The subject of Bezos's post is something that happened after.
To be clear, when I say "terms," I'm using a legal word--this is drafted as if they are terms in a settlement agreement between AMI and Bezos. That is important.
Yes, given the ordinary meaning of those terms. But whether this is actually a *crime* is much more complicated than that.
Situations like this are common and I have represented clients in a situation similar to Bezos.
Is it consistent with some of the questionable practices that AMI engaged in on behalf of Trump and others? Yes.
But is this the sort of case federal prosecutors would charge as extortion? No.