Home » Articles » Blog » Jeff Bezos’ Extortion Claim And The ‘Saudi Angle’ | The Last Word | MSNBC Jeff Bezos’ Extortion Claim And The ‘Saudi Angle’ | The Last Word | MSNBC January 7, 2020 Bruce Wright 100 Articles, Blog Tags: AMI violated, Best of last night, blackmail Jeff Bezos, blackmail machine, current events, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, immunity deal, Jeff Bezos, Jeff Bezos’ Extortion Claim, Jonathan Alter, Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell, lawrence odonnell live, Liberal News, msnbc, MSNBC Live, msnbc news, National Enquirer, Noah Shachtman, Progressive News, Saudi Angle, The Last Word, The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Trump ally David, us news, white house Previous: Angle Bisector Next: Mars Facts for Kids/Planet Mars Song Related posts ‘Ingraham Angle’ panel reacts to CNN’s Cuomo likening coronavirus to 9/11 Candace Owens on how the black vote could impact the Trump campaign About The Author Bruce Wright 100 Comments Butch Lake says: February 11, 2019 at 3:46 am ANYTHING THAT MSNBC SAYS IS LIKE THE YELLOW RAG THE INQUIRER! Reply Lexx S says: February 11, 2019 at 3:47 am Why would you mess with the richest man (that we know of)? If I was Bezos I would literally buy up everything trump just to tear it all down. Reply devtank says: February 11, 2019 at 5:25 am I feel an urge to watch All the Presidents Men again… Reply Rob Scott says: February 11, 2019 at 5:46 am AMI will be found as a foreign agent for the saudi's and the GOP will be found a foreign agent for the Russians Reply shinyshinythings says: February 11, 2019 at 6:00 am The president openly calling for a change in ownership of a paper that has published unpleasant stories about him … is something I’d expect hearing about a third world country. Not my own. We have had enough. Reply Arturo Garza says: February 11, 2019 at 6:43 am MSNBC is now getting their sources from former pornstars? They couldn’t be more pathetic. Reply Tim Newth says: February 11, 2019 at 6:58 am OMG this exposes a few of the criminals that run the world. The willful ignorance that republicans use to support Trump is ugly. Trump wanted into the billionaire club, but I think he just got declined. Reply DataWaveTaGo says: February 11, 2019 at 8:57 am Inside the Spy Scandal at the Heart of Jeff Bezos’ War With the National Enquirer In 2017, the Israeli firm NSO Group sold Riyadh a $55 million spy program termed Pegasus which hacks smartphones to obtain their contents. This capability was desired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to spy on his enemies abroad—including, it seems, the doomed Jamal Khashoggi. Since somebody appears to have hacked Jeff Bezos’ smartphone and passed its salacious contents to The National Enquirer, the Saudi angle is one which investigators are pursuing with vigor right now. If foreign intelligence services are collaborating with gossip merchants to smear private citizens and silence critics, that’s an alarming development which one expert recently termed super-doxxing, and it’s something which all Americans should be concerned about https://observer.com/2019/02/jeff-bezos-national-enquirer-spy-scandal/ Reply Jean Roch says: February 11, 2019 at 9:21 am Don't call royalty "the royals". The correct term is "the medieval inbreds". Reply lam dao says: February 11, 2019 at 10:50 am 😁😁😁 When dump promised to DRAIN THE SWAMP and LOCK HER UP, as usual, he got his pronouns and consonants wrong. What he meant was DRAIN HIS SWAMP and LOCK HIM UP. Reply jmgrant44 says: February 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm Noah called Michael Sanchez, Mark Sanchez. Must be a Jets fan. Reply Rob Parks says: February 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm Going deep, I see what you did. Lmmfao Reply hauskalainen says: February 11, 2019 at 12:35 pm Journalism should be like the medical profession. You should be held to account by the mass of your fellow journalists. Reply Sons of Atonement M.C says: February 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm Bezos… your girlfriend…Woof! LolIf bezos and Sanchez had a kid together, that'll be a real sight to see 😆! bezos having his stank eye and Sanchez with her cockeye lol lol. Anyone remember "Crazy eyes" from Mr Deeds? Lol lol lol lol Reply TheDesertsweeper says: February 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm As a foreigner interested in US politics this sort of story amuses me because it's nothing new – such things seem to happen all the time in the USA and people say there "may" be illegal activity. But then the years go by and….nothing is done about it. Reply