After Bezos’ team began to publicly identify Saudi Arabia as a possible source, Elkan Abramowitz, an attorney for American Media, Inc., publisher of the Enquirer, appeared on ABC’s This Week to deny Saudi Arabia was the source, saying, “I’m not permitted to tell you, or confirm or deny, who the source is. I can tell you, it’s not Saudi Arabia. It’s not President Trump. It’s not Roger Stone. But I cannot tell you who the source is.”
Abramowitz said the source was “well known to both Mr. Bezos and Ms. Sanchez”, another hint it was Michael Sanchez. Here’s that statement, and a denial that they tried to blackmail Jeff Bezos.
Gavin de Becker, the Bezos security consultant leading the investigation, told the Daily Beast that they had completed the investigation into who leaked and had already turned over evidence to law enforcement.
“Our investigation into who initially provided texts to the National Enquirer, and why it was done—that investigation is now complete. We have turned our conclusions over to our attorneys for referral to law enforcement,” de Becker told The Daily Beast on Sunday. “Our investigation into what the National Enquirer and [publisher] AMI did after they received the initial texts—that investigation is ongoing,” he added.
What did happen after they received those texts? Did they share them with anyone else? Did they seek to use this material to blackmail Bezos? What was the end game? Who else knew they were going to drop this bombshell on Bezos?
A glance at Mike Sanchez’s Twitter feed shows him to be a big Trump supporter, with lots of bashing of CNN and the Washington Post,, alongside photos of him and other well-known Trump surrogates, including Carter Page and Scottie Nell Hughes.
His last two tweets are quite telling.
Thoughts and prayers, Sanchez. You’re gonna need them.