National Enquirer Parent Says It Will Investigate Jeff Bezos Extortion Claims

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You can read Bezos's original post here.

Earlier in the day, the company said it "acted lawfully" while reporting the story and engaged in "good-faith negotiations" with Bezos.

American Media Inc said in a statement issued today it "acted lawfully" while reporting the story. Pecker is one of the board members, so legal analysts expressed skepticism about the legitimacy of the investigation. Prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY already picked Pecker's brain and his organization's records for anything they could use in their case against Cohen, which was apparently enough to get him off with a warning.

AWS representatives, presumably still dazed by this whole thing like the rest of us, did not respond to a request for comment on the breadth and depth of American Media's spending on the cloud computing giant's services.

The agreement requires AMI commit no crimes for three years.

In a blogpost on Thursday, Bezos cited an email from AMI deputy general counsel, Jon Fine, to a lawyer representing de Becker.

A spokesman for the Southern District of NY did not respond to a request for comment on the matter. The report appeared days after Bezos and his wife Mackenzie announced their divorce. Hours later, the first Enquirer story on his extra-marital relationship with Sanchez posted online.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' security consultant for two decades, Gavin de Becker, has formed the opinion that the publication of personal details pertaining to Bezos' extra-marital affair by The National Enquirer may have been politically motivated.

The billionaire, who also owns the Washington Post, said AMI had wanted him to make a "false public statement" that the National Enquirer's coverage of him and his mistress was not politically motivated.

In the blog post, Bezos pointed to AMI's CEO David Pecker's previous cooperation with Trump, including payments made to suppress negative stories, now under investigation by federal prosecutors.

'So what they have to be concerned about is the prosecutor saying, well you've now committed blackmail, you've now committed extortion, we're going to tear up that agreement and prosecute you the same way we prosecuted Michael Cohen.

Federal prosecutors in NY are probing whether the National Enquirer's parent company violated a cooperation agreement in its handling of the story regarding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Rather than accepting the deal, Bezos went public, making a bet that sunlight is the best disinfectant in a sordid case like this.

AMI's financial backer, hedge fund manager Anthony Melchiorre, also has rubbed shoulders with the president, including a White House dinner in July 2017. Of course I don't want personal photos published, but I also won't participate in their well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption.

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"So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post".

So now everyone is waiting to see.

"The Bezos divorce ordinarily wouldn't have been registered on the Enquirer Richter scale other than he is the archenemy of President Trump", George told CNBC.

President Trump tweets a shot at the Amazon CEO.

The person who spoke anonymously to CNN Business said that other shoes are likely to drop.

Meantime, The Enquirer's website doesn't say a word about this controversy.

I'd say there's a 100% chance that Trump ordered the spying to find out if Bezos' dick is bigger.

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