Earlier today Palmer Report pointed out that because National Enquirer boss David Pecker had been given an immunity deal in exchange for his cooperation against Donald Trump, he was going to have to “give up everything” in order to live up to his end of the deal. Sure enough, now the AP is reporting that Pecker and the Enquirer were keeping a safe full of incriminating documents about Trump all along. So this changes things a bit.
Considering that Donald Trump was routinely relying on the National Enquirer to buy up the exclusive rights to his dirtiest scandals so that they’d never be published, it’s not surprising to learn that Pecker was keeping this dirt handy. The AP says that Pecker was doing this to a number of public figures, so that he could use it as leverage to get them to do “favors” in return – though it’s not specified what those favors were. Of course when it comes to Trump, what matters is where that dirt is now.
Pecker and Dylan Howard, who is also cooperating with the Feds, removed the Trump dirt from the safe just before Trump was sworn in as president. The AP says that “It was unclear whether the documents were destroyed or simply were moved to a location known to fewer people” – but that’s somewhat braindead analysis. Savvy slimelords like the boss of the National Enquirer don’t destroy the leverage they have over the incoming President of the United States; they simply put it somewhere where it’s more protected, because its value has skyrocketed.
So even though the AP won’t say it, we will: Pecker and Howard have obviously turned over the dirt on Donald Trump to the Feds. Why wouldn’t they? They can’t use it now, nor can they get in legal trouble for any of it. By turning over something so valuable, it helps ensure that the Feds don’t come knocking again. These types all keep dirt on each other, and they all it to save themselves if and when they have to. Robert Mueller now has it all.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report