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Trump Was Reportedly in the Room During Cohen-AMI Hush Money Meeting

NBC News has confirmed the Wall Street Journal‘s report that President Donald Trump was the third person present when his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen met with National Enquirer publisher David Pecker to plan how to conceal the then-candidate’s extramarital relations.

The NBC report detailed how Trump met with Cohen and Pecker, who is also CEO of the Enquirer‘s parent company American Media Inc., in August 2015.

“Pecker offered to help deal with negative stories about that presidential candidate’s relationships with women by, among other things, assisting the campaign in identifying such stories so they could be purchased and their publication avoided,” American Media Inc. admitted in a their “Statement of Admitted Facts” related to the $150,000 hush payout to former Karen McDougal.

Following the three year prison sentence handed down to Cohen for his role in the scheme, Trump took to Twitter to allege his innocence:

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