What is important in the Epstein case is the deep back story, a tale that goes back decades and is explored by Whitney Webb in a series of fine articles for the Mint Press.
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"Who's going to find out?
They're trash, nobody's
going to believe them!"
- Hillary Clinton,
talking about the
women Bill Clinton
raped & brutalized
Sex trafficking is the most common form of modern day slavery. Obviously, the demand for this type of slavery is sex, often sex with minors. Often we think of sex trafficking happening in Southeast Asia or on the crowded streets of Calcutta. But don't be fooled. The demand for sex, mostly for young girls, is happening across America.
CNN ran an article about Miami's recent peak of sex trafficking to meet the demands for sex from those traveling to Miami for the Superbowl Sunday game. Sex slavery is not confined to street corners or dark alleys. Brothels exist behind restaurants, massage and nail parlors, motels and some small businesses.
Epstein can be viewed as a pimp for VIP clients. So he as a person is not interesting and his death in jail is a typical end of a pimp carrier, especially for a jailed pimp involved with minors:
The broad outline of appearances, that a suicide may have been enabled by outside forces, is probably correct. Epstein had played his last hand to stay out of custody, and so to all his clandestine associates he had become a liability, possibly existential.
He didn’t want to face his accusers either, and knew he’d be hunted perpetually from that point if not before. His life was over. Death is a sweet dream compared to life in prison for a sex criminal and probably more.
It wasn’t just Epstein’s money that enabled his circus and protected him. He had enablers and clients, and that was where his previous untouchability came from – they didn’t want to be exposed either.
His death was extraordinarily convenient for the neoliberal elite and, especially, his "suspected" clients. We don’t need the details to figure out that something is amiss. That something was very wrong in the series of events and circumstances that led to Epstein’s death (usatoday.com Aug 15, 2018). But the debate over whether Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide or not is a pseudo-debate meant to keep people spinning their wheels over nothing. They would like nothing more than to turn this into another JFK, where people speculate endlessly, generating more heat than light. That was noticed those concerns in some comments on Eptsin-related articles. For example
BarovskySurely the most important issue is not how he died (or even if he actually did) but people who he did ‘business’ with, the ‘great and the good’. The rest is just a massive diversion and of course, everybody goes apeshit over the nature of his death and that was the intention.
Some more relevant questions are (off-guardian.org, Aug 16, 2018):
- Just what motivated Epstein? Money? Vice? Paedo sex? Spying and blackmailing for Israel? All of the above?
- Where did his loyalties lie? Was he just a hired hand, an intelligence operative, another Christopher Steele? Or was he more of a gun for hire, an Erik Prince, serving Mossad, the CIA, the Zionist Lobby, or whoever would pay him? Or was he more of his own boss, running his own organisation in his own interests?
- What about Ghislaine Maxwell? Was she just Epstein’s pimp and loyal lieutenant, carrying out his orders? Or was she his Mossad handler, calling the shots, with Epstein as front man?
We need to discuss who employed Epstein as a pimp and for which purpose (Jeffrey Epstein and the Spectacle of Secrecy – OffGuardian):
Douglass Valentine, expert on the CIA and author of The CIA as Organized Crime, said in a recent interview that in all the endless mass media discussions of the Mueller investigation, one obvious question was never asked: What is the CIA’s role in it all? It was never asked because the job of the corporate mass media is to work for the CIA, not to expose it as a nest of organized criminals and murderers that it is.
What is important in the Epstein case is the deep back story, a tale that goes back decades and is explored by Whitney Webb in a series of fine articles for the Mint Press.
Read her articles and you will see how Epstein is just the current manifestation of the sordid history of the American marriage between various factions of the American ruling elites, whose business is sexual exploitation as a fringe benefit of being willing members of the economic and military exploitation of the world. A marriage of spies, mafia, intelligence agencies, sexual perverts, foreign governments, and American traitors who will stop at nothing to advance their interests.
It is a hard story to swallow because it destroys the fairy tale that has been constructed about American “democracy” and the decency of our leaders.
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The CIA is organized crime, and if Epstein is Mossad connected, he is CIA also, which is most likely. No one like Epstein could have operated as he did for decades without being sustained and protected.
In other words the most relevant topic is the people for whom he work and who financed his brothel. Especially Les Wexner. He essentially bought Epstein all the properties and the plane. Epstein camouflaged his attempts to recruit girls pretending to be talent scoop for Victoria's secrets.
Ultimately, the picture painted by the evidence is not a direct tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group [a secretive group of Jewish billionaires, including Epstein’s patron Leslie Wexner], politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations.
The working hypothesis is that Epstein was part of a sexual blackmail operation tied to intelligence agencies. Such blackmail has long been central to the methods of intelligence agencies worldwide and many arrows rightfully point to the Mossad.
With a typical for billionaires security apparatus he definitely know all about Epstein activities and still he financed them. which suggests that he was the mastermind of the whole scheme with Epstein as a well-paid employee. Moreover Epstein for a long time served as Wexner money manager with the power of attorney. The role that definitely involves a lot of scrutiny from the Wexner (The relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and Jewish philanthropist Leslie Wexner, explained - Jewish Telegraphic Agency):
For decades, if Wexner spent any money, Epstein was likely connected to it somehow. Epstein, a former prep school teacher, had entered the finance world and gained a reputation as an astute money manager for the super-wealthy. He met Wexner in the 1980s, and the two forged a close relationship. Epstein eventually received power of attorney over Wexner’s finances.
In a statement last week distributed by his foundation, Wexner wrote that Epstein “had wide latitude to act on my behalf with respect to my personal finances while I focused on building my company and undertaking philanthropic efforts.” In 2003, Wexner told Vanity Fair that Epstein had “excellent judgment and unusually high standards.”
Epstein also was involved with Wexner’s charitable efforts. In 1990, the two helped fund the construction of a new building for the Harvard Hillel. Two years later, after Wexner’s mother fell ill, Epstein replaced her on the Wexner Foundation board.
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Yes, and their relationship was more than a typical professional one... Epstein lived in Wexner’s New York City townhouse for years, eventually acquiring it, along with acquiring a private plane from Wexner.
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Some of Epstein’s alleged abuse occurred at the Manhattan townhouse once owned by Wexner, where Epstein lived. Another Epstein accuser, Maria Farmer, said Epstein hired her to work on a mural at Wexner’s home in Ohio in the summer of 1996, and assaulted her there. In an affidavit, she asserted that “Wexner’s security staff refused to let me leave the property” and that she was held against her will for approximately 12 hours. Farmer said that after returning to New York, she filed a report with the police and the FBI.
Farmer’s affidavit does not suggest Wexner himself was involved with or knew about the incident.
Federal authorities thus far have not implicated Wexner in Epstein’s crimes, according to Bloomberg, but prosecutors are still investigating which if any of Epstein’s business associates were involved with his alleged crimes. In a statement posted in July, Wexner insisted (in all caps) that “I was NEVER aware of the illegal activity charged in the indictment.”
While running a brothel with underage prostitutes is nothing new, camera in each bedroom and the selection of clients for young prostitutes drastically changes the story. Wexner financing and involvement of Ghislaine Maxwell as Epstein "madam" who also did recruting makes it even more complex and suspicious because it is know that Ghislaine Maxwell father was a Mossad agent (Where Is Ghislaine Maxwell Now, Amidst Jeffrey Epstein Allegations ):
The unsealed documents also contain records for Epstein’s online purchase of books with recherché titles like SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude, Training with Miss Abernathy: A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners, and SM 101: A Realistic Introduction.
And another detail:
Deschain , , August 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm
> Maxwell was reading a book called "The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives"
You can't make this up. It's like they are doing everything possible to give conspiracy theorists maximum ammo. All we need now is to find out that Maxwell's Twitter handle is '#M0554d4g3nt4L1f3'
His personal story and its lurid details is not interesting. What is interesting is the level of degradation and amorality of the neoliberal elite whom he served and which financed his brothel and Epstein's and his associates such as Ghislaine Maxwell opulent style of living. It's really Rome level decadence, a sign of the decline of America global neoliberal empire...
At this point the story became the story about political control using typical gangster and secret societies methods: compromising person so the in case he/she is being caught they never expose the whole gang. This is not different than a typical gang initiation process when a new member should commit some serious crime to be accepted.
|At this point the story became the story about political control using typical gangster and secret societies methods: compromising person so the in case he/she is being caught they never expose the whole gang. This is not different than a typical gang initiation process when a new member should commit some serious crime to be accepted.|
The other interesting part of Epstein story is who financed Epstein brothel with teenage girls and why. He definitely did not earn money himself. Here the role of Vicroria Secrets pipeline ot Jeffery Epstein is much more interesting then Epstein sexescapes in Miami or on his private island. Why billionaire Les Wexler, Chairman and CEO of L Brands with fortune over 6 billion and his former Wall Street cycle (Mega group) financed Epstein brothel is much more interesting part of the story then in Epstein. Or more correctly, the level of criminality of Les Wexler and especially the Mega group, are the key to the story.
|Why billionaire Les Wexler, Chairman and CEO of L Brands with fortune over 6 billion and his former Wall Street cycle (Mega group) financed Epstein brothel is much more interesting part of the story then in Epstein. Or more correctly, the level of criminality of Les Wexler and especially the Mega group, are the key to the story.|
Epstein Manhattan home was gifted by Wexler and ha cameras installed at the moment of the gift. Wexner never lived in this house. There was one accuser the accuses Wexler for the attempt to assault her sexually. Their activity also shed a light on the role of Ghislaine Maxwell as a madam for Epstein brothel. The common denominator here are connections to Israel. In this sense, Les Wesler is much more interesting player to explore then Epstein. Epstein used his connection to Wexler in multiple ways, including recruiting prostitutes for his brothel from girls aspiring to have a modeling career. And neoliberal MSM silence around him tells a lot. Here are some revealing comments for L Brands founder's ties to Epstein detailed in lawsuit - YouTube
Van Provost1 week ago
Les Wexner is neck deep and most likely bank rolling Epstein.
warrior saint1 month ago
Wexner sounds more and more culpable with each article we read here. He must be investigated to at least try and clear his name otherwise America is going to assume he is guilty of pedophilia.
Billy Ek, 3 days ago
Wexner should be prosecuted given he was Epstein's purse and held the string. He didn't cut the string until Epstein was on trial... The people demand justice!
SACTICAL BAG1 month ago
A " teacher " w/ no degree becomes financial advisor to one of the wealthiest clothiers in U.S. is absurd . More like other way around aka " handler "
Wikpedia suppresses details of their relationship, which is to be expected:
Wexner had a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who managed his financial assets; the two parted when Epstein went to prison. Wexner was believed to be the primary source of Epstein's wealth. In August 2019, following Epstein's second incarceration, Wexner addressed the Wexner Foundation by letter, delivering a detailed account of his dealings with Epstein, stating that the former financial advisor had “misappropriated vast sums of money” from Wexner and from his family. Wexner retained services of criminal defense attorney Mary Jo White of Debevoise & Plimpton.
It is also known that Epstein compulsively tried to extent his circle and cultivate ties with titans of Wall Street and power brokers in Washington and Silicon Valley moguls:
Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing charges of sex-trafficking underage girls, had cultivated a public image over the decades as a benefactor of philanthropic and academic causes. His social circle famously included titans of Wall Street and power brokers in Washington, but his web of contacts also extended to the elite investors and entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley.
The question arise: why? Why he was not afraid of unwanted publicity and prosecution for his "hobby" ? Who protected him all those years? And while in 2008 Epstein was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor and served jail time, despite his conviction he continued to make appearances in the company of political, financial and technology elites. In essence little changed for him. Why?
As one of Epstein clients was supposedly Prince Andrew. Which means that MI6 and British Royal House was probably involved in suppressing the case (or worse controlling Epstein) . Diana case here illustrates the extent British royalty is interested in preserving its image. The other high level politician among Epstein clients was Ehud Barak. But the most prominent of his long list of the US clients was definitely Bill Clinton and this connection also probably greatly helped Epstein in suppression the case with FBI Director Mueller supposedly playing a role by classifying Epstein as FBI informant. Or, may be, he was an informant from the very beginning and FBI continued its noble tradition of collecting dirt of politicians, established by Edger Hoover. Whom none of presidents dare to remove from his position.
The fact that Epstein got an extremely lenient sentence Epstein got after being caught supports this hypothesis. That's probably why his pleas deal involved suppressing details about all his numerous co-conspirators and clients. Another alarming fact is that nobody investigated his "Pedo island" properties and interviewed the staff despite the fact that it was federal case. Here Acosta became not as a peripheral player who just was told that Epstein belong to intelligence, but the key figure is the whole suppression game.
But a Miami Herald investigation by reporter Julie K. Brown in November noted that the allegations against Epstein were originally much broader, accusing him of coercing dozens of underage girls into sex acts.
The Herald reports it was able to identify 80 victims – many between 13-16 years of age at the time – who said Epstein had sexually abused or molested them between 2001-2006. Eight of them agreed to be interviewed by the Herald, four on video.
The most immediate impact of the judge's ruling could be political, adding pressure on Acosta. The Herald’s report portrays Acosta, who was the top federal prosecutor in Miami from 2005-2009, as malleable and nearly complicit in agreeing to a 2007 plea deal with Epstein.
There are multiple question about Epstein that nobody can answer with any certainty. Several of them were listed in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Scandal Is Likely Even More Worse than We Know by
Pecker, he later told me, used to send him articles and issues before they were published so that he and Trump could read them. After the meeting Trump called in Sam Nunberg, then a Trump Organization employee, who saw Pecker leaving Trump’s office. “Michael was sitting in there when I came in, and the issue of the National Enquirer with the pictures of Prince Andrew was on his desk,” Nunberg recalled. “He said not to tell anyone, but that Pecker had just been there and had brought the issue with him. Trump said that Pecker had told him that the pictures of Clinton that Epstein had from his island were worse.” (Cohen, speaking by phone from the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, corroborated Nunberg’s version of the events, though he declined to add any additional information about the meeting.)
So the National Inquirer has pictures of Bill Clinton with Epstein and the women he was using? If Trump knew about these photographs, why didn’t he at least leak or hype them during the 2016 campaign? And if Clinton really did nothing inappropriate in all of his interactions with Epstein, why didn’t Hillary Clinton’s campaign make a stink about Trump’s past friendship with Epstein, during a campaign where Trump’s unsavory treatment of women was a big issue?
One aspect of Epstein lurid saga that no longer has many questions: Is there anyone left who wants to argue that Alexandre Acosta handled the case the way he should have all those years ago?
Of couse epsein as a lier and frouster lied about many of his contacts (Jeffrey Epstein Arrest Spurs Tech Figures to Distance Themselves - Bloomberg )
Epstein was known to play up his connections to powerful people. According to reports, he had claimed to be a tax consultant for Bill Gates. Gates’ name is not in the book, but according to a Gates representative, he met Epstein in New York at a meeting which other people attended. The Gates representative said the discussion focused on philanthropy, and that Epstein “never provided services of any type to Bill.”
Federal prosecutors suggested the trial of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein begin June 2020, while the defense proposed September, saying it must review a million pages of documents.
The U.S. estimated a trial length of four to six weeks.
Adapted from Wikipedia
Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953) is an American financier and registered sex offender. Currently on trial for sex trafficking of underage girls. Epstein began his career at the investment bank Bear Stearns, was booted from Baer Sterns and formed his own firm, J. Epstein & Co, which was a cover for a brothel with underage prostitutes for influential politicians. As he supposedly took pictures of his clients connection with intelligence agencies is very probable, if not curtain. Otherwise persons who try to blackmail powerful persons quickly go to swim with fishes.
Epstein was convicted in 2008 of soliciting a 14-year-old girl for prostitution, for which he served 13 months while being able to go to "work" in his office during the day. This amazing escape from justice via plea deal (federal officials had identified 36 victims) was orchestrated by Alexander Acosta, who was then the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. For some uncertain reason (he supposedly said that because he was tols that "Epstein belong to intelligence") he agreed to grant immunity from all federal criminal charges to both Epstein and other persons involved in running this brothel with underage prostitutes.
Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019, on federal charges for sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.
Epstein was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish parents Paula (nee Stolofsky, 1918-2004) and Seymour G. Epstein (1916-1991). Epstein's parents were married in 1952, shortly before his birth. Paula was a homemaker and Seymour Epstein worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as a groundskeeper and gardener. Jeffrey Epstein is the oldest of two siblings. Epstein and his brother Mark grew up in Coney Island, Brooklyn. In 1967, Epstein attended the National Music Camp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. He graduated in 1969 from Lafayette High School at age 16 having skipped two grades. Later that year, he attended classes at Cooper Union until he changed colleges in 1971. In the fall of 1971, he attended the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, but left without receiving a degree in 1974.
Epstein taught calculus and physics at the Dalton School in Manhattan from 1974 to 1976. In 1976, Epstein started work as an options trader at Bear Stearns, where he worked in the special products division, advising high-net-worth clients on tax strategies. Epstein became a limited partner at Bear Stearns in 1980. He later left Bear Stearns in 1981 due to some sort of scandal he was implicated with.
In August 1981, Epstein founded his own consulting firm, International Assets Group Inc. (I.A.G.), which assisted clients in recovering stolen money from fraudulent brokers and lawyers. Six years later in 1987, Epstein founded his own financial management firm, J. Epstein & Co., managing the assets of clients with more than US$1 billion in net worth.
Steven Hoffenberg hired Epstein in 1987 as a consultant for Tower Financial Corporation, a collection agency that bought debts people owed to hospitals, banks, and phone companies. For the consulting work he was paid $25,000 per month. One of Epstein’s first assignments for Hoffenberg was to execute what turned out to be the unsuccessful bids to take over Pan American World Airways in 1987 and then Emery Air Freight Corp in 1988. Epstein left Tower Financial Corporation before it imploded in 1993 as one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in American history which lost its investors over $450 million.
The main and probably only publicly known billionaire client of Epstein was Leslie Wexner, chairman and CEO of the L Brands corporation (formerly Limited Brands), who he met in 1986. In 1996, Epstein changed the name of his firm to the Financial Trust Company and, for tax advantages, based it on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In 1991, Epstein was one of four donors who pledged to raise $2 million for a Hillel student building Rosovsky Hall at Harvard University. In 2003, Epstein pledged a series of donations totaling $30 million to create a mathematical biology and evolutionary dynamics program at Harvard. The program was run by Martin Nowak. According to The Boston Globe, the actual amount received from Epstein was $6.5 million.
In 2003, Epstein bid to acquire New York magazine. Other bidders were advertising executive Donny Deutsch, investor Nelson Peltz, media mogul and New York Daily News publisher Mortimer Zuckerman, and film producer Harvey Weinstein. They were ultimately outbid by Bruce Wasserstein, a longtime Wall Street investment banker, who paid $55 million. In 2004, Epstein and Zuckerman committed up to $25 million to finance Radar, a celebrity and pop culture magazine founded by Maer Roshan. Epstein and Zuckerman were equal partners in the venture. Roshan, as its editor-in-chief, retained a small ownership stake.
In 2015, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Epstein invested in a startup headed by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Initial developments (2005–06)
In March 2005, a woman contacted Florida's Palm Beach Police Department and alleged that her 14-yearder girl. There she was allegedly paid $300 to strip and massage Epstein. She had allegedly undressed, but left the encounter wearing her underwear.
Police began an 11-month undercover investigation of Epstein, followed by a search of his home. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also became involved in the investigation; subsequently, the police alleged that Epstein had paid several escorts to perform sexual acts on him. Interviews with five alleged victims and 17 witnesses under oath, a high school transcript and other items found in Epstein's trash and home allegedly showed that some of the girls involved were under 18.
The police search of Epstein's home found large numbers of photos of girls throughout the house, some of whom the police had interviewed in the course of their investigation.
The International Business Times reported that papers filed in a 2006 lawsuit alleged that Epstein installed concealed cameras in numerous places on his property to record sexual activity with underage girls by prominent people for criminal purposes, such as blackmail.
Epstein allegedly "lent" girls to powerful people to ingratiate himself with them and also to gain possible blackmail information. In 2015, evidence came to light that one of the powerful men at Epstein's mansion may have been Prince Andrew, Duke of York. A former employee told the police that Epstein would receive massages three times a day. Eventually the FBI received accounts from 36 girls whose allegations of molestation by Epstein included overlapping details. In May 2006, Palm Beach police filed a probable cause affidavit saying that Epstein should be charged with four counts of unlawful sex with minors and one molestation count.
Epstein's team of defense lawyers included Roy Black, who defended William Kennedy Smith, celebrity (i.e. Russell Crowe) and financial crimes specialist, Gerald Lefcourt, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, and in 2007, the Special Prosecutor of Bill Clinton, Ken Starr.
After the federal government agreed to charging Epstein on one count under state law, the prosecution convened a Palm Beach County grand jury. Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter then accused the state attorney of being too lenient and was instrumental in transferring the case to the FBI. The grand jury returned a single charge of felony solicitation of prostitution, to which Epstein pleaded not guilty in August 2006.
The investigation resulted in a 53-page federal indictment. Alexander Acosta, then the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, agreed to a plea deal to grant immunity from all federal criminal charges to Epstein, along with four named co-conspirators and any unnamed "potential co-conspirators". The agreement was clearly designed to shelter Epstein clients. According to the Miami Herald, the non-prosecution agreement "essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein's sex crimes."
At the time, this halted the investigation and sealed the indictment. The Miami Herald states: "Acosta agreed, despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims."
Acosta later said he had been told that Epstein "belonged to intelligence", was "above his pay grade" and to "leave it alone". Epstein agreed to plead guilty to state prostitution charges, register as a sex offender, and pay restitution to three dozen victims identified by the FBI.
The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported, "Despite this, the US government eventually agreed to allow Epstein to plead guilty to just one count of soliciting prostitution from an underage girl under Florida state law. ... Epstein agreed not to contest civil claims brought by the 40 women identified by the FBI, but escaped a prosecution that could have seen him jailed for the rest of his life."
In June 2008, after Epstein pleaded guilty to a single state charge of soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Instead of being sent to state prison as are the majority of sex offenders convicted in Florida, Epstein was housed in a private wing of the Palm Beach County Jail. He was able to hire his own security detail and was allowed "work release" to his downtown office for up to 12 hours a day six days a week. He served 13 months before being released for a year of probation. While on probation he was allowed numerous trips on his corporate jet to his residences in Manhattan and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
At release, he was registered in New York State as a level three (high risk of repeat offense) sex offender, a lifelong designation. Epstein has been a registered sex offender since 2008.
The immunity agreement and his lenient treatment were the subject of ongoing controversy. The Palm Beach police chief accused the state of giving him preferential treatment, and the Miami Herald said U.S. Attorney Acosta gave Epstein "the deal of a lifetime".
After the accusations became public, several persons and institutions returned donations that they had received from Epstein, including Eliot Spitzer, Bill Richardson, and the Palm Beach Police Department. Harvard University announced it would not return any money. Various charitable donations that Epstein had made to finance children's education were also questioned.
On June 18, 2010, Epstein's former house manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, was sentenced to 18 months' incarceration after being convicted on an obstruction charge for failing to turn over to police, and subsequently trying to sell, a journal in which he had recorded Epstein's activities. FBI Special Agent Christina Pryor reviewed the material and agreed it was information "that would have been extremely useful in investigating and prosecuting the case, including names and contact information of material witnesses and additional victims."
The case was scheduled to be examined in court in December 2018 as part of a state civil lawsuit by attorney Bradley Edwards against Epstein. The trial was expected to provide victims with their first opportunity to make their accusations publicly. However, the case was settled on the first day of the trial, with Epstein apologizing to Edwards; other terms of the settlement were confidential.
An additional long-running lawsuit is pending in federal court, aimed at vacating the federal plea agreement on the grounds that it violated victims' rights. On April 7, 2015, Judge Kenneth Marra ruled that the allegations made by alleged victim Virginia Roberts against Prince Andrew had no bearing on the lawsuit by alleged victims seeking to reopen Epstein's non-prosecution plea agreement with the federal government; the judge ordered that allegation to be struck from the record.
Judge Marra made no ruling as to whether claims by Roberts are true or false. There was an effort to add Roberts and another woman as plaintiffs to that case. Marra specifically said that Roberts may later give evidence when the case comes to court.
On February 6, 2008, an anonymous Virginia woman filed a $50 million civil lawsuit in federal court against Epstein, alleging that when she was a 16-year-old minor in 2004–2005, she was "recruited to give Epstein a massage". She claims she was taken to his mansion, where he exposed himself and had sexual intercourse with her, and paid her $200 immediately afterward.
A similar $50 million suit was filed in March 2008 by a different woman, who was represented by the same lawyer. These and several similar lawsuits were dismissed. All other lawsuits have been settled by Epstein out of court. Epstein has made many out-of-court settlements with alleged victims and, as of January 2015, some cases remain open.
A December 30, 2014, federal civil suit was filed in Florida against the United States for violations of the Crime Victims' Rights Act by the Department of Justice's agreement to Epstein's limited 2008 plea; the suit also accuses Alan Dershowitz of sexually abusing a minor provided by Epstein. (See Two Jane Does v. United States.) The allegations against Dershowitz were stricken by the judge and eliminated from the case because he said they were outside the intent of the suit to re-open the plea agreement.
A document filed in court alleges that Epstein ran a "sexual abuse ring", and lent underage girls to "prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders".
A federal lawsuit filed in California in April 2016 against Epstein and Donald Trump by a California woman alleged that the men sexually assaulted her at a series of parties at Epstein's Manhattan residence in 1994, when she was 13 years old. The suit was dismissed by a federal judge in May 2016 because it did not raise valid claims under federal law. The woman filed another federal suit in New York in June 2016, but it was withdrawn three months later, apparently without being served on the defendants. A third federal suit was filed in New York in September 2016.
The two latter suits included affidavits by an anonymous witness who attested to the accusations in the suits, and an anonymous person who declared the plaintiff had told him/her about the assaults at the time they occurred. The plaintiff, who had filed anonymously as Jane Doe, was scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles press conference six days before the 2016 election, but abruptly canceled the event; her lawyer Lisa Bloom asserted that the woman had received threats. The suit was dropped on November 4, 2016. Trump attorney Alan Garten flatly denied the allegations, while Epstein declined to comment.
In January 2015, a 31-year-old American woman, Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Giuffre), alleged in a sworn affidavit that at the age of 17, she had been held as a sex slave by Epstein. She further alleged that he had trafficked her to several people, including Prince Andrew and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz. Roberts also claimed that Epstein and others had physically and sexually abused her. Roberts alleged that the FBI may have been involved in a cover-up. She said she had served as Epstein's sex slave from 1999 to 2002 and had recruited other under-age girls. Prince Andrew, Epstein, and Dershowitz all denied having had sex with Roberts. Dershowitz took legal action over the allegations. A diary purported to belong to Roberts was published online. Epstein entered an out-of-court settlement with Roberts, as he has done in several other lawsuits. The BBC television series Panorama planned an investigation of the scandal. As of 2016, these claims had not been tested in any court of law.
On February 21, 2019, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Kenneth Marra said federal prosecutors violated the law by failing to notify victims before they allowed him to plead guilty to only the Florida offense. The judge left open what the possible remedy could be.
On March 11, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit gave parties one week to provide good cause as to why the summary judgement and case documents should remain under seal, without which they would be unsealed on March 19, 2019.
US v. Jeffrey Epstein indictment On July 6, 2019, Epstein was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on sex trafficking charges.
According to witnesses and sources on the day of his arrest, about a dozen FBI agents broke down the door to his Manhattan townhouse, the Herbert N. Straus House, with search warrants. The search of his townhouse turned up evidence of sex trafficking and also found "hundreds – and perhaps thousands – of sexually suggestive photographs of fully – or partially – nude females." Some of the photos were confirmed as those of underage females. In a locked safe, there were also found compact discs with handwritten labels including the descriptions: "Young [Name] + [Name]", "Misc nudes 1", and "Girl pics nude".
Two days later, prosecutors with the Public Corruption Unit of the Southern District of New York charged him with sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic minors for sex. Court documents allege that at least 40 underage girls were brought into Epstein's mansion for sexual encounters. Judge Kenneth Marra is currently deciding whether the non-prosecution agreement that protected Epstein from the more serious charges should still stand.
Previous longterm girlfriends associated with Epstein include publishing heir Ghislaine Maxwell who he met in 1992. Maxwell was implicated by several of Epstein's accusers as procuring or recruiting underage girls in addition to once being Epstein's girlfriend.
Epstein was a longtime acquaintance of Prince Andrew and Tom Barrack, and has attended parties with many prominent people, including Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, Donald Trump, Katie Couric, and Woody Allen. His contacts also included Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and British prime minister Tony Blair.
In September 2002, Epstein flew Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker to Africa in his private jet, nicknamed "Lolita Express" by press. Flight records show Clinton flew on Epstein's plane 26 times to at least a dozen international locations. Flight logs did not list any secret service detail for one trip in May 2002. A Clinton spokesperson later stated Clinton took four trips on Epstein's airplane, making stops on several continents, all with his staff and Secret Service detail.
In a profile of Epstein in New York magazine in 2002, former Democratic Senate leader George J. Mitchell said of Epstein, "I would certainly call him a friend and a supporter." In the same article, then-Democrat Donald Trump remarked, "I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life." In 2019, Trump said he broke up with Epstein about 15 years prior.
Epstein was allegedly banned from Trump's club in 1999, according to hearsay in court documents filed by attorney Bradley Edwards, although Edwards later acknowledged this was a rumor he was unable to confirm. Bill Clinton lauded Epstein as "a committed philanthropist" with "insights and generosity." At the time Epstein was on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation, a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a major donor to Harvard University.
From 1989 up until 2003, Epstein donated more than $139,000 to Democratic federal candidates and committees and over $18,000 to Republican candidates and groups.
In April 2003, New York magazine reported Epstein hosted a dinner party in his Manhattan residence to honor Bill Clinton, who did not attend.
According to New York magazine, in 2008 when Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting prostitution, his lawyers stated he was a billionaire with a net worth of over one billion dollars.
A number of sources have questioned the extent of Epstein's wealth and his status as a billionaire. According to an article in The New York Times, his "fortune may be more illusion than fact". Epstein lost "large sums of money" in the 2008 financial crisis, and "friends and patrons" — including retail billionaire Leslie H. Wexner, "deserted him" following his pleading guilty to prostitution charges in 2008. New York magazine claimed that "there's scant proof" of Epstein's "financial bona fides", and Forbes also ran an article entitled "Why sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is not a billionaire". Spencer Kuvin, an attorney for three of Epstein's alleged victims in the case where Epstein pleaded guilty to sexual activity with minors, stated that "he and his team 'pursued every possible angle' to find out Epstein's net worth but found that much of his wealth is offshore." According to Bloomberg, "Today, so little is known about Epstein's current business or clients that the only things that can be valued with any certainty are his properties."
Federal prosecutors on July 12, 2019 stated in court documents, that based on records from one financial institution, that Jeffrey Epstein was "extravagantly wealthy" and had assets worth at least $500 million and earned more than $10 million a year. The extent of his wealth, however, was not known since he had not filled out a financial affidavit for his bail application.
Epstein owned a private Boeing 727 jet and traveled in it frequently, logging "600 flying hours a year (...) usually with guests on board."
Epstein owns the Herbert N. Straus House on East 71st Street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is reputedly the largest private residence in Manhattan at 21,000 sq ft (2,000 m2). The financier's other properties include a residence in Palm Beach, Florida; an apartment in Paris; a 7,500-acre (30 km2) ranch near Stanley, New Mexico; and a private island near Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands called Little Saint James, which includes a mansion and guest houses, and the neighboring island of Great Saint James. Epstein was building a compound on the latter including an amphitheater and “underwater office & pool” but ran into problems when a stop-work order was issued in late 2018; work continued despite the order.
In 2000, Epstein established the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, which funds science research and education. Prior to 2003, the foundation funded Martin Nowak's research at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. In May 2003, Epstein funded the establishment of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University with a $6.5 million gift.
The true extent of Epstein's philanthropy is unknown. This foundation fails to disclose information which other charities routinely disclose. Concerns have been raised over this lack of transparency, and in 2015 the Attorney General of New York was reported to be trying to get information.
Some Epstein science sponsorship may be manufactured fake news. For example, in 2019, Forbes deleted a 2013 article after The New York Times revealed its author, Drew Hendricks, had been paid $600 to write it.
Jun 06, 2021 | www.wsj.com
The problem with conspiracy theories (CIA invented term to whitewash CIA participation in killing of JFK) that some of them in ten to twenty years no longer viewed as conspiracies. They enter mainstream.
An online poll this week from Ipsos reported 15% of Americans agree that the government, media and financial worlds are controlled by Satan-worshiping pedophiles. Not 15% of Republicans or conservatives, but of Americans. That's a lot.
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America is a lonely place. When you hold to a conspiracy theory, you join a community. You're suddenly part of something. You have new friends you can talk to on the internet ...
... One of the enduring and revealing songs of America asks "Which side are you on / Which side are you on? / You go to Harlan County / There is no neutral there / You'll either be a union man / Or a thug for J.H. Blair."
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Conspiracy believers don't believe what the mainstream media tell them. Why would they? Newsrooms are undergoing their own revolution, with woke progressives vs. journalistic traditionalists, advocacy versus old-school news values. It is ideological. "We are here to shape and encourage a new reality." "No, we are here to find and report the news." It is generational: The young have the upper hand and the Slack channel. The woke are winning.
When you think your country has grown completely bizarre...Think of what normal human beings have been asked to absorb the past year. The whole country was shut down and everyone was told to stay in the house. They closed the churches, and the churches agreed. There was no school and everyone made believe""really, we all made believe!""screens were a replacement. A bunch of 13-year-old girls in the junior high decided they were boys and started getting shots, and no adults helped them by saying, "Whoa, slow down, this is a major life decision and you're a kid." The school board no longer argues about transgender bathrooms, they're on to transgender boys wanting to play on the girls team. Big corporations now tell you what you should think about local questions, and if this offends you, they don't care. There were riots and protests last summer and local government seemed overwhelmed.
Jun 06, 2021 | www.wsj.com
The problem with conspiracy theories (CIA invented term to whitewash CIA participation in killing of JFK) that some of them in ten to twenty years no longer viewed as conspiracies. They enter mainstream.
An online poll this week from Ipsos reported 15% of Americans agree that the government, media and financial worlds are controlled by Satan-worshiping pedophiles. Not 15% of Republicans or conservatives, but of Americans. That's a lot.
... ... ...
America is a lonely place. When you hold to a conspiracy theory, you join a community. You're suddenly part of something. You have new friends you can talk to on the internet ...
... One of the enduring and revealing songs of America asks "Which side are you on / Which side are you on? / You go to Harlan County / There is no neutral there / You'll either be a union man / Or a thug for J.H. Blair."
... ... ...
Conspiracy believers don't believe what the mainstream media tell them. Why would they? Newsrooms are undergoing their own revolution, with woke progressives vs. journalistic traditionalists, advocacy versus old-school news values. It is ideological. "We are here to shape and encourage a new reality." "No, we are here to find and report the news." It is generational: The young have the upper hand and the Slack channel. The woke are winning.
When you think your country has grown completely bizarre...Think of what normal human beings have been asked to absorb the past year. The whole country was shut down and everyone was told to stay in the house. They closed the churches, and the churches agreed. There was no school and everyone made believe""really, we all made believe!""screens were a replacement. A bunch of 13-year-old girls in the junior high decided they were boys and started getting shots, and no adults helped them by saying, "Whoa, slow down, this is a major life decision and you're a kid." The school board no longer argues about transgender bathrooms, they're on to transgender boys wanting to play on the girls team. Big corporations now tell you what you should think about local questions, and if this offends you, they don't care. There were riots and protests last summer and local government seemed overwhelmed.
Jun 06, 2021 | www.unz.com
It further appears that Bill Gates, then head of Microsoft, made a personal investment in CommTouch at the behest of Isabel Maxwell. In an October 2000 article published in the Guardian , Isabel "jokes about persuading Bill Gates to make a personal investment" in CommTouch sometime during this period.
The Guardian article then oddly notes, regarding Isabel Maxwell and Bill Gates:
"In a faux southern belle accent, [Isabel] purrs: 'He's got to spend $375m a year to keep his tax-free status, why not allow me to help him.' She explodes with laughter."
Given that individuals as wealthy as Gates cannot have "tax-free status" and that this article was published soon after the creation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Isabel's statements suggest that it was the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, which manages the foundation's endowment assets, that made this sizable investment in CommTouch.
Furthermore, it is worth highlighting the odd way in which Isabel describes her dealings with Gates ("purring," speaking in a fake Southern accent), describing her interactions with him in a way not found in any of her numerous other interviews on a wide variety of topics. This odd behavior may be related to Isabel's previous interactions with Gates and/or the mysterious relationship between Gates and Epstein during this time.Isabel Maxwell as CommTouch President
After 2000, CommTouch's business and clout expanded rapidly, with Isabel Maxwell subsequently crediting investments from Microsoft, led by Gates, and Paul Allen for the company's good fortune and the success of its effort to enter the US market. Maxwell, as quoted in the 2002 book Fastalliances , states that Microsoft viewed CommTouch as a key "distribution network," adding that "Microsoft's investment in us put us on the map. It gave us instant credibility, validated our technology and service in the marketplace." By this time, Microsoft's ties to CommTouch had deepened with new partnerships, including CommTouch's hosting of Microsoft Exchange .
Though Isabel Maxwell was able to secure lucrative investments and alliances for CommTouch and saw its products integrated into key software and hardware components produced and sold by Microsoft and other tech giants, she was unable to improve the company's dire financial situation, with CommTouch netting a loss of $4.4 million in 1998 and similar losses well into the 2000s, with net losses totalling $24 million in 2000 (just one year after the sizable investments from Microsoft, Paul Allen and Gates). The losses continued even after Isabel formally left the company and became president emeritus in 2001. By 2006, the company was over $170 million in debt. Isabel Maxwell left her position at CommTouch in 2001 but for years retained a sizable amount of CommTouch stock valued at the time at around $9.5 million . Today, Isabel Maxwell is, among other things, a " technology pioneer " of the World Economic Forum.Epstein, Edge, and Nathan Myhrvold
Another indication of a relationship between Epstein and Gates prior to 2001 is Epstein's cozy ties with Nathan Myhrvold, who joined Microsoft in the 1980s and became the company's first chief technology officer in 1996. At the time, Myhrvold was one of Gates's closest advisers, if not the closest, and cowrote Gates's 1996 book, The Road Ahead , which sought to explain how emerging technologies would impact life in the years and decades to come.
In December of the same year that he became Microsoft's CTO, Myhrvold traveled on Epstein's plane from Kentucky to New Jersey, and then again in January 1997 from New Jersey to Florida. Other passengers accompanying Myhrvold on these flights included Alan Dershowitz and "GM," presumably Ghislaine Maxwell. It is worth keeping in mind that this is the same period when Gates had a documented relationship with Ghislaine's sister Isabel.
In addition, in the 1990s, Myhrvold traveled with Epstein in Russia alongside Esther Dyson , a digital technology consultant who has been called "the most influential woman in all the computer world." She currently has close ties to Google as well as the DNA testing company 23andme and is a member of and agenda contributor to the World Economic Forum. Dyson later stated that the meeting with Epstein had been planned by Myhrvold. The meeting appears to have taken place in 1998, based on information posted on Dyson's social media accounts. One photo features Dyson and Epstein, with a time stamp indicating April 28, 1998, posing with Pavel Oleynikov, who appears to have been an employee of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center. In that photo, they are standing in front of the house of the late Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet nuclear scientist and dissident, who is alleged to have had ties to US intelligence. Sakharov and his wife, Yelena Bonner, were supporters of Zionist causes .
The photos were taken in Sarov, where the Russian Federal Nuclear Center is based. That same day, another photo was taken that shows Epstein inside a classroom full of teens, apparently also in Sarov, given the time stamp.
Another Dyson image , one without a visible time stamp but with a caption stating the photo was taken "at Microsoft Russia in Moscow" in April 1998, shows Nathan Myhrvold. Dyson's caption further states, "This was the beginning of a three-week trip during which Nathan and a variety of hangers-on (including a bodyguard) explored the state of post-Soviet science." Epstein appears to be one of the "hangers-on," given the photographs, dates, and the described purpose of the trip.
Myhrvold and Epstein apparently had more in common than an interest in Russian scientific advances. When Myhrvold left Microsoft to cofound Intellectual Ventures, Vanity Fair reported that he had received Epstein at the firm's office with "young girls" in tow who appeared to be "Russian models." A source close to Myhrvold and cited by Vanity Fair claimed that Myhrvold spoke openly about borrowing Epstein's jet and staying at his homes in Florida and New York. Vanity Fair also noted that Myhrvold has been accused of having sex with minors provided by Epstein by none other than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who stands accused of the same crime and who had previously flown with Myhrvold on Epstein's private plane.
