Bezos probe concludes mistress' brother was Enquirer source


Bezos is sometimes derided by Trump due to the fact that the Amazon CEO is also the owner of the Washington Post.

Minutes later, however, the attorney said he could confirm that "it's not Saudi Arabia, it's not President Trump (and) it's not Roger Stone".

"The furor over who leaked intimate photos and texts of the world's richest man is centered on Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos" girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Michael Sanchez did not immediately respond to The Associated Press' request for comment on Monday. In a January 31 tweet, he said without evidence that Bezos' longtime security consultant, Gavin de Becker, who is leading the private investigation, "spreads fake, unhinged conservative conspiracy theories".

The National Enquirer said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, that it had tailed billionaire Jeff Bezos for four months across five states as he secretly rendezvoused with Lauren Sanchez. The source who spoke to The Daily Beast also suggested that Michael Sanchez believed the Enquirer was pursuing the story with "President Trump's knowledge and appreciation". Sources from inside AMI told The Daily Beast that Michael Sanchez was the source of the texts to the National Enquirer. An attorney for the head of the National Enquirer's parent company says the tabloid didn't commit extortion or blackmail by threatening to publish Bezos' explicit photos.

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Mr Ben-Veniste served as special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal.

Bezos on Thursday accused American Media Inc (AMI), the Enquirer's owner, of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing "intimate photos" he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the U.S. tabloid's reporting on him was not politically motivated.

The people weren't authorised to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. He took that fantasy to the grave since California's law required competitions to allow entry without requiring a purchase.

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