Listen: Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump And Ken Lacorte discussed on The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips
"Had in advance of the two thousand sixteen election. The story of President Trump in stormy Daniels and then buried it in order to protect President Trump. It turns out now that that is simply not true Ken Lacorte who was over at Fox News. When all of this happened. He's over at media today. Talking about how this is untrue. He says two weeks before the two thousand sixteen presidential election as the editorial head of Fox News online are vide draft. News story that said porn. Actress stormy Daniels had confirmed having an affair with Donald Trump a decade earlier. The only problem was stormy hadn't said that Daniels and her associates or playing a bizarre cat and mouse game with Fox News and other outlets trying to get their story out without fingerprints. And ultimately without enough proof to publish we and others practice, solid journalism. Now that's being spun in an effort to prove the opposite the backstory, according to Ken Lacorte, former digital director over Fox News. He says in twenty eleven a gossip website called the dirty published an anonymous tip alleging that Donald Trump had an affair with stormy Daniels in two thousand five while Malania was pregnant with baron the next day Daniels wear since a cease and desist to the sites. Operator demand in the post your moved. What about the dirty? It's user submitted site, which posts sorted rumors usually about former girlfriends. Tober eighteenth two thousand sixteen says look I got my first look at these stormy Daniels story written by FOX reporters NFL zone. We'll primarily covered celebrity news for Princeton video. It wasn't a detailed investigative piece as the media has portrayed this week. But a nine paragraphs story that sorely needed backup. It included a toward confirmation. It's true. From an unnamed Daniel spokesperson an anonymous, quote from a friend who said, she dropped off Daniels to meet Trump at a hotel and quotes from the dirty owner. We said that he had spoken to Danielson two thousand eleven and she had confirmed the affair it lacked any mention of payments a hush money contract or any corroborating evidence beyond the to secondhand accounts on top of that stormy Daniels herself had publicly denied the whole thing denial. She would maintain for another year. The story wasn't close to being publishable my decision to hold. It was no brainer. I didn't do it to help Trump and never said nor implied. Otherwise, it was such an easy call I never even floor, my direct, boss or anyone in management about it. Still. Our editors told fell zones keep digging until a week before the election. Stormy and her friends what radio silence. In the recent national coverage of this incident writes, the FOX digital director based on an article in the New Yorker, no one has questioned why stormy would try to leak an anti-trump story exclusively to Fox News"