In addition, a former colleague of Myhrvold's at Microsoft later developed her own ties to Epstein. Linda Stone , who joined Microsoft in 1993 and worked directly under Myhrvold, eventually became a Microsoft vice president. She introduced Epstein to Joi Ito of the MIT Media Lab after Epstein's first arrest. "He has a tainted past, but Linda assures me that he's awesome," Ito later said in an email to three MIT staffers. In Epstein's famous little black book, there are several phone numbers for Stone, and her emergency contact is listed as Kelly Bovino, a former model and alleged Epstein coconspirator. After Epstein's 2019 arrest, it emerged that Epstein had "directed" Bill Gates to donate $2 million to the MIT lab in 2014. Epstein also allegedly secured a $5 million donation from Leon Black for the lab. Ito was forced to resign his post as the lab's director shortly after Epstein's 2019 arrest.
Nathan Myhrvold , Linda Stone , Joi Ito, Esther Dyson , and Bill Gates were all members of the Edge Foundation community (edge.org website), alongside several other Silicon Valley icons. Edge, which is described as an exclusive organization of intellectuals " redefining who and what we are ," was created by John Brockman, a self-described "cultural impresario" and noted literary agent. Brockman is best known for his deep ties to the art world in the late 1960s, though lesser known are his various "management consulting" gigs for the Pentagon and White House during that same period. Edge, which the Guardian once called "the world's smartest website," is an exclusive online symposium affiliated with what Brockman calls "the Third Culture." Epstein appears to have become involved with Brockman as early as 1995, when he helped to finance and rescue a struggling book project that was managed by Brockman.
Edge, however, is more than just a website. For decades, it was also instrumental in bringing together tech executives, scientists who were often Brockman's clients, and Wall Street financiers through its Millionaires' Dinner, first held in 1985. In 1999, this event rebranded as the Billionaires' Dinner, and Epstein became intimately involved in these affairs and the Edge Foundation itself. Epstein was photographed attending several of the dinners as was Sarah Kellen, Ghislaine Maxwell's chief "assistant" and coconspirator in the Epstein/Maxwell-run sex trafficking and blackmail scheme.Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft and Jeffrey Epstein at the 2000 Edge Billionaires' Dinner Source: https://www.edge.org/igd/1200
From 2001 to 2017, Epstein funded $638,000 out of a total of $857,000 raised by Edge. During this period, there were several years when Epstein was Edge's only donor. Epstein stopped giving in 2015, which was incidentally the same year that Edge decided to discontinue its annual Billionaires' Dinner tradition. In addition, the only award Edge has ever given out, the $100,000 Edge of Computation prize, was awarded in 2005 to Quantum computing pioneer David Deutsch -- it was funded entirely by Epstein. A year before he began donating heavily to Edge, Epstein had created the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation to "fund and support cutting edge science around the world."
Since the Epstein scandal, regular attendees of the Billionaires' Dinner, sometimes called the Edge annual dinner, have referred to the event as an "influence operation." If one follows the money, it appears it was an influence operation largely benefitting one man, Jeffrey Epstein, and his network. The evidence points toward Myhrvold and Gates as being very much a part of that network, even before Epstein's involvement in Edge increased significantly.A Tale of Two Bills
It is worth exploring the ties between the "philanthropic" endeavors of Bill Gates and Bill Clinton in the early 2000s, particularly given Epstein's and Ghislaine Maxwell's ties to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative during that period. According to former Israeli intelligence operative Ari Ben-Menashe, Bill Clinton had been the main focus of Epstein's sexual blackmail operation in the 1990s, a claim supported by Epstein victim testimony and Epstein's intimate involvement with individuals who were close to the former president at the time.Bill Gates at the White House Conference on the New Economy in 2000, Source: LA Times
Despite tensions arising from the Clinton administration's pursuit of Microsoft's monopoly in the late 1990s, the Gates and Clinton relationship had thawed by April 2000, when Gates attended the White House " Conference on the New Economy ." Attendees besides Gates included close Epstein associate Lynn Forester (now Lady de Rothschild) and then secretary of the treasury Larry Summers, who has also come under fire for his Epstein ties. Another attendee was White House chief of staff Thomas "Mack" McLarty, whose special assistant Mark Middleton met with Epstein at least three times at the Clinton White House. Middleton was fired after press reports surfaced detailing his ties to illegal donations linked to foreign governments that had been made to Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign. Another participant in the conference was Janet Yellen, Biden's current Secretary of the Treasury.
Gates spoke at a conference panel entitled "Closing the Global Divide: Health, Education and Technology." He discussed how the mapping of the human genome would result in a new era of technological breakthroughs and discussed the need to offer internet access to everyone to close the digital divide and allow the "new" internet-based economy to take shape. At the time, Gates was backing a company , along with American Telecom billionaire Craig McCaw, that hoped to establish a global internet service provider monopoly through a network of low-orbit satellites. That company, Teledesic, shut down between 2002 and 2003 and is credited as being the inspiration for Elon Musk's Starlink.
Bill Clinton and Bill Gates entered the world of philanthropy around the same time, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launching in 2000 and the Clinton Foundation, in 2001. Not only that but Wired described the two foundations as being "at the forefront of a new era in philanthropy, in which decisions -- often referred to as investments -- are made with the strategic precision demanded of business and government, then painstakingly tracked to gauge their success."
Other media outlets, however, such as the Huffington Post , challenged that these foundations engaged in "philanthropy" and asserted that calling them such was causing "the rapid deconstruction of the accepted term." The Huffington Post further noted that the Clinton Global Initiative (part of the Clinton Foundation), the Gates Foundation, and a few similar organizations "all point in the direction of blurring the boundaries between philanthropy, business and non-profits." It noted that this model for "philanthropy" has been promoted by the World Economic Forum and the Milken Institute. It is also worth noting that several of Epstein's own "philanthropic" vehicles were also created just as this new era in philanthropy was beginning.
The Milken Institute was founded by Michael Milken , the notorious Wall Street "junk bond king," who was indicted on 98 counts of racketeering and securities fraud in 1989. He served little prison time and was ultimately pardoned by Donald Trump. Milken committed his crimes while working alongside Leon Black and Ron Perelman at Drexel Burnham Lambert before its scandalous collapse. Black was deeply tied to Epstein, even having Epstein manage his personal "philanthropic" foundation for several years, even after Epstein's first arrest. Perelman was a major Clinton donor whose 1995 fundraiser for the then president was attended by Epstein and whose companies offered jobs to Webster Hubbell and Monica Lewinsky after their respective scandals in the Clinton administration. Like Gates, Milken has transformed his reputation for ruthlessness in the corporate world into one of a "prominent philanthropist." Much of his "philanthropy" benefits the Israeli military and illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine.
Years after creating their foundations, Gates and Clinton discussed how they have "long bonded over their shared mission" of normalizing this new model of philanthropy. Gates spoke to Wired in 2013 about "their forays into developing regions" and "cites the close partnerships between their organizations." In that interview, Gates revealed that he had met Clinton before he had become president, stating, "I knew him before he was president, I knew him when he was president, and I know him now that he's not president."
Also in that interview, Clinton stated that after he left the White House he sought to focus on two specific things. The first is the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which he stated exists "thanks largely to funding from the Gates Foundation," and the second is the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), "where I try to build a global network of people to do their own thing."
The Clinton Health Access Initiative first received an $11 million donation from the Gates Foundation in 2009. Over the last twelve years, the Gates Foundation has donated more than $497 million to CHAI. CHAI was initially founded in 2002 with the mission of tackling HIV/AIDS globally through "strong government relationships" and addressing "market inefficiencies." The Gates Foundation's significant donations, however, began not long after CHAI's expansion into malaria diagnostics and treatments. Notably, in 2011, Tachi Yamada, the former president of the Gates Foundation's Global Health program, joined CHAI's board alongside Chelsea Clinton.Bill Gates and Bill Clinton at the annual Clinton Global Initiative in 2010
Regarding the CGI, Epstein's defense lawyers argued in court in 2007 that Epstein had been "part of the original group that conceived of the Clinton Global Initiative," which was first launched in 2005. Epstein's lawyers described the CGI as a project "bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges." The Gates Foundation gave the CGI a total of $2.5 million between 2012 and 2013 in addition to its massive donations to the CHAI and an additional $35 million to the Clinton Foundation itself. In addition to the Gates Foundation donations, Gates's Microsoft has been intimately involved in other "philanthropic" projects backed by Clinton.
In addition to these ties, Hillary Clinton established a partnership between the Clinton Foundation and the Gates Foundation in 2014 as part of the Clintons' No Ceilings initiative. That partnership sought to "gather and analyze data about the status of women and girls' participation around the world" and involved the two foundations working "with leading technology partners to collect these data and compile them." Months before the partnership was announced, Gates and Epstein met for dinner and discussed the Gates Foundation and philanthropy, according to the New York Times . During Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful run for president in 2016, both Bill and Melinda Gates were on her short list as potential options for vice president.
In addition, Epstein attempted to become involved in the Gates Foundation directly, as seen by his efforts to convince the Gates Foundation to partner with JP Morgan on a multibillion-dollar "global health charitable fund" that would have resulted in hefty fees paid out to Epstein, who was very involved with JP Morgan at the time. Though that fund never materialized, Epstein and Gates did discuss Epstein becoming involved in Gates's philanthropic efforts. Some of these contacts were not reported by the mainstream press until after the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce announcement. Yet, as mentioned, it was known that Epstein had "directed" Gates to donate to at least one organization -- $2 million in 2014 to the MIT Media Lab.
Recent revelations about Gates and Epstein meetings that took place between 2013 and 2014 have further underscored the importance Epstein apparently held in the world of billionaire "philanthropy," with Gates reportedly claiming that Epstein was his "ticket" to winning a Nobel Prize. Norwegian media, however, reported in October 2020 that Gates and Epstein had met the Nobel Committee chair, which failed to make a splash in international media at the time. It is worth asking if Epstein managed to arrange such meetings with other individuals who also coveted Nobel Prizes and if any such individuals later received those prizes. If Epstein had such connections, it is unlikely that he would use them only once in the case of Bill Gates, given the vastness of his network, particularly in the tech and science worlds.
The year 2013 is also when Bill and Melinda Gates together met with Epstein at his New York residence, after which Melinda allegedly began asking her soon-to-be ex-husband to distance himself from Epstein. While the stated reason for this, in the wake of the Gateses' divorce announcement, was that Melinda was put off by Epstein's past and his persona, it could potentially be related to other concerns about Melinda's reputation and that of the foundation that shares her name.
Indeed, 2013 was also the year that the Gates mansion systems engineer, Rick Allen Jones, began to be investigated by Seattle police for his child porn and child rape collection, which contained over six thousand images and videos. Despite the gravity of his crime, when Jones was arrested at the Gates mansion a year later, he was not jailed after his arrest but was merely ordered "to stay away from children," according to local media reports. From Melinda's perspective, this scandal, combined with Bill Gates's growing association with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have posed a threat to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's reputation, well before Epstein's 2019 arrest.
2013 was also the year that the Maxwells become involved in the Clinton Foundation. That year, Ghislaine Maxwell's TerraMar Project, which officially supported UN Sustainable Development Goals as they relate the world's oceans, made a $1.25 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of an effort to form a Sustainable Oceans Alliance. TerraMar shut down shortly after Epstein's 2019 arrest.Isabel Maxwell and Al Seckel at the World Economic Forum's 2011 Annual Meeting
Notably, Ghislaine's TerraMar Project was in many ways the successor to Isabel Maxwell's failed Blue World Alliance, which was also ostensibly focused on the world's oceans. Blue World Alliance was set up by Isabel and her now deceased husband Al Seckel, who had hosted a "scientific conference" on Epstein's island. The Blue World Alliance also went under the name Globalsolver Foundation, and Xavier Malina, Christine Maxwell's son, was listed as Globalsolver's liaison to the Clinton Foundation. He was previously an intern at the Clinton Global Initiative.
Malina later work ed in the Obama administration at the Office of White House Personnel. He now works for Google. It is also worth noting that during this same period, Isabel Maxwell's son, Alexander Djerassi , was chief of staff at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in the Hillary Clinton–run State Department.Gates Science and Epstein Science
While the Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation intermingled, and the latter had ties to Epstein and Maxwell, it also appears that Epstein had significant influence over two of the most prominent science advisers to Bill Gates over the last fifteen years -- Melanie Walker and Boris Nikolic.A screenshot from a 2019 presentation Melanie Walker gave for Rockefeller Foundation, where she is a fellow. Source: YouTube
Melanie Walker , now a celebrated neurosurgeon, met Jeffrey Epstein in 1992 soon after she graduated from college, when he offered her a Victoria's Secret modelling job. Such offers were often made by Epstein and his accomplices when recruiting women into his operation and it is unclear if Walker ever actually worked as a model for the Leslie Wexner-owned company. She then stayed at a New York apartment building associated with Epstein's trafficking operations during visits to New York, but it is unclear how long she stayed there or at other Epstein-owned properties. After she graduated from medical school in 1998, she became Epstein's science adviser for at least a year. By 1999, she had grown so close to Prince Andrew that she attended a Windsor Castle birthday celebration hosted by the Queen along with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. During this period, Melanie appears on Epstein's flight logs under her birth name , Melanie Starnes , though it looks like "Starves" on the flight logs.
The close relationship between Prince Andrew and Melanie Walker came under scrutiny after Epstein's former housekeeper at the Zorro Ranch property, Deidre Stratton, stated in an interview that Prince Andrew had been "given" a "beautiful young neurosurgeon" while he stayed at Epstein's New Mexico property. Given that only one neurosurgeon was both close to Prince Andrew and a part of Epstein's entourage at the time, it seems highly likely that this woman "gifted" to Andrew was Melanie Walker. According to Stratton, Andrew "kept company" with this woman for three days. The arrangement was set up by Epstein, who was not at the property at the time. The exact timing of the stay is uncertain, but it likely took place between 1999 and 2001.
Stratton said the following about the stay:
"At the time, Jeffrey had this, she supposedly was a neurosurgeon, quite young, beautiful, young and brilliant, and she stayed in the home with him At one point we had all these different teas and you could pick the teas that you wanted and she asked me to find one that would make Andrew more horny.
I'm guessing she understood her job was to entertain him because I guess, the fear, I don't know; the fear would be that Andrew would say, "No I didn't really find her that attractive." . . . He would tell Jeffrey that and then she would be on the ropes.
I'm guessing that, another theory is, that Jeffrey probably had her on retainer and she knew what her job would be, should be, to make these people happy. . . . Sex was all they thought about. I mean, I know for sure that Jeffrey would ideally like three massages a day."
Sometime later, Walker moved to Seattle and began living with then Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, who now serves as a board partner at the venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz. Andreesen Horowitz notably backs Carbyne911, the Israel intelligence-linked precrime start-up funded by Epstein and his close associate, former prime minister of Israel Ehud Barak, as well as another Israeli intelligence-linked tech company led by Barak, called Toka . Toka recently won contracts with the governments of Moldova, Nigeria, and Ghana through the World Bank, where Melanie Walker is currently a director and a former special adviser to its president. It is unclear when, how and under what circumstances Walker met Sinofsky.
After moving to Seattle to be with Sinofsky and after a brief stint as a "practitioner in the developing world" in China with the World Health Organization, Walker was hired as a senior program officer by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006. Given that the main feature of Walker's resume at the time was having been a science adviser to another wealthy "philanthropist," Jeffrey Epstein, her hire by the Gates Foundation for this critical role further underscores how Bill Gates, at the very least, not only knew who Epstein was but knew enough about his scientific interests and investments to want to hire Walker. Walker went on to become deputy director for Global Development as well as a deputy director of Special Initiatives at the foundation. According to the Rockefeller Foundation , where she is a fellow, Walker later advised Gates on issues pertaining to neurotechnology and brain science for Gates's secretive company bgC3 , which Gates originally registered as a think tank under the name Carillon Holdings. According to federal filings, bgC3's focus areas were "scientific and technological services," "industrial analysis and research," and "design and development of computer hardware and software."
During her time at the Gates Foundation, Walker introduced Boris Nikolic, Gates's science adviser, to Epstein. Today, Melanie Walker is the cochair of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Neurotechnology and Brain Science, having previously been named a WEF Young Global Leader. She also advises the World Health Organization, which is closely linked to Bill Gates's "philanthropy."
At the WEF, Walker wrote an article in 2016 entitled " Healthcare in 2030: Goodbye Hospital, Hello Home-spital ," in which she discusses how wearable devices, brain-machine interfaces, and injectable/swallowable robotic "medicines" will be the norm by 2030. Years before COVID-19 and the Great Reset–inspired efforts to change health care in just this way, Walker wrote that while the dystopian scenario she was painting "sounds crazy . . . most of these technologies are either almost ready for prime time, or in development." Of course, a lot of those technologies took shape thanks to the patronage of her former bosses, Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Gates.
In the case of Boris Nikolic, after being introduced to Epstein through Walker, he attended a 2011 meeting with Gates and Epstein where he was photographed alongside James Staley, then a senior JP Morgan executive, and Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury and a close Epstein associate. Nikolic was chief adviser for science and technology to Bill Gates at the time, advising both the Gates Foundation and bgC3. According to the mainstream narrative, this is supposed to be the first time that Gates and Epstein had ever met. In addition, this may have been when Epstein pitched the joint Gates Foundation–JP Morgan "global health charitable fund."The 2011 meeting at Jeffrey Epstein's Manhattan mansion attended by James E. Staley, Larry Summers, Jeffery Epstein, Bill Gates and Boris Nikolic
In 2014, Nikolic " waxed enthusiastic " about Epstein's supposed penchant for financial advice ahead of a public offering for a gene-editing company that Nikolic had a $42 million stake in . Notably, both Nikolic and Epstein were clients of the same group of bankers at JP Morgan, with Bloomberg later reporting that Epstein regularly helped those bankers attract wealthy new clients.
In 2016, Nikolic cofounded Biomatics capital, which invests in health-related companies at "the convergence of genomics and digital data" that are "enabling the development of superior therapeutics, diagnostics and delivery models." Nikolic founded Biomatics with Julie Sunderland, formerly the director of the Gates Foundation's Strategic Investment Fund.
At least three of the companies backed by Biomatics -- Qihan Biotech , eGenesis , and Editas -- were cofounded by George Church, a Harvard geneticist with deep ties to Epstein and also closely associated with the Edge Foundation. Biomatics investment in Qihan Biotech is no longer listed on the Biomatics website. Church's Qihan Biotech seeks to produce human tissues and organs inside pigs for transplantation into humans, while eGenesis seeks to genetically modify pig organs for use in humans. Editas produces CRISPR gene-editing "medicines" and is also backed by the Gates Foundation as well as Google Ventures.
Church has been accused of promoting eugenics as well as unethical human experimentation . Epstein's significant interest in eugenics was made public after his death, and Bill Gates, as well as his father William H. Gates II, have also been linked to eugenics movements and ideas.
After Epstein's death in 2019, it was revealed that Nikolic had been named the "successor executor" of Epstein's estate, further suggesting close ties to Epstein despite Nikolic's claims to the contrary. After details of Epstein's will were made public, Nikolic did not sign a form indicating his willingness to be executor and did not ultimately serve in that role.The Epstein Cover-Up Continues
Despite the relatively abrupt shift in the mainstream media regarding what is acceptable to discuss regarding the Jeffrey Epstein–Bill Gates relationship, many of these same media outlets refuse to acknowledge much of the information contained in this investigative report. This is particularly true in the case of the Evening Standard article and Bill Gates's odd relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell's sister Isabel and CommTouch, the company Isabel previously led.
The likely reason for the continued cover-up of the true extent of Epstein's ties to Gates has much more to do with Gates's company Microsoft than with Bill Gates himself. While it is now permissible to report on ties that discredit Gates's personal reputation, the information that could tie his relationship with Epstein and the Maxwells to Microsoft has been omitted.
If, as the Evening Standard reported, Epstein did make millions out of his business ties with Gates prior to 2001 and if Gates's ties to Isabel Maxwell and the Israeli espionage–linked company CommTouch were to become public knowledge, the result could easily be a scandal on a par with the PROMIS software affair. Such a disclosure could be very damaging for Microsoft and its partner the World Economic Forum , as Microsoft has become a key player in the WEF's Fourth Industrial Revolution initiatives that range from digital identity and vaccine passports to efforts to replace human workers with artificial intelligence.
There are clearly powerful actors with a vested interest in keeping the Epstein-Gates narrative squarely focused on 2011 and later -- not necessarily to protect Gates but more likely to protect the company itself and other top Microsoft executives who appear to have been compromised by Epstein and others in the same intelligence-linked network.
This is hardly an isolated incident, as similar efforts have been made to cover up (or memory hole) the ties of Epstein and the Maxwells to other prominent Silicon Valley empires, such as those led by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk . One key reason for this is that the Epstein network's blackmail operation involved not only sexual blackmail but electronic forms of blackmail , something used to great effect by Robert Maxwell on behalf of Israeli intelligence as part of the PROMIS operation. Given its nature, electronic forms of blackmail through illegal surveillance or backdoored software can be used to compromise those in power with something to hide, but who were uninclined to engage in the exploitation of minors, such as those abused by Epstein.
That Isabel and Christine Maxwell were able to forge close business ties with Microsoft after having been part of the front company that played a central role in PROMIS-related espionage and after explicitly managing their subsequent companies with the admitted intention to "rebuild" their spy father's work and legacy, strongly points to the probability of at least some Microsoft products having been compromised in some fashion, likely through alliances with Maxwell-run tech companies. The lack of mainstream media concern over the documented ties of the Epstein network to other top Microsoft executives of the past, such as Nathan Myhrvold, Linda Stone, and Steven Sinofsky, makes it clear that, while it may be open season on the relationship between Bill Gates and Epstein, such is not the case for Microsoft and Epstein.
The ties of Epstein and the Maxwells to Silicon Valley, not just to Microsoft, are part of a broader attempt to cover up the strong intelligence component in the origin of Silicon Valley's most powerful companies. Much effort has been invested in creating a public perception that these companies are strictly private entities despite their deep, long-standing ties to the intelligence agencies and militaries of the United States and Israel . The true breadth of the Epstein scandal will never be covered by mainstream media because so many news outlets are owned by these same Silicon Valley oligarchs or depend on Silicon Valley for online reader engagement.
Perhaps the biggest reason why the military/intelligence origins and links to the current Silicon Valley oligarchy will never be honestly examined, however, is that those very entities are now working with breakneck speed to usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which would make artificial intelligence, automation, mass electronic surveillance, and transhumanism central to human society. One of the architects of this "revolution," Klaus Schwab, said earlier this year that rebuilding and maintaining trust with the public was critical to that project. However, were the true nature of Silicon Valley, including its significant ties to serial child rapist and sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein and his network, to emerge, the public's trust would be significantly eroded, thus threatening what the global oligarchy views as a project critical to its survival .
kapoore , says: June 6, 2021 at 2:48 am GMT • 1.3 hours ago
I'm always impressed with the vigorous detail and documentation in your articles. What a menace these philanthropic organizations are to the ordinary and lowly. These billionaire creeps never stop plotting and figuring out even more ways to stomp on people and push their creepy agendas, which remain forever hidden.
May 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
Authored by Thomas Lifson via AmericanThinker.com,
If there was a conspiracy to assassinate a man who knew compromising information about the power elite, two of the lowest level conspirators are getting away with no jail time.
The two prison guards who allowed Jeffrey Epstein to die with nobody checking up on his safety (despite having been on suicide watch), are getting a slap on their wrists: 100 hours of community service and 6 months of pretrial supervision . This seems a very light penalty considering that they falsified documents attesting to their carrying out the duties that they neglected, and the profound consequences of their perjurious neglect of duty. Public confidence in the integrity of the Bureau of Prisons and the entire justice system has been tanked.
There is a faint ray of hope, however.
According to a letter submitted to court seeking approval of the arrangement, the two guards, Michael Thomas and Tova Noel, "will cooperate with a pending Department of Justice Office of Inspector General review by providing truthful information related to their employment by the Bureau of Prisons, including about the events and circumstances described in the Indictment."
Their cooperation will be enforced because the plea is a "deferred prosecution," meaning that if their cooperation is deemed inadequate, they can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, likely meaning prison time. But are the prosecutors in the Southern District of New York really interested in finding out if someone took advantage of (and possibly encouraged) the guards' negligence to assassinate Epstein, as so many believe? We have been told that Epstein had extensive video surveillance of the activities of his guests and that his New York home was searched. Why has there been no sign of criminal prosecution of sex with underage girls, as has been almost universally assumed to be taking place at his mansion?
The guards may have benefited from consideration of their state of overwork due to short staffing at the Manhattan facility. One was on a second consecutive 8-hour shift while the other had worked mandatory overtime 5 days in a row. The prosecutors are not pushing a narrative that would embarrass their fellow Justice Department colleagues at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
And that sort of self-protective instinct among federal employees, avoiding embarrassment, could extend to letting sleeping dogs lie when it comes to getting to the bottom of Epstein's activities with the rich, powerful, and famous.
A few years ago, I would have been mildly hopeful that the two guards would spill the beans to prosecutors if Epstein didn't kill himself and there was some sort of conspiracy that disabled security cameras and kept the guards away as an assassin killed him. But after witnessing the behavior of the DOJ during the Trump presidency and after, In have no faith whatsoever in the integrity of its prosecution decisions.
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"Melinda Gates Warned Bill About Jeffrey Epstein" [The Daily Beast].
Normally if I want to quote a gossip rag, I go for Page Six.
Nevertheless: "Melinda Gates met with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alongside her husband, Bill, in New York City and soon after said she was furious at the relationship between the two men, according to people familiar with the situation.
The previously unreported meeting occurred at Epstein's Upper East Side mansion in September 2013, on the same day the couple accepted the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award at The Pierre hotel and were photographed alongside then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
The meeting would prove a turning point for Gates' relationship with Epstein, the people familiar with the matter say, as Melinda told friends after the encounter how uncomfortable she was in the company of the wealthy sex offender and how she wanted nothing to do with him.
Gates' friendship with Epstein "who for years was accused of molesting scores of underage girls" still haunts Melinda, according to friends of the couple who spoke to The Daily Beast this week in light of the pair's divorce announcement, which had been weeks in the making.
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May 09, 2021 | www.wsj.com
The split between Bill and Melinda Gates, announced last week, has been in the works for a long time.
Ms. Gates consulted with divorce lawyers roughly two years before she filed for divorce from Mr. Gates, saying their marriage was "irretrievably broken," according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
The 56-year-old philanthropist has been working with lawyers at several firms since at least 2019 to unwind the marriage of more than 25 years, according to these people and the documents.
Last Monday, the billionaire couple announced they were ending their marriage . In a joint statement posted on Twitter , they said, "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives."
The couple hasn't said what prompted the split. One source of concern for Ms. Gates was her husband's dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to the people and a former employee of their charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ms. Gates's concerns about the relationship dated as far back as 2013, the former employee said.
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In early 2020, Mr. and Ms. Gates surprised many people when they said they wouldn't attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual gathering of business and world leaders that the power couple had attended for years.
A few months later, on March 13, Mr. Gates said he was resigning from the boards of Microsoft Corp. MSFT 1.09% and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B 0.42% The Microsoft co-founder said he planned to focus more on his philanthropic efforts.
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Melinda Gates, whose 'people' are undoubtedly trying to distance her from Bill's controversies, was reportedly 'furious' after the couple had an uncomfortable 2013 meeting with Jeffrey Epstein - who by then was a convicted pedophile .
People 'familiar with the matter' tell the Daily Beast , the previously unreported meeting was held at Epstein's Upper East Side mansion in September, 2013, the same day the couple was awarded the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service award at the Pierre Hotel , where they were photographed with then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
According to said 'people', the 2013 meeting would "prove a turning point for the Gates' relationship with Epstein,' with Melinda telling friends after the encounter how uncomfortable she was to be hanging around the wealthy sex offender.
According to the New York Times , Gates and Epstein met at least six times , including visits to Epstein's New York mansion on 'multiple occasions,' staying at least once into the night.
So - the Gates' had no problem traveling across the country to meet with the convicted pedophile - who named Gates adviser Boris Nikolic as a fallback executor in a will Epstein amended just days before his August 2019 death in a Manhattan jail cell.
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Gates hilariously claimed that he wasn't aware it was Epstein's plane!
In March 2013, Mr. Gates flew on Mr. Epstein's Gulfstream plane from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach, Fla., according to a flight manifest. Ms. Arnold said Mr. Gates -- who has his own $40 million jet -- hadn't been aware it was Mr. Epstein's plane . - New York Times
Meanwhile, employees of the Gates foundation also visited Epstein's mansion on multiple occasions, while Epstein also "spoke with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase about a proposed multibillion-dollar charitable fund -- an arrangement that had the potential to generate enormous fees for Mr. Epstein ," according to the Times .
In late 2011, at Mr. Gates's instruction, the foundation sent a team to Mr. Epstein's townhouse to have a preliminary talk about philanthropic fund-raising, according to three people who were there. Mr. Epstein told his guests that if they searched his name on the internet they might conclude he was a bad person but that what he had done -- soliciting prostitution from an underage girl -- was no worse than "stealing a bagel," two of the people said.
How Gates and Epstein met , according to the New York Times ;
Two members of Mr. Gates's inner circle -- Boris Nikolic and Melanie Walker -- were close to Mr. Epstein and at times functioned as intermediaries between the two men.
Ms. Walker met Mr. Epstein in 1992 , six months after graduating from the University of Texas. Mr. Epstein, who was an adviser to Mr. Wexner, the owner of Victoria's Secret, told Ms. Walker that he could land her an audition for a modeling job there , according to Ms. Walker. She later moved to New York and stayed in a Manhattan apartment building that Mr. Epstein owned. After she graduated from medical school, she said, Mr. Epstein hired her as a science adviser in 1998.
Ms. Walker later met Steven Sinofsky, a senior executive at Microsoft who became president of its Windows division, and moved to Seattle to be with him. In 2006, she joined the Gates Foundation with the title of senior program officer.
At the foundation, Ms. Walker met and befriended Mr. Nikolic , a native of what is now Croatia and a former fellow at Harvard Medical School who was the foundation's science adviser. Mr. Nikolic and Mr. Gates frequently traveled and socialized together.
Ms. Walker, who had remained in close touch with Mr. Epstein, introduced him to Mr. Nikolic, and the men became friendly.
Mr. Epstein and Mr. Gates first met face to face on the evening of Jan. 31, 2011 , at Mr. Epstein's townhouse on the Upper East Side. They were joined by Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin , a former Miss Sweden whom Mr. Epstein had once dated, and her 15-year-old daughter. (Dr. Andersson-Dubin's husband, the hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin, was a friend and business associate of Mr. Epstein's. The Dubins declined to comment.)
The gathering started at 8 and lasted several hours, according to Ms. Arnold, Mr. Gates's spokeswoman. Mr. Epstein subsequently boasted about the meeting in emails to friends and associates. "Bill's great," he wrote in one, reviewed by The Times.
"I didn't go to New Mexico or Florida or Palm Beach or any of that," claims Gates. "There were people around him who were saying, hey, if you want to raise money for global health and get more philanthropy, he knows a lot of rich people."
And it looks like Gates was one of Epstein's "rich people." According to the report, Gates donated $2 million to MIT's Media Lab, which university officials described as having been "directed" by Epstein .
According to Arnold, Gates' spokeswoman, "Over time, Gates and his team realized Epstein's capabilities and ideas were not legitimate and all contact with Epstein was discontinued."
Perhaps 'Gates and his team' should have steered clear of the known pedophile in the first place?
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Epstein is also foreshadowed in the "Turner Diaries" in the person of "Kappy the Kike." On the subject of Dr. Pierce and his works, the jews and their canp followers deleted hundreds of hours of videos– first from YT then from every other video site– of Dr. Pierce's weekly broadcasts set to some very skillful video editing.
One in particular named Wexner, Victoria's Secret, and how after buying Abercrombie and Fitch he introduced "thongs for pre-teens" into their clothing line.
If you have never seen the aforementioned videos of dr. Pierce's broadcasts set to video, highly recommend scouring various torrents until you find themannamaria , says: March 10, 2021 at 2:17 am GMT • 9.8 hours ago
The FBI/SDNY reported they had seized DVD's from Epstein's Manhattan townhouse that were labeled "Young [name] + name."
Why hasn't the FBI/SDNY arrested anyone found on the videotapes? Why haven't they confirmed or denied future prosecutions? If they have the tapes, they can prosecute.
So what's the hold up?
According to former FBI Sibel Edmonds, the FBI and everyone else knew about Dennis Hastert and they had video evidence. But the Clinton administration refused to prosecute because it was better for them to use it as blackmail and political leverage.
Why hasn't Glenn Dubin andEva Andersson been arrested and charged for human trafficking? There is already eyewitness testimony they had confiscated the passport of an underage girl they had kidnapped and were holding against he will.@restless94110 ated software that was then sold to governments and companies throughout the world. That plot's success was largely due to the role of a close associate of then-President Ronald Reagan and an American politician close to Maxwell, who later helped aid Reagan in the cover-up of the Iran Contra scandal.
Perhaps the best illustration of how the connections between many of these players often meld together can be seen in Ronald Lauder: a Mega Group member, former member of the Reagan administration, long-time donor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel's Likud Party, as well as a long-time friend of Donald Trump and Roy Cohn.
@restless94110 Mega Group members -- and B'nai B'rith, particularly its spin-off known as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The Bronfman brothers were major donors to the ADL, with Edgar Bronfman serving as the ADL's honorary national vice-chair for several years.
In addition, Max Fisher of the Mega Group founded the National Jewish Coalition, now known as the Republican Jewish Coalition -- the main pro-Israel neoconservative political lobbying group, known for its support of hawkish policies, and whose current chief patrons, Sheldon Adelson and Bernard Marcus, are among Donald Trump's top donors.
Yes, we can only hope and pray for justice.
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It is now going on a year and a half since "financier" and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died, allegedly by hanging himself in a New York City prison. Since that time it has surfaced that there were a number of "administrative" errors in the jail, meaning that Epstein was not being observed or on suicide watch even though he had reportedly attempted to kill himself previously. The suspicion that Epstein was working for Israel's external intelligence agency Mossad or for its military intelligence counterpart also seemed confirmed through both Israeli and American sources. A recent book Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales written by Ari Ben-Menashe the former Israeli intelligence officer who actually ran the Epstein operation, described inter alia how Epstein was blackmailing prominent politicians on behalf of Israeli intelligence. Epstein had been working directly for the Israeli government since the 1980's and his operation, which was funded by Israel and also by prominent American Jews, was a classic "honey-trap" which used underage girls as bait to attract well-known politicians from around the world, a list that included Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton. The politicians would be photographed and video recorded when they were in bed with the girls. Afterwards, they would be approached and asked to do favors for Israel.
It doesn't take much to pull what is already known together and ask the question "Who among the celebrities and top-level politicians that Epstein cultivated were actually Israeli spies?" And of course there is a subplot. Assuming that Epstein was in fact involved in recruiting and/or running high level American agents in an "influence operation" that may have involved blackmail it is possible to come to the conclusion that he was killed in prison and that the suicide story was just a convenient cover-up. The Epstein case remains "open" and under investigation though it doesn't seem that anything is actually happening, the sure sign that someone powerful in the Establishment is making sure that nothing incriminating surfaces. Indeed, there already exists some evidence that Epstein was being protected when he was convicted in Florida of sex crimes in 2008 and was given a sentence that was little more than a slap on the wrist. After the fact, the U.S. Attorney for Miami Alexander Acosta involved in the case reported that the arrest and sentencing were above his pay grade, that he had been told that Epstein "'belonged to intelligence', and to leave it alone" a comment that apparently has never been pursued by investigators.
That the Epstein investigation appears to be in reverse gear suggests that one or more powerful Americans are still not implicated in the case but are concerned that that might change, but there remains an accessory to what went on at the Epstein mansion in Manhattan and on his private island in the Caribbean. That would be Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently in prison in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn and will be tried in July. Like the Epstein story in general, she has largely dropped off the media screen and one has to wonder what "get out of jail free" card she might be holding.
It has long been assumed that Epstein video recorded the sexual encounters with the underage girls that he used in his intelligence activity to blackmail prominent politicians among others. It has been suspected that Ghislaine has at least some of those tapes hidden in a secret location and may be using them to cut a deal with investigators and prosecutors. It now appears that she briefly discussed the tapes with CBS News 60 Minutes producer Ira Rosen, also making clear that there were tapes of both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump . The conversation took place in 2016 and she reportedly told Rosen that, given Trump's involvement in the upcoming election, she would not release any information derived from the tapes relating to Clinton until after the election and she would only do so while also exposing Trump. Up until now, she has done neither.
It has long been known that Epstein knew both the ex-and future presidents, though both have denied knowing the sex offender well for obvious reasons. Clinton, for example, flew on Epstein's Lolita Express private 727 at least 26 times and his presence at Epstein's island refuge has also been well documented. Trump clearly knew Epstein but has denied having any contact with him after his registration as a sex offender in 2008.
Ghislaine, for her part, was allegedly recruited young girls for Epstein to exploit and was a partner in his activity, though she has denied any guilt. Numerous victims say otherwise. Her lawyers have tried a number of ploys to free her, including claims that she had been abused by prison staff and that the jury being selected to try her will be "too white." Her brother Ian claimed last week that she is enduring "brutal and degrading treatment" in prison with four guards watching her at all times. He added that she has lost 20 pounds and "ability to concentrate."
Ghislaine also offered to post a $28.5 million bail or a $5 million bond for home arrest in which she would wear an ankle monitor, but the judge decided that given her extensive resources she constitutes a considerable flight risk even if she turns in her American, British and French passports. She would also be able to flee to Israel based on her father Robert's religion and service to that country and Israel does not normally extradite.
The most interesting aspect of the arrest, imprisonment and trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is what it does not do. She basically is being tried on whether it can be confirmed that she was a "pimp" for Jeffrey Epstein. Her father was an Israeli intelligence asset and it is believed that he made the connection between Epstein and the Jewish state's military intelligence. But no one in that New York court room in July will be asking that. Nor will there be any revelations about Epstein's "intelligence connection" nor of the possibility that the Israelis had their hooks in both a former and a future American president. None of that will be on the table and meanwhile Ghislaine might have those possibly incriminating tapes squirreled away somewhere. That is the really important stuff that I would like to have the answers to. The fact that the answers are not forthcoming sounds a bit like a cover-up, doesn't it?Zoom-Copter , says: March 9, 2021 at 5:03 pm GMT • 19.0 hours ago
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I always wondered what it was the Israelis had on Clinton.Not Only Wrathful , says: March 9, 2021 at 10:39 am GMT • 1.1 days ago
Just imagine how differently the Epstein story would be covered by the media if Epstein and Maxwell were ethnic Russians, and if Maxwell's father had received a State funeral in Russia.anon  Disclaimer , says: March 9, 2021 at 11:38 am GMT • 1.0 days ago
A recent book Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales written by Ari Ben-Menashe the former Israeli intelligence officer who actually ran the Epstein operation,
He did that after being cut by the Israelis in the 80s for treason? Or he did that while working with them on the Iran Contra scandal – must have been busy!
You, Philip Giraldi, are such a total fraudBardon Kaldian , says: March 9, 2021 at 12:08 pm GMT • 23.9 hours ago
America is notorious for justifying or even undertaking with full knoeldege each and every illegal activity as a necessity against foreign and domestic threat or for national seciruty.
But often more than not,the secuirty is ignored and threat is not adderssed . Eptesin tape ,Ghisling – Quisling tapes arent going to disappear even if their lives are erased from the memories of the victims ,politicians,or from their handlers.
I wonder ifSaudi and UAE royals also flew or if they flew the gilrs to London or Riyadh. Theur capitulations to Israeli demands could only be explained as results of manipulations.TKK , says: March 9, 2021 at 12:35 pm GMT • 23.5 hours ago
I don't see that Epstein was so certainly an Israeli asset. Anyway- what could sex blackmail achieve? Those politicians were already supportive of Israel. Why bother with blackmailing them?
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The entire affair is something truly- sleazy. And pathetically humiliating. One would imagine that all those powerful guys could get laid as they wished, in any privately arranged surroundings, fulfilling their geriatric sex fantasies. And here, all that is an old-fashioned pimping via some sleazebag to get a piece of meat from runaway girls.
Truly degrading.aandrews , says: March 9, 2021 at 2:37 pm GMT • 21.4 hours ago
The deal Epstein received in Florida is nothing short of ..world shaking.
This creature's entire life was raping 13 year old girls who were white, poor and had no fathers. Remember- they legally cannot give consent. It's an old bar exam troupe: Man has 16 year old girl execute notarized statement agreeing to sex , has her mother deposed, buys her a 5 carat diamond, has a psych eval to make sure she is emotionally sophisticated enough to have sex and then has sex with her. Legal? Never.
Legally, a human being is incapable of giving consent to have sexual intercourse under the age of 18 in Florida.
When a few gumshoes and state Detectives began aggressively investigating Epstein- Epstein hired Private Investigators to harass th em.
Let that sink in. He hired a PI to shine his headlights in a Detective's home at 3AM for hours and blow his horn. If we did that, we would be getting our head kicked in at the jail and probably be recorded as accidental death.
