In related Michae Cohen news, prosecutors with the Southern District of New York announced that they had previously reached a non-prosecution deal with AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer, over the publication’s role in paying alleged hush money to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal:

Money quotes:

“AMI admitted that it made the $150,000 payment in concert with a candidate’s presidential campaign, and in order to ensure that the woman did not publicize damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential election.”

“AMI further admitted that its principal purpose in making the payment was to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.”

Full statement here:

This is obviously another potential problem for the president:

The WSJ reported back in August that the SDNY granted immunity to David Pecker, CEO of AMI:

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