POLITICS 04/18/2018 07:27 pm ET The former Playboy model will be featured in September's Men's Journal and will publish a series of fitness columns as a part of the settlement. By Doha Madani Former Playboy model Karen McDougal has been released from a contract with American Media Inc. that restricted her ability to openly discuss her alleged 2006 affair with President Donald Trump. McDougal reached a settlement with the publishing company on Wednesday, freeing her from a 2016 legal agreement with The National Enquirer. News of the affair broke in February when The New Yorker detailed an alleged attempt during Trump’s campaign to prevent McDougal from going public about the 2006 affair. The magazine, owned by AMI, reportedly bought the exclusive rights to McDougal’s story for $150,000 and then spiked the article shortly before the presidential election in what is called a “catch and kill.” AMI … [Read more...] about Karen McDougal Released From Contract Restricting Her From Discussing Trump Affair
KAREN Matthews became a national hate figure for her part in staging the kidnapping of her nine-year-old daughter Shannon in 2008. The mum-of-seven was released from prison after serving just half of her eight-year sentence and is living under a new identity in the south of England. Who is Karen Matthews? Karen Matthews is the mum of Shannon Matthews, a schoolgirl who made national headlines when she vanished in 2008. Shannon's mum made a number of public appeals for information on her daughter's whereabouts during the month she was missing, despite knowing where she was all along. The Moorside, a BBC One drama retelling the story of Shannon Matthews' abduction, proved enormously popular with viewers and critics. Gemma Whelan completely transformed herself to play the role of the much-despised mum. Sheridan Smith played Karen's former friend Julie Bushby who continued to visit Karen in prison to try to get answers about the abduction. During her time in jail … [Read more...] about Where is Karen Matthews now, why did she kidnap her daughter Shannon and what happened to her other kids?
A CUSTOMS partnership between the UK and EU would make finding a resolution for the post-Brexit border easier, according to the secretary of state.Karen Bradley suggested that when it came to ensuring a frictionless border, a situation where the UK collected tariffs on the EU's behalf for goods intended for countries in the customs union would be preferable to the so-called maximum facilitation – or max fac – model being considered by the British government.Brexiteers in Theresa May's cabinet are opposed to the customs partnership proposal but pressure is growing on Britain to present its preferred solution ahead of next month's European Council.Mrs Bradley told Westminster's EU Scrutiny Committee yesterday that both the customs partnership and max fac options were "on the table" and could "potentially be made to work"."There is no doubt that a customs partnership hybrid model makes the Irish border situation easier, there is no doubt that the question of the Irish border … [Read more...] about Karen Bradley says customs partnership would make resolution of border issues easier
POLITICS 07/20/2018 06:03 pm ET In the recording, Trump discussed a payment he supposedly knew nothing about. By Antonia Blumberg A recording of then-candidate Donald Trump talking about a payment to a woman who claimed they’d had an affair suggests Trump’s team later lied about his knowledge of the payment. The tape, first reported by The New York Times on Friday but not made public, reportedly features Trump speaking with his longtime attorney Michael Cohen about a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal two months before the 2016 presidential election. The recording was among the documents and items the FBI seized from Cohen during a raid of his New York office earlier this year. McDougal, who claims she began an affair with Trump in 2006, sold her story to The National Enquirer in 2016 for $150,000. The Enquirer is owned by American Media Inc, whose CEO, David Pecker, is a friend of Trump’s. The … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen Tape Suggests Team Trump Lied About Karen McDougal
POLITICS 07/24/2018 09:34 pm ET Updated 6 minutes ago Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis told CNN that the president can be heard asking to pay with cash, presumably for the former Playboy model's story. By Doha Madani A tape of President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen discussing a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Trump, aired on CNN Tuesday night. Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo to discuss the tape, recorded in September 2016. Davis claims Trump wanted to use cash to pay for McDougal’s story. Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor now part of the president’s legal team, told CNN that Trump said he did not want to pay with cash. “I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen says in the recording, likely referring to American Media Inc. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump And Michael Cohen Caught Discussing Karen McDougal Payment On Tape