DharmaOfDog says: February 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm Poor Trump – his childish jealousy never ends. Trumps insecurities come from a Life being built by fakery & lies. If he really was the Man he claims to be, we'd actually have a President. Any affiliation with the well known Sleaze Rag the Nat'l Inq is typical Low class Trump Reply Cross Snep says: February 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm Drumpf's met his match with any 5th grader Reply ScytheNoire says: February 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm Wonder what Pecker's prison name will be. Reply ifyoueverfind78 says: February 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm wow Reply Jason Faulkner says: February 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm Hey MBS and clan Saud … guess what? In 10 years over half of all new vehicle sales will be electric. EV don't use oil. Currently, over 50% of all oil on earth goes in to vehicles. So say hello to your future of $15 dollar per barrel oil, and a Kingdom under siege from its own subjects. Enjoy your karma burger, with a side salad of justice. Reply ricksalv1 says: February 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm this country would be so much better off without the National Enquirer. Reply M A R says: February 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm Best thing for this country after all is said and done, should be deportation. Let him choose where-Russia or Saudi Arabia. He seems to favor those two. We don't need this guy trying to take our democracy away. Reply dhruvhnk says: February 11, 2019 at 5:52 pm Bezos a richest man on Earth,a true billionaire,publishes material he is blackmailed with and doesnt care if he is bald.Drumph a phoney billionaire,Vlads sugarbaby ,paid 130 K to more men women and beasts to be counted and too vain to admit he is bald.Who do you think is the better "fighter"? Reply Linda Hoganson says: February 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm Trump war and Congress to stop investigating him just us a.m. I warned Bezos to stop investigating. Reply Gary Dunn says: February 11, 2019 at 7:50 pm FBI should just go and raid the National Enquirer. Reply Guy Frawley says: February 11, 2019 at 8:47 pm Good God America, what have you become? Are you, but a microcosm of humanity? You cannot tell me that the the National Enquirer's "business model" was "unknown" till now!Just plain sickening! And everyone acts surprised when AOC arrives and gives the Good Old Bucket a good kick! Reply Leo Nabinger says: February 11, 2019 at 8:48 pm O'Rourke for president Oprah for vice president show us your taxes how about helping out yes Amazon you could make a great difference in this up-and-coming race 2020 Reply Guy Frawley says: February 11, 2019 at 8:49 pm Why hasn't he lost it already? Whats the delay? Reply anonUK says: February 11, 2019 at 8:58 pm 5:23 Only the best people! Reply AlkamistStar says: February 11, 2019 at 9:06 pm Ari the 🐐 Reply SunRaIV says: February 11, 2019 at 9:07 pm The National Enquirer also has Trump in the pocket .. Reply Matthias Jan Brungers says: February 11, 2019 at 9:12 pm THIS will break Trumps Neck Reply Thoth_432 says: February 11, 2019 at 11:08 pm Trump needs to be locked up Reply A D says: February 11, 2019 at 11:22 pm Diddley! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gtFF9fpnvk Reply 7aoz says: February 11, 2019 at 11:35 pm Wow really? Trump needs a mini me already Reply Dorothy Gears says: February 11, 2019 at 11:52 pm That sleaze bag incompetent corrupt immoral pos is your President!! Reply goodboybuddy1 says: February 12, 2019 at 12:08 am Treason Reply kwood68 says: February 12, 2019 at 12:09 am Jeff Bezos is too old to be sending naked pictures to his girlfriend. Plus why wasn't he smart enough to know you don't trust sending personals over the Internet. Doesn't he know of Anthony Weiner, does he remember Hillary's email scandal? I can't believe he's that dumb. Come on Jeff, you should know better. Get rid of the girlfriend, she's bad luck, and go back to your wife. Reply Charlie Cross says: February 12, 2019 at 12:34 am why are we allies with Saudi they are obviously not our friend ( 17 of 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi) Reply Ryan Malloy says: February 12, 2019 at 12:37 am lawyer Ross makes a good point Reply Roderick Schell says: February 12, 2019 at 1:07 am What if Jeff Bezos Sue the Inquirer for Everything including all of the Killed Stories locked up in that safe? Reply manspike44 says: February 12, 2019 at 1:11 am Google "Saudi government help students flee US" Saudi Arabia have