Who Leaked Jeff Bezos' Text Messages?

Cornelia Mascio
Febbraio 12, 2019

Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, tours the facility at the grand opening of the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle, Washington on January 29, 2018.

During a Fox Business segment, host Stuart Varney and Napolitano discussed Bezos' claims that the National Enquirer attempted to blackmail him by threatening to publish illicit photos of him and intimate text messages from his extramarital affair unless he halts an investigation into the tabloid. A person familiar with the matter told the newspaper "The New Kingdom" issue fawning over Prince Mohammed was "done to kiss his ass when he came to visit in the hopes he'd invest in the company and it didn't work".

The findings add to the intrigue surrounding the clash between the pro-Trump tabloid and the world's richest man. Bezos' investigators have suggested the Enquirer's coverage of his affair was driven by dirty politics.

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House after receiving his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on February 8, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Documents reviewed by The Daily Beast show that Michael Sanchez believed the Enquirer pursued its story about Bezos with "President Trump's knowledge and appreciation"-a chase encouraged, in Sanchez's estimation, by Republican operatives "who THINK Jeff gets up every morning and has a WaPo meeting to plot its next diabolical attack on President Trump".

Michael Sanchez did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on Monday. Sources from inside AMI told The Daily Beast that Michael Sanchez was the source of the texts to the National Enquirer.

On Sunday, an attorney for the head of American Media, which owns the Enquirer, said that the information for the story had been provided by a "reliable source" well-known to Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.

A Post-created GIF that cycles through texts Jeff Bezos allegedly sent to Lauren Sanchez, according to the National Enquirer.

He was asked if Mr Sanchez was the source and he said: "I'm not permitted to tell you or confirm or deny who the source is". Ben-Veniste had served as special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

The National Enquirer said it followed Bezos and his mistress for four months, "across five states and 40,000 miles, tailed them in private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and "quality time" in hidden love nests". AMI was implicated in one of the charges after they admitted to paying $150,000 to gain exclusive rights to former Playboy model Karen McDougal's story of an alleged affair with Trump-a "catch and kill" agreement-in order to kill her story amid the 2016 presidential campaign.

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