Nation braces for DOJ to ‘indict a bunch of Saudi officials’ if the kingdom did hack Jeff Bezos’ phone
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman AFP/File / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Political prognosticators and pundits debated on Saturday the political implications of a bombshell report that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had access to the cell phone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.

Famous private investigator Gavin de Becker, who had been retained by Bezos to investigate how the National Enquirer published salacious details of an extramarital affair, laid out the allegations in a column published by The Daily Beast.

“Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information,” De Becker explained. “We did not reach our conclusions lightly.”

The internet, unsurprisingly, wondered what would happen next. Here is some of the analysis: