REVELATIONS that the publication The National Enquirer reportedly kept a safe containing secret documents outlining its deals with Donald Trump has ignited internet fury.
According to a report by the Associated Press, the safe is full of records of hush-money payments it handled to quash damaging stories as part of its relationship with Mr Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
Mr Trump and the Enquirer had deals dating back more than a decade, AP reports.
The detail comes on the heels of federal prosecutors reportedly granting immunity to David Pecker, the CEO of the tabloid magazine’s parent company, potentially laying bare his efforts to protect the US President — a longtime friend.
The publication endorsed Mr Trump in the 2016 election — the first time it ever announced official support for a presidential candidate.
According to AP, the top-secret contents of the mystery box were removed weeks before Mr Trump’s inauguration, however it’s unclear whether the information was simply moved to another location or destroyed.
The incriminating Trump records were reportedly stored alongside similar documents detailing catch-and-kill deals of various other celebrities.
While the contents of the safe — and its whereabouts — remains a mystery for now, Twitter has some thoughts.
— New York Post (@nypost)
What if the safe has something really damaging on Trump like a picture of him hugging a Muslim child or a video of him respecting a woman of color?— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt)
David Pecker had so much evidence on #Trump he had to cram it into a safe at the National Enquirer headquarters.
Just think about that.
A gossip rag hid Trumps criminal acts in a gd safe.— Keith M. (@ksecus)
Donald Trump’s day so far:
– David Pecker cuts immunity deal against Trump
– National Enquirer had an entire safe of dirt on Trump
– Kellyanne Conway meltdown
– Jeff Sessions swings at Trump
– New York state moves to dismantle Trump Organization
– It’s still only 10:30pm— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport)
David Pecker’s safe is one of Trump’s horcruxes…— Harbinger of Mundane (@Ant_F3ltz)
Waffle day and a possible safe full of dark Trump secrets!
Happy wafflemas to me!— Amanduh!?❄??✌?? (@afireinmyveins)
Pecker kept Trump documents in a safe. There are more than just two incidents of hush money. Apparently a doorman at a Trump building was also paid. Is Trump exposed to blackmail? Is there a connection to Russia and the pee pee tapes? We are only at the beginning of this story.— Maurice Ross (@MauriceMichael)
The CEO of National Enquirer—David Pecker—has been granted immunity by prosecutors and reportedly has a SAFE of damaging stories about Donald Trump. The president who coined the term “fake news” to cover up his crimes may be taken down by a tabloid that actually prints fake news.— Ryan Knight ? (@ProudResister)
BREAKING: The National Enquirer kept a safe filled with information they helped cover up for Trump.
In other words this safe was the ‘closet’ and it’s filled with the skeletons Trump never wanted to see the light of day.
That closet just got hit by the Tornado of justice!!!— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein)
Feds: We know Trump is your longtime friend. Are you willing to go to prison to protect…
David Pecker: No.
Feds: We didn’t even finish the question.
Pecker: Trump is totally guilty.
Pecker: Here’s a whole safe full of dirt on Trump.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport)
If you thought Michael Cohen was bad (10 years as Trump fixer and alleged attorney) or the ‘safe’ of dirt that National Enquirer had collected over three decades about Trump sex scandals, or Putin’s Pee Tape? These PALE in comparison what Weisselberg has on Trump – including DOCs— Tomi Ahonen (@tomiahonen)
Trump is shitting so many bricks right now he probably has enough for his wall. https://t.co/kIafpZse5C— Brett Simpson (@BrettJSimpson)