The naked brazenness of Epstein is prima facie evidence he was and is being protected by the US government for the Israeli government . And he still is. His ferret faced pimp Maxwell thought he would protect her and that is why she foolishly remained in American -- -because she knew Epstein was alive and believed his power was her talisman.
Who is that dumb? To believe a man who treated young girls like a masturbation dishrags was going to be her hero?
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"A recent book Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales written by Ari Ben-Menashe ."
I don't see him listed as an author.@Bardon Kaldian no sense. If Epstein was as 'connected ' as we are led to believe, why did he leave Paris and return to the US to face arrest? Surely he would have been tipped off that he was under investigation.macilrae , says: March 9, 2021 at 4:24 pm GMT • 19.7 hours ago
Then there is the $158 million Epstein was paid by Apollo Capital's Leon Black. As you note a man with his wealth could rustle up his own stable of teeny boppers if that was his desire. He had no need for an Epstein. Further the 'fees' he was paying Epstein were raising eyebrows with other senior managers at Apollo.
Something sinister going on for sure but what could be so valuable for billionaires to risk their reputations by associating with an Epstein?anonymous  Disclaimer , says: March 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm GMT • 19.6 hours ago
The apparently irrational support for Israel and extreme Jewish causes on the part of those highly placed in society has to be far more to do with blackmail than with mere financial leverage as is generally believed. This thing is now on an industrial scale and I should suppose 'they' can now get to just about anybody that they want to 'influence'.UncommonGround , says: March 9, 2021 at 4:31 pm GMT • 19.5 hours ago
A couple of pervs being useful to foreign intelligence services. The true source of all his unlimited money doesn't seem to ever have been truly explained so it's quite possible that the Israeli state was secretly subsidizing him from behind the scenes. Maxwell has three passports? That's quite unusual. The trial will have a narrow focus on the pimping so we'll never hear about anything beyond that so I have to agree with Mr Giraldi on that. I can't agree with this Epstein is alive idea. It's like the mafia: he became just a liability, knew too much and had outlived his usefulness. Dead people don't talk. They're not in the business of rescuing people. Murder or suicide, he's dead.
There's been lots of speculation about the sexual depravities of the political class. Where there's smoke there's fire. It's hard to see, though, what a foreign government could get through blackmail that they couldn't get with old-fashioned bribery. Perhaps it works best at the second tier of elites, inducing corporate heads to make investments here and there, allowing technical knowledge to be transferred, letting them spy through internet backdoors, etc.@Bardon Kaldian ith underage females (no pedophilia) for Anglo & Anglo-American elite with a strong Jewish presence.
It's possible. But why would he have done that? Probably the business with the girls costed millions. What would he get back from it? What have politicians payed him for the service? Why would he do very expensive favours for politicians?
If your idea is right, there would be money involved in the business and there would be many other "clients". But we never heard about them, only about a few names of politicians. It seems that the Prince was more or less close to him, but this is apparently not the case with other possible famous clients.Cauchemar du Singe , says: March 9, 2021 at 6:05 pm GMT • 18.0 hours ago
A Question For Mr. Girardi,
Mr. Girardi, Given your experience in world of espionage and time spent in the UK, could you possibly take a shot at answering this?
OK– given who Robert Maxwell was and that his infamy went so far that even a teenage American pleb like me knew about his raid on the pension funds and his "suicide" 20+ years ago, how the hell did MI-5 not know?
Assuming MI-5 knew, how could they not call up The Royal Protection Squad and say to them: " hey, mention to Randy Andy he is bringing mossad spies into the royal palaces and God only knows what they could be planting in there."
Or is MI-5 so Jewed they dare not even mention the obvious?@Stan d Muteanon  Disclaimer , says: March 9, 2021 at 6:05 pm GMT • 18.0 hours ago
The FBI grabbed the safe and its contents that were in Epstein's NYC townhouse that he got from Leslie Wexner of the New Albany and Columbus Wexners.
The FBI, now in possession of all that Blackmail material, continues J. Edgar Hoover's tradition of shakedown and manipulation of Gubbamint perverts.
Democracy In Action.Sean , says: March 9, 2021 at 6:06 pm GMT • 18.0 hours ago
Thanks so much for writing this. Our politicians, business and civic leaders, and young up-and-coming leading citizens all need to be forewarned that various intel agencies still run honey-traps using secret recordings.
I imagine they watch a target's online life also. If a business magnate is sneaking around on a website like Adultfriendfinder, or orders an expensive hooker from a website to come to a hotel's penthouse in New York, these intel agencies may have ways of knowing this and setting him up. They could have assets approach hin in the hotel bar also. Im grateful your colum can serve as a warning, and hope its widely shared.@anon l case entails. The police chief did that because Epstein legal and investigative team were running rings round the state police.Agent76 , says: March 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm GMT • 16.1 hours ago
Extremely wealthy men are not what the legal system is set up for dealing with, so Epstein got off lightly, compared to what the average man would have got. However it must be borne in mind that his victims got paid very substantial compensation–totaling tens of millions– as part of the deal, and Epstein was sent to prison as a sex offender and publicly disgraced. Not a very impressive result for a centi-millionaire who also had high level Deep State people intervening for him. Ditto Ghislaine.restless94110 , says: March 9, 2021 at 8:48 pm GMT • 15.3 hours ago
Oct 31, 2020 Ghislaine Maxwell stonewalls & dodges questions about Epstein, Prince Andrew & Bill Clinton
Ghislaine Maxwell stonewalls & dodges questions about Epstein, Prince Andrew & Bill Clinton.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/qlAdwj7TMnE?feature=oembedTitus Jerusalem Smasher , says: March 9, 2021 at 8:52 pm GMT • 15.2 hours ago
First, a pedophile is a person who is attracted sexually to prepubescent females. Since Epstein was not that then he is definitively not a pedophile.
Second, a pimp is a person, almost always male, who has a "stable" of 2 or more girls that he sends out to have sex for money, all or most of which he takes. Since Maxwell is at most accused of asking older teenagers–all of them within 18 months of or over the legal age of consent, depending on the individual state and the individual country–if they would go take money for sex, and since Maxwell did not take any part of the money the girls received, and since the girls voluntarily had the sex for the money, it is definitively clear that Maxwell was not a pimp, and there is no case at all against her.
Third and last, I followed the link referenced in regard to Maxwell saying that she had tapes on Trump and Clinton, and that's not what she said. The source is murky and weird anyway, but what there is of it is that it comes from a producer of 60 Minutes who no longer works there but had a book to sell. He asked her a leading question ("There are tapes aren't there?") and she gave a couple of noncommittal responses that neither admitted nor revealed anything. It looks like the guy was trying to pump up his boring book to get more sales.
The fact is that your article is just regurgitated nonsense. Maxwell will walk. She should have been given bail months ago. She wasn't running and she wasn't hiding before. Obviously the felt strongly that she had done nothing illegal. And it's clear, she hadn't.
This is a complete waste of time and money. It is obvious that female prosecutors are behind it. We can only hope and pray for justice. Don't let them get away with their Stalinist show trials one day longer.Annony Mouse , says: March 9, 2021 at 10:18 pm GMT • 13.8 hours ago
After the fact, the U.S. Attorney for Miami Alexander Acosta involved in the case reported that the arrest and sentencing were above his pay grade, that he had been told that Epstein " 'belonged to intelligence' , and to leave it alone" a comment that apparently has never been pursued by investigators.
This is absolutely key. How has this not been followed up? How is Acosta able to live a normal life without being hounded day and night to reveal who told him this? Which intelligence agency? Why isn't this the subject of counter-intelligence investigations? Where is Acosta now?lysias , says: March 9, 2021 at 11:01 pm GMT • 13.0 hours ago
I believe the fact that Bill Clinton was recorded to have been on the Lolita Express approximately 26 times illustrates that he was shown tapes very early on and thought "in for a penny – in for a pound" and went back for more helpings. I am not surprised at all that he was compromised as he is known to think with his lower regions, but for others, i.e. Prince Andrew, surely he would be aware of Ashkenazi tactics – especially with blackmail.Alden , says: March 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm GMT • 12.7 hours ago
I think the blackmailed put themselves in a position to be blackmailed because they were told that that was the way to join the insiders whose careers were guaranteed.@Curmudgeon n an act of prostitution at 17, or under the age of 18, even the day before his or her 18 birthday.CanSpeccy , says: Website March 10, 2021 at 4:34 am GMT • 7.5 hours ago
Although being a prostitute age 18 and over is legal in the UK; pimping pandering soliciting for prostitution running a brothel and being the customer of a prostitute is still illegal in England
If, as you say she was paid by Epstein $5,000 for sex with Andrew, Guiffre committed an illegal act of prostitution . If Epstein paid her, that was pimping or money for sex; illegal in the UK. If, as Guiffre claimed, the act of prostitution took place in Maxwell's home, that was Maxwell committing the crime of running a brothel or house of prostitution.@Annony MouseCommentator Mike , says: March 10, 2021 at 7:34 am GMT • 4.5 hours ago
but for others, i.e. Prince Andrew, surely he would be aware of Ashkenazi tactics – especially with blackmail.
Question is, what the Hell werePrince Andrew's official "protection officers" doing? These people are presumably managed by one or other of Britain's security services. They must have known what Andrew was doing. Why, then, did the security service not intervene and warn Andrew off Epstein's Island? Or was he doing a job for them -- spying on Epstein's spying operation?@Alden n well and correctly the technicalities of the situation in the UK and that Guiffre, Maxwell and Epstein were all guilty of some crimes relating to the illicit sex trade. But was Prince Andrew guilty of anything? Unless he was soliciting for sex with Guiffre? He wasn't offering her money, but if he knew she was being paid by Epstein and trafficked across borders by Epstein and Maxwell? Of course he may have been using underage girls of this sex ring elsewhere that we have not been told about. But you are right, Curmudgeon should know that even transporting a grandmother across borders to engage in paid sex, i.e prostitution, is sex/human trafficking and a crime in most countries.Mulga Mumblebrain , says: March 10, 2021 at 7:44 am GMT • 4.3 hours ago@annamaria
Actually, if you read the 'Chicago Jewish News', October 24, 2008, the article by Pauline Yearwood, entitled 'Obama and the Jews', you will find that Abner Mikva, Chicago Jewish society stalwart, former Congressman, judge and Clinton apparatchik, declared Obama 'the first Jewish President'. Obviously Clinton was just another useful Sabbat Goy idiot.
Feb 16, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
For those who read and study history, it has long been known that the CIA has placed their operatives throughout every agency of the U.S. government, as explained by Fletcher Prouty in The Secret Team ; that CIA officers Cord Myer and Frank Wisner operated secret programs to get some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom among intellectuals, journalists, and writers to be their voices for unfreedom and censorship, as explained by Frances Stonor Saunders in The Cultural Cold War and Joel Whitney in Finks , among others; that Cord Myer was especially focused on and successful in "courting the Compatible Left" since right wingers were already in the Agency's pocket.
Ms No PREMIUM 14 hours ago (Edited) remove link
They are always leading you. They deal with different levels of awareness with different narratives.
Did you ever stop and wonder for a single minute if one man, Rockefeller, was really the single power behind standard oil? Ever hear of front men? Those are the ones meant to be seen.
How few ever wonder who TF really controlled the CIA and it's precursor?
No, people stop right there. They think they are super informed by knowing Rockefeller and the CIA. They try to hold the line there.
This suppression of conspiracy theory tactic, of trying to get people to fixate on operation paperclip, which is a limited hangout nothingburger, is also really over used.
Ever hear of the Mossad Honeypot run by Epstein and other enemy foreign agents? How about how the whole world watched the FBI cover it up?
Oh, that's way too hot to touch. Let's talk about standard oil and operation paperclip.
Why was Epstein's island named Little St James? What did the feds bury there with that heavy equipment? What Intel agency did Robert Maxwell and Mega group work for? Why doesn't anybody mention that they are all Mossad
Oh yeah, there is the answer to all of it. Now let's go revisit those "anti-Semitic conspiracy theories" on currency ownership.
Jan 28, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com
By now, most people know that Leon Black has stepped down as CEO of Apollo Global Management after ties to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, including paying the late Epstein $158 million for "tax advice". We documented the details of Black's departure in this piece , out earlier this week.
Now the question becomes: how deep does the rabbit hole continue to go?
Edwin Dorsey, founder of The Bear Cave newsletter , posted an epic Tweet thread (you can follow Dorsey here ) back in December 2020 that - if accurate - shows that more Epstein-related bombs could soon be going off.
"John J. Hannan, Apollo's cofounder and senior partner, donated $166k to Epstein in 1999. Hannan also replaced Epstein on the Black Foundation Board in 2013," he notes.
Dorsey also notes: "Marc Rowan, another Apollo co-founder that worked at Drexel in the 1980s, met with Epstein in his townhouse in 2015."
Further, he points out that "one of Epstein's defense attorneys, Gerald Lefcourt, also represented Drexel. Yet another tie between the two entities."
He also notes that Epstein appears to have hired Black's key employees from Drexel over the years:
Beller's name also shows up in a subpoena:
Dorsey concludes: "If Harry Beller, Epstein's longtime notary/accountant, worked closely with Black, Rowan, or Hannan this would take the story to a whole new level. My guess is there is much more that has not been reported yet."
But thanks to Dorsey's digging, there may very well be more on the way.
Recall, the announcement of Black's departure came as Apollo revealed the conclusion of a review by law firm Dechert into Black's relationship with Epstein, which reportedly "cleared" Black and Apollo of any "involvement in criminal activities" with Epstein.
"I have advised the Apollo board that I will retire as C.E.O. on or before my 70th birthday in July and remain as chairman, " Black said in a statement.
Over the past year and a half, Apollo CEO and founder Leon Black had been caught in a web of allegations that he was "too close" to Epstein after it emerged Black had paid Epstein $158 million after he was released from jail.
And while Black published a letter in which he admitted that "it was a terrible mistake" to associated with Epstein and "like many people I respected, I decided to give Epstein a second chance," Black said last October, it wasn't nearly enough as some asset managers froze their new capital allocations to Apollo. It eventually prompted Apollo to hire Dechert to conduct an "independent review" of Black's dealings with Epstein to clear Black's - and Apollo's - name.
Among the key findings of the Dechert report:
- Apollo never retained Epstein for any services and Epstein never invested in any Apollo-managed funds
- Dechert found no evidence that Black was involved in any way with Epstein's criminal activities at any time
Black "believed, and witnesses generally agreed, that Epstein provided advice that conferred more than $1 billion and as much as $2 billion or more" in tax savings, the report states, which - needless to say - is ridiculous for a person who was already surrounded by the biggest tax experts on earth who also happened to be Black's employees. 11,410 33 NEVE play_arrow
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Google Bill Clinton and Leon Black. Have fun. We live in a very corrupt country.....cookiesanyone 56 minutes ago
Something is rotten in the state of denmarkEnd Times Prophecy 11 seconds ago
EVERYTHING is rotten in the state of DenmarkYoodenVranx 8 minutes ago
Thirty two years and counting since ABSOLUTELY NOTHING has been done. Even if 100% of the world's no longer existent law enforcement layers were still in business you couldn't be much more criminally incompetent, negligent or complicit than this.joyful-feet 28 minutes ago
Black "believed, and witnesses generally agreed, that Epstein provided advice that conferred more than $1 billion and as much as $2 billion or more" i
Sure..by not releasing a few very particular photos, Epstein saved Black well in excess of that.Jumanji1959 38 minutes ago
As if the psychopaths in Washington both D and R care one bit. They support these things. Their lapdog enforcers will do what they tell them to do. There is no justice, they are just crackdown arm to censor and attack those who threaten their power.
Jeffrey & Gisele say hello from the beaches of Tel Aviv.
Dec 05, 2020 | www.rt.com
Prince Andrew's chief accuser was a prostitute who lied about her age and was paid "half a million" by disgraced businessman Jeffrey Epstein, new court papers allege, according to the Telegraph.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who is now an advocate for victims of sex trafficking, has claimed she had sex with the royal at least three times in 2001, when she was 17.
Giuffre claims this happened after she met with American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with procuring underage and young women for powerful clients, together with his close associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
According to the report , Sharon Churcher, the journalist who first revealed that Giuffre was among Epstein's victims, told New York publisher Tony Lyons that Giuffre lied about her age when she met Epstein.
"She took a year off [her age]. Apparently she was 16, not 15, when she was recruited [by Epstein]. But she'd been on the game for about a year then. Epstein's women were – he basically had prostitutes," the paper quoted Churcher as saying about Giuffre, citing a transcript of her conversation with Lyons.
Churcher was quoted as saying that Giuffre was "suing everybody," including Epstein's lawyer, Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz. "The idea is that he will then pay her off. This really is blackmail," she said, adding that Giuffre would "just move on to other people" and that Epstein had "paid her off."
"She had settled with Epstein. She'd taken half a million, I think it was."
The journalist also reportedly suggested that Giuffre may have produced fake emails that were later presented as having been written by Churcher.
In a comment to the Telegraph, Giuffre's lawyer, Chuck Cooper, said: "We are looking forward to taking Ms. Churcher's deposition under oath."
Prince Andrew has denied ever having sex with Giuffre. He admitted to having been friends with Epstein but claimed he had no idea at the time that the businessman was involved in sex trafficking. In 2001, the prince was photographed wrapping his hand around Giuffre's waist in Maxwell's London apartment.
Epstein was found dead in August 2019 inside a prison cell in New York, where he was awaiting trial. Maxwell was arrested in July and charged with helping Epstein to procure underage girls for sex trafficking.
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Bill Clinton's former top aide and Chelsea Clinton nemesis Doug Band has told Vanity Fair that former President Bill Clinton did visit Jeffrey Epstein's infamous "pedo island" in January 2003, and that he was unable to push Epstein out of Clinton's orbit since they flew to Africa together in 2002 aboard the the pedophile's (Epstein's) private 727, dubbed the "Lolita Express."
Band said he had no idea about Epstein's sex crimes back then but got enough bad vibes that he advised Clinton to end the relationship. But Clinton continued to socialize with Epstein and take his money. In 2006 Epstein donated $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton made more than two dozen trips on Epstein's jet around this time, Epstein's flight logs show. In January 2003, according to Band, Clinton visited Epstein's private Caribbean island, Little St. James. Band said it was one of the few trips he declined to go on in his time with Clinton. - Vanity Fair
Band - who revealed the Clinton Foundation's 'for-profit' activity and accused Chelsea Clinton of tapping Foundation funds to pay for her wedding (known only because of WikiLeaks) - also says Chelsea Clinton had a relationship with Epstein and his alleged co-conspirator in an underage sex trafficking ring, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Chelsea had ties to Epstein and Maxwell, Band said; he showed me a photo of Bill and Chelsea posing with Epstein and Maxwell at the King of Morocco's wedding. Chelsea remained friends with Maxwell for years after the press revealed Maxwell was a close associate of Epstein's. For instance, Chelsea invited Maxwell to her 2010 wedding at the Brooke Astor estate in Rhinebeck, New York, after Epstein had pleaded guilty in Florida to procuring sex from a minor. - Vanity Fair
"Ghislaine had access to yachts and nice homes. Chelsea needed that ," said Band.Bill Clinton walks with Doug Band
Band notably created the now-defunct Clinton Global Initiative, which has helped to raise $74 billion for Clinton global charities, according to Newsmax . Thanks again to WikiLeaks, we also know that Band was soliciting donations for Clinton through his PR and investment firm, Teneo in an sordid example of "pay for play" which most of the mainstream media refused to cover - which he worried about in an email to John Podesta, saying: " If this story gets out, we are screwed ."
In response to Band's claims about Chelsea, a family spokesperson said that " Chelsea was on friendly terms with Maxwell because of a mutual friend (Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt) and only took one yacht trip with Maxwell in 2009: "It wasn't until 2015 that Chelsea became aware of the horrific allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell and she hopes that all the victims find justice."
In 2011, Band says he instructed Bill Clinton's staffers to ban Maxwell 'from all Clintonworld events' to try and drive a wedge between Chelsea and Ghislaine .
"I knew in telling everyone to stop including Ghislaine that Chelsea and her father would be very angry. It made it harder for them to justify being close to her," said Band.
Nov 23, 2020 | www.rt.com
Ghislaine Maxwell was a voracious photographer who "constantly" snapped photos of topless girls at Jeffrey Epstein's mansion and kept the pictures in an album, according to freshly released court documents.
A former butler at Epstein's Florida home told lawyers that Maxwell was an "avid" photographer who routinely took photos of scantily clad girls with a "special camera".
Most of the images were taken poolside and were of "topless" young women, which Maxwell would later store in an album she kept on her desk, according to former employee John Alessi.
"She was very avid with photographs," Alessi said in federal court papers unsealed on Saturday. "She had this high-tech camera. She was constantly taking photographs."
Alessi said most of the girls were European and some were American.© Giuffre v. Maxwell, Southern District of New York
British socialite Maxwell is in a New York jail awaiting trial on multiple counts of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse, and of allegedly abusing some of the girls herself. The 58-year-old has denied all the charges she faces.
Alessi's statements to lawyers were made in June 2016 and were unsealed by a judge on Saturday. They relate to a settled defamation case between Maxwell and Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was coerced into having sex with Prince Andrew from the British royal family.
The FBI wants to interview Prince Andrew but he has denied all claims of wrongdoing. A lawyer representing Epstein's victims branded it "outrageous" that a year has passed since the queen of England's second-eldest son publicly promised to cooperate with the US authorities.
Lisa Bloom called on the royal to submit to an interview with the FBI, saying "it is never too late to do the right thing."
Disgraced businessman Epstein was found dead in a New York jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. His death was officially ruled a suicide, and intense speculation has surrounded the circumstances.
TheRealElDee 6 hours ago 22 Nov, 2020 02:03 PMEven Maxwell is still a fall guy for the many people who used Epstein's services. People like Alan Dershowitz (who benefitted from the deal he made Epstein MORE than Epstein did) and well known politicians who are said to include a British Prime Minister (they don't actually say it's Blair) and other well known US Clintons called Bill. There had been no appetite under Obama to pursue this and as Biden is about to take the reins I'm sure that this will not be pressed as hard as it should be. I still think Maxwell will be convicted, but it will be left there, as though she obtained the girls purely for Epstein to abuse and not any of the hundreds of others who have walked away due to Dershowitz's deal. Enough money and you have the power to buy your way out of anything..neeon9 TheRealElDee 3 hours ago 22 Nov, 2020 04:44 PMThere was a lot of Jewish secret service and CIA involved as well, blackmailing with honey traps.Cosmicwaffles 10 hours ago 22 Nov, 2020 09:51 AMI'm sure trump loved them! He, like many celebrities and politicians, was good friends with epstein. In 2009, when an employee leaked epstein's personal address book it showed multiple phone numbers for trump and his wife. Additionally, was uncovered that he left two phone messages for epstein in November 2004 on a message pad obtained by investigators from epstein's home. Republicans and democrats alike were and still are involved shows how broken the system isBig Tex 9 hours ago 22 Nov, 2020 10:42 AMWe are tired of hearing the Prince Andrew stories. Tell us what is happening to all of the Americans who did the same thing. Where are the stories about Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Les Wexner, Kevin Spacey, and Bill Gates?Cryptoid 34 minutes ago 22 Nov, 2020 07:45 PMFemale pedophiles are very,very common but mostly they fly under the radar.
Oct 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
In the aftermath of the widespread blowback amid Apollo clients, many of whom have frozen their new capital allocations to the private equity giant in response to recent reports that co-founder Leon Black had paid "suicided" pedophile Jeffrey Epstein $50 million after he was released from jail, during a conference call on Thursday morning discussing Apollo's third-quarter results, Black said he regretted doing business with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, even though other prominent people had done the same.
"Like many people I respected, I decided to give Epstein a second chance," Black said Thursday during a conference call to discuss Apollo's third-quarter results.
"This was a terrible mistake", the former Drexel banker added pointing out the obvious, although it still remains unclear just what "second chance" services Epstein provided to Black that was worth a whopping $50 million in compensation, but we are confident we will find out soon enough.
And in what may be the greatest example of "whataboutism" in modern history, Black said that Epstein worked with many prominent individuals after he was released from jail, and that "the distinguished reputations of these individuals gave me misplaced comfort."
In other words, if everyone is going to "picnics" on Epstein's underage girl island in their private jets, it's all cool.
Laughably, Black - who is surrounded by the most brilliant financial minds of his generation 24/7 - has said he sought advice from Epstein for matters such as taxes, estate planning and philanthropy.
Apollo hired law firm Dechert LLP to conduct a review that's expected to take 60 to 90 days, according to people familiar with the matter.
That said, we doubt their reputations will be just as "distinguished" once it emerges just what "services"
underage girlsEpstein was providing them.
Also on the call we learned that despite the posturing, Apollo's clients were not really turned off by the ongoing scandal, and the PE giant raised another $4 billion in the third quarter even though it expects fundraising to slow, co-founder Joshua Harris said on the call.
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yojimbo , 6 hours agoyoushallnotkill , 5 hours ago
You have the F35 program and you believe corruption to be cultural? It sure is though, 85% of oligarchs are of a certain.. tribal persuasion after all.LibertarianMenace , 5 minutes ago
No, I don't think it's cultural, I think it's funny to pretend that you are protecting culture when in fact you are protecting corruption. Your antisemitic smear nicely rounds out the picture.Vivekwhu , 5 hours ago
Facts have that unfortunate tendency to be, "anti-semitic, as you say, not me.
Stop denigrating the US [neoliberal] Dems. Corruption is not just part of the Dems culture.
IT IS THEIR CULTURE.
Along with most of the Reps in Congress.
Oct 23, 2020 | twitter.com
The more than 400-page deposition was released early Thursday after Maxwell lost an appeal earlier in the week to keep the document sealed. Maxwell was charged by federal prosecutors in early July for allegedly helping recruit and sexually abuse minors as part of a years-long criminal enterprise run by Jeffrey Epstein.
Bloomberg @business A judge has released hundreds of pages of Ghislaine Maxwell's testimony from a civil lawsuit by one of her accusers. The documents are the only substantive public record from Maxwell about what she said she did for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein https:// trib.al/U50D55n9:48 AM · Oct 22, 20209:48 AM · Oct 22, 2020 · SocialFlow
Oct 15, 2020 | www.rt.com
Ghislaine Maxwell urges US appeals court to keep 'sensitive' deposition on relations with Jeffrey Epstein under wraps 13 Oct, 2020 22:31 / Updated 20 hours ago Get short URL Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court in New York. © Reuters / Jane Rosenberg 111 16 Follow RT on Ghislaine Maxwell's sworn testimony on her ties with convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein must remain sealed to ensure she receives a fair hearing in her own criminal case, her lawyer told a federal appeals court.
Attorney Adam Mueller urged the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Tuesday to reverse an earlier federal court ruling to unseal Maxwell's deposition. The British socialite is charged with enabling Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls – some allegedly as young as 14 years old – but denies any wrongdoing.
READ MORE: Virgin Islands AG demands ENTIRETY of Epstein flight logs, 'sparking panic' among wealthy passengers
The revelation of "intimate, sensitive, and personal" details in the deposition will violate Maxwell's right against self-incrimination, Mueller argued, adding that those facts may also imperil a fair trial as jurors may show prejudice towards his client.
We're concerned about preserving the status quo. There's going to be a public criminal trial, and this will all be aired in open court... We think that vindicates the public interest as well.
Maxwell's 418-page testimony was provided during a civil defamation suit brought by Virginia Giuffre, who claims Epstein kept her as a "sex slave" and that the British socialite acted as an accomplice. The deposition was filled with suggestive questions, her lawyer said, arguing that some of Maxwell's answers could be just as "revealing" as an admission of wrongdoing.ALSO ON RT.COM Ghislaine Maxwell hires 'super lawyer' who represented bin Laden's henchman
Meanwhile Giuffre's lawyer, David Boies, insists the deposition should be unsealed in an "even-handed way" to ensure no context is lost, arguing there is a "substantial presumption" of public access to the material.
Financier Jeffrey Epstein, who had many friends among US elites, died in an apparent suicide at a Manhattan jail last year as he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His former confidant Maxwell was arrested in July and remains in custody, as the 58-year-old was deemed an unacceptable flight risk. Mickey Mic 17 hours ago The judge ruled that the documents should be unsealed. Ms. Maxwell has yet again sought to muddy the water as the clock clicks closer to midnight. The federal agents who arrested Maxwell found a cellphone wrapped in tin foil inside of her New Hampshire home in "a misguided effort to evade detection," prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors revealed new details of what took place the day Maxwell was arrested and argued they underscore the risks of allowing her out of detention. They also pointed to her wealth, saying she controls a Swiss trust worth $4 million and has an account in England that has at times held over $2 million. "To the extent the defendant now refuses to account for her ownership of or access to vast wealth, it is not because it does not exist it's because she is attempting to hide it," prosecutors wrote. She shouldn't be able to delay the unsealing of anything. Just put her on trial and let us see the court see the evidence (or lack thereof). If she truly has nothing to hide...then why is she always trying to hide things? Maxwell former girlfriend of Epstein; believes the convicted pedophile was murdered while awaiting trial and fears the same ? Notice how the story was swept under the rug as quick as facts started to emerge ? Covid, Riots kept the heat off the MSM who was found guilty of suppressing the facts about Epstein's case. Not one name was revealed about getting compromised ? Prosecutors needs to set their sights higher !!!! alfredi 17 hours ago Strange - a defendant doesn't want the crimes committed to be exposed. Shekelsburg 6 hours ago She is afraid Trump will off her too. Nathan075 17 hours ago What she means to inform the judges is " If you give away Israel's game ( after all I am a stooge), then you will be open to extermination" Veritas Nathan075 12 minutes ago It will be Ghislaine herself who will be in danger from Mossard operatives not the judges, just remember what happened to her boss Epstein. RRRicD Nathan075 15 hours ago This strikes so close to the truth its the Elephant in the room no one will look at. Truthfrees 12 hours ago She has a lot of money and connections to the Mossad, who have connections to USA justice system. She will likely get a get out of jail card by simply exposing a few higher ups and work a sweet deal to escape to EU or Israel where she will not be charged or sued by the victims. bookburner451 8 hours ago Sensitive to whom? The intelligence agencies that ran her? Carl Cuckproof 14 hours ago who was her dad i forget. heard he was with our greatest allies Reply Veritas Carl Cuckproof 10 minutes ago Maxwell the owner of the UK's Daily Mirror and allegedly an Israeli spy, he drowned at sea. Reply Ally Hauptmann-Gurski Carl Cuckproof 14 hours ago Her Dad plundered people's pension accounts and sent the money to New York where she was to have a newspaper. But then Daddy died unexpectedly and young Ghislaine needed a financial adviser. She found that in the Epstein brothers who became quite wealthy with the stolen money. She had still access to it though, and therefore paid her hideout with 2 million cash after Epstein's death. Shekelsburg 6 hours ago How much did Trump pay her? Reply 1 Veritas Shekelsburg 7 minutes ago I do not believe anyone in the Republicans were involved with Epstein to any gre talmudicticks Dmitri193 10 hours ago I rather see her getting a life sentence in prison, i expect the female prisoners as intolerant to pedo's as the male section.
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VIRGIN ISLANDS AG DEMANDS ENTIRETY OF EPSTEIN FLIGHT LOGS, 'SPARKING PANIC' AMONG WEALTHY PASSENGERS Published: September 22, 2020
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The US Virgin Islands Attorney General has subpoenaed 21 years' worth of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's flight logs, reportedly striking fear in the hearts of high-profile passengers not yet exposed as Lolita Express riders.
Passenger logs for Epstein's four helicopters and three planes have been subpoenaed by Virgin Islands AG Denise George, who recently sued the disgraced financier's estate for 22 counts including human trafficking, child abuse, neglect, prostitution, aggravated rape, and forced labor, according to a Sunday report by the UK Mirror.
In addition to the passenger lists, George has requisitioned " complaints or reports of potentially suspicious conduct " and any " personal notes " the pilots made while flying Epstein's alleged harem of underage girls around the world. She also wants the names and contact information of anyone who worked for the pilots – or who " integrated with or observed " Epstein and his passengers.
Epstein pilot David Rodgers previously provided a passenger log in 2009 tying dozens of politicians, actors, and other celebrities to the infamous sex offender – including former US President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, and model Naomi Campbell.
However, lawyers for Epstein's alleged victims have argued that list did not include flights by Epstein's chief pilot, Larry Visoski, who allegedly worked for him for over 25 years.
" The records that have been subpoenaed will make the ones Rodgers provided look like a Post-It note ," a source told the Mirror over the weekend, claiming that George's subpoena had triggered a " panic among many of the rich and famous. "
Epstein's private plane, nicknamed the Lolita Express, counted among its passengers such luminaries as the UK's Prince Andrew, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz, actor Chris Tucker, Harvard economist Larry Summers, Hyatt hotel mogul Tom Pritzker, and model agency manager Jean-Luc Brunel along with Campbell, Spacey, and Clinton (who the logs show flew with Epstein over two dozen times). However, the passengers who enjoyed his other aircraft have not been made public – yet.
George has also subpoenaed more than 10 banks – including JPMorgan, Citibank, and Deutsche Bank – in her quest to get to the bottom of the financial edifice Epstein built up before he died. The financial institutions have been ordered to submit documents related to some 30 corporations, trusts, and nonprofit entities tied to the predatory playboy.
Epstein supposedly committed suicide last year in a Manhattan jail facility, while his accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell remains imprisoned in a Brooklyn detention center awaiting trial on charges related to child trafficking and perjury after her arrest earlier this year. Maxwell's lawyers have struggled to keep documents introduced as part of a recent defamation suit by one of Epstein's alleged victims under seal, insisting the information would deny her a fair trial.
Aug 23, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Private Equity Billionaire Leon Black To Receive Subpoena Over Decades-Long Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein by Tyler Durden Sun, 08/23/2020 - 16:50 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Officials in the US Virgin Islands plan to subpoena billionaire investor Leon Black over his decades-long relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to the New York Times .
Epstein served as a director on the Leon Black Family Foundation for over a decade, while the pedophile accepted a $10 million donation for his Gratitude America foundation from Black's "BV70 LLC" charity.
Meanwhile, after Epstein got out of prison for pedophilia , Black met with the financier at his company's New York offices. Black also dispatched Apollo co-founder Marc Rowan to attend a meeting at Epstein's Manhattan mansion with representatives of Edmond de Rothschild Group to discuss how the two firms could work together more closely, people with knowledge of the meeting told Bloomberg in July, 2019.
On Thursday, US Virgin Islands attorney general Denise N. George notified a local court that she would issue civil subpoenas to Black, founder of Apollo Global Management, as well as several entities he's tied to, according to the chief clerk of the court.
The subpoenas, copies of which were filed with the court, seek financial statements and tax returns for a number of entities , including Black Family Partners and Elysium Management, which oversee some of Mr. Black's $9 billion fortune. Subpoenas will also go to Apollo and entities that help manage Mr. Black's extensive art collection.
Mr. Black has said Mr. Epstein provided him with advice on tax strategy, estate planning and philanthropy, but has provided no details. A representative for Mr. Black said the financier had no further comment.
Mr. Black and his companies paid millions in fees to Southern Trust Company , which Mr. Epstein set up in the Virgin Islands in 2013 , according to three people briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. - New York Times
According to territorial officials, Epstein claimed that Southern Trust was creating a DNA data-mining service, and would have a "financial arm." It collected $184 million in fees from 2013 - 2018, though the Times notes that it is unclear how much of that came from Black - who claims Epstein did no work for Apollo.
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The requests represent a significant step in Ms. George's efforts to unravel the mystery of how Mr. Epstein amassed an estate valued at more than $600 million. They are part of a civil forfeiture suit she filed against his estate in January, claiming Mr. Epstein had misled government officials in the Virgin Islands to secure lucrative tax breaks for his businesses while engaging in sex trafficking and the abuse of underage girls.
Ms. George has also sent subpoenas to banks that handled Mr. Epstein's money, including JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank . Some of the payment information involving Mr. Black surfaced during a review by Deutsche Bank, according to one of the people briefed on the matter. Deutsche Bank recently reached a settlement with regulators in New York who found the bank had done little to vet Mr. Epstein's financial dealings. - New York Times
Black claims that he was "completely unaware" of Epstein's alleged sex-trafficking ring.
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Stan d Mute , says: August 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm GMT@Thomasina ent-text">Roderick Spode , says: August 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm GMT
I highly doubt it. Little girls wouldn't be Trump's style. He likes flashy women, tall, arm candy.
Clinton? Oh, yeah, he'd be in there. He's sleazier.
Trump was born rich and handsome, he never had any problem getting laid. Clinton was poor, but handsome and smart – he used Epstein for the private jet, the flashy friends, etc. I'd be very surprised if either one of them was drawn into Epstein's mossad honey-pot.
Epstein's targets were the powerful men who were neither rich enough nor handsome enough to have a shadow of a hope for nailing the high school cheerleaders. Guys very much like Epstein himself or his patrons like Wexner or Dershowitz.
... ... ...@ThomasinaCurmudgeon , says: August 21, 2020 at 3:52 pm GMT
Yeah, Trump's completely uncompromised by Israel, which is why he's been a Zionist dream president while shirking nearly all of his campaign promises to actual Americans.@Roderick Spode
You mean the guy that banned Epstein from his resort and the only one to have helped the accusers with their lawsuit against Epstein?
Aug 20, 2020 | www.rt.com
As if it weren't awkward enough for the party that bills itself as a defender of women to feature Bill Clinton at its convention, photos of the ex-president with one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims surfaced on the day of his speech.
The UK's Daily Mail published exclusive pictures on Tuesday showing Clinton receiving a massage in 2002 from 22-year-old Chauntae Davies, who was allegedly raped by billionaire Epstein repeatedly over a period of four years. The massage occurred while Clinton, along with actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, flew with Epstein on the pedophile's infamous private jet, nicknamed the Lolita Express, on a humanitarian trip to Africa.
According to the newspaper, Clinton complained of having a stiff neck after falling asleep on the plane. During a fueling stop at a small airport in Portugal, Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell urged Davies to give the former president a massage. Clinton, who was 56 at the time, then allegedly said to Davies, "Would you mind giving it a crack?" The photos show Davies massaging Clinton's neck and shoulders as he leans back in his seat at what looks to be a small airport lounge.
Davies, who worked for Epstein as a masseuse, said Clinton was a "perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no foul play involving him."ALSO ON RT.COM Bill Clinton hung out with Epstein because of affair with late financier's madame Maxwell, new book alleges
Nevertheless, the images serve as an untimely reminder of the many sexual misconduct allegations made against Clinton during his years in politics and of his relationship with Epstein, a convicted sex offender who allegedly killed himself last year at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York while awaiting trial on new sex trafficking charges.
A Clinton spokesman has said the former president knew nothing about Epstein's crimes and flew on the financier's jet only four times, but flight logs showed that he traveled on the plane dozens of times in 2002 and 2003. Davies and other alleged victims said in a 2020 Netflix documentary on Epstein that he had secret surveillance cameras at his properties to gather blackmail-worthy dirt on his powerful friends.
"The question is, why were they taking pictures of Bill Clinton receiving a massage?" UK journalist Paul Joseph Watson said on Tuesday on Twitter. "And we already know the answer."
The Daily Mail didn't say where it obtained the exclusive photos. Maxwell is currently in jail in New York awaiting trial on charges that she facilitated Epstein's abuse of girls as young as 14.ALSO ON RT.COM Clintons & Obamas headline DNC speaker list, showing Democrats gazing backward not forward
Other Twitter users suggested that far more incriminating pictures are being held back. "Epstein took pics and videos of everything, and the FBI has it all," one said. Another said: "If they took pictures of this, there are most definitely worse things recorded just waiting to come out against people."
Others said Clinton should be kept away from the Democratic National Convention, including one who tweeted: "Bruh, no way they can let this man speak tonight." Another said: "And this guy is headlining the DNC tonight. Can't make this up."
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Kay Fabe , Aug 1 2020 10:59 utc | 91
Trump is clean. Well, after laundering so much money for Russian/israeli mafia , yeah, maybe.
He has known and palled around with Epstein since Epstein was with Bear Stearns in 1978 , being hired after his stint at Dalton School where he taught Ace Greensbergs daughter.
Barrs father hired Epstein to teach at Dalton School in 1974 despite him only having a HS degree. Barr Jr. was working at CIA at the time.
Trumps mentor was a homosexual named Roy Cohn who also ran a sex ring to entrap people, prostitutes included young boys at parties held in his suite at the Plaza Hotel. After Roy died in 1986 of AIDS , Trump bought the Plaza Hotel in 1988 and held his own parties, the nature of which are unknown.
Clinton was attracted to girls like Monica , but who knows, maybe he found younger girls hot too. When Donald Trump was watching his 16-year-old daughter Ivanka host the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, he turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked: "Don't you think my daughter's hot? She's hot, right?"
