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Publisher of the National Enquirer, Michael Cohen-probe invited, report says

David Pecker, Chairman and chief executive of the National Enquirer publisher American Media (left), and Michael Cohen (right), the former personal lawyer for President Trump.

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The Federal authorities, the publisher of the National Enquirer invited for records in connection with its $ 150,000 payment to a former Playboy model for the rights to their story, claiming to be having an affair with Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

The subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors requesting information from the publisher American Media Inc., about his in August of 2016, payment to Karen McDougal, she said, is part of a broader criminal investigation of Mr. Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen,.

Investigators probing potential efforts of Mr. Cohen to suppress damaging information about Mr. Trump during the presidential campaign, including whether he will pay coordinated with American media, Ms. McDougal, and then publish and your account, and other persons familiar with the issue said.

Prosecutors check whether the payment violated campaign-Finance and other laws, said the people.

American media is not yet behavior accused of wrongdoing, and the company denied payment to Ms. McDougal, your story.

“American Media, Inc., has, and continues to meet all of the requirements, not jeopardize, or hurt, and its protected sources or materials, the said to our first amendment rights,” a spokesman for the company in an E-Mail statement.

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