for years help citizens break laws here without repercussions. Reply Alan Macphail says: February 12, 2019 at 1:16 am " Not directly involved… " , " Doesn't involve the President… ", " Happened before he worked for Trump.." umm.. It does seem through, that every time they turn over a rock, Trump comes crawling out. Reply KD says: February 12, 2019 at 1:56 am Take notes Silicon Valley, and get rid of Saudi royals from your investors. No matter how legit they seem with sob stories of progress, it is just a matter of time before they ask you to start spying on their people and tracking their whereabouts at all times. Reply George Stone says: February 12, 2019 at 2:17 am Wow, what a cesspool of evil corruption the Trump family crime syndicate is. Reply Andre Gordon says: February 12, 2019 at 2:31 am 0:58 Is Ari doing subliminal hip hop messages now ? Lol Great reporting as always Ari Reply Dave G says: February 12, 2019 at 2:53 am It's all about Trumps tiny mushroom! Reply David Jones says: February 12, 2019 at 2:53 am Since Trump has been elected, Democrats have approved of full-term abortions; adult men, dressed in women’s clothing cheering for an 11 year old boy dressed as a girl in a long dress dancing in a stripper bar for them & now they're proposing, all immigrants be provided free medical insurance & for those who don’t want to work, free money for life. Are you proud to be a democrat? Reply Senna458 says: February 12, 2019 at 3:15 am I cannot believe that there are people stupid enough to take anything written in the National Enquirer seriously. It is absolute trash …… yet Americans are not only stupid enough to buy it and read it, but they actually allow it to form their political opinions? Wow …. beyond pathetic. Reply Charliebrm1 says: February 12, 2019 at 3:29 am At the wrap up, Ari points out that he's only joking about the pornography reference, then he slides in his thanks; (name, name) and Jonathan Alter for GOING DEEP on a story …Of course by then I'm all ears to the conversation. Reply J Christopher says: February 12, 2019 at 6:20 am The guy on the far right with the dark hair speaking on “dots” seems like he’s scared to say anything negative about Saudi Arabia. Reply AntiSocial Atheist says: February 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm trump is like a generic billionaire while Bezos is a real billionaire. Trump is also a fake president Reply Dee Pattison says: February 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm Get rid of the National Enquirer and clean up every supermarket in the country. Maybe people should ask that it not be carried in our supermarkets where even children are exposed to it. Reply Marguerite Galimitakis says: February 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm I believe what Mr Besos is saying. Trump hates the media and will do anything to stop the media for telling the truth. I love reading the Washington post whom has always been truthful in reporting the facts compare to the moonie Washington Times. Enquire has always…always told lies to make alot of money It is a fantasy paper. Do not touch Mr BesosFor telling the truth elements of hate. WHAT REAL ESTATE DEAL HAVE YOU MADE WITH SAUDI ARABIA TRUMPTHAT IS THE REASON WHY YOU SIDE WITH THEM and not our country. Liar for the liars! Reply DigitalUniverse says: February 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm i hope Bozos expose each and everyone.. Reply Floyd Sever says: February 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm Ahh, the Mueller investigation-The gift that keeps on giving. Reply M S says: February 12, 2019 at 5:36 pm This is cooperation and planing of Zionist Jews Israeli by saudi Arabia against american Washington Post, and US TRUMP and KUSHNER JEWS Reply lillian ballard says: February 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm About same age and have followed Jeff B for years,here and there. A good man. Thank you sir. Reply M S says: February 12, 2019 at 6:08 pm Trump organize crime thought Bezo is brithish news paper,when they wrote about the Meleania was nothing in modeling, run to kiss her hand Reply Maurice Sasseville says: February 12, 2019 at 6:31 pm I'm no a Trump fan at all. But it seems like MSNBC is really pandering to people who want nothing more than to see Trump impeached. I personally don't think it will happen. Trump needs to be voted out, I don't think that they'll realistically make a significant case against him. The most they'll do IMO is take down someone from his inner circle like Don Jr. IMO there is ZERO chance that he won't run again, and all this energy spent on the indictment will just give