A lawyer for American Media, Inc. defended National Enquirer's threats of publishing intimate text messages and images from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Lawyer Ebram Abramowitz said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that "politics has nothing to do" with the written warning that Bezos described in his reply as extortion and extortion.
"It's not extortion because everything that AMI wanted was the truth," Abramowitz said Sunday, echoing the company's earlier defense that the Inquirer had "acted legally" in his communication with Bezos.
The source of the story of Bezos and TV host Lauren Sanchez became widely reputed to be Sanchez's brother, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and affiliated with Trump-linked characters, including Carter Page and the recently accused Roger Stone. even though he refused to be involved.
Abramowitz said Sunday the source was a prolonged associated with Enquirer.
"Bezos and Mrs Sanchez knew who the source was," he said. "Any investigator who was to investigate this, knew who the source was."
Returns to Bezo's apparent suggestion that the Trump administration and the Enquirer ties to Saudi Arabia may have been involved, Abramowitz said the claim was "libel".
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"It was not the White House. Saudi Arabia, "he added. "And the injury race that went out there, slamming AMI, was that this was a political hatchet job sponsored by either a foreign country or some political in that country."
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Pecker was previously reported to be in the room with Trump and Cohen as they developed strategies to rid women's reports that they had cases with Trump, including catch-and-kill tactics for negative stories.
Pecker also suggested that AMI be able to flow embarrassing information about former President Bill and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for the upcoming election. The company has since categorically refused such meetings.