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the national Enquirer is up for sale as the ninety two euro tabloid known for it's sensational headlines feels the heat from its own scandals owner American media Inc or a MI said in a statement Wednesday it is looking at strategic options for the weekly paper as well as for the globe and the national examiner brands EMI's led by David Becker who has described himself as a personal friend of president trump their close ties came under scrutiny last year when EMI admitted it made a hundred and fifty thousand dollar hush money payments to a former playboy model to prevent her from going public ahead of the two thousand sixteen election with claims that she had an affair with trump the incident involved a practice called catch and kill in which the tabloid bought rights to his story but never published the potentially damaging information more recently the national Enquirer has been embroiled in a battle with the world's richest man Jeff Bezos also the owner of the Washington post that is on CEO has accused the publication of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing intimate photos of his affair with former television anchor Lauren Sanchez now is the M. I. shifts its focus away from glossy tabloid it's still holding on to a slew of popular titles in its portfolio like us weekly in touch and men's journal among others