him momentum going into the election if he can avoid direct ties. It'll vindicate everything he said about a witch hunt and fake news to his followers…and enough undecided voters will believe that the truth is "in the middle" and be willing to vote for him again. Reply CA McCain says: February 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm It's a theory, but it has the ring of plausibility. Go with it. Remember, these guys have only a few dirty tricks up their sleeves; they have become fat and sloppy over the years because they have done this with impunity for decades; and their backs are against the wall. Of course they would try to pull this kind of stuff. Reply CA McCain says: February 12, 2019 at 7:47 pm Trump is breaking the Magnitsky Act now, because he will not act against the Saudi Prince. Reply Rosita Sultana says: February 12, 2019 at 7:48 pm Jeff kicked the Hornets’ Nest!! Good job, sir! They fukkked with the wrong guy…. Reply CA McCain says: February 12, 2019 at 7:50 pm Somebody at AMI with a glimpse of a moral backbone, please , please, please unleash all their information. AMI whistleblowers you will be well received. Let the information fly. Reply CA McCain says: February 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm Enquirer is scum. Trump is scum. His world of scum has slimmed our highest office. And this doesn't disgust Republicans who believe they are the only true Americans who have a monopoly on Patriotism. Who is at fault for that? Fox News and Rupert Murdoch. Reply Kit Datson says: February 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm Why is it that the "thumbs down" icon is always the same or very close to the same number on different news shows? Reply Steelmage99 says: February 12, 2019 at 9:27 pm President Trump makes official presidential proclamations concerning the Bezos story.When asked, the White House says it won't comment on an issue between Bezos and the National Inquirer. W….T….F? You already commented on it, you odious toads!! I swear the media (all of them) have zero backbone. Call out the pathetic liar mercilessly. Call it what it is – lying spin! Reply Snaggle Toothed says: February 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm 2:36 Inspector Gadget. Reply Helen Lowe says: February 12, 2019 at 10:52 pm 45 will be out the WHITE HOUSE SOON ENOUGH!! FOR THE CROOK/ TREASONOUS TRAITOR THAT HE IS!! Reply Luis Ortiz says: February 12, 2019 at 11:15 pm pekeer gasz de video of the jenelaist heen kell? Reply ladonna Jackson says: February 12, 2019 at 11:17 pm DEAD FAKE NEWS!! Reply Luis Ortiz says: February 12, 2019 at 11:20 pm nostracamus no falla Reply Chuck Martin says: February 13, 2019 at 2:39 am If people are going to the Bible as a source of information, you can look to John's book where he said that people have gravitated to the darkness and would not accept the light. Reply good morning says: February 13, 2019 at 3:11 am Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump liesTrump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump liesTrump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Trump lies Reply Cicily Mitchell says: February 13, 2019 at 3:35 am You try to blackmail the richest man on the planet via email. You just can't make this stuff up. Reply bisquitnspanky says: February 13, 2019 at 12:59 pm Protecting/promoting one powerful man by paying people off while blackmailing another. Now THAT is media bias!!!! A billion in debt? They probably think their Trump connection will help them with this problem. Too bad Trump is many billions in debt. Reply kingpest13 says: February 13, 2019 at 1:21 pm Are we great yet? Anyone else tired of being dragged down by this criminal president and his criminal friends? Reply Jean Falco says: February 13, 2019 at 3:53 pm Bezos IS A CRIMINAL AND A FRAUD!! Reply bisquitnspanky says: February 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm Now that he's started, Trump will never stop attacking Bezos under any circumstances. He and Putin are very simple minded in this respect. Trump, of course is simple minded in every respect. Reply Alcathous says: February 13, 2019 at 5:42 pm AMI is a Saudi agent. And they are now an accomplice in the murder of a journalist to stop his reporting. Reply SO S says: February 13, 2019 at 7:16 pm Look, if you're going to be dumb enough to send pix of your dingaling over the airwaves, be prepared for any kind of target on your back. There's ALWAYS a server somewhere storing personal & private info. Derp. Reply Lazyo Ranch says: February 13, 2019 at 10:22 pm Your a payed hack Reply Jerome Baker says: February 13, 2019 at 11:10 pm At