Bezos Probing Whether National Enquirer Publishing Texts Was Politically Motivated

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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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  1. Trump: YES. And there is much more to come.

  2. I am not familiar with PIs–other than tRump sending them to Hawaii,LOL–so what can they do? Bribe someone on Enquirer staff?

  3. I hope it turns out it was because of some Amazon related ad tracker on his phone’s browser…

  4. Avatar for krux krux says:

    Don’t know what to do with this thought, but my first thought with this story was, “This is going to end with finding that government resources were used to get those texts.”

  5. Adults are free to do what they please so long as it’s legal. What goes on within private relationships is the business of the people in those relationships, and we don’t know what was acceptable between Bezos and his wife. However, once you achieve great notoriety, wealth, power and status an extramarital affair almost never ends well, for some or all of the people involved. The participants have to know that going in, they’ve witnessed the very bad results for others in the same situation. So, maybe don’t do it, or at least divorce your partner or separate from them first.

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