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Trump pal puts Playboy model on magazine cover in attempt to take heat off ‘catch and kill’ probe by feds

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The tabloid publishing mogul accused of running a “catch and kill” scheme to prevent former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal from telling her story about Donald Trump will be featuring the adult star on a magazine cover, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

David Pecker is the publisher of American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer and a long-time friend of the Trump family.

The company paid McDougal $150,000 for her story about an alleged affair with Trump, but never ran the story. That payment is being investigated by federal prosecutors investigating longtime Trump friend Michael Cohen.

“Current and former employees of publisher American Media Inc. said they believe Karen McDougal’s planned appearance on the cover of September’s issue of Men’s Journal is intended to protect the company from a federal criminatl (sic) investigation in New York,” The Journal explained.

McDougal is not cooperating with the magazine.

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During the most recent 18 covers of the magazine, men were featured on 12 of the covers, vehicles on four, along with a beach and a dog. On none of the covers was a woman featured.

Pecker apparently believes putting McDougal on the cover would disprove the “catch and kill” scheme, even though he never published a report about the alleged affair prior to the 2016 election.

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Pecker had been subpoenaed in the Cohen investigation.

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Trump adviser Stephen Miller avoiding press and outsiders as president ramps up racist rhetoric: report

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, senior advisor for policy to Donald Trump, Stephen Miller is becoming more reclusive at the White House at the same time that the president is ramping up his hateful rhetoric against immigrants -- a topic on which the controversial Miller has the president's ear.

With the Beast noting, "Over the years, the 33-year-old senior policy adviser to the president has become virtually synonymous with the draconian immigration measures of the administration. He was a driving force behind the president’s brutal family-separation policy, one of the architects of Trump’s 'Muslim travel ban,' constantly agitates against legal immigration levels and refugees, and serves as the top White House speechwriter," the report states that Miller is rarely seen or heard from lately.

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GOP now panicking about Trump because they’re losing ‘plausible deniability’ for their racist agenda: columnist

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After smearing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as anti-Semitic—-and letting the crowd at his Greenville, North Carolina rally roar "send her back!" for more than 10 seconds -- President Donald Trump was forced to distance himself from the chant.

He falsely claimed that he'd continued his speech immediately after the crowd started yelling. On Friday, the New York Times reported that Trump was under intense pressure by his daughter, Ivanka, and Vice President Mike Pence, to disavow the chants.

Writing in the Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent lays out why "send her back" makes Republicans so nervous, when they seem perfectly fine with radical immigration policies like zero-tolerance and the separation of kids from their parents, which are applied to non-white asylum seekers.

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Unhinged Trump fan facing multiple charges after stalking Georgia woman and plastering her car with Trump stickers

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According to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post, an overzealous fan of Donald Trump is facing multiple charges -- including stalking --by  plastering her car with Trump stickers, harassing her and then following her in his work vehicle.

Sharon Wood of Lawrenceville, who is the vice-chair of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, admitted that the back of her car is covered in stickers supporting liberal causes, which made her a target for one of President Trump’s boosters.

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