Epstein had a falling out with Trump over a real estate deal in Palm Beach. From some accounts he tried to trap Trump but got caught. Trump knew what is MO was. Shortly after that he gets charged. Trump had his own plane and his own property. I doubt he ever needed to go to the island to sample Epstein's product, unlike Clinton. Besides he knew what Epstein was up too, knowing Robert and Ghislaine Maxwell like he did before Clinton even ran for President
Its curious , Trump, Kushners and Epstein all did their banking at Deutsche Bank, famous for laundering Russian money and playing fast and loose with banking regulations. Deutsche Banks largest shareholder is Chinese. Trump and Kushners personal wealth manager Rosemary worked for Epsteins wealth manager at Deutsche (he hired her) who committed suicide a couple month after Epstein. Deutsche Bank , being sued by shareholders for not being careful enough dealing with their wealthy clients. That trial may have lead to Trump/Kushner transactions.
So a guy who used to work for Kroll Moscow kills the judges son. Then suiciding himself. Kroll was in charge of security for WTC and was owned by AIG. Deutsche Bank incidentally was the bank that placed PUTS on AA and UA and was connected to Buzzy Krongard at the CIA , which was connected to Kroll. Deutsche Bank had bought Bankers Trust while Krongard was there , and it was this arm of Deutsche Bank that placed the PUTS.
Trumps AG Barr says he will investigate the murder. Its curious that Barr was counselor of the law firm that handled Epsteins case and negotiated the sweet heart deal in 2008. The guy signing off on the deal was Acosta who then joins the Trump team in 2017
Looking at Barr again. Barrs father hired Epstein in 1974 with his HS degree to teach at Dalton School while he is at CIA. One of his students was Bear Stearns CEO daughter. Ace Greenberg was the head of Bear Stearns, and friend of Trump, and hires Epstein in 1978.
Barr and the Clintons reportedly go way back to when Clinton was providing protection for Bushs Iran-Contra Operation run out of a AK .
Lets look closer at Trumps Barr. He was counsel for the law firm representing Epstein in 2008, not to mention working for law firms handling CIA's Southern Air Transport (Wexner and Epstein helped them move to Ohio to handle business out of HK in mid 90's) and the head of a BCCI connected US bank in the 80's (First General) that the Clinton/Bush backer Stevens attempted to buy on behalf of BCCI. Stevens ran Systematics and used and distributed the backdoored PROMIS and also hired Foster and Hillary's law firm, and no doubt was a key to laundering the drug money out of Mena using Clintons bond program set up for that purpose
Last time Barr was AG under Bush Sr. lots of guys were getting snuffed out and investigations slowed , stonewalled or stopped (BCCI, Inslaw. Iran-Contra).
The same year that Casolaro died for investigating the Octopus, there were several other suspicious deaths involving people directly connected to the Promis scandal or involved in Casolaro's investigation of "the Octopus" -- including Alan Standorf, one of Casolaro's sources; Robert Maxwell, father of Ghislaine Maxwell, Mossad operative, and salesman of the bugged Promis software; and John Tower -- the former Texas senator who assisted Maxwell in selling the bugged Promis software to the Los Alamos laboratories, and John Heinz, senator of PA
John Heinz chaired a three-man presidential review board that probed the Iran-Contra affair and had in his possession all the damning documents from that affair, while John Tower led the infamous Tower Commission that investigated a variety of different CIA criminal activities and dirty dealings and was working on a tell all book. John Heinz and John Tower died in plane wrecks on successive days in 1991 – Tower in Georgia, and Heinz in Montgomery County, Pa. John Kerry then marries Heinz widow, a reward perhaps for his role in the coverup of Bush crimes.
Craig Spence, after his trafficking and exploitation of minors was exposed, died under mysterious circumstances on 11/11/89. His death was quickly labeled a suicide, not unlike Jeffrey Epstein's. This was the first year of the Bush administration with Barr working at the Justice Department
Barr also advised Bush on stonewalling investigations of the CIA when Bush was CIA Director in the 70's following his stint in China. It was Bush who began the privatization of the CIA operations after Carter came in and pushed him out and then purged much of the CIA. He formalized this privatization as VP under Reagan when Barr mysteriously returns to his side and entities like the CIA front NED were created.
Maybe I am making Barr out to be more than he was but he was connected with so much stuff. He actually signed off on spying on Americans telephone calls (international) as Bush's AG before leaving and working for telecom industry before retiring from Verizon in 2009. So no doubt he was involved in the domestic surveillance that was ramped up after 9/11.
By 1993, after Billy Barr leaves as AG, prosecutors in Illinois and New York who had spent years investigating Hoffenberg's Towers Financial were able to proceed. In front of a grand jury in Chicago, federal prosecutor Edward Kohler walked Hoffenberg, who had just agreed to cooperate with the government, through the design of the scam. In the narrative Kohler laid out, Epstein was the technical wizard who kept the money moving around to support Hoffenberg's various schemes.
Epstein was never charged. Curiously Rudy Giuliani was the attorney for Towers Financial
Food for thought, yah think? Or maybe people cant think anymore,
Clean, yeah right. LOL
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I think you have Barr about right, but I don't see what you think we are supposed to do about it? I don't remember anybody here much defending him. It's true I don't read long rants much, so there might be some. We do have a few Trumpists here, I think, but given the low quality of the alternatives to Trump, I'm not willing to criticize them.
But your post brought Poppy back to mind, he just runs all through the political fecklessness in this country these last 70 years or so, he brings to mind LBJ too. But anyway, now that Poppy has gone to meet his reward, that got me thinking about the changes that must have take place in his wake. Who is running the governments criminal underground these days, now that Poppy is gone?migueljose , Aug 1 2020 13:31 utc | 98
Kay Fabe @ 96
Thank you for that excellent summary of the Epstein, Maxwell racket inc background.
That's MOA At it's best. This entire post is first rate. I in tend to just listen and learn.
It's on thing knowing about the curuption, another thing being able to do something about it !
This is why I beleave the only true politics now is street politics, wheather we like it or not.
There is more now that unites us than devides us. Left Right politics will include a lot of mistrust.
Media misinformation being the deliberate course of that. Along with media self-censorship. Until we resolve that. Civil war is enevitable!miguejose , Aug 1 2020 13:43 utc | 101
Totally agree with both on Barr. His name burned into my brain around 1999 when I picked up a bombshell book from my local library by Terry Reed: https://www.amazon.com/Compromised-Clinton-Bush-Terry-Reed/dp/1561712493
Reed was a Vietnam vet, Air Force pilot, then recruited into CIA, worked with private companies connected with CIA, then continued to tangle himself into training pilots in Mena AK in the early 80s. The book is an autobio which they always leave a ton of stuff out-- I will when I write mine (LOL)- but Reed tells the story of the Contra cocaine/arms ratline running through Bill Clinton's Arkansas, names names: Barr, HW Bush, Barry Seal, HW's friend Felix (he killed Che)Rodriguez,the drug addled--and involved-- Bush boys (W and Jeb). At one point in his story Barr appears in Arkansas and threatens Clinton.
If anyone can refute this story please do. I have not been able to in over 20 years. The book is hard to get now, very expensive, but might be in some libraries. disappeared from mine.
Here's a youtube clip on him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H01_dY6atfc
Bottom line, my guess is that Reed was like many, ambitious young up and comer who used his position and skills to climb until he found himself in a tangled web: a mafia cell that easily could have snuffed him. Barr, Clintons, Bush's,... they're all players and they play by mafia rules.pretzelattack , Aug 1 2020 14:35 utc | 103
He's in way deeper than Trump. I suspect that he is connected with the highest levels in the CIA which means the people who want Trump to go away along with the few remaining who think Trump is a useful idiot.
If you watch the mainstream media watch how they portray Barr. My prediction: he will not be harmed.
Bottom line... Trump's "friends" are squirming, moving and re-positioning.NemesisCalling , Aug 1 2020 14:38 utc | 104
when we talk about mena arkansas, don't forget that clinton was kissing reagan's butt on that drug smuggling/terrorist supply network, i don't think he was that addled at that point, so the buck stops with him, being president and making a career of supporting terrorists in central and south america.Jackrabbit , Aug 1 2020 14:48 utc | 106
@96 key fabe
Let me know when you actually get to any dirt. All I see is innuendo and tying together his acquaintances.
Seems like an awful lot of brain power spent on something unlikely to bear any good fruit. But maybe it just needs more time to ripen.
In the mean time, my comment stands. Trump was probably not engaged in any of that activity involving innocents. His dip into Stormy Daniels is proof enough to me that he has simple taste and worlds apart from the more refined and cultivated taste of whisking minors to secret islands to have your way. /sarc
IMO, he continually seats himself at a different table for elites. His breakup with Epstein probably also follows this logic: Epstein was trying harder and harder things, as elites do, and POTUS probably sought better ties or not to be acquainted with such scum.oldhippie , Aug 1 2020 17:50 utc | 127
Kay Fabe @Aug1 10:59 #96
Truly excellent rebuttal to NemesisCalling and everyone else that thinks that Trump is "looking clean" wrt Epstein.
Trump is not the "populist outsider" that his fans, sycophants, and apologists claim him to be. He's an insider that has been around a long, long time. I see him as more of an opportunist and social climber though. Qualities instilled in him by his over-bearing father. As such, he's an enabler.
Multiple posts about Bill Barr's insider status. Don't see one that mentions he was born CIA. His father Donald Barr was OSS and original 1947 CIA. His career move to be an "educator" only meant that he worked in recruitment.
The CIA has factions. We are not privileged to know much about them. Barr's loyalty is more likely with the company than withTrump.
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In recently unsealed court documents involving dead child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, a woman named Virginia Giuffre, who publicly accused Epstein of sex trafficking, said that she once saw former Democratic President Bill Clinton on Epstein's island with "two young girls" from New York.
In the questioning by lawyer Jack Scarola, Guiffre was asked, "Do you have any recollection of Jeffrey Epstein's specifically telling you that 'Bill Clinton owes me favors?'"
"Yes, I do," Guiffre answered. "It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey what's Bill Clinton doing here [on Epstein's island] kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me favors."
Hoarsewhisperer , Aug 1 2020 5:07 utc | 72NemesisCalling , Aug 1 2020 5:55 utc | 74
Interesting extract from Xymphora's July 31 blog entry...
"So they screwed up bigtime on the redactions for the Ghislaine Maxwell release today. You can literally copy and paste the redacted pages into notepad and read them. Check out document #143 for a great example. #Epstein #Maxwell"
The trick works (I'd like to think it is not a mistake but some direct action by a court employee who is tired of all the lies). From document #143 (a deposition of Maxwell where her lawyer instructs her not to answer most, but not all, questions:
I can wait for the Official Version but I'd be interested to hear if any of MoA's resident sleuths have found the copy/paste assertion to be true?
Not holding my breath but my ears are perked.
It looks like they highlighted what was to be redacted in adobe instead of scanning redacted documents manually.
Somebody screwed up? Intentionally? Mistrial for Maxwell?
Looks like Clinton "dicking (underage) blondes." I am shocked!
Trump is looking clean and I would have already guessed it with his foray into the porn industry w/ Stormy Daniels. Whereas with paedophiles, it is about power and domination, when you are into a chick like Daniels, you are staying simple and "keeping your cart wheel in worn ruts." (Tao Te Ching)
Aug 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
chubbar , 3 hours ago
DOJ posted in a format that can be unredacted. Many people have already downloaded over 2400 pages of Epstein files!
New info coming shortly!
Aug 01, 2020 | www.rt.com
Newly unsealed files tied to the Jeffrey Epstein sex-trafficking case imply that former US President Bill Clinton visited the investor's private island along with "young girls," and that the FBI knew well about the minors' abuse.
Comprising hundreds of pages of documents, the trove was released on Thursday night following a judge's order last week to have it unsealed, over the objections of Ghislaine Maxwell, a former girlfriend to Epstein who has recently been charged as an accomplice in his alleged sex-trafficking operation.ALSO ON RT.COM US judge authorizes release of previously-sealed documents in case of Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell
The records stem from a 2015 defamation suit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, which was placed under lock and key after the case was settled in 2017, but was recently unsealed, as a result of a lawsuit brought last year by conservative blogger Mike Cernovich and the Miami Herald newspaper.
Among other revelations, the documents indicate that former US president Bill Clinton consorted with "young girls" during at least one visit to Epstein's private resort in the Virgin Islands, where the billionaire was said to host regular "sex orgies."
"When you were present with Jeffery Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there?" one witness – presumably Giuffre – was asked during an interview, to which she replied that Epstein, Maxwell, an unidentified woman named "Emmy" and "2 young girls" had been on the island with the former POTUS. The witness did not elaborate on Clinton's interactions with the girls, however.
The same witness also told her attorney in 2011 that she had overheard Epstein saying that Clinton owed him "favors," but noted she couldn't tell whether he was joking.
"He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey 'What's Bill Clinton doing here?' and he laughed it off and said 'well he owes me a favor,'" she said. "He never told me what favors they were. I never knew. I didn't know if he was serious."
He told me a long time ago that everyone owes him favors. They're all in each other's pockets.
One of America's top law enforcement agencies was also apparently aware that underage girls were still being abused at Epstein's properties as far back as 2011 – years after he was sentenced for similar crimes in his first criminal case. During her defamation suit, Giuffre said she had provided the FBI a now widely circulated photo of herself and the UK's Prince Andrew – where he is pictured smiling with an arm around her bare waist.
In 2014, moreover, Giuffre contacted the FBI to request evidence they had previously seized from Epstein's residences to aid her civil case, suggesting the bureau had for long been informed of her allegations regarding Epstein and his continued involvement with minor girls.Home USA News Unsealed docs say Bill Clinton was on 'pedophile island' w/ 'young girls' & cite Epstein saying former president 'owed him favor' 31 Jul, 2020 06:18 Get short URL
Jul 31, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Dozens of exhibits related to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein were unsealed Thursday evening , providing insight into allegations against the financier and his purported 'madam,' as well as other high-profile individuals, including Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and several other people whose names one can only guess (and the internet has).
The documents, related to a 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, were ordered to be released on July 23 by US District Judge Loretta Preska - which also included flight logs from Epstein's private jets , as well as police reports from the multiple locations where Epstein maintained residences.
Among the findings:
Here Are The Top Highlights From Ghislaine Maxwell's Unsealed Court Records - Zero Hedge
Bill Clinton was allegedly on pedo island with '2 young girls'
Sordid details from alleged sexual encounters
... ... ...
The DOJ let free Epstein's co-conspirator's in the FL case.
This included Maxwell and Sarah Kellen.
Here the victim describes the abuse during flights from Epstein, Maxwell, and Kellen. pic.twitter.com/1zF2MELFDw-- Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 31, 2020
Maxwell was in communication with Epstein in January of 2015 - contradicting her claim that she hadn't been in touch with him in more than a decade .
Alan Dershowitz is mentioned several times (and has gone to great lengths to defend himself - suggesting on multiple occasions that this very document release would in exonerate him).
This same document appears also to have been released publicly tonight in unredacted form and shows Jane Doe 3 accusing Alan Dershowitz. @CourthouseNews https://t.co/lgTDT2yq88 pic.twitter.com/AyehpGYVBY-- Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 31, 2020
Epstein accuser(s) allegedly had to have sex with this guy ...
And former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D)
Other speculative mentions (redacted): Prince Andrew, Jean Luc Brunel , and more .
Trump is in the clear ( which we've known for some time ) :
And some food for thought...
Check back for more...Ghost who Walks , 12 hours agoPatmos , 12 hours ago
Whatever happened to Anthony Weiner's Laptop? https://www.redstate.com/stu-in-sd/2020/03/29/about-that-anthony-weiner-laptop%E2%80%A6/
Seems to be a lot of magic happening in the US Justice system with things mysteriously disappearing.OldAmsterdam , 7 hours ago
Yeah, I've long felt they're just going to present a case of supposed "justice" which is in reality just partial justice if you could even call it justice at all.
All the Nazi occult Book of the Dead MK Ultra crap kept under wraps.
Maybe for a good reason, and maybe they're dealing with it behind the scenes, who knows. I'm kind of thinking no, though, that we're just going to get the illusion of justice.bigdumbnugly , 6 hours ago
Just imagine the amount on influence this pedovore - blackmail ring has had on the lives of each of us individually. It is hard to phantom if you add up everything. The selling of military secrets, the selling of IP, the setting of policies including wars and all that has been the result of those, the misappropriation of public funds and the following self-enrichment of them, the abuse of corrupt parts of the intelligence agencies to crush dissent and achieve their goals, the shaping of public opinion with twisted logic of what is supposed to be the right by corrupting and controlling MSM and pop-culture, the suffering of victims of the criminal networks used to procure their "merchandise", etc
The extent of this whole horrific saga has shaped global human life for at least 2 decades and most likely more. There is hardly a way to grasp the scope of what these power hungry self serving bunch of perverted degenerates have made each global citizen undergo. I agree there is no way we will ever get to know more than perhaps 20% of the story
Feel free to add more.Accurite , 6 hours ago
most importantly the blackmailing of lawmakers and supreme court (and lower court) justices.
Putty in their hands.JimmyJones , 5 hours ago
I agree, I think it it why Chief Justice Roberts flipped on Obama Care and why he continues to vote with the left. They have stuff on this guyQuestion_Mark , 5 hours ago
Looks like the MSM will need another high profile funeral, to distract from this story, their timing was off on this one with Lewis. Who's next?
Edit: so if you get your hands on the orginal PDF's released you can copy and paste the Text into note pad and see what was redacted.
Viewing the redactions
https://twitter.com/ShirtlessPundit/status/1289038498238877696?s=19Pro_sanity , 4 hours ago
Roberts needs to find a way to go away forever. he is shaming his family and his friends.
his life is forfeit, and he needs to have the sense to transcend his hell. he should resign and retire.Jean Gateau , 1 hour ago
Gorsuch too, certainly something going on there too.William Dorritt , 6 hours ago
My prediction: Roberts will decide the 2020 Election.Question_Mark , 41 minutes ago
The Compromising Epstein Association with Supreme Court Justice Roberts Is Gaining Momentum and Explains Many of Roberts Mystery Rulings
Submitted by Dave Hodges on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Forbes investigation also found that "Kennedy and Scalia wrote the bulk of the conservative dissent, and that dissent was not originally written as a majority opinion. It's that the conservative Justices held Roberts' opinion in such contempt that they did not want to dignify it with a response "
Forbes also mentioned the prominent role that Justice Scalia played in attempting to reign in Roberts on this obvious miscarriage of justice. And what happened to Scalia? He was lured to Texas and was subsequently murdered, or should I say Scalia's body found on a Texas farm known for its child-sex trafficking activities. What's not known was if Scalia was murdered elsewhere and then And let's not forget that Scalia was found with a pillow case over his face and then this devout Catholic was cremated with no autopsy performed in violation of Texas law. Subsequently, the Obama administration never ordered an investigation into the very suspicious death of a senior level official in the government. This behavior was inexcusable and wreaks of coverup.
https://thecommonsenseshow.com/activism-conspiracy-united-states/compromising-epstein-association-supreme-court-justice-roberts-gaining-momentum-and-explainsGreatUncle , 3 hours ago
Pedophiles are Predators
With the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein is back in the news., Allegations that for decades, Maxwell obtained underage girls for Epstein and his high-profile guests to exploit -- for purposes including blackmail -- are widely known. Is blackmail why it took 24 years from the time the FBI knew of the allegations until the arrest?  But the problem runs much deeper.
It's a touchy subject. Adults using children and infants for sexual gratification is a repugnant topic. Let's not gloss over it: pedophiles are predators. No just society can excuse the predatory behavior of the sexual deviants who term themselves "child lovers" in a vain hope that society will overlook their cruel -- and sometimes deadly -- abuses. We will not.
The scope of the problem is uncertain, but according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, some 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States -- about 2,000 daily., Estimates vary domestically and internationally, and few reliable statistics are available. We do know that under the Trump administration, law enforcement task forces have increased prosecutions at the state and federal level. The Children's Bureau estimates that the United States had over 678,000 cases of child abuse -- 9 per 1,000 -- in 2018.
Many pedophiles even select careers giving access an endless stream of young victims. These include occupations most would never suspect -- clergy, coaches, counselors, teachers, scout leaders -- those we have trusted with our kids' safety.
But what happens to these babies and kids? Where are they now? What happens when they are "used up"–too physically damaged and psychologically traumatized to satisfy adult perverts?
Does there really exist a black market for child sex slaves? Is there any truth to the allegations that sometimes Child Protective Services, foster care, and Amber Alerts are accessories to these crimes?
Yet a shocking 2005 study showed that 79% of abusers were children's own parents, followed by the parent's unmarried partners. A whopping 40% of child victims (counting all forms of abuse) were abused by their mothers alone, and 17% by both parents. The study found that substance abuse accompanies 70% of child maltreatment cases. Should child abuse prevention efforts focus on solving substance abuse? What about broader social trends that cause dissolution of families?
Parents shouldn't be complacent. Turning a blind eye or downplaying the problem will not save our children. We all need to become more vigilant.
What is child *********** but depictions of abuse? Both those who create, and those who consume, digital depictions of child sex abuse should be severely punished. Demand for the "genre" has surged with the advent of broadband internet.
Sweeping the problem under the rug hasn't worked. We need accurate statistics, education, and public awareness. The solution isn't to normalize perversion, but to prosecute the deviants -- both producers and consumers.
We don't need new laws either. There are plenty of statutes which -- if robustly enforced -- could quickly end the menace of child sex abuse. We need adequate funding for law enforcement to investigate and prosecute the crimes, a commitment to equal justice, transparency, and harsh sentencing for those found guilty of violating the laws of God and mankind.
 Ghislaine Maxwell arrest: Armed agents, spy planes used to take down Epstein gal pal, https://nypost.com/2020/07/05/ghislaine-maxwell-arrest-spy-planes-armed-agents-used-in-takedown/
 DeutscheBank fined $150M for failure to monitor convicted sex offender Epstein's suspicious payments, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8498433/Deutsche-Bank-pay-150million-fine-failing-monitor-Jeffrey-Epsteins-suspicious-payments.html
 Missing Children in America: Unsolved Cases, ABC News, https://abcnews.go.com/US/missing-children-america-unsolved-cases/story?id=19126967 (2015)
 FBI, 2019 NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics, https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2019-ncic-missing-person-and-unidentified-person-statistics.pdf/view
 International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Missing Children's Statistics, https://globalmissingkids.org/awareness/missing-children-statistics/
 FBI's Op. Kick Boxer leads to arrest of distributors, makers of child sex abuse materials, https://fox6now.com/2020/07/06/fbis-op-kick-boxer-leads-to-arrest-of-distributors-makers-of-child-sex-abuse-materials/
 Child Abuse Statistics in the United States, https://www.verywellmind.com/child-abuse-statistics-2633350
 Who Are the Perpetrators of Child Abuse?, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/somatic-psychology/201105/who-are-the-perpetrators-child-abuse
 FBI Knew Of Allegations Against Ghislaine Maxwell As Early As 1996, Accuser Says; It Took 24 Years To Arrest Her, https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/02/fbi-ghislaine-maxwell-jeffrey-epstein-maria-farmer/Pooper Popper , 10 hours ago
Not possible to flush the corruption from a 100% corrupt society.
Inevitable end is revolution for a 100% corrupt society (as in the political class) ... for ordinary people it is just going to get a whole lot worse.bigdumbnugly , 6 hours ago
The video is out there,,,,that shows hillary and huma torturing a young girl,,,,and cutting her face off to terrify her.The video i saw didnt show visual,,,but the girls screams will leave stains on your soul...This is what the seasoned detectives had to get therapy about......Andrenochrome!!!
Do the research,,but beware ,,,,its beyond messed up.....its flat out ,,,evil.
15:45 start.......18:00 ,,,,,,evil,,,,,Pedovore!Question_Mark , 4 hours ago
"Trump is in the clear."
"Donald Trump was aiso a good friend of Jeffreys. He didn't partake in sex with any of us but he flirted with me. He'd laugh and tell Jeffrey, 'You've got the life."
I'm not so sure. He didn't partake - OK..... but if he kind of knew what was going on and didn't report they'll jump all over him for that.BaNNeD oN THe RuN , 3 hours ago
dude he literally ran for and became president to stop it. earth to you, hello?Pfeffernusse , 3 hours ago
LOL - he ran on a lot of things that he didn't do. This was a Mossad political control operation, has their work inside the USA been shut down?
Is it a Cohen-cidence that one of Bibi's political enemies, Ehud Barak is mentioned frequently in the media as a regular visitor? They also have kompromat on Trump, I can guarantee it.
Do you really think he has done what he has for Israel because he believes in their cause?Smiddywesson , 4 hours ago
Yet he wishes her well- more like he wishes she would keep her mouth shutbigdumbnugly , 4 hours ago
The pedophiles are all left wingers.
Trump was never on the plane or on the island.
If she thought he was "flirting" with her, I'm not surprised, she was young and obviously had a hard life, and Donald Trump was very charismatic and was a big star back in the day.
They've been trying to pin this **** on Trump for years, and all they have is he attended a party at Epstein's once, and banned Epstein from his club for hitting on the girls. That doesn't sound like "good friends" to me.
Everything that went on in Epstein's NY house was video taped. If you think Trump did anything and they are suppressing the video, you are out of your mind. If they'd frame Trump for colluding with Russians, they'd use the tape to get rid of him.
Ask yourself, how did Donald Trump even come up in this interview? Epstein knew thousands and thousands of people. The answer is the very same people who eventually FRAMED him in an attempted coup, the FBI, were fishing for dirt and brought his name up with the victim.you_are_cleared_hot , 1 hour ago
Apparently neither of you two can interpret words or sentences properly.
I didn't say anything about his being involved. I thought that was pretty clear. Well, to most.
The statement was about how he might be attacked by not reporting what he may have known about.
Try again, after remedial reading.55 men , 56 minutes ago
George W didn't do anything about this...Obama didn't do anything about this nobody seems to be bringing this up in the MSM...just sayin.geo_synch , 58 minutes ago
Dont forget Boys town in Nebraska, George Sr was involved....i have a good friend whos cousin was one of the boys involved in that, pretty sad....bigdumbnugly , 14 minutes ago
Actually, you're wrong there. Court documents showed that Trump was the only person contacted by the DA who volunteered to step forward and cooperate with the investigation back when Epstein was charged back in the early 2000s.Arrow4Truth , 11 hours ago
I'm not wrong - and while the rest is true, geo, it doesn't change the narrative that'll come out.
"Why did Trump WAIT until an investigation was started and not whistleblow himself" they'll ask.
"Trump could've saved umpteen hundred young girls from their horrible fates if he did so" they'll say.
You have to think like the opposition. Again, my point is that he is not "cleared" as was stated because he will have to deal with this canard... i can almost guarantee it.
Personally, i do not believe for a minute he'd get himself involved in any kind of thing like Epstein/Maxwell/Mossad was running. Maybe egotistical, but smarter than falling into a widely-known in certain circles honey trap.fallst , 11 hours ago
Reckon it would be easy enough to connect the dots and determine that the "US Justice system" is the problem? DOJ in bed with the black robed cult? They are all in the same "union"... the same club.1777 , 3 hours ago
no laptop , no videos, no nothing but tawkWilliam Dorritt , 6 hours ago
The Clean-team®™ has been very busy!lwilland1012 , 12 hours ago
Epstein was a Mosad Operation run by the Mega Group. One of many. Both Epstein and the tapes are safe in Isreal
2 former CIA and 1 former Mosad have said it was a Mosad operation
The FBI, DOJ and Federal Courts have totally collapsed
They can't indict, arrest or prosecute Elite Pedos
The Courts openly run cover for the Pedos
And spend the rest of the time erasing the Bill of Rights
Feudalism is the Destination
Nuremberg Courts and Executions are the Answer
$21 Trillion Missing – U.S. Government a Criminal Enterprise –
Catherine Austin Fitts
By Greg Hunter On October 1, 2017
The Missing Money – $21 Trillion
in Undocumentable Adjustments and Counting with Dr. Mark Skidmore September 23, 2017
https://home.solari.com/the-missing-money-19-trillion-in-undocumentable-adjustments-and-counting-with-dr-mark-skidmore/Anthraxed , 12 hours ago
Comey deserves to ROT in Hell....NewDarwin , 12 hours ago
Understatement of the year.Max Cynical , 12 hours ago
He's just a pawn. The powers behind the scenes always have something worse than hell over their agents. That's why the Comey types obey so willingly. The money changers have their protocols of power, Comey has his obedience.
The only way to avoid enslavement is to be self sufficient outside their system of corrupt money.Itchy and Scratchy , 12 hours ago
My take...DOJ and FBI are utterly corrupt and need to be disbanded.Stan Smith , 9 hours ago
JFK tried!Fluff The Cat , 5 hours ago
It's what got him killed.Radioactive Ideas , 3 hours ago
The main things that got JFK killed were his attempts to end the Rothschilds' Fed money printing scam and his announcement just days prior to his assassination that he was going to reveal the secret plot to overthrow our country from within and enslave every man, woman and child. There's no way for them to have dismissed whatever President JFK said as being a mere "conspiracy theory".
Here's his speech on secret societies. Interesting how when you put in a search for "JFK speech secret societies" on YouTube that they bury it far down the results, because they don't want people to hear it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnkdfFAqsHABlue Snowflake , 2 hours ago
There is little doubt this was one of the great motivations for JFK's killing, but there are others that are equally as plausible. Including the 'shatter them to a million pieces' line. JFK took on THE most powerful and paid the unltimate price.sbin , 12 hours ago
JFK was not trying to dismantle the Fed. The 2 EOs he issued regarding silver certificates were temporary measures to allow the treasury to continue doing what they were already doing until the FED certificates were enacted. So in that sense JFK was helping the FED.
That is true, secret society speech notwithstanding.1777 , 3 hours ago
DEA NSA CIA all 17 intelligence agencies would be a good start.
Defund the Pentagon should be a thing.
Why such corruption and failure is rewarded is only explained by massive grifting of all involved.f society , 1 hour ago
Wouldn't the NSA have ALL of this evidence anyway???lester1 , 11 hours ago
Yes, they have it. The NSA could take down the Deep State if they wanted to.Fiscal.Enema , 9 hours ago
Republicans want to build a billion dollar new FBI building in the coronavirus stimulus bill. Lolamadeus40 , 5 hours ago
nobody in D.C. including Trump has the balls to Chop their heads off.2willies , 12 hours ago
As long as Tribe members connected to MOSAAD reside in the U.S., our nation' government, financial and judicial systems will remain compromised and will be controlled by Israel. Donald Trump is a compromised president and under the control of MOSAAD. His silence and casual comments on the characters of Epstink and Maxstink are damning.Max.Power , 11 hours ago
It all makes Nixon look pretty pretty good now.bobroonie , 10 hours ago
Yeah, all this put many other things in perspective. It may turn out that Trump is the most decent US president of last 30 years. Who would've thought...55 men , 51 minutes ago
At the very least Trump is the single most investigated and vetted president in American history...vova.2018 , 5 hours ago
And what sucks is, this actually things that should be talked about wiith and delt with but in an hour we will be back to 2nd greatest scam, (FED being the first), corona.theory , 12 hours ago
It may turn out that Trump is the most decent US president of last 30 years. Who
Nah - Trump should explain why his name was on Epstein's plane manifest. Trump is friends with Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwel and attended Epstein's kid-rape island 23 times, sometimes with Bill Clinton. Lawsuit Charged Donald Trump with Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl in CA.
Trump and Epstein accused of raping 13-year-old girl in complaint filed with United States District Court for the Southern District
Trump's excuse, he didn't know that the girl(s) were underage & he claims that his encounter with the girls, in 2 occasions with his body Epstein in Lolita Island (1993), was a CIA/Dyncorp operation with 12 low-light cameras.
Trump also claims the Epstain put the girls in the room. This is the kind of dirt that Eptain & Ghislaine Maxwell have on Trump. Is these gossip, fabrication, expostulation or it should be investigated (:
DA Alexander Acosta was the lawyer for Jeffery Epstein for child rapist charges where Trump was on witness list (FL court records). Case dropped in deal. DA Alexander Acosta gave Epstien a sweat heart deal to avoid Trump having to take the stand and face charges.
Anyone with Google can look up Trump involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and his court cases and nomination of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary
Trump's ties to Mossad/CIA Pedophile Ring
Trump not only got skeleton in his closet, he owns the entire cemetery. Trump give the psychopath a bad nameEl Chapo Read , 11 hours ago
Who was running the FBI at the time........???????
Good old Bob Mueller.......!!!!!!!!!!!!OldAmsterdam , 9 hours ago
That was "out of his purview"sherlocky , 12 hours ago
It looks like what we know already is finally gonna come out, I would sayAnthraxed , 12 hours ago
Exact same operations were run by dome kopfs out of 1920 & 1930's Berlin. khazarian mafia. look up Institut für Sexualwissenschaft run by Magnus (((Hirschfeld))) and many many other such operationslwilland1012 , 12 hours ago
1980's Boys town.
See Franklin scandal.SassyPants , 6 hours ago
Thank you! Now this is something we can agree on!alexcojones , 12 hours ago
The old folks are just the ones they'll give up. And low level scum.badassassassin , 11 hours ago
I still don't know WHY she came back??
Makes NO sense at all...
And where is Raz Simone, former King of Chaz Chop?
And is he involved too?Muppet , 2 hours ago
back from where and what makes you think she was thereMongoStraight , 12 hours ago
In my opinion, she is the most powerful in the world right now. She certainly wasn't arrested. She agreed to such props. She's has been, or will be, extremely highly rewarded in exchange, she will follow the buyer wishes. I suspect it will end up being to destroy Trump. Its obvious, she has too many demorat friends, I don't think she'll turn on them, nor is it likely that a conservative bought her. It is most likely a liberal buyer and thus target Trump.sbin , 12 hours ago
It's hard to believe that Marvin Minsky would have to pay for it.libtears , 12 hours ago
Sarcasm tag is not needed on that one.
So ugly his mother wouldn't breast feed him.
His hand wants double price.
Only way to have sex was jewish black mail freak paid for by CIA and vile little apartheid government in Palestine.Things that go bump , 9 hours ago
He'd get laid in ThailandThePub'Lick_Hare , 1 hour ago
By an eleven-year-old virgin.Librarian , 12 hours ago
Thailand on NY's 7th Avenue!Sid Davis , 12 hours ago
These allegations are shocking, bombshell, ghastly, and just about any other adjective that could possibly describe a once-in-a-lifetime event of such wide-reaching and horrific proportions. Yet the mainstream media is completely silent at this time. This doesn't make any sense. Is this because the owners of the mainstream media are also complicit in a giant pedophilia conspiracy? I am struggling to come to terms with the deafening silence of the mainstream media. But, it's the only explanation that makes sense going forward.
Our major news sources seem to be compromised. Those in charge of our major media who decide what is "news" are also very likely the most depraved type of criminals imagineable.
There needs to be investigations. There needs to be trails.libtears , 12 hours ago
Let me guess how many inside the MSM made trips to Pedo Island? Yes, that would explain their silence as you suggest.
Another thing that would explain their silence is some big leftists names need protecting, and given this is election time, what big name Democrats are running.
I wonder if Pedo Island had a booth where little girls sat so that someone could lean over and sniff their freshly washed hair.SassyPants , 6 hours ago
We know why Bill And Hillary were there.Justapleb , 12 hours ago
And which Republicans are making a big deal about this? Same silence on both sides. Republicans are not pure as the snow, just because you want to believe.Fiscal Reality , 12 hours ago
The CIA runs American Media, ever since the ban on propaganda was lifted in 2012.sbin , 12 hours ago
Yawn. Wake me up when someone is in handcuffs. Like Pedo Slick Willy, Cankles, Dersh or Kevin Spacey. Until then, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.WaterWings , 4 hours ago
Will never happen.Iskiab , 12 hours ago
Probably the most important comment on this board. Elections really don't matter anymore. FBI corruption tells you we are at the point of Revolution again.cryptoligarch , 10 hours ago
It really makes you think. I'm starting to think most of the political elites are sociopaths.Stan Smith , 9 hours ago
What you and everyone reading this should know and prepare for is this... They will say and do anything even in the face of humiliation and zero credibility. But they will not leave until physical force is applied. Even with that, it will only be the beginning of a real struggle for us as honorable humans.Seasmoke , 11 hours ago
If you think about it remotely logically, you have to have a certain kind of mindset to be a career politician. And it'd be hard to argue that being a sociopath isn't part of that.OldAmsterdam , 9 hours ago
This country is an absolute cesspool. The People were lazy & allowed the Tribe to tear The Republic to shreds. And Comey and the FBI should hang first before all the degenerates. Absolutely Treasonous!!!!SassyPants , 6 hours ago
The US plays a big part but this is a global story, US prominence is to be expected because of its prominence on the world stage.Dr. Bonzo , 10 hours ago
Or maybe people from other countries just aren't as sick as American politicians.bobroonie , 10 hours ago
See? Pizzagate was just conspiracy fantasy. Nothing to see here, folks. Russiagate was real though!
Think about this... the entire apparatus of the mainstream media.... tens of THOUSANDS of folks... conspired to repress information about organized pedophilia among top politicians and key business leaders... and attempt to undermine and overthrow a sitting US president. Now they support a Marxist insurrection.
The Twilight Zone has NOTHING on reality. NOTHING....................... Surreal doesn't BEGIN to sum it up.cankles' server , 7 hours ago
From:* Trudy Vincent [ mailto:email@example.com ] >> *Sent:* Thursday, October 08, 2015 11:45 AM
CC: John Podesta (and others)
And I thought I'd share a couple more notes: >> We plan to heat the pool, so a swim is a possibility. Bonnie will be >> Uber Service to transport Ruby, Emerson, and Maeve Luzzatto (11, 9, and >> almost 7) so you'll have some further entertainment, and they will be in >> that pool for sure. And with the forecast showing prospects of some sun, >> and a cooler temp of lower 60s, I suggest you bring sweaters of whatever >> attire will enable us to use our outdoor table with a pergola overhead so >> we dine al fresco (and ideally not al-CHILLo).
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/46736philipat , 8 hours ago
Does anyone think the firing last month of the SDNY prosecutor is a coincidence? A week later they arrest Maxwell.
That's the office that has the Weiner laptop, the holy grail of criminal evidence.Luc X. Ifer , 4 hours ago
Let the horse trading begin! Andrew will be OK after the UK agreed to cut off Huawei from its 5G network and some other concessions probably leading to a grossly (US) one-sided FTA.
The others? Depends who has what and who needs what in return, which is what Epstein was all about all along.
Nothing new here, just the same old depravity and corruption among the "Elites". Lovely people aren't they?neidermeyer , 3 hours ago
Ghislaine is still breathing ...thetruthhurts , 3 hours ago
Disagree with the UK assessment ,, the entire royal family is going down... but the trade agreements will be fair as we need England to be an example for the rest of the EU states to see that they can emerge in good shape.thetruthhurts , 3 hours ago
Well now we know what Hillary Clinton meant when she said if that SOB wins we'll all hang. And we also know why England the UK was so anxious to be part of the conspiracy against President Trump. To protect the prince. Brings new word to the vocabulary "Dalley Ho"Know thy enemy , 9 hours ago
Well now we know what Hillary Clinton meant when she said if that SOB wins we'll all hang. And we also know why England the UK was so anxious to be part of the conspiracy against President Trump. To protect the prince. Brings new word to the vocabulary "Dalley Ho"SassyPants , 6 hours ago
C'mon, Bill Clinton at Epstein Island is old hat, let's have the Vaccinator-in-Chief, Bill Gates explain what he was doing with Epstein, on his island, home in New York, etc.... Inquiring minds want to know more....Zionism_is_racism , 9 hours ago
There will be no new names. Those people can still be used.Zionism_is_racism , 9 hours ago
Where are all the feminazis? We have a war against men from the women who hate men. Shouldn't they rally since their minor sisters were raped by old white men and old chosenites?
... ... ...MadHatt , 5 hours ago
His wife helped GM find girls? I will have to look that one up because that would be a major point on CNN hate Trump network. Pander masters in Tel Aviv? there is tremendous chosenite political power here in the US, so it's like a mine field.
We didn't have a major war, with your Clinton II we would have had a major war for Israel. Looks like Orange man is slowly but surely decreasing exposure to the Middle East, NATO and Afghanistan, the political pressure from your congressman and senator is something he must deal with. So he has done real good if you ask me, again your choice would have been more war and Biden means More Wars for Israel.
