Is this man the National Enquirer’s source? Five things to know about Michael Sanchez
|National Post 11 Feb 2019 at 11:27|
In an interview Sunday with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, the attorney to AMI CEO David Pecker hinted that Michael Sanchez leaked intimate messages between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, Michael’s sister.
When Stephanopoulos directly asked Elkan Abramowitz if the National Enquirer source was Michael Sanchez, Abramowitz said he couldn’t disclose who the source is because of confidentiality purposes.
Minutes later, however, the attorney said he could confirm that “it’s not Saudi Arabia, it’s not President Trump [and] it’s not Roger Stone.”
“It was a source that was well known to both Mr. Bezos and Ms. Sanchez,” he told Stephanopoulos.
A Post-created GIF that cycles through texts Jeff Bezos allegedly sent to Lauren Sanchez, according to the National Enquirer.
The same day, the Daily Beast
reported that multiple sources at AMI, the National Enquirer’s parent company, pointed to Michael as the source who leaked the intimate text messages to the tabloid.
The National Enquirer reported they followed Bezos and his mistress for four months, “across five states and 40,000 miles, tailed them in private jets, swanky limos, helicopter rides, romantic hikes, five-star hotel hideaways, intimate dinner dates and ‘quality time’ in hidden love nests.”
In a text Bezos sent to Lauren, he wrote, “I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon,” the tabloid reported.
“I LOVE YOU More than you could ever know and more than I could ever express,” Bezos reportedly sent to his lover. “But maybe I think you do know. Because you can see it when I touch you. And when I look into you. And when I linger on your lips.”
With numerous alleged culprits, here’s what we know so far about Michael Sanchez:
Dinner for three
Sanchez told the Washington Post that he is his sister’s manager and publicist and that he had found out about her relationship with the e-commerce mogul in April 2018, when the three had dinner with others at a Hollywood restaurant
Tweeting for Trump
Sanchez is a conspicuous Trump supporter on his Twitter account, often defending him and the Republican party in less than 280 characters
Friends in low places
He appears to be friends with Roger Stone and Carter Page, according to the Washington Post. Stone, a Trump advisor, has pleaded not guilty to charges of him lying to Congress as well as witness tampering. “Page is a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser whose trips to Moscow have drawn scrutiny from congressional investigators,” the report said.
Take down Trump
Sanchez told the Washington Post that numerous people at AMI informed him that the National Enquirer was doing “a takedown to make Trump happy.” David Pecker, CEO of AMI which owns the National Enquirer, is friends with the American president and, as the New York Times reported , received immunity from federal prosecutors for paying off two women during the 2016 campaign so their relationships with Trump would remain secret.
We are still not sure why Sanchez allegedly leaked the text messages and every day, more details are unfolding.
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