Following the bombshell revelation that National Enquirer boss and Donald Trump fixer David Pecker was trying to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, a new report has revealed that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia appeared to be involved as well.
Jeff Bezos doesn’t just run Amazon, he also owns the Washington Post. As we try to dig deeper and put these new pieces in the proper context, one key detail keeps jumping out: Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi worked for Bezos as a journalist for The Washington Post and was assassinated at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 by agents directed by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Now we’re learning that, even as Saudi Arabia was having one of Bezos’ reporters murdered, Saudi Arabia was also apparently working with Trump and Pecker in a blackmail scheme against Bezos. What are the odds that this is a coincidence?
The Crown Prince had a personal vendetta against Khashoggi due to the manner in which he used his position at the Washington Post to expose Saudi Arabia’s corruption. Donald Trump had a personal vendetta against Jeff Bezos because his Washington Post was exposing so much of Trump’s corruption. We must ask: Are these two things are connected?
If Donald Trump was helping to facilitate Saudi Arabia’s vendetta against Jamal Khashoggi by going after Khashoggi’s boss Jeff Bezos, what did Trump know about Khashoggi’s murder, and when did he know it? Put another way: did Trump help have an American journalist murdered?
Here’s MSNBC take on the developing scandal.
These are questions that special counsel Robert Mueller is probably already asking.