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Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

Jul 18, 2019 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair.

The documents detailing calls and text messages were made public as federal prosecutors closed their investigation into the payoff - and a similar payment to Playboy model Karen McDougal - with no plans to charge anyone in the ...