Michael Cohen prosecutors granted immunity to publisher David Pecker


On Saturday, Lukas Alpert, a media reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joined MSNBC's David Gura to discuss the David Pecker's decision to cooperate with prosecutors and discuss his involvement in hush money deals involving Michael Cohen and Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including two counts related to hush money to women who alleged affairs with Trump.

Though Donald Trump has consistently claimed that he has no business interests in Russian Federation, the author of a new book alleging the president was tied to Russian Federation mobsters laundering money in his properties put that claim to the test during an MSNBC interview Friday. By keeping celebrities' embarrassing secrets, the company was able to ingratiate itself with them and ask for favors in return.

The incriminating Trump records were reportedly stored alongside similar documents detailing catch-and-kill deals of various other celebrities.

Additional key players, including Trump's long-time CFO, Allen Weisselberg, and American Media head David J. Pecker, have also begun to cooperate with Mueller.

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The AP can not say whether the documents were destroyed or simply were moved to a location known to fewer people.

An attorney for Cohen didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Republican pollster Bill McInturff, whose Public Opinion Strategies conducted the survey alongside Democratic pollster Peter Hart of Hart Research Associates, dubbed Trump's approval rating "remarkably stable" on the heels of the Cohen and Manafort developments. Cohen said under oath that Trump directed him to violate campaign-finance laws just before the 2016 presidential election in order to boost his candidacy. Daniels was paid $130,000, and McDougal was paid $150,000.

According to court filings, Cohen in early 2017 submitted an invoice to Weisselberg seeking to be repaid for legal expenses and payments he said he made on Trump's behalf.

A former USA labor secretary, who is now a leading economist, has called for the annulment of Donald Trump's election victory, calling it 'unconstitutional'. Such a purchase was necessary, they suggested, to prevent Trump from having to permanently rely on a tight relationship with the tabloid. "And to have the President then, you know, speak so well of Paul Manafort was somewhat unusual", Gonzales said.

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Mr Trump and the Enquirer had deals dating back more than a decade, AP reports.

"Big story out that the Federal Bureau of Investigation ignored tens of thousands of Crooked Hillary Emails, many of which are REALLY BAD", Trump tweeted.

Last week was considered one of the toughest in Trump's presidency that saw his former campaign manager and former personal attorney in court in the same hour on the same day.

The president's story about Cohen's payments has changed multiple times over the past year, and in the Fox interview he tried several ways of defusing the allegations.

It's late August, a time when the news cycle traditionally slows down and television airs a good number of repeat broadcasts.

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