Did Trump Order the Nsa to Hack Bezos? Was It Saudis? Russians?
OK, this has quickly gone from an examples of “Damn, the National Enquirer owner is really a piece of shit,” to …
Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos’ team thinks it’s possible that the text leaks were politically motivated and that a “government entity” accessed the Bezos texts and hoo boy that’s certainly something pic.twitter.com/MQuzNFbCed
It is no secret that for myriad reasons, Donald Trump despises Jeff Bezos.
While most of it can be chalked up to his impotent rage over a man who has proven to be the far better businessman, and an actual billionaire.
Envy hangs heavy over the smallness of Trump’s true, financial reach.
Bezos also owns The Washington Post, however, and their coverage of Trump’s presidency has been less than favorable.
Or was it the Saudis, operating at Trump/Javanka’s behest?
Or was it our old pals the Russians?
Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia pointed to a different possibility. The Post is owned by Bezos, and while Roig-Franzia says he hasn’t talked to Bezos directly, he has talked to Gavin De Becker, a legendary security consultant who is working for Bezos. “Gavin De Becker told us that he does not believe that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked,” Roig-Franzia said. “He thinks it’s possible that a government entity might have gotten hold of his text messages.”
“Government entity” could also refer to a foreign government. In his Thursday post, Bezos alleged that Pecker had ties to the government of Saudi Arabia and is “sensitive” about having them revealed. The Russian government has a history of stealing private communications from antagonists of Donald Trump, including Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman John Podesta. Either government might have reasons to want to embarrass Bezos.