Are you registered to vote?AlphaSnail , 8 hours ago
Clinton. Looks like the bible is upside down.
amp.usatoday.com/amp/5322448002MerLynn , 9 hours ago
theres an interview whitney webb conducted with another victim, besides guiffre, in which the victim describes the procurement. if you search well, you will find it. lets not be selective here, we should not cherry pick which witness be believe. there are probably hundreds of others whose testimony we have not heard since the fbi buried it or chose to ignore it. i say again, they are all compromised. vote for whichever pos you care to.AlphaSnail , 8 hours ago
It was actually on SDNY's Watch Epstein died and there's where you know nothing about Deep State to ignore this center of democrat corruptionSTP , 11 hours ago
democrat...republican. i cant tell the difference these days.Psadie , 11 hours ago
Timing is everything. Right before the DC recess, starting in August, we've got Barr not guaranteeing that some kind of 'report' is not going to come out before the election. And revealing that a second investigation into the unmasks is ongoing with US Attorney John Bash. Then Trump totally throws a troll bomb tweet about the elections and now this. Many of the most powerful men in the world having their names revealed in a US District Court today. The gloves are off. The other side did all sorts of pre-election hanky spanky and turn about is fair play. The indictments are coming. It would do no good for Trump to wait after the elections to take action. Why bother then? He may not be in office and all of this will be swept under the rug. It has to happen now. All these people will be at home in August. It makes sense to do a nation wide sweep and indict them at home. The indictments are spread far and wide across the country, so that makes sense that they'll be served in their home states and cities. I believe it's coming and coming soon.Itchy and Scratchy , 12 hours ago
Dershowitz should just off himself...he set up immunity from the govt. Trump's one Secretary resigned over giving Epstein a slap on the hand but it was Dersh who did it all.baghead , 12 hours ago
Clinton arranged for Epsteins aircraft to have a government tail number enabling all passengers to avoid standard customs & immigration procedures. The flight logs were strictly at the discretion of the pilots. Doubtful that the truth of who went to the poisonous island will ever be exposed!ThePub'Lick_Hare , 57 minutes ago
The pilot kept logs of the passengers. That's how we know what we know alreadyEquinox7 , 8 hours ago
The visual evidence is damning enough - photos, videos, vivid memories of terror.KJ8982 , 12 hours ago
And all of these crimes NOW come out under the Presidency of Donald J Trump. Its amazing how the Bushs, Clintons, and Obamas just buried the truth. ...Totally_Disillusioned , 11 hours ago
lmao I noticed this too today. They have some serious censorship going on. I wonder if it's due to advertising, or have they been taken over...AI Agent , 11 hours ago
Many of you are all thinking this Epstein thing - human trafficking - will be like watching/reading a bunch of juicy **** with underage girls.
This human trafficking also involves organ harvesting....bobroonie , 11 hours ago
We live in a sick and wicked world, and the wicked people are winning.Totally_Disillusioned , 11 hours ago
"It was the child sacrifices that got to me" Ronald Bernard money launderer and banker for the elite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UpDs4AB9FUTotally_Disillusioned , 11 hours ago
He gave the interview and then they killed him.OldAmsterdam , 9 hours ago
It appears they are winning. Half of the battle is learning who your enemy is and their behaviors. The other half of the battle is taking it to them...directly to them. they can no longer hide this away. Once the people know, it won't be safe for them to walk down the street.Give Me Some Truth , 3 hours ago
It's a bunch of them sure, but surely not all of them. Just like us most of them are mere cattle for those power hungry supremacist bastards and ignorant of what is going on. Specifying this more will make it easier to spread the story, otherwise you will just be dismissed as a anti-semite.
I reckon all on here know 1 or 2 at the least, are you really of the opinion that they are all part of that evil scheme or just people trying to get by and live their lives like most of us?
It's on par with BLM activists calling all whites racist.eatapeach , 2 hours ago
I must have made 200 posts on Epstein and Maxwell. I bet in 30 of these posts I mentioned the fact that Virginia Roberts gave the original photo of her and Prince Andrew to FBI agents ... years ago.
Not only did she give these agents the photo, she gave them details of what she actually did for Epstein and Maxwell.
This, to me, has always been a huge detail.
Basically: The FBI - and by extension DOJ - knew everything at least nine years ago (probably 20 years ago). This is not just a case involving seedy behavior of hundreds of VIP "johns," It's also a case where numerous agencies of our own government covered up these crimes and did nothing to stop this operation for who knows how many years or decades.
This scandal is so much larger than "Watergate" ... and the press won't even pursue these angles, which tells us that they must be complicit in concealing the full truth.
"Leave Epstein alone. He's intelligence."
Well, no duh. Obviously.
Why no charges yet against the public officials who spiked earlier investigations?USAllDay , 2 hours ago
Because they have power and these pawns are important to them. Can you imagine what possession of those tapes can do for someone? for a country?
"stand down (my buddy Jeff told me to tell you that)"
The US .gov was obviously well aware what was going on- they were in on it. Epstein was a known and protected Mossad agent operating within the USA with the knowledge and blessing of the CIA.
Jul 21, 2020 | www.msn.com(Bloomberg) -- A federal judge is considering making public a trove of previously sealed records from a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who is now facing charges that she trafficked girls as young as 14 for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in New York scheduled a Thursday conference to discuss the possible unsealing of five different sets of documents relating to a defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, whom Maxwell had said was lying.
The possible release is coming as Maxwell's lawyer are trying to tamp down statements about her criminal case, in which she has pleaded not guilty. On Tuesday, they asked the judge in that case, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, to issue a gag order on prosecutors, FBI agents and lawyers for Maxwell and Epstein's alleged victims.
The documents Preska is considering unsealing appear to be partly related to deposition testimony Maxwell, 58, gave in the case in April and July 2016. One of her lawyers said in a recent court filing that one of the documents included "intrusive questioning" about Maxwell's sex life that she had answered based on her expectation of confidentiality.
A federal appeals court in New York unsealed 40 of the 613 pages of Maxwell's testimony last August. Her sworn denials of knowledge about Epstein's abuse of underage girls are the basis for two perjury counts that accompanied the sex-trafficking charges in the indictment unsealed against her on July 2 by Manhattan federal prosecutors.
Read More: Ghislaine Maxwell's Sworn Testimony Is Coming Back to Haunt Her
The record of Giuffre's lawsuit was sealed in 2017 after the parties reached a confidential settlement. The partial unsealing last year followed Epstein's arrest on sex-trafficking charges. He was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell on Aug. 10, a day after parts of Maxwell's testimony first became public.
Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger didn't immediately return voicemail and email messages seeking comment about the conference.
Menninger in June argued against further unsealing, saying one document pertained to Giuffre's efforts "to compel Ms. Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life" during her deposition. Menninger said Maxwell answered the questions because she had "a strong expectation of continued confidentiality."
The lawyer also cited the then ongoing criminal investigation of Maxwell, saying any disclosures from the Giuffre lawsuit could "inappropriately influence potential witnesses or alleged victims."
Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for Giuffre, couldn't be immediately reached for comment about Preska's planned conference.
In the testimony that has been made public, Maxwell acknowledged hiring Giuffre as a 17-year-old massage therapist for Epstein at his Palm Beach estate but denied knowledge of any sexual abuse.
"You can be a professional masseuse at 17 in Florida, so as far as I am aware, a professional masseuse showed up for a massage," Maxwell said. "There is nothing inappropriate or incorrect about that."
Jul 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Clare Hazell - an interior designer who became the Countess of Iveagh after her 2001 marriage to the 4th Earl of Guinnes (of the brewing dynasty) - took 32 flights on Epstein's infamous airplane between 1998 and 2000, which included "trips to his homes in New York, Florida, the Caribbean and New Mexico," according to the Daily Mail . Epstein accompanied Hazell on all but one of the trips aboard the plane, per flight logs.
Ms Hazell was studying at Ohio State University in the 1990s and reportedly had a modelling agency and an apartment in Columbus, Ohio.
The friend described her as being at Epstein's 'beck and call', saying how mutual plans would be cancelled immediately if she was needed by Epstein and Maxwell. - Daily Mail
Hazell, now known as Lady Iveagh, worked for Epstein 'Madam' Ghislaine Maxwell according to accuser Maria Farmer , who says she also interacted with Iveagh at the Ohio estate of Victoria's Secret boss Leslie Wexner. Farmer said that Hazell "liked having nice drinks, piles of cash and nice outfits." She was listed in Jeffrey Epstein's famous Black Book as "Clare Hazell-Iveagh."
Another Epstein accuser, Virginia Giuffre, accused Hazel of sexually abusing her:
Virginia Giuffre @VRSVirginia • 9h v
You want names? There's 2 on this Gwendolyn Beck & Claire Hazel. They both had sexually abused me as a minor and even though there not JE's age type. These 2 are just some of the "older" women in JE's orbit that served a purpose wonder what that could be? #notmovingon #Help W
ArtisticWhistleBlower, WIDE ... 9h
#ClareHazel #Guinness #EmmyTayler
The dirty co-conspirators are ubiquitous and not one has been held accountable!
... ... ...
Hazell, formerly the President of the NSPCC's West Suffolk branch hosted events for the charity at Elveden Hall - a lavish estate in Suffolk, England owned by the Guinness family since 1894 in which several scenes from Eyes Wide Shut were filmed. The estate now operates as a farm, growing root vegetables and cereals on the 22,000 acre property.
Much like Epstein pal Prince Andrew, Hazell has not been charged with any of the crimes she's been accused of, however we somehow doubt she'll be speaking with US prosecutors anytime soon.
Jul 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Templar X , 3 hours agoTemplar X , 3 hours ago
The Family of Spies: Ghislaine Maxwell
•Premiered Jul 10, 2020
Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy: https://archive.org/details/robert-maxwell-israels-superspy-thomas-dillon-2002/page/n383/mode/2up
Jeffrey Epstein 'Friend' Ghislaine Maxwell Has More Skeletons in Her Family Closet Than a House of Horrors https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-friend-ghislaine-maxwell-has-more-skeletons-in-her-family-closet-than-a-house-of-horrors?ref=scroll
Sir Robert Maxwell's FBI file is getting more classified by the minute https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/jun/28/sir-robert-maxwells-fbi-PROMIS/
Chiliad Case Study FBI https://web.archive.org/web/20120524130022/http://www.chiliad.com:80/docs/ChiliadCaseStudy_FBI.pdf
FBI Shows off Counterterrorism database https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2006/08/30/fbi-shows-off-counterterrorism-database/8bec6026-4ac2-4d6c-bfc3-98b61b01de3f/
Chiliad, the Company That Solved the 9/11 'Connecting the Dots' Problem, Hires Dan Ferranti as CEO https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20080303005669/en/Chiliad-Company-Solved-911-Connecting-Dots-Problem
CIA's CIO retires; Intelligence agency names successor https://www.cio.com/article/2448368/cia-s-cio-retires--intelligence-agency-names-successor.html
Betty Maxwell Telegraph article http://archive.is/cgInY
Juval Aviv on Promis and the Octopus Conspiracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB2U8yQRMN0
Promis software linked to several murders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqxc-KzcOz4
Dirtier than Watergate https://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/04/promis-government-inslaw
Seat of Satan Pergamon https://www1.cbn.com/700club/seat-satan-ancient-pergamum
Ghislaine Maxwell's Twin Sisters Have Their Own Wild Stories https://www.thecut.com/2019/08/ghislaine-maxwell-family-twin-sisters.html
The Maxwell dynasty: what happened to the disgraced mogul's family? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/life/maxwell-dynasty-happened-disgraced-moguls-family/
Everything you need to know about Scott Borgerson, the tech CEO tied to Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell
Scott Borgerson, the CEO of a maritime analytics company, is back in the news for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein's inner circle.
The Daily Mail reported last summer that Borgerson was dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged madam. Authorities arrested Maxwell on July 2 , and she remains behind bars without bail until she stands trial in 2021 to face allegations she recruited underaged girls for Epstein.
Borgerson denied the August 2019 report to Business Insider at the time, and said Maxwell was only a "former friend" who was not living at his home in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Maxwell was then spotted at an In-N-Out Burger joint in Los Angeles the next day.
The relationship between Borgerson and Maxwell is still not clear, but the CEO's name has resurfaced after prosecutors recently alleged in court that Maxwell is secretly married . Maxwell has declined to provide the name of her spouse, but news outlets have suggested it could be Borgerson...
...Scott Borgerson, 44, is the CEO of CargoMetrics, a data-analytics company for maritime trade and shipping. He cofounded the Boston-based company in 2010, and it was most recently valued at $100 million in 2016.
Borgerson's company has raised nearly $23 million from investors, which include former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Schmidt led a $10 million funding round for CargoMetrics in August 2017, according to PitchBook.
Borgerson owns an oceanfront property, reportedly worth $3 million, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a small town north of Boston with a population of just over 5,000 people.
The Daily Mail reported in August 2019 that Borgerson was dating and housing Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam who had largely remained out of the public eye. Maxwell was close to Epstein, and reportedly recruited underage girls for Epstein and participated in their abuse.
The Daily Mail also reported Maxwell had become a "homebody" who was "hiding out" at Borgerson's home, and that the pair have been dating for around five years. However, Borgerson denied the report to Business Insider at the time, and said Maxwell was a "former friend."...
Anyone involved with Ghislaine Maxwell must automatically be suspected of being involved in underage prostitution, pedophilia, money laundering, and sex slavery.
Jul 19, 2020 | www.unz.com
Priss Factor , says: Website July 13, 2020 at 4:44 pm GMT
Is Ghislaine Maxwell a Foreign Operative?
Jul 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
youshallnotkill , 1 hour agoAubiekong , 1 hour ago
Contrary to popular belief not all rich folks know each other and hang out together.
This is highly noteworthy: https://twitter.com/donwinslow/status/1284296818315030528?s=20Lucius Quinctius , 1 hour ago
Didnt Bill Clinton go there 124 times while ordering his secret service protection not to accompany him?Distant_Star , 2 hours ago
Someone turned over a rock and exposed this nasty business. Epstein with his mysteriously sourced money, evidently controlled and facilitated by Ghislaine Maxwell. Her father, the Publisher, was the honored Israeli agent. Sorry, I am not anti Semitic but the finger points to Israel. Yes, they live in a tough neighborhood, and history has been harsh to them, but this move was a mistake, a moral failing.frontierland , 1 hour ago
I don't give a Fu** about Prince Andrew. This is more misdirection to protect Bill Clinton and some others from scrutiny. Billy is rarely even mentioned in any news report about Epstein but there are eye witnesses who have SEEN him on the island and other properties.
Are you going to point the finger at the J3wish nature of the operation?
What about Maxwell's parties hosted at your hotel Donald and your ex-wife's involvement of the recruitment of White women into the (((International))) blackmail operation?
What about Les Wexner?
While we're at it, let's talk of your friendship with your mentor, Roy Cohen.
Jul 15, 2020 | www.msn.com
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite charged with aiding the late Jeffrey Epstein in the sex trafficking of minors, employed former British military personnel as security at the New Hampshire estate where she was arrested earlier this month, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Monday.
The office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York said Maxwell, in addition to the security detail, wrapped her cell phone in aluminum foil to avoid detection. FBI agents had to break down the door of the facility and found her hiding inside a room in its interior, prosecutors said, according to The Washington Post.
The FBI added that Maxwell sent the security personnel out to make "purchases for the property" with a credit card, and that the guards worked in rotating shifts.
The U.S. attorney's office has argued Maxwell is a flight risk, citing her citizenship in three countries, including her birthplace of France, which does not extradite citizens.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe cited these precautions as further evidence Maxwell, who has denied the charges, is a flight risk. "As these facts make plain, there should be no question that the defendant is skilled at living in hiding," Moe wrote, according to the Post.
Since Maxwell's indictment, Moe wrote, investigators "have been in touch with additional individuals who have expressed a willingness to provide information regarding the defendant," who have given the U.S. attorney's office further information that "has the potential to make the Government's case even stronger," according to the newspaper.
Federal prosecutors have charged Maxwell on six counts, including sex trafficking, perjury and enticement of minors. She is due to appear in court Tuesday.
Maxwell's lawyers have claimed she was estranged from Epstein at the time of his death and that her precautions were against the media rather than law enforcement.
Jul 15, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Ghislaine Maxwell Pedo Sex-Trafficking Investigation Launched In Virgin Islands by Tyler Durden Tue, 07/14/2020 - 10:44 Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print
Ghislaine Maxwell - who's facing six charges in New York over her alleged role in Jeffrey Epstein's pedophile sex-trafficking ring, is also under investigation in the US Virgin Islands .
The revelation comes in a July 10 filing to intervene in a lawsuit Maxwell filed against Epstein's estate seeking reimbursement for legal fees, and claiming that Epstein had repeatedly promised to support her financially, according to The Sun .
The Island's Justice Department is "investigating Maxwell's participation in Epstein's criminal sex trafficking and sexual abuse conduct," read the court papers.
Epstein infamously owned Little St. James island, dubbed 'pedo island' over accusations that he would fly underage girls there to fulfill his sexual desires and those of his associates. Famous guests reportedly include Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Stephen Hawking, Les Wexner and others.
One accuser, Chaunte Davies, says she was raped by Epstein over the course of several years before finally parting ways with him in 2005.Accuser Chaunte Davies, Ghislaine Maxwell
Now 40, Chaunte says the ex-Wall Street banker performed a sex act on himself during their first massage session - and that she was "manipulated" into staying in their circle by Maxwell . "Within weeks she was jetting round the world on his private jet and on to his island of Little Saint James," according to the report.
"The government's need to intervene is further fueled by Maxwell's inappropriate use of the Virgin Islands courts to seek payment and reimbursement from the Epstein criminal enterprise, while she circumvents the service of process of government subpoenas related to her involvement in that criminal enterprise ," reads the filing.NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST
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Island officials have also subpoenaed Maxwell to try and compel her to appear before a local court - a bid which may prove difficult considering her current status as an inmate awaiting trial at a New York detention center following her July 2 arrest in New Hampshire. Maxwell has evaded Virgin Islands officials since March.
Maxwell is set to appear for a virtual bail and arraignment hearing on Tuesday. Her legal team has requested that she be freed on $5 million bail, arguing that she's not a flight risk and may catch coronavirus in jail. Prosecutors for the US Justice Department strongly disagreed, pointing to Maxwell's opaque finances and global contacts that pose a significant flight risk.
"She has demonstrated her ability to evade detection, and the victims of the defendant's crimes seek her detention," said DOJ prosecutors in their filing. "Because there is no set of conditions short of incarceration that can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance, the government urges the Court to detain her ."
Jul 14, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
According to the filing, one of Maxwell's security guards told agents that that the British socialite's brother had hired former members of the British military to guard her 24-7. As Bloomberg reports, Maxwell gave one of the guards a credit card in the name of the same LLC which bought her luxury New Hampshire bugout last year. According to the guard, Maxwell hadn't left the property in the time he'd been working there, and had been ordered to buy things for the estate.
Federal prosecutors detailed the lengths Maxwell went to in order to evade US law enforcement in order to argue that she's a flight risk who has access to "extraordinary financial resources" and would flee the country if allowed free on bail. A federal judge will decide on Tuesday whether to grant Maxwell's request to post $5 million bond so she can live under house arrest until her trial.
"She has demonstrated her ability to evade detection, and the victims of the defendant's crimes seek her detention," said DOJ prosecutors in their filing. "Because there is no set of conditions short of incarceration that can reasonably assure the defendant's appearance, the government urges the Court to detain her."
Maxwell wouldn't be extradited if she fled to France where she has citizenship, argued the prosecution, as the country does not extradite its own citizens to the US for prosecution, according to the report.
The government also argued Maxwell has been hiding from authorities, living in a secluded 156-acre estate in Bradford, New Hampshire, since late last year.
Maxwell is accused of luring girls as young as 14 for sexual encounters with Epstein and engaging in some of the abus e. Prosecutors argued she could face as long as 35 years in prison if convicted. Epstein died in a Manhattan lockup last August of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
While Maxwell's lawyers said in a separate court filing that she has six people willing to co-sign her bond, prosecutors argued she hasn't identified these people, whether any are even in the U.S. or have the sufficient finances to pay if she does flee. - Bloomberg
Maxwell's defense team also cited her long ties to the US, where she has lived for decades. They're also arguing that Maxwell was covered by Epstein's controversial 2007 non-prosecution agreement which allowed the convicted pedophile to avoid federal sex trafficking charges.
Federal prosecutors called that "absurd," arguing that the current case involved evidence from two new accusers who weren't involved in the prior prosecution - and that their case could become "even stronger" as additional witnesses have come forward to offer evidence against Maxwell.
See the court filing below:
Jul 14, 2020 | www.msn.com
ender Jeffrey Epstein, sought to evade FBI detection by using former British military personnel as personal security and wrapping her cellphone in tin foil in an apparent anti-tracing attempt, federal prosecutors alleged Monday.
When the FBI moved on Maxwell at her estate in New Hampshire about two weeks ago, agents had to break down the door and found Maxwell hiding in a room in the interior of the home, according to a new court filing from the government opposing her release on bail.
The details of her arrest were disclosed as Maxwell, 58, is expected to face a Manhattan judge for the first time on Tuesday for a ruling on the $5 million bail bond package -- with home confinement and GPS monitoring -- that her lawyers proposed last week.
The U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York has maintained that Maxwell, who has citizenship in three countries including the United States, is a flight risk. She was tracked down at the secluded estate in Bradford, N.H., and arrested July 2.
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She was born in France, which does not extradite its own citizens, raising fears among prosecutors that she could leave the country if released and never return to face charges. Authorities have accused her of recruiting underage girls for Epstein to abuse and occasionally participating in criminal sex acts alongside him, saying she "normalized" the idea of having sex with Epstein, her longtime companion, causing lasting psychological and emotional damage to the victims.
Maxwell has denied the allegations, and her attorneys recently said she was estranged from Epstein for a decade before his suicide in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. She faces up to 35 years in prison.
Maxwell, the wealthy daughter of a deceased British media mogul, was so intent on not being located that she never left her house, sending the security staff out "to make purchases for the property" using a credit card they were provided, a guard there allegedly told the FBI, according to Monday's court filing. The guards were hired by Maxwell's brother and worked in "rotations," prosecutors wrote.
"As these facts make plain, there should be no question that the defendant is skilled at living in hiding," Assistant U.S. Attorney Alison Moe wrote.
The U.S. attorney's office noted in its filing that since Maxwell's indictment, investigators "have been in touch with additional individuals who have expressed a willingness to provide information regarding the defendant." The evidence provided by those individuals, who were not identified in the filing, "has the potential to make the Government's case even stronger," it says.
Maxwell's bail proposal involves posting "a multi-million dollar property" in the United Kingdom as collateral -- which prosecutors have deemed essentially useless because the U.S. government could not seize it -- and she has refused to reveal the true extent of her assets to investigators, the filing says.
Maxwell's attorneys argued last week that she was hiding from the media, not the FBI, before her arrest and that she should not be subjected to the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus at the Brooklyn federal jail where she has been held since her transfer from New Hampshire.
Jul 11, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
An alleged former Jewel thief who says he had group sex with Ghislaine Maxwell but 'drew the line at under-age girls' claims he was forced to watch pedo videos involving 'two high-profile US politicians' and 'two high society figures having a threesome with an under-age girl.'
Whether one believes an anonymous ex-jewel thief's exclusive interview with The Sun is up to the reader. That said, Epstein accuser Maria Farmer claimed there was a ' secret media room ' in the dead pedophile's New York mansion which was full of recording equipment.
What's more, former Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe - alleged "handler" of Ghislaine's father, Robert Maxwell, told the authors of Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales , that the Epstein was operating a "complex intelligence operation" at the behest of Mossad, and 'filmed US politicians and power players having sex with underage girls to blackmail them.'
Jumping into the salacious claims by the jewel thief, who goes by the name William Steel, the story begins in the mid-1990s when Steel claims he met Epstein in the "upstairs room at a very high-end diamond dealer, the kind of place where only a few people are allowed in at a time."
"I was there doing what I do. I was meeting my fence.
" I saw Jeff with a young girl who looked only about 13 or 14 and he had his hand in the back of her shorts.
"That's what first got my attention.
"She was so young and he was much older. That's when I knew that he was dirty.
" I had about 200,000 dollars worth of jewellery that I was getting rid of and later I struck up a conversation with him .
"He later said the girl he was with was his niece but I called bulls**t on that, telling him I saw what he was doing with her. - The Sun
At some point later, Steel says he met Ghislaine Maxwell - who he says he had sex with on multiple occasions - and wanted to see how she could use him to help Epstein. Steel says he was trying to do the same thing:
"I wouldn't say it was a relationship -- it was all about what she could use me for to help them. Me being a cocky young guy from New York City, seeing their arrogance and their wealth -- I just looked at it as an opportunity to milk them for what I could.
I used to brag about what I was capable of to them."
Steele added that " When I wanted to impress or scare somebody, I'd get my briefcase out and it would have police scanners in it, gloves, lock picks, guns with silencers, " adding "I even owned an ultra-thermic torch which would burn a hole into anything in seconds."
" That impressed Ghislaine and Jeff. "
SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE:
Steel claims that he saw a parade of underage girls 'coming and going' from Epstein's Palm Beach oceanfront mansion, but that he never participated in pedophilic sex acts.
"I only ever had sex with Maxwell and threesomes with her and other adult females," he said. "I suspected what they were doing with the under-age girls, I knew their routine, so when they tried to get me involved, I said, 'No, I'm not into that -- you're not getting me on video doing any of that'."
Steel also says Ghislaine is a "nymphomaniac" who would try "everything and anything in bed."
...he was shown footage involving two high-profile US politicians having sex with minors and two high society figures having a threesome with an under-age girl.
Steel -- who is not being paid for this interview -- also branded Maxwell , 58, who was arrested last week in connection with trafficking young girls, a wild "nymphomaniac" who would try "everything and anything in bed".
He says: " I was forced to watch their videos because they were trying to impress me.
"They wanted to convince me of their power and who they held in their grip.
" They boasted about 'owning' powerful people.
" Ghislaine was more into showing me those than Jeff.
"When you're in a situation like that, you have to pretend to be non- judgmental. But it was shocking. - The Sun
"She said to me that she often thought she needed to do something about Epstein, telling me, 'He is going to be the death of me'" claimed Steel. " So while she protected him and helped him, she was simultaneously plotting against him and trying to distance herself. "
"She knew they could drag each other down," adding "I think she saw herself as the more respectable of the two. She wanted me to do something about Jeff. "
Ghislaine allegedly told Steel she had a "Polanski plan," named after disgraced pedophile and film director Roman Polanski, who fled the US after he was charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.
"She told me about her Polanski plan where she would flee to France because they couldn't extradite her," he said, adding "I was surprised to hear she'd been picked up in New Hampshire."
"I want the authorities to know about her plan before her bail hearing."
Steel claims he absconded with evidence - "discs and things they were trying to get rid of," and says he "sent them to the authorities, but I don't know if they did anything with them."
Why he wouldn't make copies is anyone's guess.
Steel said the pair also asked him to help them find girls -- but he refused.
He adds: "Ghislaine was always talking down to people.
"She tried to pull that on me but I told her straight, ' Don't speak to me like you speak to your f***ing staff. I'm doing favours for you guys. You're not talking down to me. I don't give a f how much money you have '.
"They knew I had connections in various places and they offered me money to bring in girls but I never took them up on any of that.
"They told me, 'Whatever the girls want, I can help them with their modelling career if they want that or pay for their education, and it's just massages'.
"And I said, 'Yeah, I'm pretty sure what your massages turn into'.
"And he would just smirk at me and say that I could have what I wanted.
"I said I didn't want that, it's not fair to take advantage of these young girls. It's not right.
" He wanted me to help him with a plan he had to kidnap or pay 100 young girls and take them to an island where he would have sex with them, orgies, use them for blackmail and have babies with them.
"I just told him to shut up. I didn't even realise he was serious until years later.
"For him, at that time, his focus was getting girls that were not from the United States.
" He wanted girls from abroad because he felt they wouldn't know how the criminal justice system in the US works and would be less likely to report him.
"He said he would help look after their families but I said, 'I'm not going to help you ruin a teenage girl's life'. - The Sun
And that, is the rest of the ex-jewel thief's sordid tale.
Jul 09, 2020 | www.unz.com
The Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline shows in detail how Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were working for the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.
The timeline generated many comments at Unz.com but surprisingly most of them dealt whether Epstein was a pedophile or not. This despite the overwhelming evidence of pedophilia.
Many have also totally missed – or are afraid to notice – the big picture: Israeli intelligence agencies and especially Mossad seem to be running pedophile rings that blackmail Western political, business and scientific leaders.
Furthermore, it seems that Ghislaine Maxwell was and still is the master mind behind many of these pedophile rings.
One of the reasons Epstein and Ghislaine were able to continue sex trafficking with impunity for so long was the appearance that Epstein was a victim of jealous people and overzealous police. Many people thought that Epstein had only had sex with a 17-year old girl who had lied about her age.
This excuse worked well because in Florida the age of consent is 18 while in most other American states it is 16.
Epstein was able to play the martyr by not only claiming that unscrupulous girls had lied their age but also by implying that the age of consent is too high anyway in Florida.
This was also one reason why in New Mexico where Epstein had his Zorro Ranch the officials refused to register him as a sex offender. In New Mexico the age of consent was 16 until in 2018 it was raised to 18.
Furthermore, unlike in many other states, in New Mexico the courts recognize a mistake of age defense.
New Mexico courts recognize a mistake of age defense . The mistake of age defense is basically "I thought she was 17." However, this is no guarantee that this defense will work in court. Moreover, the mistake of age is the creation of judges in the absence of a direct statute addressing the defense. State lawmakers may pass a law overriding the courts on this issue at any time. ( LegalMatch )
In reality the Epstein-Ghislaine case is not whether it is wrong for an adult to have sex with a 17 year old. Instead it is about many other things such as prostitution, grooming, pedophilia and the exploitation of children.
This all is connected to global politics involving sex trafficking, drug and arms trade, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, spy networks and blackmailing for Mossad.
Epstein's victims were caught in a web of international spy network that used them as pawns for blackmail operations. The younger the girls were, the more leverage Israel would have over politicians, billionaires and scientists. Thus Epstein and Ghislaine tried to also recruit girls who were well under the age of 16.
What is more, they personally enjoyed having sex with these very young girls. Both Epstein and Ghislaine seem to have been pedophiles who were attracted to prepubescent girls and boys, i.e. small children.
Pedophilia is defined as:
Pedophilia ( alternatively spelt paedophilia) is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children.   ( Wikipedia )
Note that in order to be a pedophile it is enough to have merely occasional sexual attraction to prepubescent, i.e. sexually immature children who have not yet developed secondary sex characteristics, such as breasts.
Julie Brown from Miami Herald notes that Courtney Wild was only 14 when she was recruited into Epstein's sex ring.Link to Miami Herald
Wild still had braces on her teeth when she was introduced to him in 2002 at the age of 14.
She was fair, petite and slender, blonde and blue-eyed. (emphasis added. Miami Herald )
Julie Brown also notes that Epstein preferred girls who were not only white [and non-Jewish] but also appeared prepubescent.
Wild, who later helped recruit other girls, said Epstein preferred girls who were white, appeared prepubescent and those who were easy to manipulate into going further each time. (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )
For Epstein and Ghislaine it was important that the girls at the very least looked like small children. This is obviously why they preferred girls who were under 16.
Courtney Wild told the police that she brought Epstein over 70 girls and they were all under 16.
By the time I was 16, I had probably brought him 70 to 80 girls who were all 14 and 15 years old (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )
Some girls were even younger. According to the police many were 13 year old.
The girls -- mostly 13 to 16 -- were lured to his pink waterfront mansion by Wild and other girls, who went to malls, house parties and other places where girls congregated, and told recruits that they could earn $200 to $300 to give a man -- Epstein -- a massage, according to an unredacted copy of the Palm Beach police investigation obtained by the Herald. (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )
It is also important to note that even 13 was not the minimum age for Epstein and Ghislaine. In fact, there was no limit to how young the girls could be. Both Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell emphasized that the younger the better.Link to The Daily Beast
Eventually, she said Maxwell trained her to recruit new girls for Epstein.
"Jeffrey was very particular in the kind of girls he wanted. First off, the younger the better ."
Epstein said that to her, Giuffre claimed, and " Maxwell said that too . During the training and telling me how to do it, she said 'You always have to go for the youngest-looking ones .'" (Emphasis added. The Daily Beast )
It seems the primary purpose was not even blackmail since especially Epstein was having sex with these young girls all the time. On some days Epstein was having sex several times a day.
Sex games were more important for Epstein than work. Obviously, he was extremely attracted to these young girls.
Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, 54, was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls -- with the help of young female recruiters -- to coerce into having sex acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day , the Town of Palm Beach police found. (Emphasis added. Miami Herald )Link to Business Insider
In six months, I never saw him do a day's work," Ransome told The Telegraph. "I never saw him work. He was literally sexually abusing us all day long . (Emphasis added. Business Insider )
Ghislaine also seemed to be obsessed with sex. Just like her father, Robert Maxwell she was rumored to be interested in unconventional sex which includes also sex with young children.Link to PageSix
As she [Ghislaine] posed for the pics, which ran in a publication meant to promote Sotheby's vintage fashion collection, she allegedly let slip comments that hinted at a twisted double life.
"She didn't talk about Epstein, but during the shoot she did tell a story about how she just hosted a dinner party for a number of young girls, and she put dildos at each place setting," the source said. "Ghislaine then described how during the dinner two guests, who were a couple, began demonstrating how to do the perfect fellatio on a man for all at the table. She was laughing about it."
"A friend of mine has a whole theory about her, that Epstein was like her father Robert Maxwell, who himself is believed to have had some strange sexual practices." ( Page Six )
The Epstein Mossad-Timeline shows how Ghislaine was most probably trained by Mossad to use sex to gather information. That training would not have been too difficult for her since she was hypersexual. Many even considered her a nymphomaniac.
In fact, even many Israeli Jews – who usually have much fewer sexual taboos than puritan English and Americans – were shocked by her raunchy sexuality.
Flirtatious indeed: I understand from a mutual friend that after school she travelled to Israel and visited a kibbutz; she was immediately ostracised by the other girls for making a rather-too-obvious beeline for the Adonis-like lifeguard at the kibbutz pool. Very quickly she got her way, as she would with much in her life. ( Tatler . Emphasis added.)
Even Ghislaine's friend were sometimes shocked by her open sexuality that so often contrasted with her otherwise lady-like behavior and position in high society.
Ghislaine was, added Mason, 'fantastically entertaining' and 'saucy' – the paper said that she talked openly about sex .
In fact, said another acquaintance who saw her often at parties, she was 'obsessed by sex . She's Sphinx-like, mysterious. The last time I saw her, five, 10 years ago, I said what are you up to? And she said "I'm selling this product – stainless-steel mini dumb-bells – that you put up your fanny. For exercising your vaginal muscles, exercise your pelvic floor, learn the Singapore Grip. I'm giving seminars in LA and they all turn up and I tell them, this is how you keep your man."' ( Tatler . Emphasis added.)
Epstein and Ghislaine were both hypersexual. All kind of sex interested them. Little girls were just part of the menu. Or more specifically, the best – and most profitable – part.
Epstein and Ghislaine were so attracted to young girls that nothing seemed to satisfy them. Perhaps this is why Epstein and Ghislaine created the highly risky sexual pyramid scheme. The girls were offered two alternatives: Either satisfy Epstein and Ghislaine sexually or get more girls to satisfy them.
In this way Epstein and Ghislaine were able to recruit literally hundreds of young girls. However, some of these girls went to the police and the sexual pyramid scheme collapsed.
When Epstein got out of jail in 2009 he had half-learned his lesson: American girls are too risky.
Now Epstein and Ghislaine would only concentrate on East European girls with the help of their Jewish-Ukrainian friend Peter Listerman.Link to the Citizen Truth.org
One of the lesser-known shadowy figures linked to Jeffrey Epstein and his sex ring of teenage girls and young women is Ukrainian-born Peter Listerman, who has worked as a businessman and television presenter but is most known for his "match-making" abilities.
What match-making really means is that Listerman procures women, often underage, for the jet-set society to use for sexual purposes. His "clients" include Russian oligarchs and American businessmen and seems to have also included Jeffrey Epstein. ( Citizen Truth )
Listerman has such a bad reputation that he is shunned even in Ukraine!Peter Listerman is the usual suspect. Link to Fishki.net Do you think I am kidding? I am Peter Listerman! Link to Fishki.net
Tatiana Savchenko, who founded the first modeling school in Odessa, Ukraine explained to the Daily Beast the lengths she had to go to keep Listerman from getting his hands on young women and trafficking them for sex work.
She claimed that he would frequently approach her students and attempt to lure them with promises of a luxurious lifestyle, and that "It took a lot of work to keep him from tricking our teen models in his traps." ( Citizen Truth )
Both Epstein and Listerman were attracted to very young girls. Neither even tried to hide it much. In fact, Epstein was quite open about his attraction to tweens.
Just three months ago, as federal prosecutors were closing in with new charges, Mr. Epstein had a conversation with R. Couri Hay, a publicist, about continuing to improve his reputation. Mr. Epstein asserted that what he was convicted of did not constitute pedophilia, said Mr. Hay, who declined to represent him.
The girls he had sex with were "tweens and teens," Mr. Epstein told him. ( The New York Times )
But what is a tween?
Preadolescent is generally defined as those ranging from age 10 to 13 years.   While known as preadolescent in psychology, the terms preteen, preteenager or tween are common in everyday use. ( Wikipedia )
Epstein was right, of course. What he was convicted of in 2007 did not constitute pedophilia. However, that is precisely one reason why people are so outraged!
Epstein and Ghislaine did not see any problem of recruiting, grooming and having sex also with tweens. And apparently neither did the Justice Department and the FBI led by Robert Mueller !
But it gets even worse. As pointed out in the Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline , it seems that Epstein and Ghislaine were after even younger girls.
In 2003 Epstein financed Jean-Luc Brunell's(?) and Jeff Fuller's(J) new modelling agency MC2 that seemed to have worked with Peter Listerman.
MC2 obviously refers to the famous Einstein equation E = MC2 , the energy-mass equivalence. Equally obviously, E equals Epstein, the energy, whereas the girls equal MC2, the mass energized by Epstein.Jean-Luc Brunell
Brunell is generally known as the sleaziest man in model business who has long faced accusations that girls were drugged and raped in his employ . Already in the 80s he was the subject of a famous 60 Minutes expose on sexual abuse in the modeling industry
Despite all this – or for the very reason – Epstein invested in MC2 and became particularly close to its founders Brunel and Fuller.
The agency operates in New York, Miami and Tel Aviv. It's in practice half-Israeli.
Many call Israel the capital of human trafficking and organ harvesting .Link to Ynet.com
MC2 concentrates on importing East European girls to Israel and America. The younger the better.Marina Lynchuk of MC2 Lolita Lvola from MC2 Linta Lapinda from MC2
Brunel seems to have given 12-year old triplets to Epstein as a birthday present.Link to Daily Mail
'Jeffrey bragged after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they're really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out,' Giuffre said.
She said she saw the three girls with her own eyes and that Epstein had repeatedly described to her how the girls had massaged him and performed oral sex on him. They were flown back to France the next day.
It seems that even tweens were not young enough for Epstein.
According to court papers in 2005 Brunel called Epstein and left a message that "he is sending him a 16-year-old Russian girl for purposes of sex". However, the written message says something even worse.
The message, filed as an exhibit in the case, was written on an office message pad, partly in code, and read: "He [Brunel] has a teacher for you to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2×8 years old not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have your 1st today if you call." ( New York Post )
Does it mean that two eight year olds are involved? Or does 2 x 8 mean to sex 8 year old? (2=to, x=sex)
Why would the lessons be free and why is it relevant that the "teacher" is not a blond?
There is no denying that Epstein and Ghislaine sexualised even small children. This became clear in 2005 when police raided Epstein's Palm Peach mansion.
In one photo that was hanging on the wall a small six or seven year old girl was bending over in a tiny dress. Police blurred out the photo in the video taken during the raid.Link to The Daily Mail
Despite all this only the Russian Television was actively trying to expose Epstein and Ghislaine.
RT aired this video already nine years ago!
The description on the video is even more revealing. It even mentions the 12-year old triplets.
The American TV networks were actively suppressing the story for years.
The American media has also been trying to cover up the fact that Jeffrey Epstein was most probably murdered in his cell. He had to be silenced.
But it gets even worse.
This hung on Ghislaine's home wall.NEW YORK CITY, NY – MARCH 13: Atmosphere at Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images). Link to Getty Images.
The so called artwork seems to be full of pedophile symbols.Link to Wikileaks.org
The quality of the photos taken at Ghislaine's home are so good that even more symbols have been found in her artwork.
For some reason the mainstream media has not picked up on this pedophilia angle. No mainstream media journalist has even tried to ask why would Ghislaine have such art and symbols on her home wall.
This despite the fact that Ghislaine is most probably an Israeli superspy just like was her father, Robert Maxwell. She probably has been trained to use sex – including pedophilia – as a tool for blackmail and manipulation.
At the time in Israel females molesting little boys was not even considered rape.Link to Haaretz.com
Nor have mainstream journalists asked where was Ghislaine when Madeline McCann was abducted.
That would not be an unreasonable question since one of the E-Fit images looks a lot like Ghislaine.Link to Enchanted Life Path.com
Furthermore, two of the E-Fit images (1A, 1B) look like the Podesta brothers. John Podesta was White House Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton and the Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
Ghislaine and Epstein were close to the Clintons and the Podesta brothers have been directly linked also to Pizzagate.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/l5AxV1SrTkE?feature=oembedLink to Pizzagate Map created by Tuukka Pensala
Was Ghislaine helping to run also Pizzagate and other pedophile rings for Mossad?