what point does a democracy become socialism? When a big portion of the country are reliant on one social program or another, whether they directly know it or not? So to not strive for a manageable health care system in the United States is going against your own interests! While some may be in good health now it is not guaranteed to always be that way! When most families are a check or two from being financially ruined, imagine having also a turn for the worse to your health? Having guaranteed healthcare would sure come in handy! Reply J T says: February 14, 2019 at 5:06 am Gavin deBecker has given the best advice to Bezos. Do Not Bow! Reply Cosimo Kramarawicz says: February 14, 2019 at 5:52 am David Peckerhead. Reply Cosimo Kramarawicz says: February 14, 2019 at 5:53 am Trump will be schooled! Reply Moebius says: February 14, 2019 at 9:18 am With all this Trump vs Bezos stuff going on … I now feel much much better about purchasing from Amazon Reply Bullettube says: February 14, 2019 at 10:19 am The National Inquirer is no different then the old Hollywood expose magazines and gossip columnists that the studios had to keep paying to keep scandals out of the public eye. These gossip magazines and their private detectives made their profits not from subscriptions but from extortion and blackmail. They tried to extort money from Carol Brunette, Earl Flynn, and many others but when they stood up against them in court they always won. Jeff Bezo knows he can win this, and I hope for his sake that his girlfriend and her brother aren't in cahoots with each other. Look up the tragic story about Fatty Arebuckle, he was set up and ruined by a false scandal. Reply jedi26 jedi26 says: February 14, 2019 at 9:34 pm Remember this journalist guy was almost insinuating Trump was behind the leak photos of Bezos! Now we know the person behind the leak for those photos! MSNBC is fake news. Reply jedi26 jedi26 says: February 14, 2019 at 9:44 pm Listening to this people from MSNBC being insanely conspiracy wackos !!! They are trying to find a smoking gun on Trump! But now we know the leaker of this pics was the brother of Sanchez! Reply Marcela Vargas says: February 14, 2019 at 11:38 pm All these people have said so far are hypothesis and conjecture. Why talk so much about it if they really have not proof of anything. How is this news???? Not a Trump supporter by the way. It's just funny to listen to a whole 18 minutes of men saying if true! LOL! Reply ReiHinoSenshi says: February 15, 2019 at 6:14 am Hm mistress family member was connected to trump?..hm kinda wild thery..to toss at ya she was used to set bezos up? Yea it's his fault for taking the bait but intel on relationship status ie bezos and his wife was arguing she meracuoisly appeared to comfort him ect or be in the right places at the right time so it seems like destiny or something. If that the planning and such actually happened (not excusing bazos actions) for all that planing to go on to take out someone..god help us all..muller look into this! Reply Edward S Torbicki says: February 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm "And we told them to… … take a walk." Reply abdallahsg says: February 26, 2019 at 7:03 pm Bozo hahahaha 🤣 Reply Telly Vin-a says: February 27, 2019 at 3:01 am never considered national enquirer to be a legit publication and now there's proof that it's illegitimate Reply Terri Civility says: March 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm I wouldn't be surprised if this happened, not because of the newspaper, but because Bezo's is considered the richest man in the world. #egosabound Reply kameron steel says: March 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm And you people are crazy all of these crimes being committed by these people and yet all you do is talk about it 50 years ago this would not have happened but I guess that's the reason the country is so f*** up now be off because all of the convicts are in power Reply kameron steel says: March 19, 2019 at 1:12 pm You want to pass some laws passing laws that keep these kind of people out of office and out of politics. Pass some laws that will punish them the same way that you punish a person with no money Reply kameron steel says: May 24, 2019 at 5:45 pm The president and his whole treason staff and bunch of friends should be taken out and shot. It is the best thing this government can do for this government Reply kameron steel says: May 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm Jeff Bezos is a true power player Trump has made his match intelligence Will trump stupidity every time Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.