David Pecker heads up the most infamous tabloid in the United States, the National Enquirer. His company, American Media Inc. (AMI), reportedly pays people who have potentially damaging stories about his friends so those stories never see the light of day. He’s courted investment from the brutal regime of Saudi Arabia for a shot at adding Time magazine to his stable of publications. And his communications with Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, were specifically sought by the FBI in a search warrant executed on Cohen’s office this past April.
One more thing about Pecker: Since October 2016, he’s been a director of Postmedia, sitting on the board of this country’s largest newspaper company.
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