Jared Kushner Took Over For Michael Cohen As Trump's 'National Enquirer' Link

Amy Feinstein

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has the title of senior advisor for the Trump administration, but his job description has never been well defined, at least not for the public. But now it has been revealed that Kushner allegedly took on a lot of the jobs that former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen left behind, including being the direct contact with National Enquirer publisher David Pecker.

The Daily Beast reports that when the relationship between Trump and Cohen cooled and then soured, Kushner took over as a "conduit," with Pecker as the head of the National Enquirer's parent company, AMI. In the early days of the Trump administration, Kushner and Pecker spoke on the phone about various media matters, and the publisher was said to be pleased that he had so much front row access to the West Wing and Trump.

The report added that Kushner took on the position as "fixer in chief" plus guardian of the Trump name and image, serving as a liaison on various matters and projects on an as-needed basis. David Pecker had been a feather in Trump's cap for years, as AMI and the National Enquirer were able to kill and plant stories to aid Trump's reputation and later on, his campaign.

But now that the heat has been turned up to high on Cohen, who now is facing three years in prison, and Pecker has received immunity, both are confirming that stories were killed and at least one woman was paid off on the behest of Donald Trump, which in turn violated campaign finance laws.

Now Rudy Giuliani, who has taken over as Trump's personal lawyer, has stated this week to the Daily Beast that none of this is a "big crime."

"Nobody got killed, nobody got robbed… This was not a big crime. I think in two weeks they'll start with parking tickets that haven't been paid."

"Last year, Brzezinski and Scarborough, who had increasingly become Trump critics, made the explosive allegation that three senior aides to President Trump 'warned' the couple that the Enquirer would publish a negative story on them unless they 'begged' Trump to intervene on their behalf. "

At the time, Joe Scarborough had reportedly sought the advice of Jared Kushner, not knowing that the Trump son-in-law was also a go-between with David Pecker. Kushner advised that Scarborough speak directly with Trump about the issue.

A year later after the FBI raided the offices of Michael Cohen, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, the feds came knocking on Pecker's door and at some point, an agreement for cooperation was reached, presumably ending the years of headlines favorable to the Trump family.