And in his Medium post, Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post, pointed to AMI and David Pecker's previous cooperation with Trump - including payments made to suppress negative stories, now under investigation by federal prosecutors.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeff Bezos and his estranged wife MacKenzieBezos What does Bezos claim?
The alleged extortion raises questions among some legal observers about whether AMI and its chief executive David Pecker have violated a cooperation agreement AMI made past year with federal prosecutors in connection with a $150,000 hush-money payment given to Karen McDougal, the Playboy model who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump. Bezos has been the target of criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump over the Post's critical coverage of the White House, and AMI has admitted that it engaged in what's known as "catch-and-kill" practices to help Trump become president.
In his blog, Bezos cited an email from AMI deputy general counsel, Jon Fine, to a lawyer representing de Becker.
De Becker and his team suspect Michael Sanchez, a talent manager who touts his support of Trump and is an acquaintance of Trump allies Roger Stone and Carter Page, may have provided the information to the Enquirer, the person said. "I prefer to stand up, roll this log over, and see what crawls out".
Bezos said in his Medium post that the tabloid threatened to keep the photos and publish them in the future "if we ever deviate from (the) lie" that politics played no role in the Enquirer's pursuit of Bezos' relationship with Lauren Sanchez. He wrote that it's "unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude I am their enemy".
A spokesman and an attorney for AMI did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
"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", Farrow tweeted Thursday evening.
Bezos usually stays out of the public eye, frequently delegating announcements and public Amazon business updates to his executives.
"Gavin de Becker told us that he does not believe that Jeff Bezos's phone was hacked", the reporter continued. "Alleged conduct like this puts them in the position to rethink that deal and potentially turn around and have to prosecute AMI, and that undermines their ability to continue to use them to assist other ongoing investigations".
Who or what is to blame for why they're still unsigned? "From what I understand, the Phillies have the most money to spend". Even still, both infielders contended they would have had little concern about that if Machado had come to the Bronx.
And the two heavyweights will now go head to head in the last four in a bid to earn a place in May's final in Seville. Meanwhile, Los Blancos reached the last four, after securing an emphatic 7-3 aggregate victory over Girona.
A US-led coalition provided crucial air support as Iraqi forces regrouped and drove ISIL out in a costly three-year campaign. Former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi tweeted in English on Monday that "Iraqi sovereignty must be respected".
The trio will be looking to make a big impact over the business end of the season as Arsenal try to finish in the top four. I work over the criticisms of me because I know that work in the present can change our way", he said.
As for the Oscars, A Star Is Born will compete for best picture when the ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Nevertheless, Cooper has a lot to be proud of, seeing as he's nominated for three Oscars for A Star Is Born this year.
Rockets star James Harden is also excited to have Shumpert on the team because of his ability to play all over the court. Shumpert is a free agent after this season, so they procure a pick rather than risk him walk away for nothing.
He was the longest-tenured Bulls player before being moved and was averaging 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. Chicago entered Wednesday's game against New Orleans with a 12-41 record and 15 losses in 17 games.
The subpoena asks for documents related to Zuberi but doesn't offer any clues as to why his donations may be of interest. The committee was chaired by real estate developer Tom Barrack, a longtime friend of Trump.
Madrid will not pay the 250 million euros Chelsea want but they could reach a deal with Hazard's contract expiring in 2020. According to reports , they have put a £100m price tag on Hazard in a bid to ward off Real's interest.
One case of measles confirmed in Bell County
Since the beginning of the year, Clark County Public Health has reported 50 confirmed measles cases and another 11 suspect cases. Measles has been confirmed in three more Multnomah County residents bringing the total amount of cases to four in Oregon.
Joy Behar reveals her own blackface photo on 'The View'
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Is Apex Legends available on console?
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