According to a New York Times report on Tuesday, agents were specifically searching for information "related to the publisher of The National Enquirer's role in silencing one of the women". The penalty for revealing the rumor to anyone else would subject Sajudin to a $1 million payment to the National Enquirer.
The purchase appears to be the same kind of "catch and kill" practice that AMI is believed to have practiced when the media company paid former Playboy model Karen McDougal $150,000 for her account of an alleged 10-month affair with Trump beginning in 2006, only to shelve the story ahead of the 2016 election.
"It seems like the writing is on the wall about that, it's pretty clear", he said, while also noting that the rumor about Trump fathering an illegitimate child "had to come out" at some point. When allegations/rumors/whispers emerge regarding Trump's personal life, those two men used the tools at their disposal - money, hush agreements, catch/kill - to ensure those stories never see the light of day.
The ex-doorman, the AP discovered, was privy to rumor of a relationship between Trump and another woman who lived at Trump World Tower.
"Sajudin is one fish that swam away", Howard told RadarOnline, an Enquirer sister publication, on Wednesday.
Though the doorman Sajudin was bought and paid for his silence, the Enquirer spent weeks on the story before deciding there wasn't anything to prove its authenticity and let Sajudin out of his contract after the 2016 election.
Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney, set up a shell company in DE three weeks before the 2016 election. The payment and agreement with Sajudin were reportedly made in November 2015, as Trump stormed the campaign trail and headed toward the White House.
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The Enquirer staffers, like numerous dozens of other current and former AMI employees interviewed by the AP in the past year, spoke on condition of anonymity.
Trump's personal attorney, Cohen, has separately said he paid $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, a porn actress who performs under the name Stormy Daniels, to remain silent about her alleged affair with Trump.
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The tabloid made its first-ever endorsement by officially backing Trump for president. The Associated Press reports that embattled Trump attorney Michael Cohen was involved in the deal with Sajudin.
The Enquirer's Howard said the magazine released Sajudin from his exclusivity clause when he was approached by the other outlets. The media company later said it paid McDougal for a series of "fitness columns and magazine covers". The Trump Organization denied the story, and both the mother and daughter in question declined to comment.
"You know I took a polygraph test", he told the Washington Post, claiming the story was killed because American Media has a history of protecting Trump from negative stories. Pressed for more details about his tip and experience with the paper, Sajudin said he would talk only in exchange for payment.