The Latest | Pecker says he wanted to keep tabloid's agreement with Trump 'as quiet as possible' (2024)


The National Enquirer’s former publisher says he pledged to be the “eyes and ears” of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, which led to an agreement to give the ex-president’s lawyer advance notice of negative stories that might torpedo his aspirations

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker testified Tuesday that he offered to be the “eyes and ears” of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, a pledge that led to an agreement to give Trump's personal lawyer advance notice of allegations and negative stories that might hamper the political aspirations of the then-candidate.

Pecker elaborated on that agreement, testifying that the tabloid ran negative stories about Trump's political opponents and even paid for a doorman's silence after the man came forward with allegations that Trump had fathered a child.

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