Today, federal prosecutors find out if AMI may have dealings with Bezos's rules that violate a disease safety agreement reached last year. And on Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that AMI sent a letter to the Department of Justice last year asking for an opinion as to whether it is necessary to register under the Agents Agents Registration Act.
The law requires people and companies "agents of a foreign principal," working on behalf of a foreign government or political party, to register with the U.S. government. and label the information accordingly. The law was originally adopted to combat Nazi propaganda in 1
AMI announced its action last year after publishing a promotional magazine about Saudi Arabia and bin Salman.
The ad-free magazine is sold in newsstands. Meditation in Saudi Arabia as "magic kingdom" has been described by some observers as propaganda.
AMI representatives have justified the magazine as a moving business, the great public trip of the US crown in March as the reason why its readers have a higher interest in " Saudi Arabia.
Pecker's lawyer Elkan Abramowitz said in a ABC interview on Sunday that AMI did, in fact, financing from Saudi. But he said the company "never got any."
The Journal reported Monday that AMI wrote to the Justice Department "after some news outlets writing about the publication of pro-Saudi magazine."
The Justice Department has denied "American Media is absent, nor are we, any editorial or financial affiliation in Saudi Arabia," said a spokeswoman for the CNN Business company in response to questions on Monday.
If it's really past Last year, when NBC News asked AMI if it worked with Saudi in this project, a spokesperson told "absolutely no."
But the letter to the Department of Justice states that a person in the letter company would "ask for comments" from a Saudi government's adviser.
According to the Journal, AMI followed comments and made changes based on them.
The DOJ response said the company stated that "not under any obligation to follow any suggestions made by the counselor."
DOJ's letter states that "if any facts relating to the activities conducted by the" company "in this matter differ somehow from the depictions of your submission, please inform this office, "while the status of the registration may change.
Sam Vinograd, a CNN national security trader, said the existing regulatory law to protect Americans.
"We needed foreign outlets from Russia, China, Japan and South Korea to do so, otherwise Americans had no way of knowing that what they taunted was in fact content or propaganda that a foreign government is influencing or even teaching, "he said in an email. "Not promoting as a foreign agent really allows a foreign government to launch an information war against Americans because they can influence the Americans without their knowledge."