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Trump doorman 'unstable,' 'infamous for making up stories,' ex-wife says

Trump doorman 'unstable,' 'infamous for making up stories,' ex-wife says

In 2015, Mr. Sajudin, a former Trump Tower doorman, approached the National Enquirer saying he had been told not to criticize a particular maid because of her illicit affair with Mr. Trump and the child that resulted.

The story of Dino Sajudin hasn't been told until now.

Dino Sajudin was reportedly paid $30,000 by The National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc. after he made claims that Trump father a secret child.

In February, The New Yorker published a story on an alleged relationship between Trump and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who says she received US$150,000 from the Enquirer in August 2016 in return for her story, which also went unpublished.

According to New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow, in an interview with CNN on Thursday morning, the order to pay off the doorman about the Trump out-of-wedlock child rumor came straight from Pecker himself.

"National Enquirer" owner and close friend of Donald Trump, David Pecker.

A nonpartisan watchdog group has filed complaints against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I'd only rejoin Pacific trade pact if deal was "substantially better" GOP unveils mock cover of Comey book with "ego" attack NY Daily News cover hits Trump over Comey book revelations MORE, his campaign and the publisher of The National Enquirer, alleging that they violated campaign finance laws over the payment of a rumor about Trump. McDougal's story was also not published.

The news about the payment he received comes as federal investigators in New York are examining efforts by Trump's
Tabloid paid Trump Tower ex-doorman for info on prez's 'illegitimate child:' Report

Trump has denied having a relationship with either woman.

"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. In 2014, a Web site registered through a service that obscures the identity of the author claimed that Sajudin had made similar accusations against a Trump Tower resident named Lawrence Penn III, and that those accusations were false.

However, the company decided not to run the story after determining it wasn't true.

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, told AP that he discussed Sajudin's story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it.

The tabloid's actions have raised suspicions that Sajudin was locked into the non-disclosure agreement not to secure exclusive rights to a potential bombshell report, but to "catch and kill" the story and prevent any potential ramifications to Trump's presidential campaign.

"When we realized we would be unable to publish ... we released Sajudin from the exclusivity clause that had accompanies his $30,000 payment", he added. Both the Associated Press and the New Yorker reported the payment Thursday.

The Associated Press said it confirmed the payment to the doorman by reviewing a confidential contract and through interviews with dozens of current and former employees of the Enquirer and American Media.




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