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Michael Cohen Got US Weekly to Drop Story About Donald Trump Jr. Affair

The man gets things done, you gotta say.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Separately, Mr. Cohen succeeded around 2013 in killing a story Us Weekly was preparing about an alleged affair between Donald Trump Jr., who had been a judge a year earlier on the television show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” and one of the contestants, Aubrey O’Day, a member of the singing duo Dumblonde, according to people familiar with the matter.

The magazine, then owned by Wenner Media, had what staffers believed to be a solid source on the alleged affair by the younger Mr. Trump and called the Trump Organization for comment, according to the people involved in the matter. They received a call back from Mr. Cohen, who threatened legal action and became so irate that they muted the call while he spoke, one of these people said.

“We were all on speakerphone and huddled around the phone,” this person said. “He was just one of these New York characters where he was just like swearing at us and totally over-the-top threatening.”

The magazine’s staff didn’t believe it was a big story that would be worth a legal fight and had a good working relationship with the elder Mr. Trump on stories related to the TV show “The Apprentice,” so they dropped the story.

The affair was revealed in March of this year, and Trump Jr.’s wife subsequently filed for divorce.

One Response to Michael Cohen Got US Weekly to Drop Story About Donald Trump Jr. Affair

  1. Guys like Cohen are called fixers or cleaners out here in fly-over country. Their job is to protect the PR of the rich and/or powerful from unwanted public scrutiny of their personal lives.
    Nobody seems to care if Joe Six-Pack is cheating on his wife, but media across the board thinks it’s important to note that MrBigshot isn’t the true and devoted husband he’d like us all to believe.

    Apparently, no one seemed to care what this guy did until MrTrump became POTUS, then, well, everything he did is now suspect.

    The powers that be in DC should know or understand that the continued attacks on citizen Trump and President Trump are not working to discourage us yokels in fly-over from supporting him and his agenda.