A probe launched by Jeff Bezos’ personal security team increasingly suspects that political motives underpin the disclosure of the Amazon CEO’s text messages to The National Enquirer, as per The Daily Beast. The investigation itself is personally funded by Bezos and is being conducted independent of Amazon.
Evil Mr. Clean, aka Bezos, lost his marriage because the texts documented his affair with Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez. What woman wouldn’t want to receive these sweet nothings: “I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight,” and “I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.” Nothing is more of a turn-on than being called “alive girl.”
A digital forensic analysis has ruled out the theory that Mean Daddy Warbucks had his phone hacked, according to three sources familiar with the inquiry. These people also said there’s no evidence that Sanchez herself was the one who leaked the texts.
Investigators seem to think that a politically-motivated leak seems the most viable theory because it also explains why the texts were published in the less-than-reputable National Enquirer. The Enquirer’s CEO, David Pecker, has a number of ties to President Donald Trump, who has recently made Bezos one of his favorite bullying targets. Besides being friends with Trump, Pecker admitted to using the tabloid to facilitate a hush money pay-off to one of Trump’s supposed mistresses just before the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump tweeted about the Enquirer’s story and referred to The Washington Post, which Bezos owns, as the “lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post.” Investigators theorize that someone close to Trump’s circle who also had access to the Bezos’ and Sanchez’s phones may be behind the leaked texts.
And who could this person be? Roger Stone decided to implicate himself, as the The Daily Beast detailed how the Trump aide tried to come out ahead of their article on—where else?—InfoWars:
On Tuesday, in an apparent attempt to preempt The Daily Beast’s reporting on this story, Roger Stone, a longtime Trump advisor facing criminal charges related to the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, claimed to the conspiracy site InfoWars that The Daily Beast was working on an article alleging that he had conspired with the Trump administration to hack Bezos’ text messages and feed them to the Enquirer.
Stone also said that that story had been pitched by “the Amazon PR people.”
All of those claims are false.
Neither Jon Hammond, a spokesperson for Enquirer parent company American Media Inc., nor a spokesperson for Amazon provided comment on The Daily Beast’s story.
as the inquiry into the leak continues, no formal statement has yet been released.