Of Course The Bezos Dick-Pic Imbroglio HAs A Trump ConnectionVAnity FAir #Dick_PicFebruary 11, 2019
had attempted to extort him, demanding he drop his investigation into how the Enquirer obtained his texts, and publish a statement denying that the tabloid’s motivations were political, or suffer the consequences (the consequences, in this case, being the release of at least one “d–k pick”).
How Michael allegedly obtained the messages between his sister and the Amazon founder is still unclear, and as of late January, he denied having anything to do with the leak.
Documents reviewed by the Daily Beast show that Michael Sanchez believed the Enquirer pursued its story about Bezos with “President Trump’s knowledge and appreciation”—a chase encouraged, in Sanchez’s estimation, by Republican operatives “who THINK Jeff gets up every morning and has a [ Washington Post ] meeting to plot its next diabolical attack on President Trump.”
“Muellerism = McCarthyism.” According to The Washington Post, Sanchez said he had heard from A.M.I.
It was a source that was well known to both Mr. Bezos and Ms. Sanchez.” Sources familiar with Bezos’s personal investigation, headed up by security consultant Gavin de Becker, told the Beast that “There is no one inside this inquiry process who doesn’t believe [Sanchez is] ground zero.” (de Becker reportedly interviewed Sanchez as part of his probe.)
Of particular interest are Michael Sanchez’s alleged ties to Roger Stone and Carter Page, both key Trumpworld figures.
Page was foreign policy adviser to the campaign who has also piqued the interest of Robert Mueller .)
Stone, who was reportedly in contact with Sanchez in the days after the Enquirer story was published, told the Daily Beast that he has never hacked anyone and said that Michael Sanchez is a “very good guy.”
(In his Medium post, Bezos noted that A.M.I.
has “been investigated for various actions they’ve taken on behalf of the Saudi Government,” and noted that the suggestion the Enquirer might be tangled up with the Saudis seemed “to hit a particularly sensitive nerve.”)