At least she seems to be perfectly trained to do just that. First, her own hypersexuality, family background and possible training by Mossad made it easy for her to master mind the pedophilia ring she run with Epstein.
Second, Ghislaine and Epstein had all the apparel to help run also other pedophile rings: Lolita express airplanes and helicopters, Zorro Ranch in New Mexico and luxury mansions in New York, Palm Peach and Paris.
Even more importantly they had their own island in the Virgin Islands.
In the 90s Epstein bought Little St. James island from the Virgin islands. It had a mansion which Epstein expanded.
Soon locals started to call it the Pedophile Island.Little St. James island. Link to Wall Street Journal article
The island seems to have tunnels with several underground entrances.Underground entrance Link to Twitter
The island also has a strange temple.
We Are Change's Luke Rudkowski and the Dollar Vigilante's Jeff Berwick secretly visited the island but were soon chased out.
Ghislaine has a Helicopter Pilot License and often transported quests to the island.
On the weekends in the 1990s, Maxwell would have her Rollerblades FedExed to Epstein's island in the Caribbean, and said she got her helicopter's license so she could transport anyone she liked without pilots knowing who they were .
Maxwell also said the island had been completely wired for video; the friend thought that she and Epstein were videotaping everyone on the island as an insurance policy, as blackmail.
A source close to Maxwell says she spoke glibly and confidently about getting girls to sexually service Epstein, saying this was simply what he wanted, and describing the way she'd drive around to spas and trailer parks in Florida to recruit them. She would claim she had a phone job for them, "and you'll make lots of money, meet everyone, and I'll change your life."
Maxwell had one other thing to tell this woman: "When I asked what she thought of the underage girls, she looked at me and said, 'they're nothing, these girls. They are trash .'" (Emphasis added. Vanity Fair )
Ghislaine was naturally using Epstein's helicopters. Some of them shared their FAA tail number with a US contractor, Dyncorp . That would have helped Ghislaine and Epstein to fly drugs and children.
FAA records and Epstein's pilot's flight manifest indicate that Epstein's Bell helicopter used the same tail number of N474AW . This was the same tail number used until 2006 by State Department contractor Dyncorp for counter-insurgency operations in Latin America.
The congruence of Epstein's Bell N474AW and Dincorp's Bronco N474AW is noteworthy. In 2002, the year Epstein's aircraft fleet stands accused of flying underage teen girls, some between the ages of 12 and 15 , coincided with Dyncorp's trafficking in underage females between the ages of 12 and 15 from Kosovo and Bosnia in the Balkans.
One Dyncorp whistleblower reported to The Washington Times's Insight magazine's Kelly O'Meara in 2002 the following on one Dyncorp employee in Bosnia:
[he] owned a girl who couldn't have been more than 14 years old. It's a sick sight anyway to see any grown man [having sex] with a child, but to see some 45-year-old man who weights 400 pounds with a little girl, it just makes you sick."
Tail number N474AW has been shared between Epstein's Bell helicopter like the one in this photo. (Emphasis added. Political Bull Pen )
DynCorp's pedophilia ring became internationally infamous with the release of the movie Whistleblower.Link to Wikipedia
Helicopters can always be seen. However, Ghislaine also has a license to operate submarines!
In 2012 – three years after Epstein got out of jail – Maxwell founded The TerraMar Project ,  a nonprofit organization that advocated protecting ocean waters.
She gave a lecture for TerraMar at the University of Texas at Dallas and a TED talk, at TEDx Charlottesville in 2014.  Maxwell accompanied Stuart Beck (J), a 2013 TerraMar board member, to two United Nations meetings to discuss the project.  ( Wikipedia )
In 2014, a United Nations event featured Maxwell as a speaker. According to her bio in the program, Maxwell's "web-based non-profit" aimed "to protect the Oceans by empowering a global community of ocean citizens ." It further described Maxwell as "a private helicopter pilot and an Emergency Medical Technician and a qualified ROV and Deepworker submarine pilot ."
A former Coast Guard officer, Borgerson was also a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations , which featured Borgerson and Maxwell as speakers during one 2014 talk titled "Governing the Ocean Commons: Growing Challenges, New Approaches." Friends of Maxwell, according to The New York Times , said Borgerson became her boyfriend. Maxwell had allegedly described Borgerson as a " Navy SEAL " to her pals.
Maxwell's dubious charity also roped in the Clinton Global Initiative , the now-defunct networking platform for the Clinton Foundation. In the fall of 2013, CGI named TerraMar as one of the "commitments to action" at their annual meeting. (Emphasis added. Daily Beast )
Did the Pedophile Island have an underground submarine base? Was it a part of global pedophile network?
And was the Ocean Citizens project an attempt to escape national jurisdictions and thus gain at least a partial immunity from police investigations and prosecutions?Link to TerraMar Project
Interestingly, as late as 2016 Epstein bought also the nearby Great St. James Island. He started to build on the island without permits.
There were rumors that he was building underground. For some reason the mainstream media has had no interest in this second island.
Why is the mainstream media not interested in Ghislaine's many links to pedophilia?
Perhaps because Ghislaine has so many powerful friends. The photo of the pedophile artwork on Ghislaine's wall was taken 13 March 2007 during a party at Ghislaine's New York townhouse. The guest list included a curious combination of elite Jews, aristocratic Brits and American WASPs.Atmosphere==
Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS. Home of Ghislaine Maxwell. March 13, 2007©Patrick McMullan. Photo-Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com. Link to Quick N Dirty
The party was in Ghislaine's huge 7000-square-foot townhouse. It is located in the most opulent and prestigious neighborhood of America, the Upper East Side , New York on East 65th Street just off Park Avenue. Epstein's townhouse was only 10 blocks away.Ghislaine's five story townhouse. Link to Street Easy Ghislaine's townhouse floor plan. Link to Street Easy Ghislaine's townhouse 2nd floor gallery. Link to Street Easy
There are reports from reliable sources that the townhouse was sold in 2000 to Ghislaine by Lynn Forester de Rothschild . The very same woman who had introduced Epstein and Ghislaine to Alan Dershowits and the Clintons in the 90s.
The Manhattan property, which is close to Epstein's mansion, is owned by Lynn Forester de Rothschild, wife of British financier Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. (See The Times and the original article .)
According to Business Insider Forester sold the townhouse to Ghislaine for less than half the price.
Forester sold the mansion for about $8.5 million less than its assessed market value, which was more than $13.4 million.
Was this a pay-off to Ghislaine from the King of Jews, the Rothschilds for services rendered?Hillary Clinton, Evelyn de Rothschild, Bill Clinton and Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Link to Mint Press
It probably is also relevant that at the time of the sale of the townhouse the Prime Minister of Israel was Ehud Barak. In the 80s he had been the head of Aman, the Israeli Military Intelligence Agency. As the Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline revealed, both Epstein and Ghislaine worked for the Israeli intelligence agencies already in the 80s during the Iran-Contra operation.
Note that it was around year 2000 that Epstein and Ghislaine started the pedophile operation in earnest. In the 80s and 90s blackmail operations were a side show but now it became the main show involving hundreds of young girls.
Sexual blackmail – especially involving little children – can be an extremely efficient way to influence key politicians and even military officials. A successful blackmail operation can achieve more than several army divisions. No wonder Barak was so close to Epstein and Ghislaine.
Furthermore, in 2000 the president of Israel was Moshe Katsev who was sexually harassing and even raping his female subordinates. Later Katsev would be convicted of rape.
It was also in 2000 when the Israeli Vice-Consul of Rio de Janeiro, Arie Scher and Hebrew language Professor George Schteinberg were running a pedophile ring for Israeli tourists. When the Brasilian police started to investigate the Israeli consulate Scher managed to flee back to Israel.Link to Rodoh.info
In Israel Scher was not prosecuted. Instead in 2005 he was promoted to Consul of Canberra, the capital of Australia. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Mark Regev explained:
He [Arie Scher] was a young and single man at the time [in Brazil]. Now he is married and he's six years older and there is no reason why he shouldn't make an excellent diplomatic appointment in Australia.
Australia refused to let Scher enter the country.Link to William Bowles Info
The most shocking part of the Arie/Aryeh Scher story is that the mainstream media was not interested. Either the stories have been scrubbed from the internet or no stories were ever written by mainstream journalists except one short story by BBC in 2000 and one even smaller story by The Sydney Morning Herald in 2005. Even more surprisingly Youtube does not seem to have any videos about the Scher case.
No wonder Barak was absolutely convinced that the Western mainstream media would never dare to criticize Israel and its intelligence agencies. Not even when Mossad was running pedophile rings.
It was probably the Israeli leaders Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and Moshe Katsev together with the ultra-Zionist Mega Group who made sure Epstein and especially the Maxwell family had not only immunity from prosecution but also all the blackmail apparel necessary including luxury townhouses, airplanes, yachts, submarines, ranch and a private island. All, of course, bugged to the hilt.Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak (R) talks to Shimon Peres, Minister of Regional Planning, after Barak's speech at the opening session of parliament in Jerusalem 30 October 2000. AFP PHOTO / SVEN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read SVEN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images) Link to Getty Images
Here the pedophile artwork at Ghislaine's New York townhouse can be seen behind Lillian von Staufenberg who in March 2007 together with Ghislaine and Hamish Bowles organized a dinner party in honor of Allegra Hicks. This at a time when Epstein had already been charged with abusing young girls.Karen Groos, Allegra Hicks, Lillian von Stauffenberg==
Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS. Home of Ghislaine Maxwell, NYC. March 13, 2007 ©Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com. Link to QuickNDirty
Why would Ghislaine have such a suspicious artwork on her wall knowing that it would probably be photographed during the parties?
Why would Ghislaine and her quests take such a huge risk? Or was it a sign meant to be seen? Was Ghislaine flaunting her power?
Ghislaine and her quests seemed to be absolutely sure that the mainstream media would not dare to ask embarrassing questions.
They were right, of course. The mainstream media knows its place.
However, occasionally some courageous mainstream journalist or editor does try to give hints. Some have even reported on Ghislaine's hyper-sexual reputation and her orgies. It is just that the stories have mostly been scrubbed from the internet.
Fortunately, Whitney Webb from Mintpress has found many of the scrubbed stories. Some of them mention the Mossad connection and others note the orgies. For example, in 2003 a British newspaper, The Evening Standard reported a revealing rumor.
Salacious reports have crossed the Atlantic about Ghislaine hosting bizarre parties at her house to which she invites a dozen or so young girls, then brandishes a whip and teaches them how to improve their sexual techniques.
It seems that Ghislaine was not only a madame to Epstein but also to the ruling elite. This would both explain her popularity and the fact that the media – and especially the American media – dares not to criticize her too much. Not even after her boyfriend Epstein was charged with sex trafficking minors!
Ghislaine's friends are just too powerful. After the March 2007 party the British Daily Mail newspaper was amazed how Ghislaine could still have attracted such creme de la creme of the highest elite. Even more amazingly, the elite was practically swooning over her.Link to Daily Mail
The night before the party, the hostess [Ghislaine] had been inundated with calls from disgruntled socialites, irked that they hadn't received an invitation.
The hostess greeted their objections with her customary charm, but remained unmoved. As always, her list had been carefully edited, and she intended it to stay that way.
Among the select few were Hollywood star Matthew Modine, Kennedy family member Mrs Anthony Radziwill, Peggy Siegel, PR consultant to the stars, and Julie Janklow, heir to a literary dynasty.
There was a Rockefeller on the list, as well as the inevitable countesses, billionaires and New York luminaries.
The guests at the party included also Renee Rockefeller who is married to Mark Rockefeller , the son of ex-Vice President Nelson Rockefeller and nephew of David Rockefeller.Allegra Hicks, Renee Rockefeller==
Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS. Home of Ghislaine Maxwell, NYC. March 13, 2007 ©Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan.com. Link to QuickNDirty
David Rockefeller lived at 146 East on the same 65th Street in the Upper East Side as Ghislaine. They were practically neighbors. Ghislaine would have to walk only two minutes to visit David.
David liked to pose for photos in his Beetle Room next to his favorite Picasso painting depicting a nude child "prostitute".David Rockefeller. Link to Jeffrey Harris Desing.com
David was often visited by his close friend Jacob Rothschild, the patriarch of the Rothschild family.
The very same family that got Ghislaine her luxury townhouse next door.The patriarchs, Jacob Rothschild and David Rockefeller. Link to Jeffrey Harris Design.com
As shown by the Epstein Pedoscandal Mossad Timeline both Epstein and Ghislaine continued to move in the highest circles long after Epstein got out of jail. In fact, only last year Ghislaine was invited to a secret writers' retreat hosted by the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos.Link to The Daily Mail
Not only billionaires but also royalty kept in close contact with Ghislaine.
Prince Andrew was recently interviewed by the BBC about his relationship with Epstein, Ghislaine and their sex slave Virginia Roberts.
Amazingly, Andrew claimed she has no recollection of Epstein's and Ghislaine's sex slave, Virginia Roberts. This despite the fact that they were photographed together!Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell. Link to Daily Mail Link to The Sun.com
Hardly anybody believes Andrew. The queen had no choice but to sack his own son.Link to Daily Mail
Andrew got sacked because he was caught in a lie.
Andrew claimed he could not have had sex with the 17-year old Virginia in 2001 because he had stayed with the British consul general.
The problem is the consul general does not recall Andrew staying with him.Link to Daily Mail
Curiously, most of the mainstream media has forgotten that it was Ghislaine who recruited and manipulated Virginia Roberts to become a sex slave.
Even the BBC forgot this crucial fact despite Andrew mentioning Ghislaine many times during the interview.
Time and again, the Prince invoked his friendship with Maxwell, 57, daughter of disgraced media tycoon Robert Maxwell, as the reason he came into paedophile Epstein's orbit.
Asked when he last saw Maxwell, Andrew said his last contact was 'earlier this year, funnily enough', when she 'was here doing some rally'. ( Daily Mail )
Andrew claimed to have met Ghislaine last spring. In fact, they met in June just after US prosecutors reopened the case against Epstein.
The Duke of York held a meeting with Ghislaine Maxwell in London two weeks after US prosecutors announced they wanted to reopen their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein.
The meeting took place on or about June 5, the day before Ms Maxwell took part in a four-day charity motoring rally from London to Monte Carlo.
Did Ghislaine demand that Andrew help make sure that the her own parallel case would not be reopened?
After meeting Andrew she literally disappeared from the face of the earth.Link to Daily Mail
The ex-socialite has not been seen since although rumours have placed her in Brazil, France, the American mid-West and even the UK.
'No one knows where she is,' a lawyer for one of Epstein's victims said last night. 'She's done the greatest disappearing act known to man – or woman.' ( Daily Mail )
Shockingly, during the BBC interview Prince Andrew mentioned Ghislaine many times and seemed to be proud of their friendship. Despite this the interviewer did not dare to ask questions about their relationship.
Was this a message to all: Leave Ghislaine alone.
Ghislaine is obviously protected not only by the royal family but also by the whole ruling elite. No wonder that she has the Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card .
Ghislaine also tries to protect other Epstein associates.Link to Daily Mail
Prince Andrew is now afraid to go to the US.Link to BBC story and video
Five women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of abusing them say Prince Andrew witnessed how people were given massages at the sex offender's homes.
The lawyer for the women has told BBC Panorama he plans to serve subpoenas to force the Duke of York to testify as a witness in all five cases.
He says the prince could have important information about sex trafficking. ( BBC )
The BBC has now finally zoomed in on Ghislaine.
Another Epstein victim, Sarah Ransome told Panorama Ghislaine Maxwell, one of Prince Andrew's oldest friends, worked hand in hand with Epstein.
"Ghislaine controlled the girls. She was like the Madam," she said.
"She was like the nuts and bolts of the sex trafficking operation and she would always visit Jeffrey on the island to make sure the girls were doing what they were supposed to be doing.
"She knew what Jeffrey liked. She worked and helped maintain Jeffrey's standard by intimidation, by intimidating the girls, so this was very much a joint effort."
Ms Maxwell could not be reached for comment but has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of Epstein's abuse. ( BBC )
But the American media is still not interested in Ghislaine.
What the American mainstream media always willfully forgets is that Ghislaine Maxwell is the key person and mastermind behind the whole pedo sex trafficking operation.
The key role of Ghislaine is not surprising. After all, her father was an Israeli super spy, Robert Maxwell.
But perhaps this is the very reason why the American media is not interested.
For years Ghislaine has been at the center of a vast pedophile sex trafficking network. But still to this day the American police has never dared to even interview her.
She simply knows too much.
Jul 09, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
In the wake of - and in spite of - his death, France began a preliminary investigation of Epstein for rape, etc., last year. He had an apartment in Paris and was returning to the US from there when he was arrested in New Jersey in July, 2019.
Could this answer speculation as to why Ghislaine Maxwell chose to settle here in the US instead of France?
FakeBot , 08 July 2020 at 07:03 PMLeith , 08 July 2020 at 07:10 PM
I can't make heads from tails here until I see more done. Clayton still has to get confirmed and Ghislaine has to be made to talk. That's just a start.
Part of me thinks they could all be scoundrels, one no better than the next. Knowing what I know about Jared Kushner's father has made me believe the worst. I'd like to think. We'll see.
She has hired Christian Everdell for her defense. "He was named one of New York's 2019 Super Lawyers for white collar criminal defense." He used to be an Assistant US Attorney for SDNY where he helped convict El Chapo of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
A former colleague says he will do what is in the best interests of the client, but no doubt he will be talking to her about the benefits of becoming a cooperating witness.
turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 07:26 PM
...She will sing to avoid dying in prison (she would make a splendid laundress).
turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 07:31 PM
She personally molested a lot of these girls. She used sex toys and her fingers on their genitals to "train" them. That's all right by you?
Jul 09, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News,
An acquaintance of Ghislaine Maxwell has told reporters that the socialite has secret video footage of Prince Andrew that was filmed during her time as Jeffrey Epstein's so called 'madam'.
Christina Oxenberg told The Sun that Andrew, the British Queen's son, "is one of many johns, all of whom were videotaped by Ghislaine."
"He is not a victim here, but Ghislaine was never his friend, she was taping him," Oxenberg added, noting that "Friends don't tape friends."
Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, making her Prince Andrew's cousin.
She told reporters that she believes Maxwell is seeking to trade information with the FBI, and possibly the videos to save herself.
"I think she thinks she can get out, obviously she's planning on trading [information]," Oxenberg said.
Oxenberg says she was interviewed by the FBI last year in regards to the case, and that she is willing to testify against Maxwell.
The report claims that the royal said Maxwell previously bragged to her about obtaining underage girls under Epstein's influence.
"I will definitely be there to remind her that in '97, she told me copious amounts," Oxenberg said.
It is not clear if Oxenberg is the same person who was cited anonymously in another report this week claiming that Maxwell has secret sex tapes that "could implicate some twisted movers and shakers."
"If Ghislaine goes down, she's going to take the whole damn lot of them with her," the source told the Daily Mail .
As we highlighted last week, a lawyer for one of Epstein's accusers thinks that Ghislaine Maxwell could reveal a "bigger name" involved in Epstein's pedophile network in order to secure a plea deal following her arrest.
"I'm sure that Ghislaine's attorneys will try to make a deal where she speaks out about a bigger name to get reduced charges for herself," said Lisa Bloom
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- " they also noted that she had been hiding out on a 156-acre property in Bradford. She lived in an estate with "a fabulous barn for hoedowns, square dances, and hay rides," according to the property site Zillow ." BG
- " Maxwell, a citizen of three countries, apparently bought the home in an all-cash purchase at the end of December through an anonymous LLC, a prosecutor's memo said. The LLC has a Boston-based mailing address, according to public records.
- " We had been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell's whereabouts ," said William F. Sweeney Jr., the assistant director in charge of the FBI's New York office, at a press conference. "More recently we learned she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a life of privilege while her victims live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago." The memo said she had been "hiding out in locations in New England" for the past year ." BG
When I was a kid I used to drive my father back and forth from Sanford, Maine to Grenier, AFB at Manchester, NH. He had a retirement job at the base (long closed) as the budget analyst for the facility. He never learned to drive. Central New Hampshire is a forested and somewhat gloomy land both east and west of Manchester. Bradford looks to be 40 miles NW of Manchester. I never had any reason to go west of Manchester into the center of the state. All of central NH is a land of coniferous forest and tiny villages like Bradford. South of Manchester the scene is dominated by immigrants from Massachusetts centered around a big town, Nashua. The actual locals in greater NH refer to them as Massholes. They moved to NH to escape MA taxes.
A million bucks for 156 acres of pine and fir with a nice house and the wondrous barn mentioned above? Sounds like a great deal to me, even in an all cash deal. A million dollars wouldn't get you anything like that where I live at Alexandria in Occupied, Virginia now ruled by the Quisling Northam. So, who set up the dummy LLC through which the property was acquired? A law firm, right? And who found the place? Were they steered to this property by the FBI?
The FBI in NY gave a presser and handed out a memo on the "score." Why the NY City office of the FBI? My WAG would be that they have had one or more sources on the books in NY City telling them where she has been since her "disappearance," and keeping them up to date on her activities and location. Who? There must be at least one lawyer in the mix. A lot of lawyers would "rat out" a client in a heartbeat if approached by the FBI. They know the cost of refusing to cooperate.
The FBI brought the NYPD as well as the local flics to make this arrest? Why did they do that? I just checked in Wikipedia and Bradford has not been ceded to NY City.
My uber WAG would now be that she probably never left the US. In an age of digital passport controls at frontiers it is not easy to move around internationally without being reported electronically. I suppose she could have sneaked across the Canada/US border in northern New England, but she doesn't look the type for spooking around in some little border town or hiking through the Maine woods. And, the Canadians would have noticed her when she arrived at one of their airports even by private jet.
No, on balance I would bet that all the stuff about her residence in Israel or France is probably hot air, but I could be wrong. pl
FakeBot , 08 July 2020 at 11:08 AMOilman2 , 08 July 2020 at 12:06 PM
She could have escaped the country. Carlos Ghosn had escaped prosecution in Japan by hiding in a box taken aboard a private plane, eventually finding his way to Lebanon.
Perhaps she felt she was untouchable. Or maybe Israel, where she would have been protected against extradition to the US, wasn't safe for her.
What I still can't grasp is the whole Berman/Clayton situation. There's no question she could have been arrested sooner. It seems Berman was blocking her arrest. Also there is a lot of resistance to Clayton's nomination. Even Senator Lindsay Graham, who has become something of an ally to Trump, has come out in opposition to it. It's very strange.walrus , 08 July 2020 at 04:28 PM
You aren't the only person thinking this strongly enough to write about it:
It has enough irregularity in it to remind me of JFKjr plane crash. If she truly has the same goods as JE, then it would require days of testimony and corroboration, months even, along with locating and reviewing said actual physical evidence. It would not take a few days post-arrest; legal matters simply take forever at this level, and the more lawyers the longer it takes whether civil or criminal.
This reeks to me of a cover story for someone who had their ears pinned back months or years ago by one team or the other.
I don't know but I suspect she calculated that she was safer in America than elsewhere. I think she was probably concerned about the British more than anyone else. Prince Andrew is a chump, but a Royal one.
I would expect that the FBI and perhaps her lawyers also lulled her into a false sense of security. - designed to keep her "within range" and perhaps over time she becomes careless enough to reveal the location of hidden evidence.
In my darkest moods I suspect she now needs to be "dealt with", perhaps to remove spoiling opportunities with one or more Democratic party candidates.
I am concerned for her safety. I am especially concerned that she be kept totally isolated from the rest of the prison population. We had a "super grass" crook - Carl Williams in jail here. He was singing about judicial corruption. He was inexplicably transferred to a unit shared with two homicidal inmates who murdered him. I say "inexplicable" since the prison governor responsible then went deer hunting near here and has not been seen since.
turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 04:32 PM
"What I still can't grasp is the whole Berman/Clayton situation. There's no question she could have been arrested sooner." Of course you "grasp it." Democrat big-wigs will be implicated if she talks. It is amusing how much this affair resembles the TeeVee Series "Billions."
NY is a caricature of the show.
Posted by: turcopolier , 08 July 2020 at 04:32 PM
Jul 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
For the first time in her privileged life, ex-socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is living in conditions described by one judge in 2016 as similar to a 'prison on Turkey or a Third World Country.'
The 58-year-old Maxwell was arrested after hiding out in a lavish four-bedroom, four-bathroom mansion in New Hampshire, which Bloomberg notes sports views of the Mount Sunapee foothills from every room.
After being initially booked in New Hampshire on multiple charges related to trafficking underage girls for the sexual gratification of dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell was transferred on Monday to New York's Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) - home to over 1,600 male and female detainees which was built at the turn of the 20th century and used during both world wars, according to Bloomberg .
No one wants to go to jail, but the conditions described at the MDC have been the subject of numerous complaints and scrutiny that rival the rat-infested federal lockup in Lower Manhattan where Epstein was held.
In early 2019, hundreds of inmates at the MDC were locked shivering in their cells for at least a week after an electrical fire knocked out power in the building. The inmates spent some of the coldest days of that winter in darkness, largely without heat and hot water. - Bloomberg
One inmate, Derrilyn Needham, has been incarcerated at MDC since last November along with 30 other women who slept in bunk beds. Needham said social distancing was difficult, and that for three days starting April 23, the women were on "lockdown on our bunk beds, not able to leave our bunks except to use the bathroom or shower.
She added that they hadn't been given gloves, hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes - and that despite symptoms of COVID-19, the assistant warden said she couldn't receive a test for the virus.
According to The Intercept , " The number of reported coronavirus symptoms far exceeds the number of tests MDC has performed ." In May, the facility came under fire for allegedly destroying medical records "as part of a deliberate effort to obscure the number of incarcerated people infected with the coronavirus."
The report , filed Thursday as part of a putative class-action lawsuit by people held in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, casts doubt on assertions by the Bureau of Prisons , which runs the jail, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District, which serves as counsel for the bureau. The Bureau of Prisons and federal prosecutors have insisted in court that the situation at the jail is under control. But the medical examiner's report -- which contradicted prison assertions that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines were being followed -- suggests that the six people in custody who have tested positive for the disease likely represent the tip of the iceberg . - The Intercept
After the pandemic began, the detention center was deemed "ill-equipped" to deal with the spread of COVID-19 by former chief medical officer for the city's jails, Homer Venters, who says he's "concerned about the ongoing health and safety of the population," and slammed administrators for failing to adequately deal with the pandemic.
That said, MDC has been on the receiving end of criticism over its conditions long before coronavirus was an issue.
Cheryl Pollak, the federal magistrate in Brooklyn, has repeatedly voiced concerns about the MDC after reviewing a report by the National Association of Women Judges, who visited the facility and found that 161 female inmates were housed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in two large rooms that lacked windows, fresh air or sunlight and weren't allowed out to exercise. - Bloomberg
"Some of these conditions wouldn't surprise me if we were dealing with a prison in Turkey or a Third World Country," Pollak said during a 2016 hearing. "It's hard for me to believe it's going on in a federal prison."
White Nat , 30 minutes agoJamesJOMeara , 4 hours ago
Multiple charges related to trafficking underage girls for the sexual gratification of dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. These charges barely scratch the surface of what Maxwell and Epstein were guilty of.
- Special Episode 11 Yuri interviews Whitney Webb on the Epstein scandal & partners in crime 1 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNBQx8w73m0
- Special Episode 12 Yuri interviews Whitney Webb on the forces behind the Epstein scandal 2 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15484KBGFrQ
- Special Episode 13 Yuri interviews Whitney Webb on the Epstein scandal & partners in crime 3 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0JgCJN5N8kOCnStiggs , 4 hours ago
Anyone who thinks "Barr finally let the hammer down!" needs to ask themselves, if Maxwell is Public Enemy #1, why would they casually, matter of factly, ho-humly, stick her in the same lousy facility where 1. her partner Epstein mysterious croaked, and which 2. just happens to be filled with Corvid-19 cases. Why not stick her in an army base a la Frankie Five Angels? (Oops, that didn't work out either). Or some cell in Oklahoma? It's an obvious set up for her demise (though only a real crank would think the whole Corvid-19 was a set-up for this from the start.....) Oh, and by the way, that obviously isn't Ghislaine Maxwell.MsCreant , 4 hours ago
Think outside the box:
If you wanted TOTAL and complete cooperation from Epstein's close associate, why not threaten her with the same fate as her boss? In fact, perhaps Epstein was sacrificed simply to put pressure on Maxwell.
She is the literal walking-talking black book who knows everything and everyone. She knows more than Epstein. She set everything up. Ever wonder why she stayed in the states? My guess, the Feds got to her 12 months ago and have been monitoring her calls since then. They have already worked out a plea bargain with her. And the woman seen going into a lock up? A double or Maxwell before they walk her out the front door and into a cab.
NOTHING can stop what is coming. NOTHING.SubjectivObject , 4 hours ago
"The Latest Flu Hoo Hoo" posted a document below that is supposed to be the indictment. If true, it does not go into near enough detail.
Copy paste from below:
2020-095.pdf Ghislaine Maxwell Indictment, July 2, 2020 (7.1MB)
No other people, blackmail, intercourse, narrow number of years, there's nothing honey.Roger Casement , 3 hours ago
- potemkin prisons
- potemkin fedgov
- potemkin countrySubjectivObject , 10 minutes ago
It takes a village ...the latest flu hoo hoo , 5 hours ago
it takes a pillageMsCreant , 4 hours ago
..G.M. sealed indictment:
2020-095.pdf Ghislaine Maxwell Indictment, July 2, 2020 (7.1MB)Justapleb , 5 hours ago
If accurate, this is outrageous and NOT NEARLY ENOUGH on so many dimensions.
- No one "intercoursed" anyone?
- No one "oral sexed" anyone?
- They only "touched" breasts and genitals?
- Only Ghisalaine and Jeff? No one else was involved at all?
- Only the years 94-97?
- No blackmail?
Is Acosta still on the case here? What the Intercourse Batman!
Someone needs to go down HARD for this bull ****.
Where is the ******* press? This should not be allowed to stand.Cigarshopper , 5 hours ago
Clever deceptive wording. She's been arrested on charges "related to" sex trafficking underage kids. Not charges FOR sex trafficking of underage kids. If she got a parking ticket while kidnapping, raping, and killing a child, that parking ticket would be "related to" the murder.
Look how she is not charged for the sex trafficking itself! This is obviously a limited hangout. The documentary got the general public asking why she was living high on the hog, scot free.
So this is to placate the public more than tighten any screws.JLM , 6 hours ago
After a life of luxury and then a night in the New York's Metropolitan Detention Center, you know she's told her lawyer to start wheeling and dealing to get her out of that hellhole. She'll be giving everybody up and handing over everything she has on the people who came through all of Epstein's properties. Maxwell couldn't make it through a year at this place or any federal penitentiary. With the entire world knowing what her proclivities are she'll be licking the pussies of every inmate locked up where ever she's sent.joep3joep3 , 7 hours ago
Imagine putting a person of her status in a third world hole after engaging in crimes that could not in her wildest dreams ever be held accountable for. It was her right to do it "her way". How dare the world interfere... . This is not right.Roger Casement , 7 hours ago
I spent a weekend in Manhattan detention. I was one of the worst experiences in my life, all from a dui. Cockroaches, smells like piss, nowhere to lay down, metal benches, people screaming on drugs, gang members and very cold.
On the bright side, I got free representation lawyer, because everyone gets a free lawyer. That's the way they make money. Free lawyers that charge the state.Fireman , 7 hours ago
******** Produced by Ewen Cameron Directed by Tavistock,
Who was the spy Robert Maxwell ? What treachery did he commit? Who did he work for? The Magic Circle. Who did he work for, really?Crime Ideas Always , 7 hours ago
Jizzlaid does Midnight Excess....
You're not taking me to the sanatorium!
"Some of these conditions wouldn't surprise me if we were dealing with a prison in Turkey or a Third World Country," Pollak said during a 2016 hearing. "It's hard for me to believe it's going on in a federal prison."
translation: It's not good for "expensive" juice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncbaQiK_NGwfersur , 8 hours ago
This is all complete BS. Unless she is retarded, she never would have been in the US.BaNNeD oN THe RuN , 7 hours ago
Racheal Chandler Is The Centerpiece *PizzaGate
Racheal Chandler is a centerpiece for the entire deep state elite. She connects the Clintons and their Foundation, Jeffrey Epstein, The Royal Family , Hollywood & Government Leaders around the world. She references Spirit Cooking.
Trying her to Marina Abramovic and PizzaGate. She was photographed with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell. Hollywood connects her to James Rothschild. Through Paris Hilton's sister Nicky marrying him. Her family owning the Los Angeles Times for over 100 Years, and getting her start at the Standard Hotel Chain.
So not only should Prince Andrew be worryed the list of names run long. The sick ties with Epstein & Ghislaine should open eyes. The best is yet to come the elite time is up.cleg , 9 hours ago
Predator Lives Matterthe latest flu hoo hoo , 9 hours ago
They will throw Prince Andrew to the wolves....maybe a mid level banker or two. That 's it. Move along....nothing o see hereAble Ape , 9 hours ago
..it's a thin line...
We immediately noticed a peculiarity about the indictment document provided by Strauss. It covered only a brief 4-year period, running from 1994 through 1997. One of the main accusers of Maxwell, Virginia (Roberts) Giuffre, has credibly indicated in previous court filings that Epstein and Maxwell sexually abused her "between 1999 and 2002." That should lengthen the scope of the indictment by five additional years.
The Southern District of New York, home to some of the biggest and most powerful Wall Street banks and their attorneys, who cycle in and out of jobs in that office, might have a strong reason to want to keep Giuffre's claims out of this case. Giuffre has stated the following in a previous court filing against Epstein:
"In addition to being continually exploited to satisfy Defendant's every sexual whim, Plaintiff was also required to be sexually exploited by Defendant's adult male peers, including royalty, politicians, academicians, businessmen, and/or other professional and personal acquaintances most of these acts of abuse occurred during a time when Defendant knew that Plaintiff was approximately 15, 16 and 17 years old "
Indicative of how things work in the Southern District of New York, Maxwell's lawyer in the case is Christian Everdell of Cohen & Gresser. Everdell spent almost a decade as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in that office before arriving at Cohen & Gresser in 2017.
There is an abundance of evidence to be suspicious of how the U.S. Attorney's office is handling this case. It is 14 years that the Justice Department has been sitting on the case against Maxwell.
The Palm Beach, Florida Police Chief, Michael Reiter, handed a deeply investigated case against Epstein and Maxwell over to the FBI in July of 2006 according to the intrepid reporting of Julie K. Brown in the Miami Herald in November of 2018. Brown indicated that it took just eight months of FBI interviews for the U.S. Attorney's office in Florida to have a 53-page Federal indictment ready to file against Epstein involving sexual assaults against dozens of underage girls.
But the indictment was never filed. A "deal" was worked out by then U.S. Attorney, Alex Acosta, and Epstein's well-connected lawyers. Federal charges were dropped against Epstein and he was allowed to plead guilty to only Florida state charges: one count of soliciting sex from a minor and one count of soliciting sex from an adult woman. Epstein was able to serve just 13 months in jail while also given a work release program to sit in his well-appointed office 12 hours a day, and driven around by his chauffeured limo. The deal was so outrageously constructed that it even denied his victims knowledge of the terms of the deal.
It was only because of the public outrage that was unleashed by Brown's reporting in the Miami Herald and her emotional personal video interviews with Epstein's victims, that the Justice Department was forced to bring new charges in 2019. Those charges were brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the same office that just indicted Maxwell.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article221404845.htmlMurph , 10 hours ago
This whole thing smells... Why wasn't she taken out when Jeffy exited the stage in some form or another... You can't tell me that nobody knew where she was... Nothing makes sense about this...fersur , 10 hours ago
What I genuinely don't understand is that, given Maxwell's power and connections, given the total corruption of the alphabet agencies, how was she not spirited away to Israel and given a new identity? Instead she's arrested without trouble on American soil. I truly don't get it.fersur , 10 hours ago
Unedited - WTF made into f-li-ck !
Ghislaine Maxwell seems to be going through hell right now, only she doesn't want you to know it danielgbates Jul 4
'What the flick is going on seriously, what the flick', said the English woman's voice. It was minutes before the first appearance for Ghislaine Maxwell at federal court in New Hampshire was due to start and the voice unexpectedly came on the dial-in line for journalists. The voice appeared extremely upset and said: 'I don't understand'. She repeated it again but broke down in tears and couldn't finish the word. I heard her say 'I'm trying' but all you could hear was sobbing. A court officer came on and said: 'Please mute your lines, people' and she was gone. By the time the hearing began she was a different person, calm and composed, her working class accent replaced by the familiar cut glass English voice telling the world: I'm in control.
But what we heard moments before appeared to be Ghislaine Maxwell caught on a hot mic, unaware that dozens of journalists, including me, were listening in to her. She sounded confused and in complete disbelief.
For somebody who has lived in privilege her whole life, you can imagine that this did not compute. Plucked from her $1m, 156-acre New Hampshire estate at 8.30am by FBI agents, she was now appearing in a federal court via video link from the Merrimack county jail. How could this happen to me. This isn't right. I don't understand, or as she apparently put it: 'Seriously, what the flick?'
You can't help but feel that Maxwell is having a taste of what her alleged victims have been going through for years. A feeling that you are no longer in control of your own life, a feeling that your sense of power has been stripped away from you. Both sound horrible and like nothing anyone should ever go through but, as her alleged victims no doubt see it, they couldn't happen to a nicer person.
I really hope that the federal authorities ensure that Maxwell lives to face a trial. After such a long wait her victims deserve that much, and she deserves due process (an unpopular view among some, perhaps, but everyone deserves it, even terrorists). Maxwell denies all the allegations that she was Epstein's 'madam' who arranged underage girls for him to have sex with, and sometimes took part in the abuse. But the evidence against her is compelling and you just have to look at the flight logs from Epstein's planes to raise serious questions. How will she answer this? 'Tell me Miss Maxwell, what were you doing flying 815 times between 1995 and 2007 on a private jet called the Lolita Express with a man who in 2009 became a registered sex offender who had admitted having raped underage girls?'
I suspect that the timing of Maxwell's arrest has to do with the compensation scheme for Epstein's victims starting taking applications a week before, on June 25. Under the programme, victims of Epstein can submit their cases for money from his estate with all $650m apparently up for grabs and no upper cap. But there is one catch: the victims have to stay any civil action against Epstein's estate in order to get the money. Until Maxwell was charged it meant they had to make the awful choice between compensation and chasing justice through the civil courts. That was essentially a re-run of Epstein's 2008 sweetheart plea deal only this time they had to give their approval to it (which in some ways is worse). But now Maxwell has been indicted there is no conflict: they can stay their civil cases and watch as Maxwell's case works its way through the courts. It must be a huge relief for them all.
The two perjury charges against Maxwell show that her arrogance has been one of the things that brought her down. Epstein invoked his Fifth Amendment during every deposition and walked out when asked about the shape of penis (egg shaped, if you're curious -- you have attorney Spencer Kuvin to thank for that gem). Maxwell wasn't as crafty and at one point banged a table in frustration at the 'lies' being told about her. She lost her head and lost her cool and said 'I don't know what you're talking about' when asked if Epstein had a scheme to recruit underage girls. Asked if she knew Epstein used sex toys in sexual activities, she said 'no'. According to federal prosecutors, these were both lies, and she was talking under oath. Why didn't she just keep her mouth shut and plead the Fifth? To me it's baffling.
1 of 2 !Stravaig , 10 hours ago
2 of 2 !
One of the really sweet ironies about Epstein killing himself (at least, that's what the autopsy said) is that it almost certainly made Maxwell's arrest more likely. Much has been written about how Epstein did his best to shaft his victims by setting up a trust to manage his financial affairs in the USVI two days before he died. That didn't work out because was we now know they could get all his (declared) money in compensation. But the real kicker is that with his death the no.1 target of the FBI's investigation became Maxwell. Would she have been arrested if he was still alive? Maybe, but it was far less likely.
With his final act Epstein stuck a knife in the back of the person who was one his girlfriend and right hand woman. That's loyalty for you.
Bearing that in mind why wouldn't Maxwell talk to the prosecutors to save herself? It's not like Epstein is still around for her to protect, and even if he was, do you think she'd care? And if Maxwell is talking then, oh boy, that makes this case even more interesting. In a mafia investigation you'd get the guys lower down the ladder first and them to build a case against the boss. But if you've already got the boss, who do you use her to get?Bastiat , 10 hours ago
But why is she in the US anyway? Was she kept here? Who has what plans for her and her knowledge?Felix da Kat , 10 hours ago
Maybe she's be "laundered" through the US "justice" system.progro , 10 hours ago
Ghislaine (S is silent) Maxwell is the youngest of ten siblings (two of whom have passed away.)
Father was Jewish (non-observant,) her mother, Anglican. All children were raised Anglican by their not-so-strict mother. The children enjoyed a wildly privileged upbringing akin to that of the Royals.
