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Bezos vs. The Enquirer

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. mutz87

    mutz87 Complexified VIP Member

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    Gonna be touch and go for him for a long time.
     
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  2. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    The daily mail is calling it peckergate. Gotta love the brits,
     
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  3. ursidman

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    Its the principle of the thing also the principal of the thing.
     
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  4. mutz87

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    mic dropped :D
     
  5. BLING

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    Apparantly AMI published this not long after being set up for a meeting with the Saudi sovereign fund by Trump.

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    Yeah... that's not weird or anything.

    Dirty dirty money. Literally the POTUS putting his buddy in a room with Saudi sovereign funds to arrange putting Saudi Propoganda on Wal-mart shelves in exchange for.. (presumably cold hard cash). USA! USA! I'm surprised this wasn't reported on more broadly before. Only coming out now because of their idiotic embezzlement play against Bezos.

    Edit: I guess some publications did report on this back when it happened. Seems like it flew under the radar.
    https://nypost.com/2018/03/27/special-interest-mag-praising-saudi-prince-raises-eyebrows/
     
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  6. BLING

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  7. VAg8r1

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    This could also invalidate the non-prosecution agreement that AMI, the parent company of the Enquirer, has with the SDNY. I suspect that AMI was really concerned that the Bezos' investigator as well as the Washington Post could expose the relationship between AMI and Trump and/or the Saudis. Looks like AMI's attempt to extort Bezos is backfiring in a big way.
    If AMI’s Jeff Bezos Shakedown Was Criminal, They Can Kiss Their Non-Prosecution Agreement Goodbye
     
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  8. duchen

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    Everyone surrounding Trump. Thugs. Criminals or stupid. At some point, you are who you surround yourself with or deal with. How dumb are the lawyers who got involved in this? Too stupid to even know that their negotiations were textbook criminal extortion.
     
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  9. GatorNorth

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    Can’t make this stuff up:

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  10. wgbgator

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    We knew the headlines were going to be amazing, and we weren't wrong.
     
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  11. VAg8r1

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    Irony is that the attempt to extort Bezos was intended to suppress any evidence of a political motivation regarding the Enquirer's original exposé of Jeff Bezos' affair. Apparently, AMI and its attorneys expected Bezos to fold under its threat to publish the photos and additional text messages. Instead if there was a political motive and it's almost certain that there was one, it will be exposed and end up receiving far more publicity than if it were simply uncovered by the investigator retained by Bezos.
     
  12. AgingGator

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    This is one of those cases where I hope that neither side is standing at the end! This would be like Russia and North Korea going to war. Let them take each other out.
     
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  13. obgator

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    And get it delivered to you in two days...
     
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  14. staticgator

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    What a weird coincidence Trump has been publicly attacking Bezos for years, the Enquirer has been protecting Trump for years if not decades, and then the Enquirer starts attacking Bezos. I'm sure it's not at all related.
     
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  15. ValdostaGatorFan

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    "‪I’m not going to look at the Jeff Bezos d!ck pick because I don’t want to see what Amazon is going to recommend based on my viewing of it.‬"

    "A guy getting black mailed over a d!ck pick by a guy named "Pecker" is all the proof you need that we are living in a simulation"
     
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  16. fredsanford

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    It's always just a coincidence that all these sleazy things happen around Trump but Trump remains clean. At least, he does according to the Foxbots. I mean, how could there also be a connection between a guy who has been taking Russian cash for decades being assisted by Russia in winning an election? I'ts all a big misunderstanding!
     
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  17. BLING

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    I would certainly hope so. They should just lump these criminal cases against AMI together, esp if the suspicion is true that it was politically motivated. It's going to be pretty hard for anyone to rationally separate this from whatever broader arrangement AMI had with Trump. I'm sure Trumpistas will try, it just won't be rational.
     
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  18. fastsix

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    They tried to extort a man who

    1. Is worth over $100 billion
    2. Has principles he's willing to fight for
    3. Seems to be on good terms with his ex, even after he cheated on her

    It also probably doesn't hurt that he's spent the last decade or so working out. A lot easier to face the threat of publishing revealing pictures when you're not embarrassed about what it will reveal.

    It should be fun to watch this unfold. No way to know what the courts decide, but I think the National Enquirer picked a fight with the wrong $100 billionaire.
     
  19. mdgator05

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    To me, that is the interesting part. Everywhere you look, he is surrounded by criminals and scam artists. There are his direct scams, like Trump University and his charity. There is his work in financing scams like Trump Tower Tampa. His company contains a bunch of people running white collar crimes, like Cohen and the accountants that engaged in what is pretty clearly criminal tax evasion based on the NYT story of the Trump Organization dating back to his father. His casinos were run by a money launderer. His condos are clearly being sold as part of money laundering schemes. His financing for joint projects has involved people like Sater. He hired multiple people running scams to run his campaign. Now we know that he is close friends with a guy running an extortion scheme.
     
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  20. gatorknights

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    Only the best people... :D:D
     
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