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National Enquirer and AMI shredded ‘sensitive Trump-related documents’ hidden in a safe right before he was elected: report

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President Donald Trump’s foreign election interference in the 2020 election may soon be eclipsed by a renewed focus into his 2016 campaign after a bombshell revelation in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow.

“American Media, Inc. and the National Enquirer shredded sensitive Donald Trump-related documents that had been held in a top-secret safe right before Trump was elected in 2016, according to fresh allegations made in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow,” Politico reported Monday.

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“During the first week of November 2016, the book alleges that Dylan Howard, who was then editor in chief of the National Enquirer, ordered a staff member to get everything out of the safe’ and that ‘we need to get a shredder down there,'” the publication reported. “His order came the same day a reporter for the Wall Street Journal had called the Enquirer to ask for comment on a story about how AMI, which owns the supermarket tabloid, had paid $150,000 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal who said she had had an affair with Trump to keep her quiet right before the election.”

The safe had been whispered about for years.

“The staffer opened the safe, removed a set of documents, and tried to wrest it shut,” Farrow wrote. “Later, reporters would discuss the safe like it was the warehouse where they stored the Ark of the Covenant in Indiana Jones, but it was small and cheap and old.”

The book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, is scheduled to be released on Thursday.

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More than 1 in 5 ventilators in federal government stockpile is holding for emergencies don’t work

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that there are 10,000 ventilators that the government is holding back for the next wave of the emergency.

"But what federal officials have neglected to mention is that more than 2,000 of the lifesaving devices are unavailable after the contract to maintain the government’s stockpile lapsed late last summer, and a contracting dispute meant that a new firm did not begin its work until late January. By then, the coronavirus crisis was already underway."

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Pro-Trump reporter banned from White House briefing room for ignoring social distancing guidelines

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On Wednesday, the White House Correspondents Association announced that it would be banning One America News Network reporter Chanel Rion from the press briefing room, after she repeatedly refused to follow social distancing guidelines imposed as a safety precaution against coronavirus.

The WHCA taking action after OANN staffer Chanel Rion repeatedly broke the agreed-upon rules --> https://t.co/8uTRLaVSbd

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) April 1, 2020

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Even Trump criticizes Mike Pence’s answer about why the administration won’t open Obamacare exchanges

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Pence replied that he was working with insurance companies to eliminate copays for coronavirus-related treatment — which doesn't help people who have no coverage and can't enroll because the administration hasn't authorized enrollment.

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