Ghislaine's father, the 6'4" Robert Maxwell, led a colorful life but over-reached and his publishing empire began to crack. He died in 1991 after falling overboard from his 180' motor yacht, "Lady Ghislaine," (named for his favorite child.) He suffered a heart attack (probably while struggling to climb back aboard) and drowned.
Ghislaine was said to be the apple of his eye.
The fate of Ghislaine is sad, really. It didn't have to be that way. She fell under the spell of Epstein. Epstein was the wealthy father figure coveted by Ghislaine to fill in the void left by her father's death.
Growing up, she was "Daddy's precious girl." After the death of her father in '91 when she was 29, she longed for that bond of closeness and security which she saw in surrogate Epstein. But Epstein used her and abused her for his own gratification and surely coerced her into fulfilling the "pimp" role that Epstein required to live the prurient life he demanded.
Ghislaine is not without significant guilt but she was not the ringleader; that was Epstein. I predict she won't be sentenced as severely as many would like. And rightly so because Epstein prodded her into doing much of, if not all of what she did that was criminal. She needed Epstein; he was her oxygen.
That said, the crime of pedophilia and corruption of minors is a reprehensible crime for which she must pay.
"Mercy to the criminal is violence to the victim"
NH property location: 43.217254, -71.997862 Google maps for birds eye viewStanley Kubrick , 10 hours ago
Don't be an apologist. Many people have bad upbringings and turn out to be outstanding members of our community.
Because she was a spoiled brat and was the daughter of an embezzler gives her a break with the lack of judgement she had?f society , 10 hours ago
"Ghislaine's father, the 6'4" Robert Maxwell, led a colorful life but over-reached and his publishing empire began to crack."
You mean, Robert Maxwell aka "the bouncing Czech"? The man behind the $500 million dollar pension-fraud scandal?
Revisionist history.FreeMoney , 7 hours ago
I get the pessimism, but this time feels different...
REPORT: Epstein Associate Ghislane Maxwell Possesses "Stash of Pedophile Sex Tapes"
She will absolutely sell everyone out for a plea deal.
I think both Epstein and his Mossad handler Gislane, will have multiple backups of incriminating evidence on hundreds of politicians, judges, academics, celebrities, and business leaders ( not the shareholders, but the hired guns ), for exactly this set of circumstances.
Jul 07, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
The first New York City court appearance for Ghislaine Maxwell may be Friday, July 10
By Robert Willmann
(Update, Tuesday, 7 July: The hearing is now set for Tuesday morning, 14 July)--
After being arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire last Thursday, before the Fourth of July weekend, Ghislaine Maxwell, charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls, may have her arraignment, initial appearance, and bail hearing in Manhattan, New York City on Friday afternoon, 10 July.
In a letter dated and filed in the federal court on Sunday, 5 July, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) said that when in New Hampshire Maxwell had what would have been a brief appearance before a judge. This is required after an arrest, and is to occur "without unnecessary delay" .--
The government asked that Maxwell be detained in custody until a trial, in a paper filed the day of the arrest. The motion for detention contains a few items of interest. She was born in France and is a citizen of and appears to have passports for at least France, Britain, and the U.S. The request for detention says: " Based on the Government's investigation to date, the Government has identified more than 15 different bank accounts held by or associated with the defendant from 2016 to the present, and during that same period, the total balances of those accounts have ranged from a total of hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than $20 million"--
The criminal indictment of Maxwell, which was unsealed the day of the arrest on 2 July, charges a curious time period of only "at least in or about 1994, up to and including at least in or about 1997", and refers to only three victims--
The very limited written criminal charge can of course be seen as an opening gambit by the prosecution, since it can be expanded in a superseding indictment.
The letter filed with the court clerk identifies Christian Everdell as the current attorney for Maxwell; he had been a federal prosecutor in the SDNY for nearly 10 years . In court documents a familiar surname appears as one of the SDNY co-prosecutors for the federal government -- Maurene Comey -- who was in the same role in the aborted prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein. The legal communities in New York City and Washington D.C. are two little clubs that sometimes tend to overlap.
If a court hearing takes place Friday, it will probably duplicate some of what happened in New Hampshire on 2 July. The big issue at this time is whether Ghislaine Maxwell will remain in custody or be released on bail under some specific conditions. Her arrest was described in an article in the British Daily Mail newspaper .
Documents from the 2 July court proceeding in New Hampshire have now been filed in the SDNY. Here are three of the 33 pages: the court clerk's docket sheet from Concord, New Hampshire, and the arrest warrant, which was authorized at the courthouse in White Plains, New York, and not in Manhattan! The pages that are excluded are the indictment, the order allowing a hearing by video and telephone conference, the commitment order to send Maxwell to the SDNY, and three pages that basically duplicate the clerk's docket sheet--
The case is multi-sided. Ghislaine's father, Robert Maxwell, was a publisher who also was caught up in financial machinations. He died under mysterious circumstances in 1991 when he was found in the water outside of his large boat in the area of the Canary Islands. There were rumors he had relationships with government intelligence agencies. He was given a large funeral in Israel attended by Israeli politicians and was buried in a cemetery there. Ghislaine's close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is part of the factual foundation of the pending case. Epstein had been protected from criminal liability by the U.S. government through the Department of Justice which became evident in state and federal criminal cases developed against him in Florida that resulted in a disgraceful plea deal in Florida state court and in an equally disgraceful and concealed non-prosecution agreement with the federal government. Only through the determination of Florida attorney Bradley Edwards and Utah lawyer Paul Cassell, a former federal judge, was the perfidy of the federal government and Justice Department revealed through their lawsuit against the government under the Crime Victims' Rights Act--
Jeffery Epstein made some court appearances in his criminal case in the SDNY before he was said to have been found dead in the Manhattan federal Metropolitan Corrections Center from an "apparent suicide", when cameras were not working, blah blah blah. That explanation was rightfully laughed out of town. In terms of probability, Epstein was either murdered in the jail or was helped to escape.
And now here comes Ghislaine Maxwell.
 Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5. Initial Appearance.
Posted by: turcopolier , 06 July 2020 at 01:57 PMblue peacock , 06 July 2020 at 04:37 PM
I read that one of the victims listened to the arraignment on the telephone and a woman with a British accent could be heard sobbing and wailing in background and saying "How could this happen? How can this be?" Sounds like she thought she had her stay in NH "wired up."Master Slacker , 06 July 2020 at 04:51 PM
IMO, anyone expecting that the plutocrat pedo ring will be busted will be sorely disappointed and is not paying attention to justice in contemporary America!
Sir Epstein was reportedly at the epicenter of a pedo ring for decades. He clearly engaged in all this with impunity for a long while. Including getting a sweetheart deal from the US attorney in Miami who landed up as Trump's Labor Secretary. This indictment is for the period 1994-97 so far. It would imply that Prince Andrew and Dershowitz are off the hook. Also, Virginia Roberts Guiffre's sex trafficking claims are not part of this indictment, while a judge has ordered her to destroy evidence. She also has a defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8483209/Attorneys-representing-Virginia-Giuffre-ordered-destroy-evidence.htmlBarbara Ann , 06 July 2020 at 05:53 PM
Given the American take on jail permeability, I wonder how long she will survive.TV , 06 July 2020 at 06:24 PM
Robert, thanks for keeping us up to speed with the legal details.
Do you have an opinion on whether count three's mention of co-conspirators may be significant, or the fact that the Public Corruption Unit are handling the case?
Colonel, my first thought when I heard the story of the sobbing woman with a British accent was that it could easily have be staged, so as to give the impression of justice being done. Cynicism is hard to escape in this case, though I try to keep an open mind.English Outsider , 06 July 2020 at 07:19 PM
We'll find out if Bill Barr is for real or just another swamp creature in sheep's clothing. Still waiting on the Durham "investigation" and the election is only 4 months away.JP Billen , 06 July 2020 at 08:05 PM
Fred - You mention the Duke of York. I don't think he's all there - https://foreignpolicy.com/2010/12/01/wikileaks-reveals-the-mixed-blessings-of-royal-diplomacy/
"I can't judge Prince Andrew; we've all been young once," Jordan's Prince Hassan told an English interviewer. I'm not sure whether that's a barbed comment or not given that the Duke is scarcely in his first youth.
"Andrew is naive and unworldly, a product of the royal bubble." says another scandal sheet. I suspect he may well be innocent of everything except naivety.
Naivety in the Epstein circle could lead to a lot of trouble. I'm surprised the Palace establishment let one of their charges out without a minder. Bit late now.TV , 06 July 2020 at 09:52 PM
Let's hope the Federal Detention Center in Brooklyn is more secure than the one in Manhattan where Epstein was held. What about Epstein's other accomplices that helped to recruit underage girls? Maxwell was just one of several.
Wiki entry on Maxwell says that she also associated with Kevin Spacey a self-confessed a$$ bandit. So the question arises, was she also pimping out underage poolboys?Dan , 06 July 2020 at 09:59 PM
This is a very good read on Ghislaine's options:
https://medium.com/@dylanhoward/ghislaines-last-stand-if-epstein-s-accomplice-tells-all-will-the-fallout-be-too-much-even-for-u-s-8fc87089damcohen , 06 July 2020 at 10:25 PM
I read an interesting point I can't really evaluate on my own, which is that the prosecution is coming out of the FBI's Public Corruption Unit, which is a department specifically designed to deal with issues arising from prosecution of politicians. Reportedly they suss out subtle quid-pro-quos, rarely settle, and indicates there could be more interesting layers to this case.FakeBot , 06 July 2020 at 10:40 PM
Looks like they were in good companyVegetius , 06 July 2020 at 11:29 PM
Senator Graham won't nominate Clayton:
The fact Graham won't approve Trump's nominee to oversee the case against Ghislaine is very odd.johnf , 07 July 2020 at 02:12 AM
Anyone who ever appeared in a picture partying with Epstein needs to be questioned up to, and including, POTUS.
But let's start with Cindy McCain.Charlie Wilson , 07 July 2020 at 09:13 AM
More on the Steele story here:
Does she have an Izzy passport or not? Other passports are worthless.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.unz.com
Epstein brought CIA drug smugglers Southern Air Transport to Columbus. Epstein at Bear Stearns ran brokerage errands for the CIA money launderers and pimps of BCCI. Epstein bragged about being CIA and Ohio state VIPs believed him.
Epstein skated for the Tower Financial ponzi scheme that topped up CIA's covert-crime slush fund after CIA proprietary BCCI stole everybody's money and blew up. Epstein got bankrolled by CIA's famous secret agent Adnan Kashoggi. Epstein smuggled an enormously illegal NYPD shotgun in through British customs, using CIA agent Ed Wilson's old trick for impressing foreign VIPs. Federal prosecutors convict 99.8% of their perps, but one let Epstein off the hook for his giant pedo whorehouse because he was told Epstein belonged to intelligence.
You would not have thought it was possible, but Epstein with his hilariously fake hedge fund is more blatantly CIA than Imran Awan. So clearly we need six thousand more internet bullshitters screaming about pervy Mossad blackmailers – CIA is hopelessly busted for everybody with a 3-digit IQ.
Jul 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.orguncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 7:08 utc | 107
Mina #101Maxwell's arrest makes me wonder if it is not about Trump throwing down the gauntlet?
Thank you Mina, yes that or the deep state throwing down the gauntlet. I don't think we can assume that Trump actually has control of the FBI. If he did he would likely have deep sixed the Democrazis through the Awan family spy and blackmail scam. But he didn't. They and Debbie Wasserman Shultz were protected/had dirt on DT.
If the kiddy fiddlers get outed following Ghislaine dropping some of her likely thousands of hours of home movies then that includes Trump and Biden.
In the fetid atmosphere of accusations against pussy grabbers and finger f#ckers and hair sniffers neither could survive. The pack will run rabid.
Is there a woman in the house? Yes, they cried AND she has experience!! Plus the campaign will be televised and it would be a virtual campaign because Covid. No need to rig audience, the polls or the balllot.
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uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:46 utc | 118
Richard Steven Hack #115The question now is: How do they stop Ghislaine from testifying? Having her "commit suicide" in her cell with all the cell block cameras off starts to look a little, I don't know, "blatant", wouldn't one think?
Well, blatant is not a concept that the oligarch class actually feel any problem with.
Jul 02, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Update (1215ET): Acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss said that "this case against Ghislaine Maxwell is a prequel to the earlier case that we brought against Jeffrey Epstein,"
" Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable. Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, then delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them. She pretended to be a woman they could trust..."
" We were working hard on this investigation this past year. It's not easy to put together a case that goes back that far. There's nothing other than we did the investigation, and we were ready at this time to proceed."
Strauss said that the firing of Former US Attorney Geoffrey Berman did not affect timing of this arrest "at all". We will likely never know one way or another but the timing is definitely interesting.
Finally, asked about a royal connection, Strauss declines to update on the status of anyone in an investigation but says that she "would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us."
"We would like to have the benefit of his statement," Strauss said, adding their doors remain open.
We will not be holding our breath.
Additionally, FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney, Jr. said investigators have been discreetly keeping tabs on Maxwell's location and found that she had "slithered away" to a "gorgeous" home in Bradford, New Hampshire, where she was arrested Thursday without incident.
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Having been decidedly off-the-radar for months since the controversial 'suicide' of Jeffrey Epstein, NBC New York reports that Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested by the FBI and charged by federal prosecutors.
Multiple senior law enforcement officials reportedly said the British socialite and heiress was arrested in New Hampshire on Epstein-related charges and is expected to appear in a federal court later today .
The long-time friend and confidante of Jeffrey Epstein was alleged to have helped Epstein groom teen girls for sex with the rich and powerful.
As Adam Klasfeld reports, the indictment reads that:
"[Ghislaine] Maxwell assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims ...
"The victims were as young as 14."
"In particular, between in or about 1994 and in or about 1997, MAXWELL was in an intimate relationship with Epstein and also was paid by Epstein to manage his various properties."
Ghislaine has been accused by three women of procuring and training young girls to perform massage and sexual acts on Epstein and his associates.
Virginia Giuffre (previously named Virginia Roberts), one of Epstein's alleged victims, claimed in a civil lawsuit that Maxwell "recruited" her into Epstein's orbit, where she was forced to have sex with Epstein and his powerful friends, including Prince Andrew.Maxwell's Her new luxury abode is only a short five-minute drive from Epstein's £7million pad on Avenue Foch (pictured)
Giuffre asserts in her complaint that Maxwell, the sole defendant in the suit and the daughter of late publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, routinely recruited underaged girls for Epstein and was doing so when she approached the $9-an-hour locker room attendant at Mar-a-Lago in 1999 about giving massages to the wealthy investment banker.
Giuffre alleges that Maxwell ultimately trained her in how to give "massages" to Epstein that involved sex acts and, essentially, prostitution . When Maxwell publicly denied the allegations and called Giuffre a liar in 2015, that gave her the opening to head to federal court and file the defamation suit now headed for trial. - Politico
In May we noted that the accused 'madam' was reportedly holed up in a luxury apartment on Paris's Avenue Matignon - just a five minute drive from the dead pedophile's $8.6 million flat.
Maxwell "is moving locations every month to keep private investigators off her tail and is staying at the residences of trusted colleagues and contacts," according to a source.
"She wants to remain in France for as long as she can to take advantage of extradition laws and has a huge network of contacts willing to keep her hidden," they added. " Under French law anyone born on French soil is safe from extradition to another country, regardless of the alleged crime. "
As Esquire's Gabrielle Bruney explained in May, Maxwell is the youngest of Elisabeth and Robert Maxwell's nine children, and was born in France in 1961 . The family lived in an English mansion, and her father was the founder of a media empire and served in Parliament . Maxwell attended one of the UK's most exclusive boarding schools and then Oxford University. As members of British high society, Maxwell mingled with some of the nation's most celebrated families, and became friends with Prince Andrew .
Her father died in 1991, after falling off his yacht and drowning. It's been speculated that his death may have been a suicide , as on the day he died he was due to meet with the Bank of England over the matter of his being in default on millions in loans. After his death, the British media dubbed him the " crook of the century ," when it was revealed that he'd taken hundreds of millions of pounds from his employees pension funds. Maxwell told one news outlet after her father's death that she felt he was murdered .
She moved to the United States the year of her father's death, and soon met Jeffrey Epstein. The relationship marked a second reversal of fortunes for Maxwell, whose family lost much of its wealth after her father's death. In 2000, she moved into a $4.95 million Manhattan townhouse purchased "by an anonymous limited liability company, with an address that matches the office of J. Epstein & Co. Representing the buyer was Darren Indyke, Mr. Epstein's longtime lawyer." She was his companion for years, managing his households and introducing him to her society friends
Maxwell and her father in 1984.
According to a lawsuit she filed this year in hopes of winning funds from the late financier's estate, "While under Epstein's employ, Maxwell was responsible for managing Epstein's properties located in New York, Paris, Florida, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands."
"During the course of their relationship, including while Maxwell was in Epstein's employ," the lawsuit reads , "Epstein promised Maxwell that he would support her financially. Epstein made these promises to Maxwell repeatedly, both in writing and in conversation."
However, a 2003 Vanity Fair profile of Epstein denied that Maxwell was an employee.
After Epstein's 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, the two appeared to end their public association. In 2009, accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed a civil suit against Epstein accusing him and Maxwell of grooming her into their alleged sex trafficking ring. However, Maxwell remained a fixture in New York society until around 2015. In 2012, she founded an environmental nonprofit called The TerraMar project, which folded in late 2019.
Epstein with Maxwell in 1995
Though multiple survivors have alleged that Maxwell participated in Epstein's alleged crimes, she's never been criminally charged. One thing that could stymie potential efforts to level charges against Maxwell is the infamous 2008 plea deal that Epstein struck with the US Attorney for Miami, Alexander Acosta , which found him serving just 13 months in prison after initially facing charges that could have garnered him a life sentence. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich producer Joe Berlinger described the deal to Esquire as "unprecedented, unheard of sweetheart deal" that "included a non-prosecution agreement for named and unnamed co-conspirators."
In April, an appeals court upheld the 2007 deal, writing in its opinion that the decision was "not a result we like, but it's the result we think the law requires."
Maxwell at a 2016 event.
Maxwell is currently suing Epstein's estate for money for her legal fees, and for the price of private security, alleging that her " prior employment relationship " with Epstein has caused to her be subjected to death threats.
As Jonathan Turley notes , frankly, as a criminal defense lawyer, I am surprised that Maxwell risked returning to the United States. She was believed to be living in Paris. It was well-known that the Justice Department was pursuing the case, including demands to interview Prince Andrew.
Her arrest may be unnerving for figures like Prince Andrew. She would be the ultimate cooperating witness if she decided to cooperate on broader criminal inquiries. Giuffre and others have alleged that she was the primary procurer of young girls for Epstein to abuse.
Such prosecutions are not easy given the passage of time. However, the government clearly has live witnesses like Giuffre who might have a significant impact on a jury. The government would have to show more than her mere presence at these homes or parties.
Interestingly, Turley notes that the improper role played by the Justice Department in the original Epstein case deal may actually help it now with any prosecution of Maxwell.
Jul 02, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com02 July 2020 at 11:11 PM
Ghislaine Maxwell, arrested, in jail.
Southern District of New York US Attorney Audrey Strauss says crimes they are prosecuting are for years
1994 to 1997
Bill Clinton was president.
There is little information on how long the feds knew where she was, that they say was Bedford, NH.
According to NYMAG.com: [["An eye was being kept" on Maxwell was about all that Audrey Strauss]] said.
That is past tense, was being kept, assuming this is accurate information.
For how long, months, days, years, decades, all the way back to the 1970s?
CNN framed it this way:
[[FBI New York Assistant Director in Charge William Sweeney said that bureau officials "have been discreetly keeping tabs" on Maxwell who had "slithered away to a gorgeous property" in New Hampshire.
"We learned she had slithered away to a gorgeous property in New Hampshire, continuing to live a live a life of privilege while her victims continue to live with the trauma inflicted upon them years ago. We moved when we were ready and Ms. Maxwell was arrested without incident," he said.
Sweeney said that the FBI, along with the NYPD, arrested Maxwell in Bradford, New Hampshire, this morning without incident.
Audrey Strauss, acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explained the process that led to Maxwell's arrest: "an eye was being kept, and information was being collected and then the indicted was just recently voted and filed and that is when we were able and prepared to move to arrest her."
Sweeney said that indictment alleges that from 1994 until 1997, Maxwell assisted Epstein in committing crimes against minors.]]
Strauss said and the indictment of Maxwell says, numerous times: 1994 to 1997 alleged crimes, aiding and abetting Epstein.
What is interesting, at least to me, in a news report by The Guardian – this report say that the DOJ said that Maxwell had the ability to get out of the US.
Which begs the questions: Then why the hell didn't she? The feds don't explain that part.
The sprawling property in Bradford where she was arrested was purchased "through a carefully anonymized LLC", federal prosecutors said. Maxwell also has the money to flee if let out on bail, they maintained
Will we go from Epstein-gate, to Ukraine-gate, to Impeachment-gate, to Corona911-gate, to BLM-gate and now to Maxwell-gate – with perhaps a not so subtle attempt to piss all over Bill Clinton, since these alleged crimes were when he was commander in chief?
One other thing that may be related to the timing of this apprehension of her.
One of the alleged victims of Maxwell, who, according to a civil lawsuit filed against her in federal court in January. . . well, there was a "tiny problem."
The lawyer for the plaintiff, a Jane Doe, who claims to have been a young teen – when: "It all started in 1994 when 13-year-old Jane Doe met Epstein and Defendant Ghislaine Maxwell at a summer camp in Michigan. . . ."
This civil complaint says: "In 1997, while at Epstein's townhouse on 9 East 71st Street in the city of New York, Epstein asked the 17-year old Doe if she had a boyfriend. Doe replied that she did not. Epstein responded that when she did have a boyfriend she would want the sex to be 'good' and that she should 'get it over with already' meaning lose her virginity. Despite Doe's resistance, Epstein then pushed Doe down onto her stomach and raped her. From that point forward for several years in New York, Epstein raped Doe on multiple occasions. During Doe's time in New York, Maxwell also regularly facilitated Epstein's abuse of Doe and was frequently present when it occurred."
Any ways, the little problem was that: despite numerous times the Jane Doe lawyer tried to serve Maxwell, many times, this lawyer always came up empty.
But on June 15, the presiding federal judge ruled that. . . that because of certain judicial rules and because of the numerous attempts, the judge deemed that Maxwell had been served.
Doe's lawyer, the judge ruled, had done enough to demonstrate service; and thus the service attempts were deemed to have been "reasonably calculated to place Maxwell on notice of this suit and to constitute sufficient service under the circumstances presented here."
Thus Maxwell must respond, in a federal civil lawsuit brought by an alleged rape victim, that this plaintiff claims the pair [her and Epstein] betook against her.
This mean Maxwell can be jailed for contempt of court, should she continue to run and hide; that is: ignore court orders in this civil lawsuit.
With today's jailing of her by the DOJ, on what looks like the same facts as in the civil case, [though it may not be; even if the 1994 to 1997 time period is the same] --- Maxwell's concerns about the civil case now pale in comparison with the new, criminal case against her. That is, assuming DOJ gets conviction.
The judge's June 15 order deeming her served in the civil case, however, meant that Maxwell would have been facing jail if she failed to appear according to any court orders requiring her to.
So one question I don't know answer to is: why did she remain in the US? [Or did she actually flee, and we just ain't being told that? I D K]
Would no other country take her, did she attempt to leave and was rebuffed [by who?] or did she want to stay here and take her chances, knowing that she could run, assuming she tried to, that is; but could not hide forever?
We'll see if Maxwell-gate can trump BLM-gate, and all manner of other sorts of Hang Outs happening before our eyes.
Lastly, I'm not saying it's a weak case; but, why her and why now, since they obviously had no trouble locating her, assuming they did not always have tabs on Maxwell.
If anyone actually has an actual photo of her being taken out of her New Hampshire house, I'd like to see them. For Roger Stone, we don't have to ask this question. Perhaps Judge Amy Berman should handle this case and/or share it with Judge Gilbert and Sullivan.
Eric Newhill , 03 July 2020 at 12:04 AMBarbara Ann , 03 July 2020 at 08:22 AM
The FBI already has all kinds of evidence on a lot of people from their raids on Epstein residences. Now they just need Maxwell so they can squeeze her a little to tie up any loose ends. She will then die and the loose ends will be taken care of and the democrat/globalists will be safe from prosecution. FBI destroys some of the evidence they obtained and uses other evidence against their enemies (e.g. Trump associates, democrats gone off the reservation, like Dershowitz)Yeah, Right , 03 July 2020 at 08:51 AM
It seems likely to me that she was Epstein's Mossad controller. Walrus is right. It will be difficult to keep her alive. Why she fled to NH escapes me so far.
Posted by: turcopolier | 03 July 2020 at 12:39 AM
noone really sees into Israeli inner politics, but probably has to with the new grand coalition there.
Just my guessing.
Posted by: Balint Somkuti, PhD | 03 July 2020 at 04:21 AM
Count Three in the indictment interests me, as it is the only one mentioning third party defendants. If it wasn't for this I'd assume the whole thing was scoped so as to limit any fallout beyond Ghislaine herself.
"GHISLAINE MAXWELL, the defendant, Jeffrey Epstein, and others known and unknown , willfully and knowingly did combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit an offense against the United States, to wit, transportation of minors, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2423 (a)." (emphasis mine)
I'd like to hear Robert Willmann's view on the significance of this, combined with the pertinence of the fact that the SDNY's Public Corruption Unit is handling the case.
This, combined with the fact that she was arrested in the US, is (as of the time of writing) still alive and Barr's urgency in sacking Berman, gives me some hope that there is a real intention to go after someone else, perhaps higher up the food chain (Wexner?). Have Trump and Barr got a big surprise in store? I do hope so.turcopolier , 03 July 2020 at 11:58 AM
I had read somewhere that she believed that Mossad had killed her father, so she may not have thought that Israel was a safer location.
Not sure. I don't think that she ever came out and openly accused Mossad of his death, but I do believe she is on record as claiming that her father was assassinated.
As for "why now", it may simply be that it has taken this long to track down and seize all the "insurance" documents that she had.
I certainly thought at the time that Epstein's days were numbered the moment the FBI raided his Manhattan mansion, in the sense that that the raid was undertaken to seize that all the videos and photos that he was relying on to keep himself safe.
Take those away from him = he is a goner. The same may be true of this woman.
I do not know how reliable Ari Ben-Menashe is as a source, but, for what it is worth, he claims that Mossad was not the Israeli agency for which Epstein and the Maxwells worked.
From an article last month by Elizabeth Vos in 'Consortium News':
'In an interview with Consortium News, former Israeli intelligence officer Ari Ben-Menashe said Epstein did not work with Mossad. "Military intelligence was who he was working with," said Ben-Menashe. "Big difference," he said. "He never worked with Mossad, and Robert Maxwell never did, either. It was military intelligence."'
(See https://consortiumnews.com/2020/06/18/epstein-case-documentaries-wont-touch-tales-of-intel-ties/ .)
Be that as it may, it is not clear to me that Ghislaine Maxwell would have been any safer in Israel than in the U.S. If she is prudent, she will have followed the example of the former NKVD 'Resident' in Spain, Alexander Orlov. From his 'Wikipedia' entry:
'Meanwhile, the Great Purge continued as Stalin and his inner circle sought to exterminate all suspected enemies of the people. Orlov was alerted as close associates and friends were arrested, tortured and shot, one by one. In 1938, Orlov realised that he would soon be next. When he received orders from Moscow to report to a Soviet ship in Antwerp, Orlov was certain that he was about to be arrested. Instead of obeying, Orlov fled with his wife and daughter to Canada.
'Before leaving Paris, Orlov left two letters for the Soviet Ambassador, one for Stalin and one for NKVD chief Yezhov. He told them that he would reveal everything he knew about NKVD operations if any action was taken against him or his family. In a two-page attachment, Orlov listed the codenames of numerous illegals and moles operating in the West.'
(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Orlov_(Soviet_defector) .)
He kept his side of the bargain, and 'The Secret History of Stalin's Crimes' was only published after its subject's death in March 1953.
Posted by: David Habakkuk | 03 July 2020 at 09:02 AM
I am reminded of Don Corleone's speech:I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room; and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today.Epstein may well have died thanks to his being insufficiently suspicious. If Ghislaine Maxwell ever suffered from the same weakness, she must surely have been cured of it by now.
Posted by: Barbara Ann | 03 July 2020 at 09:38 AM
It could well have been Israeli IDF intelligence that she, Epstein and her father worked for. I knew these fellows well and the whole thing would have appealed to their sense of humor.
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J , 02 July 2020 at 05:40 PM
The real story is how long Epstein's Mossad partner Maxwell lives before the contract on her demise is fulfilled. Look how long Epstein lived in Federal custody. The clock is ticking.
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Richard Steven Hack , Jul 3 2020 6:51 utc | 102
Another example of what hackers *might* able to do... (PSA: I have *no* idea whether *any* of this information is correct - but wouldn't it be great if it was?)
Anonymous and OpDeathEaters begin massive expose of powerful child rape ring, big names set to be dropped
"Hollywood, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Bitcoin, Epstein child trafficking networks exposed," Anonymous tweeted
This is a thread about Marc Collins-Rector and the powerful child rape ring which extends from the BBS era to the cryptocurrency era with ties throughout entertainment and silicon valley, from Disney executives to crypto circles and social media. #opDeathEatersFeaturing: Bryan Singer, Gary Goddard, Jeffrey Sachs, Mitchell Blutt, David Neuman, David Geffen, Sandy Gallin, Terry Semel, Michael Huffington, Garth Ancier, Gary Gersh, John Silva, Marc Nathanson, Steve Bannon, Jeffrey Epstein, Al Seckel and more.
Peter AU1 , Jul 3 2020 7:19 utc | 110uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:46 utc | 118
Both Epstein and his spotter were nothing more than consumables that thought they were were players. I'm not sure what the tabloid interest in this pair of clowns is all about.Mark2 , Jul 3 2020 9:23 utc | 122
Richard Steven Hack #115The question now is: How do they stop Ghislaine from testifying? Having her "commit suicide" in her cell with all the cell block cameras off starts to look a little, I don't know, "blatant", wouldn't one think?
Well, blatant is not a concept that the oligarch class actually feel any problem with.uncle tungsten , Jul 3 2020 8:55 utc | 120
Peter AU1 #110
The Maxwell trial will be a carefully choreographed nothing burger ! The delay in bringing her to justice, was so as to plan and negotiate the details. To the satisfaction of all concerned.
Letting the likes of prince Andrew and Clinton's and Trump off the hook regarding any incriminating evedence. So who is running the show (answer) Israel and their lobby groups.
Q. What's on the table ? Power, money and territory! As always. This is harvest time for Israel I'm afraid !
(Oh and) -- -- -- In my opinion.Mina , Jul 3 2020 9:37 utc | 123Both Epstein and his spotter were nothing more than consumables that thought they were were players. I'm not sure what the tabloid interest in this pair of clowns is all about.
Ghislaine Maxwell and Les Wexner are the boss and Epstein was the CEO at their bidding. Wexner GAVE Epstein the Manhatten apartment. That is a five story large building and it was already fully fitted out with recording gear from the handover day. They don't come cheap. This was one of the biggest, deliberate global entrapment rackets the world has seen. Ghislaine was the handler and Wexner the financier and front man.
But I am just an observer and if you want the gritty stuff then tune in to Whitney Webb and listen to her take on this. She has been revealing an immense amount of evidence and links since Epstein was first arrested 3? years ago. I am about to do that myself.
I don't give a flat rock what the MSM thinks or does in this case.450.org , Jul 3 2020 16:05 utc | 160
The Maxwell trial for the show and the annexation in the background? With no cash allowed to flow to the axis of resistance (no banks, no planes, no Gulf expats enabled to bring in cash without the virus risk?).
The BBC article had an interesting snippet about Andrew, at the very end of the article: "Asked about the prince on Thursday, acting Attorney Strauss said: "I am not going to comment on anyone's status in this investigation but I will say that we would welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk with us, we would like to have the benefit of his statement."
A source close to Prince Andrew's lawyers told BBC News: "The Duke's team is bewildered by the DoJ's [Department of Justice's] comments earlier today as we have twice reached out to them in the last month and have received no reply.""450.org , Jul 3 2020 16:11 utc | 161
Note how the operatives avoid my inquiry as to who owned the safe house and/or how Maxwell came to own it and who aided her in that endeavor? Now why would they avoid that most important question and change the subject and surround the inquiry with distracting nonsense? I'll let the few honest ones amongst you answer that question. It's an easy answer, fyi. Hey Gruff, I see you.
Accused Jeffrey Epstein Sex Crimes Accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested At $1 Million New Hampshire HomeAuthorities said Thursday that Maxwell was caught at a 156-acre property in that town, where land records list just one lot of that size, on East Washington Road.
"The defendant appears to have been hiding on a 156-acre property acquired in an all-cash purchase in December 2019 (through a carefully anonymized LLC) in Bradford, New Hampshire, an area to which she has no other known connections," said a court filing by Manhattan federal prosecutors. An LLC is a limited liability corporation.
Other records show the buyer was Granite Reality LLC, whose listed manager is a Boston lawyer named Jeffrey Roberts.
Roberts did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The web site of his firm, Nutter McClennen & Fish, says that Roberts "chairs Nutter's Private Client Department and serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee."
"His broad-based practice consists of estate planning for high net worth individuals," among other areas, according to the web site. Nutter, whose spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment, is located at the same Boston address as the mailing address of the LLC that bought the property.
More on the Nutter Butter law firm that helped Maxwell purchase the New Hampshire safe house. It has strong ties to Harvard. Epstein was in deep with the Harvard folks and the Harvard folks, all Ivy League in fact, are in deep with the intelligence services. It's important in the clandestine services to keep changing your name. Chinese Princelings, fyi, prize a Harvard education. Gee, imagine that.
Lawyers are the most evil beings to ever exist.
About Nutter McClennen & Fish LLPNutter has deep roots in the Boston community. In 1879, a young Louis D. Brandeis founded the firm with fellow Harvard alumnus Samuel D. Warren.
Although Brandeis would leave private practice for the judiciary -- he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court after 35 years at the firm -- Nutter has maintained its prestigious reputation through multiple name changes.
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Pft , says: Show Comment July 3, 2020 at 12:02 am GMTBrowder connection timeline
Interesting history Browder has. I suspect he has a history with Putin before Putin became President , but its hard to find anything on a connection. Anyways lots of interesting connections, meaningful or not, I cant say.[Hide MORE]
1985 - bugged version of PROMIS was sold for Soviet government use, with the media mogul Robert Maxwell as a conduit.
1990 - just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Browder found himself on assignment in Poland for Boston Consulting Group. The government had begun privatizing state-owned companies and selling their shares at ridiculously low valuations.
1991 - Anatoly Sobchak, a former law professor of Putin's at Leningrad State, became mayor of Leningrad.* Sobchak hired Vladimir Putin, whom he had known when Putin worked at Leningrad State. Putin was still on active reserve with the KGB.
Putin's tenure in Sobchak's office was so rife with scandal that it led to a host of investigations into illegal assignment of licenses and contracts . Putin was head of the Committee for Foreign Liaison; collaborated with criminal gangs in regulating gambling; a money-laundering operation by the St. Petersburg Real Estate Holding Company, where Kumarin was involved and Putin served on the advisory board; Putin's role in providing a monopoly for the Petersburg Fuel Company, then controlled by the Tambov criminal organization; and much, much more -- virtually all of which was whitewashed. While he was in St. Petersburg in the nineties, Putin signed many hundreds of contracts doling out funds to his cronies.
1991 - November 5, Robert Maxwell, allegedly drowned after falling off his yacht in the Canary Islands near the northwest coast of Africa. Billions were missing from his pension funds
Maxwell's investment bankers included Salomon Brothers. Eventually, the pension funds were replenished with monies from investment banks Shearson Lehman and Goldman Sachs, as well as the British government.
It was March 1991 when William Browder went to work for British billionaire Robert Maxwell as his "investment manager". Just how deep into the investment decisions of Maxwell did Browder participate as an investment manager?
1991 November 10, Maxwell's funeral took place on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, the resting place for the nation's most revered heroes. Prime Minister Shamir eulogized: "He has done more Israel than can today be said."
1992 - Interestingly, after Maxwell died, Bill Browder went to work for the Salomon Brothers in the middle of their own scandal. Browder was put in charge of the Russian proprietary investments desk at Salomon Brothers. He was given 25 million to invest and used it by paying cash for vouchers in Russian companies the government had issued to citizens , and used them to buy shared at public auction. In a short period he turned that into 125 million
The scandal at Salomon Brothers was the manipulation of the US Treasury auctions back then.After that scandal where the government was threatening to shut down Salomon Brothers who was the biggest bond dealer in the USA for manipulating markets, all of a sudden, people from Goldman Sachs started taking posts in government.
1996-Browder left Salomon Brothers and with Edmond Safra founded Hermitage Capital Management for the purpose of investing initial seed capital of $25 million in Russia during the period of the mass privatization after the fall of the Soviet Union. Beny Steinmetz was another of the original investors in Hermitage, the Israeli diamond billionaire.
Cyprus is a favorite place for Russian to launder money. Thats probably why Browder and his accounting advisor Jamison Firestone chose it to launder Browder's Russian profits.
Browder from about 1997 to the mid-2000s used Cyprus shell companies to move money out of Russia to cheat the country of multi-millions of dollars in taxes. He used the Russian shells to invest in shares, including Gazprom shares that were illegal for foreigners to buy in Russia, then moved the shares to Cyprus shells
1996 article entitled, "The Money Plane," published by New York Magazine detailed how the "Russian mob gets a shipment of up to a billion dollars in fresh $100 bills," Edmond Safra's bank, Republic National, was directly implicated.
Guess we know where Browder got the cash money to pay for the vouchers
1998 - If Salomon had not been merged with Travelers Group in 1997 (which owned retail brokerage, Smith Barney), no doubt Salomon Brothers would have collapsed in the 1998 Long-Term Capital Management debacle created by one of their own – Salomons John Meriwether.
Safra lost $1 billion in Russia during the 1998 Long-Term Capital Management crisis over Russian bonds and investments which was why he put his bank, Republic National Bank, up for sale to HSBC in 1999.
1999 - Following the Russian financial crisis of 1998, despite significant outflows from the fund, Hermitage became a prominent shareholder in the Russian oil and gas. It was in 1999 when VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (Russian: ВСМПО-АВИСМА) – the world's largest titanium producer - filed a RICO lawsuit against Browder and other Avisma investors including Kenneth Dart, alleging they illegally siphoned company assets into offshore accounts and then transferred the funds to U.S. accounts at Barclays.
Browder and his co-defendants settled with Avisma in 2000; they sold their Avisma shares as part of the confidential settlement agreement.
1999 - Republican National Bank was owned by Safra . On May 11, HSBC, announced a $10.3 billion deal to purchase Edmond Safra's holdings including the Republic National Bank of New York and Safra's shares in Bill Browder's firm, Hermitage Capital. The announcement came only nine months after Russia's economy collapsed and Browder's clients, lost over $900 million. It was also nine months after $4.8 billion in IMF funds was deposited in an undisclosed account at Safra's bank and well before the public became aware that that same money was dispersed and stolen through the Bank of New York, off-shore companies, and foreign financial institutions.
HSBC then became Browders partner of the Heritage Fund . Browder's shell companies were registered in Cyprus but owned by HSBC (Guernsey) as the trustee for his Hermitage Capital Management.
Cypriot shells Glendora and Kone were part of his offshore network "owned" by an HSBC Private Bank Guernsey Ltd trust. The real owner was Browder's Hermitage Fund. Assets (stocks and money) went from Russia to Cyprus and then to parts unknown.
Republic International Trust, registered by Mossack Fonseca of Panama Papers fame and listed on the Glendora document, was in the offshore network of Republic National Bank owner Edmond Safra, an early investor who then held 51% of Hermitage Fund shares.
1999 December 3 - Safra was killed in suspicious fire that broke out in his Monte Carlo home. Although some believe that Safra was killed by the Russian mafia, Lurie reported that a Swiss prosecutor investigating the missing IMF money believed that Safra was killed "because of his revelations to the FBI and the Swiss Prosecutor's Office investigating the disappearance and laundering of $4.8 billion of the IMF stablilization loan." One of the more interesting things to note here is that the prosecutor implied that Safra not only spoke with the FBI about the missing IMF funds but with Swiss authorities as well.
Funny how Browders bosses/partners get killed
1999 - the bombings that killed nearly three hundred innocent Russians were likely the product of a "false flag" operation that enabled Putin to consolidate power.
Putin promised to stop the plundering of the Russian state by rich oligarchs. But very few Russians knew that Putin had been a primary actor in the same kind of activity in St. Petersburg. And as for cleaning up corruption, one of Putin's first acts as president was to pardon Boris Yeltsin, thereby guaranteeing immunity from prosecution to the outgoing president.-
Putin recruited two oligarchs who were among his closest confidants, Roman Abramovich and Lev Leviev, to undertake the highly unlikely mission of creating a new religious organization called the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Rabbi Berel Lazar, a leader in the Hasidic movement called Chabad-Lubavitch.
