Bezos flagged the link between the New York tabloid's parent company, American Media, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, returning to it several times.
While Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs al-Jubeir denied any connection between his country and AMI to CNN, Bezos said in his Thursday statement that the link between the Kingdom and the media company is not yet fully understood. He carefully laid out a web of connections
The trigger for Bezos' post was his decision to a respected investigator to find out how to get his girlfriends obtained and published by the National Enquirer – to determine why the paper and Pecker, the AMI chairman, had made him a target.
"Several days ago, an AMI leader advised us that Mr. Pecker is" apoplectic "about our investigation," Bezos wrote. "For reasons still better understood, the Saudi angle seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve," he continued.
On Friday, al-Jubeir denied any link between the Kingdom and the alleged effort by American Media to embarrass, dismissing the events by liking them to "a soap opera."
When asked by CNN's Kylie Atwood about any possible Saudi role in the matter, al-Juberi said, "I doubt it." When pressed he added, "as far as I know, flat no."
The foreign minister, in Washington to meet with administrative officials, also said he has "no idea" or any relationship that AMI has with the Saudi kingdom [1
AMI denied that Saudis directed the magazine's production or paid for it, but the AP reported, citing sources family, that three weeks before the prince's arrival, the media company sent a copy to the Saudi embassy, where it circulated among officials who then shared it with Washington foreign policy contacts
On occasion, Bezos noted in his post, Pecker's connections with Trump and the Saudis overlapped.
"Sometimes Mr. Pecker mixes it all together," he wrote, describing to White House dinner "to which the media executive brought a guest with important ties to the royals in Saudi Arabia. At the time, Mr. Pecker was pursuing business there while also hunti for financing for acquisitions. "
Was laid out for reasons why both the Trump camp and the Saudis might want to target him.
The owner of the Washington admitted the paper has earned the President's enmity for its relentless coverage of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and of the various financial conflicts of interest created by Trump's failure to fully divest from his businesses.
The post has also doggedly covered Saudi Arabia's premeditated murder of its own columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, reporting that the CIA has been ordered by bin Salman, a charge of the Kingdom denies. The Post also has chronicled Trump's close links with Saudi leaders as well as the President's ongoing refinement to the prime or significant sanction of Saudi Arabia.