Saudi Arabia Denies Role in Jeff Bezos Scandal
“It sounds to me like a soap opera.” So said Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir of the feud between Bezos, who owns The Washington Post, and the National Enquirer. Bezos has claimed the supposedly Saudi-connected tabloid’s exposé on his affair was retaliation for the Post’s coverage of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A lawyer for National Enquirer CEO and Trump ally David Pecker said neither Riyadh nor the White House leaked lurid images of Bezos to the tabloid.
How deep does this go? As OZY reports, the sheer number of characters involved — from the world’s richest man to disgraced political fixer Roger Stone — suggests it’s more than just a tabloid scandal.