Judge Napolitano: National Enquirer Bezos Blackmail Accusation Could Be ‘Bad News’ for Trump
‘If they’re prosecuted for being part of the Michael Cohen conspiracy—bad news for the president,’ the Fox News analyst declared.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Monday that President Trump could find himself in hot water if Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ allegations against National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. results in the media company’s immunity agreement in the Michael Cohen case being struck down.
The Daily Beast reported this weekend that Bezos’ mistress’s brother Michael Sanchez—who also happens to be a Trump superfan—was allegedly the person who leaked Bezos’ racy texts to the Enquirer. Sanchez, of course, denied that. And so Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney asked Napolitano, in light of a federal probe of the Bezos scandal, “Where does the media think the leak came from?”
“The White House,” the judge answered, adding that Trump has an infamously close relationship with AMI CEO David Pecker.
Napolitano then asserted that the Bezos scandal could become “very troublesome” for both AMI and the president if federal investigators conclude AMI did attempt to blackmail Bezos.
Pointing to an agreement the media company signed with federal prosecutors as part of the Cohen case, Napolitano said AMI is required to be as “pure as Caeser’s wife” for three years, otherwise the agreement to not prosecute will be tossed out.
“If they’re prosecuted for being part of the Michael Cohen conspiracy—bad news for the president,” the Fox News analyst declared.
Last year, Cohen—a former lawyer and fixer for Trump—was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous federal charges including campaign-finance violations. AMI was involved in one of those charges as they admitted to paying $150,000 for the exclusive rights to former Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story of an alleged affair with Trump—a “catch and kill” agreement to bury her story during the 2016 presidential campaign.