New Yorkers latest report (March 11, 2019) reveals that as early as the 2016 presidential election, entertainment-focused Fox journalist Diana Falzone had evidence of Trumps relationship with Stormy Daniels, as well as seal money.
However, the report failed to be released because Fox News President Murdoch wanted Trump to be elected.
At that time, Ken Lacott, head of Fox News, told Falzon, Well done, son. But Murdoch wants Donald Trump to win. So let it go.
Lacott denied the claim, but a colleague from Falzon confirmed it to The New Yorker.
It was not until a year later, in January 2018, that the incident was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. At that time, Trump had won the election and had been President of the United States for about a year.
Daniels and Trumpton Source: MySpace
But it did spark a lot of waves.
In March 2018, Daniels filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles asking the court to declare her secret agreement with Trump null and void. The reason is that Trump did not sign.
She claims to have had sex with Trump and has been in a relationship for years. Before the 2016 presidential election, the Trump team signed a confidentiality agreement with Daniels because they didnt want Daniels to expose the matter. Trumps then lawyer, Cohen, paid her $130,000 seal fee on October 27, 2016.
On April 9, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided President Cohens office and seized a number of business records, e-mails and documents, including payment records to Daniels.
Last December, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for fraud and perjury to Congress. In court, he said his foolish loyalty to Trump had led him down the dark road.
On February 27 this year, Cohen criticized Trump at a hearing in front of the whole United States. He also provided a copy of the check drawn from Trumps personal bank account on the spot. Cohen called it Trumps sealing fee to pay Daniels, the pop star, to prevent damage to his campaign.
Cohens video screenshot at the February 27 hearing
At present, Fox News has not responded to the New Yorker report.
But Murdoch wasnt a Trump supporter at first, and he had been embarrassed by Trump more than once, such as embarrassing his friends and the country as a whole.
Murdoch himself was an immigrant, and he was angry at Trumps xenophobia. In 2015, when Trump claimed that the majority of immigrant criminals and rapists from Mexico, Murdoch corrected him on Twitter, pointing out that Mexican immigrants, like all immigrants, have a much lower crime rate than native people.
Its just that Murdoch doesnt seem to want Hillary elected any more than Trump.
Foxs critics say that Fox has become a platform for Trumps dictatorship. But the New Yorker says Murdoch should not think its wrong. He once said, The fact is, we Americans are reluctant to admit that authoritarian society is feasible.
On June 25, 2016, Murdoch and Trump were at Scottish Golf Course @Visual China