Saudi Arabia denies function in Jeff Bezos affair, because the Nationwide Enquirer’s lawyer let slip particulars about its supply

Saudi Arabia's overseas minister stated on Sunday that the dominion had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the Nationwide Enquirer, and that the entire saga seems like a "cleaning soap opera." In his explosive weblog final week, Bezos pointed to hyperlinks between the Nationwide Enquirer and the Saudis, in addition to to his personal publication the Washington Put up's protection of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An lawyer for AMI — the Enquirer's writer — additionally denied that Saudi Arabia had something to do with the story in an interview with ABC on Sunday. He refused to call the supply who handed the texts over to the Enquirer when requested if it was Michael Sanchez, brother to Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos' reported lover. However he let slip that the supply is a person who is understood to Bezos and Lauren Sanchez. Saudi Arabia's overseas minister informed CBS on Sunday that the dominion had nothing to do with the leaking of Jeff Bezos' intimate texts to the Nationwide Enquirer. Bezos printed an explosive weblog final week accusing US tabloid the Nationwide Enquirer of "blackmail and extortion." He talked about hyperlinks between Saudi Arabia and Enquirer writer American Media Inc (AMI), together with the story that AMI printed a shiny pro-Saudi journal in March 2018. Bezos additionally made reference to the story of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Put up Journalist who was murdered within the Istanbul Saudi consulate final October. Learn extra: Trump accused of breaking legislation after refusing to report back to Congress on Khashoggi's brutal killing Bezos, who owns the Washington Put up, wrote: "The Put up's important and unrelenting protection of the homicide of its columnist Jamal Khashoggi is undoubtedly unpopular in sure circles." He additionally stated the top of AMI, David Pecker, was "apoplectic" about Bezos' investigation, and "the Saudi angle appears to hit a very delicate nerve." On Sunday, the Saudi Arabia's minister of state for overseas affairs Adel Al-Jubeir denied that the dominion had any involvement in leaking Bezos' texts to CBS. "This sounds to me like a cleaning soap opera. I have been watching it on tv and studying about it within the paper. That is one thing between the 2 events. We now have nothing to do with it," stated Al-Jubeir. On the identical day, AMI's lawyer Elkan Abramowitz gave an interview to ABC information. In it, he refused to call the supply who gave the texts to the Enquirer, however did let slip some particulars about their id. He stated it was "a dependable supply that had been giving data to the Nationwide Enquirer for seven years" and that they have been "well-known to each Mr Bezos and Miss Sanchez." AMI sources informed The Day by day Beast that the supply of the leak was Lauren Sanchez's brother, Michael Sanchez. Learn extra: The brother of Jeff Bezos' lover is allegedly the one who gave The Nationwide Enquirer the Amazon CEO's non-public texts Though he refused to touch upon whether or not Sanchez was the supply, at one level Abramowitz let slip the supply's gender. "It was an individual that was recognized to each Bezos and Miss Sanchez, subsequently giving his data extra credibility," he stated. Abramowitz additionally denied that Saudi Arabia had something to do with the leak, and stated AMI "does not have any Saudi Arabian financing." SEE ALSO: These are the principle gamers within the explosive saga of Jeff Bezos' love life and his battle with the Nationwide Enquirer Be a part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: Apple ceaselessly modified the largest tech occasion of the 12 months by not exhibiting up