Sleazy mainstream media publications push court to unseal ‘dirt’ in Trump’s divorce records

Displaying a tenacity seldom seen when it comes to misconduct associated with Hillary Clinton, a couple of sleazy mainstream media publications are pushing the courts to unseal the records of Donald Trump’s 1990 divorce from Ivana Trump.

Gannett Co. and The New York Times Co. called on the New York Supreme Court Thursday to unseal the records to, ahem, help “resolve an ongoing campaign controversy” over whether the Republican nominee sexually assaulted his wife, according to the USA Today.

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USA Today — which is owned by Gannett — reported:

The divorce was granted on the ground of “cruel and inhuman treatment” but Donald and Ivana Trump later reached a settlement. The case has percolated through the news over the years, including stories earlier in the presidential campaign season about whether the billionaire, who is now the Republican presidential nominee, sexually assaulted his then-wife.

Ivana has since said that she and Donald Trump remain close friends and she has endorsed his candidacy. She has also downplayed any reference to assault in the divorce proceedings.


The news organizations claim that “marital fidelity” has become relevant in the election because Trump “has been raising questions about the marriage of Hillary and Bill Clinton and her role in responding to claims of sexual misconduct by her husband,” the national newspaper noted.

And for this reason, the media giants insist good old-fashioned American democracy demands that the dirt be exposed:

The records of Trump’s divorce “have become directly relevant to the issues being debated in the hotly contested presidential campaign,” the news organizations argue. “It would be deeply incongruous to American democracy to bar the public from seeing the official court records pertaining directly to the credibility and character of a person they must soon decide whether to elect as their president.”


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