three words — “Impeach the Pres.” — that are getting the most attention, mainly because they seem to contradict the preceding diatribe.”

  3. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Goodbye, Susan Collins.

    “Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon’s campaign announced Tuesday that she has raked in $3.2 million during her first full quarter running in the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.

    More than 3,700 Mainers donated to Gideon’s campaign and nearly 97% of all contributions were less than $100, according to her campaign.”

  4. anonymous October 15, 2019 at 12:07 pm
  5. anon October 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Some have suggested, “After he beats up and rapes and divorces his current wife, just like he did to the previous two, he will finally be free to marry a former half-term governor”.

  6. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    It appears trump has so many skeletons in his closet. Maybe for holloween they all come tumbling out?

  7. OT-FYI October 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm
  8. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Subpoenas documents from the National Enquirer?…. That have been shredded according to old blue eyes son lol looking for a career? OK bro!

    • Gryphen October 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      You must have missed this part of the article:

      ‘the list of Trump dirt didn’t match up with the physical files,” Farrow writes. “Some of the material had gone missing.”’

      There’s a master list.

  9. Anonymous October 16, 2019 at 8:31 am

    they may have shredded the documents, but the people involved are still out there.

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