Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, is accusing the National Enquirer’s parent company — American Media Inc. — of blackmail and extortion. Last month, the Enquirer published a story about Bezos and a woman he’s been having an affair with. This week, Bezos claimed AMI has been threatening to publish compromising photos and texts of him unless he publicly states he does not believe the Enquirer’s original story was politically motivated.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian, Tom Fiedler of Boston University, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.