Internet | October 16, 2017 10:23 am

Hustler Publisher Took Out Full-Page Ad Asking for Information to Impeach Trump

The Washington Post ad in the Sunday edition offered $10 million for the information.

In the Sunday edition of The Washington Post, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt paid for a full-page ad offering $10 million for information that could lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

According to AdWeekthe ad is a block of text from Flynt and Hustler magazine, offering the reward for the intel and an email address, as well as 1-800 hotline number.

A freelance staffer running the hotline told AdWeek that they have “gotten quite a lot of calls.” The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT time. According to AdWeek, the staffer had already received 150 emails and hadn’t “even gotten to the voicemail yet.

Flynt explained in the ad that he thinks Trump should be impeached and also calls out the “racist foundation of the electoral college.” He also denounces Trump team’s “cryptical collusion with Russian agents to influence the election,” writes AdWeek, and notes that Flynt has previously given cash rewards in return for damaging information about politicians.

Minda Gowen, a spokesperson for Larry Flynt Publications, and Kris Coratti, a spokesperson for The Washington Post, declined requests for comment, so it is unclear how much the ad cost.

Coratti did say that The Post gives “advertisers wide latitude to have their say,” and that, “generally, if the ads are not illegal or advocating illegal actions, we try not to place limits on speech or content,” according to AdWeek. 

Flynt said that this attempt to impeach Trump will strike many as an attempt to overturn a legitimate election, AdWeek reports, but “there is a strong case to be made that the last election was illegitimate.”