LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Chief Executive Officer of Amazon Jeff Bezos (L) and MacKenzie Bezos attend the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for for J/P HRO Gala)

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Report: Bezos Investigating If Leaked “Alive Girl” Sexts Came From Team Trump

The Amazon founder reportedly suspects the leak to the National Enquirer was politically motivated.

Weeks after his “alive girl” sexts to mistress Lauren Sanchez ended up in the pages of The National Enquirer,  Jeff Bezos and his security team have launched an investigation into how the publication ended up with his secret texts.

According to The Daily Beast, the security team doesn’t believe the Amazon founder’s phone was hacked following a digital forensic analysis nor do they think the leak came from Sanchez herself.

The third theory is that the leak was politically motivated and that members of President Trump’s circle may have been behind it.

Trump has repeatedly gone after Bezos over his ownership of The Washington Post and the president also promoted the Enquirer’s story after it was published.

“The fact that the texts ended up at the Enquirer has fueled Bezos’s investigators’ suspicions that the leak was politically motivated,” according to The Daily Beast. “The tabloid’s chief executive, David Pecker, admitted last month to using the Enquirer to facilitate a hush-money payment to one of Trump’s alleged mistresses during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign. Pecker is a longtime Trump friend and ally, and [the] tone of his publication’s coverage—it labeled Bezos a ‘schmuck’ in one story, for example—has struck investigators as even more venomous than typical Enquirer fare.”

Given those suspicions, Bezos’s investigators are looking at individuals with ties to figures in the president’s circle who may have had access to the phones of Bezos or Sanchez.

Likely related to Sanchez and sexts, Bezos and wife MacKenzie announced they would be divorcing after 25 years of marriage.

Read the full story at The Daily Beast