WaPo Reporter: Bezos Investigators Think ‘Government Entity’ Leaked Sexts

|
February 8, 2019 8:19 a.m.

Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said Thursday that Jeff Bezos’ investigators believe that a “government entity” may be behind the leak of Bezos’ sexts to the National Enquirer.

“…They have begun to believe, the Bezos camp, that this publication by the National Enquirer might have been politically motivated,” Roig-Franzia told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “[Bezos security chief] Gavin de Becker told us that he does not believe that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked. He thinks it’s possible that a government entity might have gotten ahold of his text messages.”

Bezos wrote a blog post Thursday alleging that the National Enquirer tried to use explicit pictures he sent to his mistress to blackmail him.

Watch here:

H/T Mediaite

Introducing
The TPM Journalism Fund: A New Way To Support TPM
We're launching the TPM Journalism Fund as an additional way for readers and members to support TPM. Every dollar contributed goes toward:
  • -Hiring More Journalists
  • -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism
Are you experiencing financial hardship?
Apply for a free community-supported membership
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30