A lawyer representing American Media CEO David Pecker was denied on Sunday that President Trump or Saudi Arabia met intimate messages altered between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his businesswoman ahead of recent exposing the National Enquirer to Bezos's extramarital affair.
"Bezos and Ms [Lauren] Sanchez knows who the source is. Any investigator to investigate it knows who the source is," said lawyer Elkan Abramowitz at an ABC News interview "This Week. "
" This is not the White House. This is not Saudi Arabia. And the funeral that goes out there slaps AMI all of this is a financial work that is financially sponsored by either a foreign country or someone politically in this country, "said Abramowitz, who also denied the conservative Trump's operative and counselor Roger Stone behind
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Saudi officials on Sunday rejected rejection of the leaked message between Bezos and his mistress
"This is something between two parties, we have nothing to do with it , "said Adel al-Jubeir, state state minister for foreign affairs, by CBS" Face the Nation. "[1
Bezos investigators said that Enquirer's coverage on his welfare was driven by dirty politics, and the high profile clash pitted the world's richest person against the head of America's most famous tabloid, which was a strong advocate of President Trump. Trump has become extremely critical of Bezos in his ownership of The Washington Post and Amazon, and coverage of the White House Post.
Federal prosecutors expect the Enquirer to violate the cooperation agreement and nonprosecution that recently denied the gossip sheet from the bill for the payment of money to a Playboy model who claimed he had an affair with Trump , two people familiar with the things said at The Associated Press on Friday. People are not allowed to discuss the matter and speak on condition of anonymity.
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Bezos's relationship became public when Enquirer published a story on January 9 about his relationship with Sanchez , that is also marriage. Then Bezos accepted a team of private investigators to find out how the tabloid got the texts and pictures of the two altered.
Bezos's personal investigators, led by his security adviser Gavin de Becker, are focusing on Sanchez's brother, according to a person familiar with this matter. The person was not allowed to discuss this matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Michael Sanchez is the manager of his sister, a promoter of Trump and a Roger Stone acquaintance.
After Bezos on Thursday released AMI exchanges at an exceptional blog post on Medium.com, many celebrities and publishers posted on social media that they also threatened AMI. Ronan Farrow said that he and "and at least another prominent publisher" involved in tabloid reporting had "fielded similar & # 39; s digging or we'd break & # 39; s blackmail efforts AMI "and actor Terry Crews said the company" tried "by" the myth of stories about me with prostitutes. "
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In recent months, the Trump-friendly tabloid has been secretly assisted by the White House's Trump $ 150,000 campaign on Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for rights to his story about an alleged & # 39; y affair with Trump. The company then buried the story until after the 2016 elections.
Trump's long personal lawyer and organizer Michael Cohen was guilty of last year's charges on assisting brokerage transactions.
As part of an agreement without raising the case, AMI has pledged not to break the law. The deal requires top executives, including editor Pecker and Enquirer, Dylan Howard, to work with federal prosecutors. A breach of agreement may lead to criminal charges on McDougal payments.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.