Skip to comments.Reporter: Bezos investigator believes 'government entity' may have obtained texts
Posted on 02/08/2019 5:12:59 AM PST by yesthatjallen
A reporter at the Washington Post says that an investigator hired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes that text messages leaked to the National Enquirer between Bezos and his girlfriend may have been sent to the magazine by someone in government.
In an appearance on MSNBC on Thursday, Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia said that Bezos's security consultant Gavin de Becker believes that National Enquirer obtained text messages from Bezos through inappropriate means.
Bezos on Thursday said in a blog post that the Enquirer was attempting to force him to call off his investigation of the tabloid under the threat of further texts being released.
They have begun to believe, the Bezos camp, that this publication by the National Enquirer might have been politically motivated, Roig-Franzia said Thursday.
Gavin de Becker told us that he does not believe that Jeff Bezoss phone was hacked, he thinks its possible that a government entity might have gotten hold of his text messages, he added.
De Becker's assertion that Bezos's phone was not hacked raises questions as to how staffers at the Enquirer obtained messages that were allegedly sent privately between Bezos and his rumored girlfriend, former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez.
The Enquirer is owned by David Pecker, a top ally of President Trump. Pecker has been accused of helping the president kill unfavorable stories about his past affairs during the 2016 election.
Bezos and Trump have feuded publicly over Amazon and its relationship with the federal government, as well as over Bezos's ownership of The Washington Post, which the president says unfairly targets him with negative news coverage.
In a Medium post Thursday night, the Amazon CEO vowed not to fall for "extortion" tactics from Pecker and American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer.
"Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, Ive decided to publish exactly what [American Media Inc. (AMI)] sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten," Bezos wrote.
Unsealing Seven of Nine’s divorce papers was absolutely necessary to put the Fraud in office....
I’d be fine with DJT using every lever of government against the likes of Jeff Bezos, not that it happened.
(btw, love seeing this fugly worm Bezos squirming because of his own self-made mess ...)
I’d like to know which intelligence agency works for President Trump. None of them is under his control.
How about our triply redundant DOJ motto "equal justice under law," i.e. "justice"
Bezos’ paper regularly publishes things that have been unlawfully passed to it by rogue government agents, so if he himself is now the victim of this practice it is poetic justice.
Jeff, the lady with whom you had the affair, as well as your wife, were Trump plants.
Perhaps it was the Russians?
Or one of Trump’s enemies didn’t want to worry about competition and took Bezos out early....
Informed sources deny this report because the hacker was Megan McCain acting on tips from her father’s staff
Or...his wife caught him and sent them.
His squeeze on the side is responsible.
Or Bezos outed himself as banging a broad because he wasn’t. Banging a broad that is. And someone else knew it.
True, but that’s still a bit different than government surveillance of a private citizen.
Huh, you’d imagine they’d confirm that both phones weren’t hacked which leads them to believe some outside agency provided the texts... Yet oddly they assert only Bezos’ phone wasn’t hacked.
Though, honestly, I doubt their assertion. Tech companies LOVE to provide CEOs with custom designed phones as gifts; wouldn’t shock me in the slightest if a Chinese company provided Bezos with such a gift and then leaked the texts they skimmed from their back door in the OS.
Like... maybe... gov't contractor looking accessing gov't database?
Or....Bezos was indeed banging a broad, but it wasn’t Sanchez.
If that’s the case, why would Bezos go to these lengths to protect her...?
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