Now Jared is in the limelight, because he has become known with the top contact person of National Enquirer-boss David Pecker after election – and talked about dirt on the enemies of President Morning Joe and Mika
- Jared Kushner had the task of making contact with the AMI CEO during the transition to Trump
- The son-in-law of the president also had a portfolio with a peace initiative in the Middle East and trade negotiations
- Prosecutors say that Trump, Pecker and lawyer Michael Cohen have worked out a plan to "bury" negative stories about Trump & # 39;
- Cohen helped negotiate the payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal
- Prosecutors say they do not prosecute AMI because of its role in the deal and it works together
- MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough said that Trump once threatened that the Enquirer would publish dirt on them
- The researcher reached Hillary Clinton during the campaign and approved Trump
- AMI published a brochure in which Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Pecker visited the White House with a businessman from Saudi Arabia
- Kushner has been criticized for his close relations with the crown prince
Geoff Earle, deputy U.s. Political editor for Dailymail.com
Jared Kushner appeared to have been the first point of contact between Donald Trump and National Enquirer-boss David Pecker, starting during the presidential transition.
The role of Kushner, reported by the Daily Beast, becomes more prominent, just as Pecker's role as a participant in a "catch-and-kill" deal to bury negative stories about Trump is being investigated as a possible liability for the president.
The wide portfolio of Kushner has inspired envy in addition to envy. But his connections with Pecker now connect him with a friend of Trump whose role in hush & # 39; agreements has yielded potential criminal exposure for the president.
Prosecutors say that Trump, Pecker and lawyer Michael Cohen have worked out a plan to bury negative stories about Trump & # 39 ;, and that both publishers from Cohen and Enquirer, American Media Inc., collaborate with researchers.
Cohen and Pecker have each admitted that AMI must pay $ 150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal. They all admitted the incident and admitted it was a crime – Pieker through a non-prosecution and Cohen in his guilty plea.
Pecker's role grew when the share of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen diminished, according to the report. Cohen was sentenced to three years' imprisonment this week, among other things because of campaign financing violations related to a $ 130,000 payday to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner became the primary point of contact between Donald Trump and National Enquirer boss David Pecker, starting during the presidential transition
President Trump, Pecker and Cohen discussed a plan to protect Trump from negative stories, according to prosecutors
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty of campaign and bank violations after creating a shell company to transfer $ 130,000 to Stormy Daniels (right), claiming to have an affair with Trump. AMI gave $ 150,000 to model Karen McDougal (left) who claims she had an affair with Trump
His role declined when it became clear that he would not follow Trump to the White House.
Cohen, who now calls Trump a liar, also worked with Pecker on the McDougal payment.
At the beginning of the Trump administration, Pecker and Kushner talked about topics ranging from international relations to gossip, four sources told the publication.
Pecker visited the White House and met Trump and Kushner in 2017 with a French businessman in Saudi Arabia.
Kushner, whose wife Ivanka Trump is, is under fire because of his close ties with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after the murder of Jamal Kashoggi. Kushner and Ivanka both work in the White House in senior roles.
Tweets: & # 39; If it was a conservative who said what & # 39; crazy, was, explained Mika Brzezinski … that person would be permanently banned from television, & # 39; Trump said
In March AMI published a glossy magazine of 100 pages with the crown prince on the cover under the heading The New Kingdom & # 39; with a story about MBS & # 39; & # 39; new vision for 2030. & # 39;
Kushner helped organize Trump's first trip as president, to Saudi Arabia.
The Enquirer pulled Hillary Clinton during the campaign with unfavorable stories, approved Trump, and ran a story that claimed that one of the top GOP rivals of Trump had multiple affairs.
The Pecker-Trump relationship also came to light when MSNBC were hosts of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski made the amazing claim that Trump threatened to leave the tabloidists on them unless they begged Trump to intervene.
This year, White House employees warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to enrich the story. We ignored their desperate supplications, "the hosts, now a married couple, wrote in the Washington Post in June.
Trump protested that Scarborough asked him to stop a non-flattering story from the Enquirer. AMI said that at that time it had no involvement in discussions between the White House and the hosts.