A report by the Daily Beast published Sunday alleges that the source of Jeff Bezos' leaked scandalous texts at the center of the public feud between the Trump-friendly National Enquirer and Amazon's founder, CEO, and president was the brother of Bezos' mistress and a "Trumpworld associate". But Michael told Howard Kurtz, a Fox News host, that he didn't do it. "Sanchez says "No way would I be involved in a leak that would be bad for my sister, "' Kurtz said".
Napolitano concluded that the actions of David Pecker-CEO of National Inquirer's publisher American Media (AMI)-amounted to "an act of blackmail because it is an effort to prevent [Bezos] from doing what he has a right to do by threat of exposing something".
A Post-created GIF that cycles through texts Jeff Bezos allegedly sent to Lauren Sanchez, according to the National Enquirer.
A talent manager and publicist, Sanchez has been married to his husband, Casey Ashby, since 2011.
What are Michael Sanchez's political connections?
"The White House... because of the close relationship between David Pecker and Donald Trump" the former judge answered, adding he's seen "no evidence of this but that is the implication in the media that if Jeff Bezos continues with his investigation, that's where it will lead". He frequently criticizes CNN and other news outlets on Twitter and echoes many of Trump's positions, including talking about "fake news" and calling the Mueller investigation "McCarthyism" in December.
Page, who got involved in the Russian Federation investigation after serving as an early foreign policy adviser to Trump, also told The Daily Beast that he considered Sanchez a "friend" and that his agency represented him in the past.
The matter could soon surround Trump himself.
Sanchez has ties to Trump's circle of oddballs, including recently indicted dirty trickster Roger Stone.
Why is Michael Sanchez under scrutiny? A lawyer for the company also hinted that Sanchez was the source.
"The story was given to the National Enquirer by a reliable source that had given information to the National Enquirer for seven years prior to this story".
"It was a source that was well known to both Mr. Bezos and Ms. Sanchez", he told Stephanopoulos.