On Wednesday, Michael Sanchez declined to give CNN an on-the-record comment on whether he was leaking. He denied earlier that The Washington Post played a role in leaking details of the relationship between Bezos and his sister and told The New York Post that he would not dignify such claims with an answer.
A representative of AMI told CNN on Wednesday that the company "refuses to comment on sources."
The suggestions as to whether Trump or Saudi Arabia may have played a role in revealing the relationship have gone unchallenged since Bezos first made them in a blog post last week with detailed information on his interactions with the national questioner.
Bezos wrote in his blog post cautious details in front of the reader and mentioned both Trump and Saudi Arabia.
Bezos wrote that his ownership of The Washington Post, which covered both Trump and the Saudi government critically, was a "complex" for him.
In fact, Bezos, although he had not said so, suggested that Saudis or Trump, or perhaps both, might have played a role in exposing his relationship to the national investigator.
But six days later, Bezos has not provided any evidence to support these ideas. And while giving emails in support of his allegation of extortion, the lack of evidence on the other explosive proposals has only increased interest in the case.
"American Media has not or has never had any editorial or economic ties to Saudi Arabia", a spokesman for the company told CNN earlier this week in response to questions in the case.
Addressing the idea that the investigator's investigation somehow was led by the Saudis or by the AMI's desire to connect with the Saudis, a current senior executive at AMI told CNN Wednesday: "We all laughed. that it has become a thing because it is a year old. Saudi never gave any money to the Enquirer. "
While de Becker said he was turning this information over to Bezos lawyers, he refused to disclose to the public any details of what his investigation found. The Daily Beast reported that it had reviewed documents related to the study, but it was not clear whether the documents were from the Becker's investigation.
De Becker did not give CNN an on-the-record comment, despite several requests. An Amazon representative also refused to comment, noting that the issues did not concern the company. Bezos does not have other well-known spokesmen representing him.
Among the questions asked by CNN were the Becker and the Amazon spokesman: Why did Bezos mention Saudis and the trumpet in his blog post? What were the results of the Becker's study? Will Bezos ever share with the public information about the Becker's investigation?
In Bezos' first Thursday blog post, he shared an email from Dylan Howard, National Enquirer's chief content officer. Howard, in that email, detailed the various pictures he said the tabloid "obtained during our newsgathering." These images contained what Howard described as a "" selfie belt – otherwise, colloquy known as a & # 39; d * ck pick & # 39; "and other explicit images of both Lauren Sanchez and Bezos.
Michael Sanchez insisted on CNN on Tuesday – before CNN reported that he was the original source of the national query – that he was told that the investigation" cleared "him" some involvement "in connection with images involving Bezos & # 39; genitals. He said he got the information from a third party with knowledge of the investigation and that he had not been told directly that he had been cleared by investigators.  "I was told that the Amazon study found that I was not involved in the leakage of the d * ck images because I never had access to any of the dk ck images," he told CNN. 19659004] Michael Sanchez on Tuesday also doubted the severity of the Becker study, CNN says in Becker "during the investigation never" asked to examine my phone, laptop or notes "or" identified me as a poster. happens. He suggested Bezos's suggestion that Saudis or Trump may have played a role in healing text messages to the National Enquirer was an attempt to distract.