Bezos Probing Whether National Enquirer Publishing Texts Was Politically Motivated

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order to... SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 31, 2019 8:41 a.m.

Jeff Bezos launched an investigation into how the National Enquirer was able to obtain his personal text messages that revealed his affair with Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez, The Daily Beast reported.

Bezos is personally funding the investigation independent of Amazon and has hired his personal security team to look into the matter. Investigators don’t believe Sanchez leaked the messages nor do they think that Bezos’ phone was hacked. The team is looking into whether the leak of the text messages was politically motivated, given the Enquirer’s ties to President Trump.

Trump reveled in the Enquirer piece, tweeting about the tabloid’s “accurate” reporting and slamming the “lobbyist newspaper” — The Washington Post — that Bezos owns.

Read the full Daily Best report here. 

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