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Trump / "National Enquirer" #1129495

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 30, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman) A "New York Times" report President Trump planned to buy the trove of dirt on Trump held by the "National Enquirer" publisher David Pecker featured; fixer Michael Cohen-Trump phone conversation about the "stuff" at the Enquirer played; "New York Times" report on the plan to buy up "all the dirt" back to the 1980s quoted. [March 7, 28, May 3, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says he did not know about the payments.] [Yesterday, TRUMP - says we do everything by the book.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's "New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman, political commentator Rick Santorum & Jeffrey Toobin about Trump & the "National Enquirer" story. [HABERMAN - explains the "New York Times" article on the discussion about buying the "National Enquirer" "stuff" in case publisher David Pecker left & Michael Cohen was dealing with this at Trump's order, how the focus of the story was on the activity between Trump & the newspaper.] [TOOBIN - offers views on how Pecker & Trump were business partners in other ventures.] [SANTORUM - offers views on how the base voted for Trump anyway, despite any personal activities.]

Berman, John

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