Source of Bezos pic & text leak is likely a gay Trump supporter

Marco Green
February 12, 2019

Private investigators working for Jeff Bezos have determined that the brother of the Amazon chief executive's mistress leaked the couple's intimate text messages to the National Enquirer. He is her brother. The Daily Beast reported, according to sources, that Michael Sanchez was responsible for the leak.

Though AMI has resisted revealing the source of the texts - which include some hot one-liners, like, "I want to hold you tight" - the Daily Beast notes that a lawyer for the company "strongly hinted" that Sanchez was the source during an interview with ABC Sunday.

When his name was first floated as a possibility in January, Sanchez told the Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, that he was not the source and called claims about him "lies, half-truths, sloppy tabloid leaks, [and] insane conspiracy theories".

Bezos managed to get in front of the Enquirer story, but started an investigation into how the tabloid, which has a close relationship with President Trump, happened to get its hands on what it called "raunchy messages and erotic selfies".

Mr Bezos has said AMI threatened to publish explicit photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the Enquirer obtained his private exchanges and publicly declared that the Enquirer's coverage of him was not politically motivated.

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House after receiving his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on February 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. In a January 31 tweet, he said without evidence that Bezos' longtime security consultant, Gavin de Becker, who is leading the private investigation, "spreads fake, unhinged conservative conspiracy theories". Sanchez is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

Additionally, reporting from CBS News seems to suggest that individuals inside Trump's orbit - including former adviser Roger Stone and former campaign adviser Carter Page - spoke to Michael Sanchez about the salacious texts. Carter Page, a former Trump advisor who is being investigated by Mueller for his ties to Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, also describes Sanchez as a friend. He previously worked at MTV, according to Heavy, and has been married to his husband, Casey Ashby, since 2011.

"In response to the news he'd been questioned, Sanchez accused de Becker of spreading "fake, unhinged conservative conspiracy theories [and] 'dog whistle" smears".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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