My Hardball appearance was bumped due to the breaking story that the National Enquirer has dick pics of the founder of Amazon dot com
is a sentence I never thought I’d be uttering as a historian.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 8, 2019
It’s the mixture of high crimes & low comedy (cf: Watergate’s ‘plumbers’, or Spiro Agnew’s literal envelopes of graft money) that guarantee a scandal that will run and run!
Jeff Bezos just broke the National Enquirer’s business model.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) February 7, 2019
“Alexa, take revenge.”
— James O'Malley (@Psythor) February 7, 2019
The news is also that Pecker, who has had relationships with both Trump and Jared Kushner, is having this sent as he is also a witness receiving immunity in a federal case. https://t.co/CN3il8KJsj
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 8, 2019
Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos' team thinks it's possible that the text leaks were politically motivated and that a "government entity" accessed the Bezos texts and hoo boy that's certainly something pic.twitter.com/MQuzNFbCed
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 8, 2019
As my wife pointed out, Trump is in the middle of a campaign — Trump 2020 up and running. That makes AMI's focus on getting Bezos to say "no political motive" clear. If AMI did have a political motive last month, it would be an illegal campaign contribution https://t.co/KhdTBfc39k
— David Burbach (@dburbach) February 8, 2019
I and at least one other prominent journalist involved in breaking stories about the National Enquirer’s arrangement with Trump fielded similar “stop digging or we’ll ruin you” blackmail efforts from AMI. (I did not engage as I don’t cut deals with subjects of ongoing reporting.) https://t.co/kHQdWIkVjV
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) February 8, 2019
Bezos Nix Dick Pix.
It's fun being in 5th grade again.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) February 8, 2019
You're indicating that the National Enquirer, Bezos mortal enemy, hosts their site at Amazon Web Services?
— Eric Shawn (@EricShawn1) February 8, 2019
Real talk for a minute: Will HBO or Netflix have enough money for the 200 episode mini-series that will be required to explain what happened in the late teens of 21st century America. https://t.co/eE30sluUH6
— Scott Tranter (@stranter) February 8, 2019
Probably not, but Amazon will.
— Todd Reid (@ToddTReid) February 8, 2019
They can use the money Bezos extracts from David Pecker!
— John Canning (@jbc204) February 8, 2019