Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:05 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:05 AM ET

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National Audio 10:05 AM ET

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NAT038 - (US-Trump-Enquirer) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-19s. Sources say the National Enquirer kept a safe containing documents on hush-money payments and other damaging stories it killed as part of its relationship with Donald Trump. National Enquirer chief David Pecker was granted immunity by U-S federal prosecutors yesterday in exchange for information about Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen. Reporter Tom Llamas has more. ("..publication avoided.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The Trump records were stored alongside similar documents pertaining to other celebrities' catch-and-kill deals, in which exclusive rights to people's stories were bought with no intention of publishing to keep them out of the news. By keeping celebrities' embarrassing secrets, the company was able to ingratiate itself with them and ask for favours in return. …

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