Founded in the late eighteenth century, the tiny, Brooklyn-based Chabad-Lubavitcher movement is a fundamentalist Hasidic sect centered on the teaching of the late Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, who is sometimes referred to as a messiah -- moshiach -- a savior and liberator of the Jewish people. It is antiabortion, views homosexuality as a perversion, and often aligns itself politically with other fundamentalist groups on the right.
Its biggest donors included Leviev, an Israeli billionaire who was an Uzbek native and was known as the "King of Diamonds" thanks to his success in the diamond trade, and Charles Kushner, an American real estate developer who was later jailed for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. Kushner is also the father of Jared Kushner, who married Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and later became a senior adviser to President Trump. Leviev's friendship with Lazar dates back to 1992 and, according to Haaretz, made Leviev "the most influential, most active and most connected person in the Jewish community of Russia and made Lazar the country's chief rabbi."
Roman Abramovich, controlled the trading arm of one of Russia's largest oil companies through an Isle of Man company that had figured in the Bank of New York affair. Mr. Abramovich ran the Siberian oil giant Sibneft, which sold its oil through a company called Runicom.
His name emerged after speculation that Swiss investigators were looking into the role of Runicom as part of the widening investigation into the laundering of up to $15 billion of Russian money through American banks. Runicom is owned by at least two offshore companies set up by the Valmet Group, a financial services concern partly owned by Menatep, a failed Russian bank that used the Bank of New York."
2001- Salomon Brothers Building (WTC 7) collapses. Tenants include the Department of Defense, the Secret Service, the IRS, and the Securities and Exchange Commission
2005 - Steinmetz of Browders Heritage Fund teamed up with another diamond magnate, Putins buddy Lev Leviev, to purchase the top ten floors of Israel's Diamond Tower which also houses the Israeli Diamond Exchange. Haaretz.com reported that "the buyers intend to build a connector from the 10 floors – the top 10 floors of the building – to the diamond exchange itself in order to benefit from the security regime of the other offices within the exchange." And benefit they did.
According to one website reporting on a Channel 10 (Israel) news story, from 2005 – 2011, an "underground" bank was set up to provide "loans to firms using money taken from other companies while pretending it was legally buying and selling diamonds." The bank apparently washed over $100 million in illicit funds over the course of six years and both Steinmetz and Leviev were directly implicated as "customers" of the bank but Neither of them were charged in the case.
Then there's HSBC's involvement in the diamond industry and Leviev's ties not only to arms dealer Arcadi Gaydamak via Africa-Israeli Investments but Roman Abramovich and Kushner
2007 - Browders Hermitage Capital Management, was raided by Russian interior ministry officers, who confiscated stamps and documents. These were then used to file bogus tax returns to the Russian Treasury, which were paid out to bank accounts controlled by Klyuev and his associates, according to the U.S. government.
Browder claimed Organized crime carried out the tax refund fraud against the Russian Treasury under which criminals used collusive lawsuits to fake damages and get refunds of company taxes. The tax refund fraud using Browder's companies netted $230 million.
2008 - HSBC (Guersey) director Paul Wrench filed a complaint about the tax refund fraud in July on behalf of Hermitage (after Starova's complaints) .
Maginitsky was arrested for being the accountant (not a lawyer) of Browder's tax evasion schemes.
2008 - A lawsuit alleged Bayrock's projected profits were "to be laundered, untaxed through a sham Delaware entity" to the FL Group, Iceland's largest private investment fund, the first major firm to collapse in 2008 when Iceland's financial bubble burst, and a favored financial instrument for loans to Russia-connected oligarchs who were, court papers claim, in favor with Vladimir Putin. According to Bloomberg, Eva Joly, who assisted Iceland's special prosecutor in the investigation of the financial collapse, said, "There was a huge amount of money that came into these banks that wasn't entirely explained by central bank lending. Only Mafia-like groups fill a gap like that."
Another significant Bayrock partner, the Sapir Organization, had, through its principal, Tamir Sapir, a long business relationship with Semyon Kislin, the commodities trader who was tied to the Chernoy brothers and, according to the FBI, to Vyacheslav Ivankov's gang in Brighton Beach.
In addition to being wired into the Kremlin, Sapir's son-in-law, Rotem Rosen, was a supporter of Chabad along with Sater, Sapir, and others at Bayrock, and, as a result, was part of an extraordinarily powerful channel between Trump and Putin. After all, the ascent of Chabad in Russia had been part of Putin's plan to replace older Jewish institutions in Russia with corresponding organizations that were loyal to him.
The biggest contributor to Chabad in the world was Leviev, the billionaire "King of Diamonds" who had a direct line to Rabbi Berel Lazar, aka "Putin's rabbi," to Donald Trump, and to Putin himself dating back to the Russian leader's early days in St. Petersburg.
Indeed, one of the biggest contributors to Chabad of Port Washington, Long Island, was Bayrock founder Tevfik Arif, a Kazakh-born Turk with a Muslim name who was not Jewish, but nonetheless won entry into its Chai Circle as a top donor.
2013-The Hermitage Fund, an HSBC-backed vehicle that invested in Russia and became embroiled in a diplomatic war with the Kremlin over the death of one of its accountants, closes down..
2014, Vekselberg's Renova Group became a partner with Wilbur Ross in the takeover of the Bank of Cyprus, which had held billions in deposits from wealthy Russians.
Back in early 90's Trump found himself in financial trouble when his three casinos in Atlantic City were under foreclosure threat from lenders. He was bailed-out by senior managing director of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, Wilbur Ross, who Trump would later appoint as Secretary of Commerce. Ross, who is known as the "King of Bankruptcy," specializes in leveraged buyouts of distressed businesses.
Along with Blackstones Carl Icahn, Ross convinced bondholders to strike a deal with Trump that allowed Trump to keep control of the casinos.
By the mid-1990s, Ross was a prominent figure in New York Democratic Party politics and had caught the attention President Bill Clinton who appointed him to lead the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund.
2015 - Donald Trump, after emerging from a decade of litigation, multiple bankruptcies, and $ 4 billion in debt, had risen from the near-dead with the help of Bayrock and its alleged ties to Russian intelligence and the Russian Mafia. "They saved his bacon," said Kenneth McCallion, a former federal prosecutor
2015 - Kushner paid $295 million for some of the floors in the old New York Times building, purchased in 2015 from the US branch of Israeli-Russian oligarch Leviev's company, Africa Israel Investments (AFI), and partner, Five Mile Capital.
Kushner later borrowed $285 million from the German financial company Deutsche Bank, which has also been linked to Russian money laundering,
Jared and Ivanka were also close to another of Putins oligarchs, Roman Abramovich and his wife, Dasha Zhukova.
2015-While Wilbur Ross served as vice-chairman of the Bank of Cyprus, the bank's Russia-based businesses were sold to a Russian banker and consultant, Artem Avetisyan, who had ties to both the Russian president and Russia's largest bank, Sberbank. At the time, Sberbank was under US and EU sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Avetisyan had earlier been selected by Putin to head a new business branch of the Russian president's strategic initiative agency, which was tasked with improving business and government ties.
Avetisyan's business partner, Oleg Gref, is the son of Herman Gref, Sberbank's chief executive officer, and their consultancy has served as a "partner" to Sberbank, according to their website. Ross had described the Russian businesses – including 120 bank branches in Russia – as being worth "hundreds of millions of euros" in 2014 but they were sold with other assets to Avetisyan for €7m (£6m).
Ross resigned from the Bank of Cyprus board after he was confirmed as commerce secretary in 2017
2018 - Cyprus suspended cooperation with Russia, which had been seeking assistance from the government in Moscow's alleged case of tax evasion against Hermitage Capital Founder Bill Browder.
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Alfred , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 3:31 pm GMTThere is an interesting connection between Bill Bowder, Robert Maxwell, Bill Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and others. They are all members of "CLUB"Really No Shit , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm GMT
There are many more revealing articles on Martin Armstrong's blog. Browder is one of the biggest scumbags to ever walk on this earth. He is trying to start a war against Russia – because they took away some of the things he had stolen. An absolute arsehole.
Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested – Clinton's & Epstein's Lover | Armstrong EconomicsBen Cardin must feel like a schmuck given Ben Bidder's exposé in the Der Spiegel but having suborned the late drama queen Johnny McCain in supporting him in his efforts to protect a fellow tribesman, the noodge won't make any effort to rescind the illicit bill now that's the power of corruption!Bombercommand , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 4:54 pm GMT@Saggy Many thanks for posting this. Halfway through the film I began to suspect that Browder had Magnitsky killed: "Dead Men Tell No Tales", and an accountant can tell very important tales for the procecution. I had no idea that several guys connected with Browder shell companies convienently turned up dead. Looks like the "cleanup" scenes in Scorcese's "Casino".Craig Nelsen , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm GMTThe Nekrasov film is absolutely devastating. Bowder comes off looking like the rat-faced vermin he is.geokat62 , says: Show Comment July 2, 2020 at 9:32 pm GMTHere's a link to all 6 parts of Browder's deposition in the Previzon case
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Jackrabbit , Jul 2 2020 21:10 utc | 46Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
Whitney Webb's view1/2 Having now read the SDNY indictment of Ghislaine Maxwell, one thing stands out. The charges are mainly for enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts specifically w Epstein and there is also a perjury charge ....<> <> <> <> <> <>
2/2 However, the indictment says Maxwell herself sexually abused the victims but WASN'T charged for that. In other words, they admit that she sexually assaulted minors but is only charged her for enticing minors to travel for abuse by Epstein, NOT her. Slap on the wrist incoming
Now trending on twitter: #Ghislanemaxwelldidntkillherself
uncle tungsten , Jul 2 2020 21:42 utc | 51William Gruff #45Mark2 , Jul 2 2020 23:55 utc | 65
Well Ghislaine Maxwell could have hidden in Salisbury UK with all those spooks about. She has UK citizenship so maybe a prisoner exchange for Julian Assange is possible. Mind you the englanders do like their torture toys.
But where is Les Wexner, the chief, the founder of this racket. For that matter where are the Awan family spy and blackmail gang?Here's Maxwell with Trump.james , Jul 3 2020 0:11 utc | 66
So what has she got on trump. ?
https://mobile.twitter.com/the_resistor/status/1278834914540937217/photo/1how many intel agencies are behind this blackmailing duo?? can't be just one...
Jul 02, 2020 | www.msn.com
Ghislaine Maxwell, Associate of Jeffrey Epstein, Is Arrested Nicole Hong, Benjamin Weiser and Mihir Zaveri 6 hrs ago
Ghislaine Maxwell , the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire on criminal charges linked to his alleged sex-trafficking operation, according to a law enforcement official.
Ms. Maxwell was accused in an indictment of recruiting and grooming "multiple" girls, including one as young as 14, for Mr. Epstein, who sexually abused them. She also faces perjury charges.
The arrest came nearly a year after Mr. Epstein was charged in a federal indictment with sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of underage girls at his mansion in Manhattan, his estate in Palm Beach, Fla. and other locations between at least 2002 and 2005.
The indictment said he paid the girls to give him massages while they were nude or topless, in encounters that typically included sex acts.
Mr. Epstein hanged himself in August in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, where he was jailed pending trial on the federal sex-trafficking charges.
Ms. Maxwell, a longtime confidante and companion of Mr. Epstein's, had for years been accused of helping to procure and groom young girls for the financier, including instructing them on how to pleasure Mr. Epstein sexually.
The daughter of the British publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, Ms. Maxwell also helped manage Mr. Epstein's properties and introduced him to the high-profile celebrities and business executives who would form his social circle.
Civil lawsuits have accused Ms. Maxwell of managing a network of recruiters that Mr. Epstein relied on to entice young and often financially strapped girls and women into his scheme, promising he would help them with their education and careers.
"They were like partners in a business," Mr. Epstein's house manager, Janusz Banasiak, said in a deposition.
"She orchestrated the whole thing for Jeffrey," one of Mr. Epstein's accusers, Sarah Ransome, who sued him in 2017, told The New York Times in an interview.
The new federal indictment, unsealed on Thursday, charged Ms. Maxwell with six counts: enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity, two conspiracy counts related to those charges and two counts of perjury.
The indictment described three instances between 1994 and 1997 of Ms. Maxwell befriending girls, taking them shopping and to the movies. After establishing a rapport with them, Ms. Maxwell would "normalize sexual abuse" by undressing in front of the girls or talking about sexual topics, the indictment claimed.
Mr. Epstein would then abuse the girls in various residences and other locations in New York, New Mexico, Florida and London, according to the indictment.
Jeffrey Pagliuca, who has been a lawyer for Ms. Maxwell, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Prince Andrew's life has been torn asunder by the fallout of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein – triggering a stalemate with the US Justice Department which threatens the reputation of the entire British royal family. This Sky News Australia special investigation probes their friendship and brings you that latest in the royal scandal which has gripped the world.
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willie , Jun 28 2020 23:59 utc | 74
Haven't read the article in french that I link to now:
but I'm off to bed.
The title says: Ghislaine Maxwell lives in a very luxury appartment in Paris,at a few minutes distance from both the 8.6 million dollars Epstein property and its neighbour the Israeli Embassy.
International criminals usually live in Paris,where Interpol always looks on the wrong side,inspector Clouseau heads it.
Jun 24, 2020 | www.unz.com
geokat62 , says: Show Comment Next New Comment June 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm GMTBreaking news
NEW: Alan Dershowitz's attorney confirms that his client has access to Virginia Giuffre's sealed depositions. Those depositions reveal that she was directed by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with former Israeli PM Ehud Barak & Victoria's Secret's Les Wexner.
-- julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) June 23, 2020
Jun 19, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Two new documentaries on the Jeffery Epstein affair delve into lurid details & give voice to his victims, but both scratch the surface of the political & intelligence dimensions of the scandal... Authored by Elizabeth Vos via ConsortiumNews.com,
Investigation Discovery premiered a three-hour special, "Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?" on May 31, the first segment in a three-part series, that focused on Epstein's August 2019 death in federal custody. The series addresses Epstein's alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, his links with billionaire Leslie Wexner, founder of the Victoria Secrets clothing line, and others, as well as the non-prosecution deal he was given.
The special followed on the heels of Netflix's release of " Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich ," a mini-series that draws on a book of the same name by James Patterson.
Promotional material for "Who Killed Jeffery Epstein?" promises that: " exclusive interviews and in-depth investigations reveal new clues about his seedy underworld, privileged life and controversial death. The three-hour special looks to answer the questions surrounding the death of this enigmatic figure." Netflix billed its series this way: "Stories from survivors fuel this docuseries examining how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses."
Neither documentary however deals at all with Epstein's suspected ties to the world of intelligence.
Absent from both are Maxwell's reported links to Israeli intelligence through her father, Robert Maxwell , former owner of The New York Daily News and The Mirror newspaper in London. Maxwell essentially received a state funeral in Israel and was buried on the Mount of Olives after he mysteriously fell off his yacht in 1991 in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ari Ben-Menashe. (From his memoir, "Profits of War")
In an interview with Consortium News , former Israeli intelligence officer Ari Ben-Menashe said Epstein did not work with Mossad. "Military intelligence was who he was working with," said Ben-Menashe. "Big difference," he said. "He never worked with Mossad, and Robert Maxwell never did, either. It was military intelligence."
Ben-Menashe claimed Robert Maxwell was Epstein's "tie over. Robert Maxwell was the conduit [in the Iran-Contra scandal]. The financial conduit."
In " Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales ," a book published in December, Ben-Menashe is quoted as saying he worked with Robert Maxwell who introduced his daughter and Epstein to Israeli intelligence, after which they engaged in a blackmail operation for Israel. "[Epstein] was taking photos of politicians f**king fourteen-year-old girls -- if you want to get it straight. They [Epstein and Maxwell] would just blackmail people, they would just blackmail people like that," he says in the book.
Ben-Menashe also claims that Robert Maxwell had attempted to blackmail Mossad. "He really lost his compass once he started playing these games with people," he told Consortium News.Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew in a carriage procession, June 2012. (Carfax2, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)
About a week after both documentaries premiered, the U.S. Department of Justice approached the U.K.'s Home Office requesting that Prince Andrew answer questions in the U.K. over his links to Epstein, The Mirror reported. If he refuses, the paper said, U.S. prosecutors would ask that he be brought to a British court to respond to their questions. Andrew's lawyers say he three times agreed to be questioned by U.S. authorities, but it is not known if Andrew attached conditions, such as immunity.
Both documentaries mention Prince Andrew in the context of allegations about him from one of Epstein's victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. But neither film goes into much detail about Andrew's role in the Epstein operation, which Ben-Menashe said, was to lure powerful men into Epstein's orbit.
"One of the things that are really key to this is that he [Epstein] befriended a very useful idiot called Prince Andrew," Ben-Menashe told CN . "Now what really happened was that this Prince Andrew, with nothing to do, was having fun with this, and Prince Andrew brings in the fancy people, invites them to play golf with him, and then takes them out for fun. Then Epstein shows up, and these people are basically blackmailed."
"The only person that can talk, that probably knows quite a bit, is the great prince," Ben-Menashe said. "He was with him [Epstein] all the time. I really don't know what his future is going to be like, either."
Since a number of influential figures were named in a lawsuit filed by Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell the day before Epstein was found dead in his federal prison cell in New York, Ben-Menashe said: "I'm starting to think that lawsuit was his death sentence, because people didn't want to be named. That's my guess, it's just a guess. Obviously, somebody decided that he had to go."
Epstein's death was ruled a "suicide" by New York's chief medical examiner. A pathologist hired by Epstein's brother said it was homicide.An Angry Call
Just before Ben-Menashe spoke to Consortium News on Monday, he said he had received an angry telephone call from Israel's Channel 13 television station.
"They called me, and they went wild: 'What, you believe Israel would use little girls? You are saying that? You are insulting the nation, you are making us anathema around the world.' I said, 'The truth is the truth.' And Jeffrey Epstein's story is something that nobody wanted to hear. He was working with the Israelis, he was working with Maxwell," Ben-Menashe said.
He added: "It's a very bad story, and I can see why the Israelis are so concerned about it. I believe [Channel 13] were expressing anger, and I believe this was a message. I don't like messages like that it has to do with the timing and these stories coming out about Epstein. They [Israel] are starting to become anathema to the world, this adds to it -- the Epstein story."Victims' Voices
The Netflix and Investigation Discovery productions allow survivors to recount their experiences in interviews as well as taped police recordings and focus on the sweetheart plea deal provided to Epstein by former Trump Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta during Acosta's tenure as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Each series outlines Epstein's relationships with Wexner, Maxwell, and a variety of elite figures. Investigation Discovery focuses on the controversy surrounding Epstein's death while Netflix's "Filthy Rich" examines the second attempt to prosecute Epstein in the context of the Me Too movement.
The Netflix series describes the initial investigation of Epstein as it shifted from the state to the federal level, and airs allegations that Florida journalists covering the story were threatened. Netflix also interviews psychologist Dr. Kathryn Stamoulis, a specialist in adolescent sexuality, who gives a description of Epstein's targeting and grooming of young girls. Epstein survivor Giuffre later describes in the film being groomed to tolerate exploitation and sex trafficking as part of a "deranged family."
The final section of the fourth episode in Netflix's miniseries includes a survivor stating that this was not simply an Epstein operation, but an "international sex trafficking ring that reached all over the world." Epstein is described as a "very small piece in a huge network." But the documentary goes no further than that.
As in the Belgian Dutroux case , victims alleged that multiple abusers acted in concert with each other, using blackmail to keep each other in line. In both instances, authorities and the media portrayed the abuse as chiefly the product of an aberrant lone predator.
"This wouldn't be the only time this happened, but this guy got way over his head," Ben-Menashe told Consortium News . "He probably was blackmailing too many people, too many powerful people. And then, this is a story the Israelis wouldn't want to come out, anyway."
Thriving in Murky Waters
Another angle the documentaries did not approach was the environment in which Epstein thrived like an algae bloom in stagnant water, that is, within a long history of child trafficking rings linked with intelligence agencies , often with the aim of gathering blackmail material. It was within this reality that Epstein appeared to be rendered untouchable.
Omitting the intelligence aspect of Epstein's history allows the Establishment media to portray his case as a mysterious and unsolvable aberration, rather than perhaps a continuation of business-as-usual amongst those in power.
The glaring refusal to address Epstein's intelligence involvement becomes clear when Investigation Discovery and Netflix's programs discuss the role of Acosta in securing Epstein's "sweetheart" plea deal, but do not reference Acosta's widely reported explanation as to why Acosta agreed to the deal. As reported by The Daily Beast , Acosta claimed that he cut the non-prosecution deal because he had been told that "Epstein 'belonged to intelligence' and to leave it alone."
Independent journalist Whitney Webb has reported on Epstein's many ties with intelligence , telling CNLive! in August last year that there is evidence this included with the CIA.
Webb spoke about Iran-Contra links to Epstein via his and billionaire Wexner's efforts to relocate Southern Air Transport (formerly the CIA's Air America) from Florida to Ohio: "What's significant here is that out of all the airlines in the United States, Wexner and Epstein choose the airline, the only airline that is outed, publicly known at the time, to be a CIA cut-out. Out of all the airlines that exist, that's the one they go for," she said.
Webb also cited reporting by Nigel Rosser, a British journalist, who wrote in the Evening Standard in 2001 that Epstein claimed he worked for the CIA in the 1990s.Lip Service
Investigation Discovery and Netflix give lip service to Wexner's ties with Epstein, omitting that Wexner gave Epstein the largest private residence in New York City -- essentially for free . Investigation Discovery does not mention that the residence was extensively wired with surveillance equipment, per Webb and The New York Times .
"James Patterson, before writing his book on Epstein, 'Filthy Rich,' on which this documentary [by Netflix] is based, wrote a novel ['The President is Missing'] with Bill Clinton , who is of course quite close to the Epstein scandal, so that definitely, in my opinion, raises some eyebrows," Webb told Consortium News.
"I think that one of the goals of this [Netflix] documentary is to basically imply that Epstein was the head of the operation and that now that he is dead, all of that activity has ceased," Webb said. "If they had actually bothered to explore the intelligence angle, in some of the more obvious facts about the case, like Leslie Wexner's role, for example, it becomes clear that Epstein was really just more of a manager of this type of operation, [and] that these activities continue."
Webb said a main reason for avoiding discussion of the intelligence angle is that mention of state sponsorship would lead to calls for accountability and open inquiry into a history of sexual blackmail by intelligence agencies. "So if they had given even superficial treatment of those ties, it would have exposed threads that if anyone had bothered to pull on a little bit, would start to unravel a lot of things that obviously these powerful people and institutions don't want exposed," Webb said.
More than nine months since Epstein's death, no alleged Epstein co-conspirator has been arrested or charged with a crime despite reports of an active criminal investigation of Maxwell (who has disappeared), and multiple failed attempts of alleged Epstein victims to serve her with civil suits.
"The criminal case against him, and all the evidence that was gathered against him as part of that, will never be made public unless someone else is charged," said Webb. "So, the fact that they're not charging anyone else is quite telling, and the fact that the mainstream media isn't pushing back against that, I think is telling as well."
The omissions of major aspects of the Epstein case by the media, specifically its links with the intelligence community, seems to be yet another example of a buffer between justice and those responsible for rendering Epstein untouchable.
Jun 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com
Saagar Enjeti discusses the FBI's decision to formally request Prince Andrew's cooperation in the sexual abuse investigation into Jeffrey Epstein.
Dutch , 6 days ago
spaceracer23 , 1 week ago
"The Clintons would like to extend their sympathy to the royal family for the upcoming suicide of Prince Andrew."
Kira Barsmith , 6 days ago
Why is the FBI focusing on foriegn nationals instead of the numerous AMERICAN politicians involved with Epstein? It's like the FBI has a long history of not having any interest in holding the Clintons accountable....
Andy DSouza , 6 days ago
That photo is worth more than a thousand words, absolutely priceless.
Peter Sepall , 1 week ago
Why have we still not found Ghislain Maxwell.Who stands to inherit Epsteins assets?
Mark Taylor , 6 days ago
I will believe the FBI when they stop talking the talk and start walking the walk.
All of the worldwide 1% "elite" are riddled with corruption. What pukes...
Lying Dutchman , 6 days ago
Mila Lewis , 6 days ago (edited)
Come on, Saagar, we know why he got off: he was a CIA operative. Alex Acosta said he "belonged to Intelligence."
Jisti Koff , 6 days ago
Shouldn't the FBI be hounding their own American "elites" as well? Why the studious silence by the US alphabet soup agencies on Maxwell and her whereabouts? Why have the Clintons and Dershowitz and even Trump been handled with kid gloves in this case? Or what about Bill Gates? By all means, put pressure on Prince Andrew, but it's the lack of consistency in the manner in which US authorities have been handling this from the get go that piques my ire. It's as if Andrew is being used as a sacrificial scapegoat to deflect attention away from America's own very, very, long list of Epstein and Maxwell's "clients"... many of them serious power-players with incredible influence. How typical of the monumental hypocrisy and double standards which have become the "stock in trade" of the US empire.
Luce Ra , 1 week ago
How about Bill Gates, the world's healer? Another buddy of Epstein.
josh benedict , 3 days ago
There are no conspiracy theories around Epstein's case, just obvious facts. A group of the richest people share same sexual appetite for kids. And justice department will not do anything about it.
galactica80 , 3 days ago
The Hill is just exposing the tip of the iceberg. Look more into the Clintons, Winfrey, and Gates if you're serious.
Why have I known about Clinton for so long? I can't even remember when I first heard that Clinton was on the island and the Lolita express? I thought it was public knowledge.
dobrodave123 , 2 days ago
ThatRegnar , 1 week ago
"Einstein didn't kill himself" : AOC.
When are we going to question Bill Clinton over his association with Epstein?
Jun 14, 2020 | www.serendipity.li
And now there is the Epstein matter, which threatens not only former president Bill Clinton, but a cosmos of political, financial, and entertainment "stars" in countless ugly incidents that involve a kind of personal corruption that has no political context but says an awful lot about the obliteration of moral and ethical boundaries by the people who ended up running things in this fretful moment of US history.
Jun 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
migueljose , Jun 8 2020 3:27 utc | 55I watched all of the Netflix series on Epstein-- "Filthy Rich" last night. I'd be interested in others' perspectives.
It focused on the victims' stories, did a good job on revealing how young, poor girls who are psychologically scarred through family breakdowns, predatory adults and neglect are then easily exploited during their teen years by sociopaths.Very revealing.
However, there was not one mention of Israel. Whitney Webb's work including her recent interviews with Maria Farmer are essential:
Watch them both-- the Netflix series and Whitney Webb's.
Apr 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
xxx 2 days ago (Edited)xxx 2 days ago
Whitney Webb interview to be broadcast in 15 minutes.
If you want to understand the police state roll out of today, you have to understand the CIA's Phoenix program. Watch our discussion here:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TVAI9VXSxIIMs No, 2 days ago
She's a really sharp researcher/investigative journalist. Not many of those left and she is fearless.
Whitney Webb just reminded everybody of this. So many coincidences with these people.
"(FYI, the guy in the second link was funded by Epstein and advises a gene-editing start-up funded by Gates)"
"Bill Gates claiming that he didn't meet with Epstein until 2013 is complete crap. A 2001 newspaper article on Epstein said that Epstein made millions from his business links with Gates in the 1990s."
Apr 15, 2020 | www.unz.com
Even though distracted by the havoc resulting from the coronavirus, the United States and much of Europe is engaged in a frenzied search for anti-Semitism and anti-Semites so that what the media and chattering class are regarding as the greatest of all crimes and criminals can finally be extirpated completely. To be sure, there have recently been some horrific instances of ethnically or religiously motivated attacks on synagogues and individual Jews, but, as is often the case, however, quite a lot of the story is either pure spin or politically motivated. A Jewish student walking on a college campus who walks by protesters objecting to Israel's behavior can claim to feel threatened and the incident is recorded as anti-Semitism, for example, and slurs written on the sides of buildings or grave stones, not necessarily the work of Jew-haters, are similarly categorized. In one case in Israel in 2017, the two street swastika artists were Jews.
Weaponizing one point of view inevitably limits the ability of contrary views to be heard. The downside is, of course, that the frenzy that has resulted in the criminalization of free expression relating in any but a positive way to the activity of Jewish groups. It has also included the acceptance of the dishonest definition that any criticism of Israel is ipso facto anti-Semitism, giving that nation a carte blanche in terms of its brutal treatment of its neighbors and even of its non-Jewish citizens.
Jewish dominated Hollywood and the entertainment media have helped to create the anti-Semitism frenzy and continue to give the public regular doses of the holocaust story. Currently there are a number of television shows that depict in one form or another the persecution of Jews. Hunters on Amazon is about Jewish Americans tracking and killing suspected former Nazis living in New York City in the 1970s. The Plot to Destroy America on HBO is a retro history tale about how a Charles Lindbergh/Henry Ford regime installs a fascist government in the 1930s. One critic describes the televisual revenge feast "as one paranoid Jewish fantasy after another advocating murder as the solution to what they perceive as the problem of anti-Semitism."
But, as always, nothing is quite so simple as such a black and white portrayal where there are evil Nazis and Jewish victims who are always justified when they seek revenge. First of all, as has been demonstrated , many recent so-called anti-Semitic attacks on Jews involve easily recognizable Hasidic Jews and are actually based on community tensions as established neighborhoods are experiencing dramatic changes with the newcomers using pressure tactics to force out existing residents. And after the Hasidim take over a town or neighborhood, they defund local schools to support their own private academies and frequently engage in large scale welfare and other social services fraud to permit them to spend all their days studying the Talmud, which, inter alia teaches that gentiles are no better than beasts fit only to serve Jews.
The recent concentration of coronavirus in Orthodox neighborhoods in New York as well as the eruption of measles cases last year have been attributed to the unwillingness of some conservative Jews to submit to vaccinations and normal hygienic practices. They also have persisted in illegal large gatherings at weddings and religious ceremonies, spreading the coronavirus within their own communities and also to outsiders with whom they have contact.
Regularly exposing anti-Semitism is regarded as a good thing by many Jewish groups because the state of perpetual victimization that it supports enables them to obtain special benefits that might otherwise be considered excessive in a pluralistic democracy. Holocaust education in schools is now mandatory in many jurisdictions and more than 90% of discretionary Department of Homeland Security funding goes to Jewish organizations. Jewish organizations are now lining up to get what they choose to believe is their share of Coronavirus emergency funding.
Claims of increasing anti-Semitism, and the citation of the so-called holocaust, are like having a perpetual money machine that regularly disgorges reparations from the Europeans as well as billions of dollars per year from the U.S. Treasury. Holocaust and anti-Semitism manufactured guilt are undoubtedly contributing factors to the subservient relationship that the United States enjoys with the state of Israel, most recently manifested in the U.S. Department of Defense's gift of one million surgical masks to the Israel Defense Force in spite of there being a shortage of the masks in the United States (note how the story was edited after it first appeared by the Jerusalem Post to conceal the U.S. role but it still has the original email address and the photo cites the Department of Defense).
And then there is the issue of Jewish power, which is discussed regularly by Jews themselves but is verboten to gentiles. Jews wield hugely disproportionate power in all the Anglophone states as well as in France and parts of Eastern Europe and even in Latin America. If anti-Semitism is as rampant as has often been claimed it is odd that there are so many Jews prominent in politics and the professions, most especially financial services and the media. Either anti-Semitism is not really "surging" or the actual anti-Semities have proven to be particularly incompetent in making their case.
Further muddying the waters, there have been a number of instances in which Jews have themselves been responsible for what have been claimed to be anti-Semitic incidents. There has also been credible speculation that some of the incidents have been false flags staged by the Israeli government itself, presumably acting through its intelligence services. The objective would be to create sympathy among the public in Europe and the U.S. for Israel and to encourage diaspora emigration to the Jewish state. The recent tale of Israeli-American Michael Kadar, who has been credited with many of early 2017's nearly two thousand bomb scares targeting Jewish community centers and synagogues worldwide, is illustrative.
Kadar, who holds both Israeli and American nationality, was arrested in Ashkelon Israel on March 2017 by Israeli police in response to the investigation carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kadar's American address was in New Lenox Illinois but he actually resided in Israel. Kadar's defense was that he had a brain tumor that caused autism and was not responsible for his actions, but he was found to be fit for trial and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in June 2017. He was apparently subsequently quietly released from prison and returned to Illinois in mid-2018. In August 2019 he was arrested for violation of parole on a firearms and drugs offense.
The court in Tel Aviv convicted Kadar on counts including "extortion, disseminating hoaxes in order to spread panic, money laundering and computer hacking over bomb and shooting threats against community centers, schools, shopping malls, police stations, airlines, and airports in North America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Denmark." It claimed that "As a result of 142 telephone calls to airports and airlines, in which he said bombs had been planted in passenger planes or they would come under attack, aircraft were forced to make emergency landings and fighter planes were scrambled."
It was also claimed by the court that Kadar had gotten involved with the so-called restricted access "dark web" to make threats for money. He reportedly earned $240,000 equivalent worth of the digital currency Bitcoin. Kadar has reportedly refused to reveal the password to his Bitcoin wallet and its value is believed to have increased to more than $1 million.
The tale borders on the bizarre and right from the beginning there were many inconsistencies in both the Department of Justice case and in terms of Kadar's biography and vital statistics. After his arrest and conviction, many of his public, private and social networking records were either deleted or changed, suggesting that a high-level cover-up was underway.
Most significant, the criminal complaint against Kadar included details of the phone calls that were not at all consistent with the case that he had acted alone. The threats were made using what is referred to as spoofing telephone services, used by marketers to hide the caller's true number and identify, but the three cell phone numbers identified by the Department of Justice to make the spoofed calls were all U.S.-based and one of them was linked to a Jewish Chabad religious leader and one to the Church of Scientology's counter-intelligence chief in California. In addition, some of the calls were made when Kadar was in transit between Illinois and Israel, suggesting that he had not initiated the calls.
DOJ's criminal complaint also included information that the threat caller was a woman who had "a distinct speech impediment." Michael Kadar's mother has a distinct speech impediment. Oddly enough she has not been identified in any public documents and the Israelis claimed that Michael was disguising his voice, but she is believed to be Dr. Tamar Kadar, who resided in Ashkelon at the same address as Michael. Dr. Kadar is a chemical weapons researcher at the Mossad-linked Israel Institute for Biological Research ("IIBR").
Michael appears to have U.S. birthright citizenship because he was born in Bethesda in 1990 while his mother was a visiting researcher at the U.S. Army Military Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). While Dr. Kadar was at USAMRIID, anthrax went missing from the Army's lab and may have been subsequently used in the 2001 anthrax letter attacks inside the U.S., which resulted in the deaths of five people. The FBI subsequently accused two USAMRIID researchers of the theft, but one was exonerated and the other committed suicide, closing the investigation.
So, there are some interesting issues raised by the Michael Kadar case. First of all, he appears to have been the fall guy for what may have been a Mossad directed false-flag operation actually run by his mother, who is herself an expert on biological weapons and works at an Israeli intelligence lab. Second, the objective of the operation may have been to create an impression that anti-Semitism is dramatically increasing, which ipso facto generates a positive perception of Israel and encourages foreign Jews to emigrate to the Jewish state. And third, there appears to have been a cover-up orchestrated by the Israeli and U.S. governments, evident in the disappearance of both official and non-official records, while Michael has been quietly released from prison and is enjoying his payoff of one million dollars in bitcoins. As always, whenever something involves promoting the interests of the state of Israel, the deeper one digs the more sordid the tale becomes.
Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is councilforthenationalinterest.org, address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
niteranger , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 5:17 am GMTGood piece of work Dr. Giraldi. A few things about this case of the Kadars. Basically Israel refused to cooperate with the FBI at the beginning and resisted giving up the kid. Furthermore, the FBI was told to "back off" by higher ups in the agency and let Israel handle it. So the results are what you would expect with a false flag.Antares , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 8:45 am GMT
The anthrax case still has legs. Bruce Irvins was the microbiologist at Detrick you are referring to. He was never charged and they never proved he was involved and the FBI could not place him in any of the spots they wanted. He had some issues and the FBI gang banged him looking for a patsy. Dr. Hatfill was the "original" Person of Interest whom the Jewish controlled media followed around and they ruined his life. He sued the FBI and won a lot of money.
The FBI appeared to intentionally mess up the anthrax samples. Reviews by the National Academy of Science rocked the idiots at the FBI and they concluded Irvins was not involved. The real kicker to all of this is that the FBI leader of the investigation was Robert Mueller! The same Mueller who spent almost 3 years chasing Russian spies well knowing that it was lie.
And finally who sealed the files so no one could ever come up with the real perpetrators ..Obama!Antisemitism is pro-Israel, the Nazis included (shipping jews to Palestine).Been_there_done_that , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 9:49 am GMT
For some reason I know exactly what a neonazi looks like, how he behaves, how he talks, how he thinks and even how he feels. But I never met one. Where does this 'knowledge' come from?
I happen to remember some television that I have seen as a child. Most people don't and are living in a fantasy world with fantasy enemies and fantasy friends and take it for reality.Robert Pinkerton , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 11:05 am GMT
"Further muddying the waters, there have been a number of instances in which Jews have themselves been responsible for what have been claimed to be anti-Semitic incidents."
There have been so many such incidents over the years that when a synagogue or cemetery gets spray-painted with swastikas, the default presumption for any subsequent investigation is automatically "inside-job".
The stereotypical perpetrator would tend to be a deranged student residing at the campus Hillel House, majoring in film studies or some other flakey college program.
Years ago there was a case of a San Francisco synagogue on fire. After the arsonist, a Jew, was caught and confessed, the tenor of the response was that one had to feel sorry for him because he needed help.
In light of such incidents there has even been a visual meme out there: Hey Rabbi Watcha Doin'?! (See Google Images)
Getting a patsy to do the dirty work is significantly more effective in provoking outrage and sympathy. Though last year's attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, during Yom Kippur services in early October was highly suspicious, media reports managed to suppress those aspects and instead generated a victimhood-card bonanza that lasted for weeks.
The German population was easily bamboozled. Prominent Jewish representatives publicly demanded more stringent laws against "anti-semitism", as recently re-defined, and parliamentarians duly obliged.
News that had not been much reported about, but was circulating at the outset in alternative media:
• Mentally deranged perpetrator, who had shared his views on an Internet chat group, expressed his desire to attack Muslims and Antifa.
• Anonymous "handler / minder" in California offered to pay him half a bitcoin to redirect his attack toward the synagogue instead.
• Synagogue had just recently been equipped with elaborate security system installed by Israeli company to withstand shooting and bombing attacks.
• Local police, which normally would provide security outside, during holiday services, were conspicuously absent during that time, and slow to respond (likely stand-down orders from above).
• Perpetrator filmed his rampage, which he broadcast in real-time as a live stream video online (wanting to emulate an earlier attack in New Zealand), enabling his handlers to monitor the shooting spree while in progress.
• After his mission failed, frustrated perpetrator "spilled the beans" in real-time and cussed out the Californian bitcoin payer, who had apparently set him up to be framed, as probably being a Jew.
Of course, by design, the securely locked synagogue door easily withstood the shooting attack with multiple exterior bullet holes into its wooden exterior. Everybody in the world probably saw that part.Pressure of an external enemy reinforces group cohesion.niente , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 12:57 pm GMT
In Roman antiquity the Main Enemy was Carthage. Once it was destroyed, fissures in Roman social cohesion became canyons.I was born in Argentina, 1950. There was a populist nationalist government then, strongly disliked by the US. It included a whole spectrum, right to left. It assisted together with the Vatican the rescuing of Nazi criminals that settled in the country. There was an antisemitic movement headed by a provocateur, Juan Guillermo Kelly for name. Jews emigrated to Israel. In the 80s he made public he was a Mossad agentDesert Fox , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm GMT... get the book By Way of Deception by former Mossad officer Victor Ostrosky, it can be had on amazon.Jake , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 1:35 pm GMT@vot tak How can Jews be a 'colonial occupation force' in any nation that is English-speaking and has not totally rejected the political and cultural heritage of WASP Empire?Greg Bacon , says: Website Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 1:59 pm GMT
Anglo-Saxon Puritanism was a Judaizing heresy. When the Anglo-Saxon Puritans won their revolution, they cemented Modern English culture as one twined with Jewish ideas and ideals. Archetypal WASP Oliver Cromwell cemented that doubly by allying with Jewish bankers on the Continent. From the mid-1600s, Jews have been the defining bankers of English Empire, of WASP Empire. And bankers are always the opposite of outsiders. Bankers own and eventually come to control fully.
Anglo-Zionist Empire has existed since at least Oliver Cromwell.As in the case of the Mossad asset Jeff Epstein, who was running a child-rape assembly line on his 'Orgy Island' and on his 'Lolita Express,' to ensnare weakling politicians, video-taping them in the process of raping young girls–and boys–then use that to blackmail them into becoming an enthusiastic supporter of Israel, the one lead that was never pursued was, "How many other Epstein's are out there, doing their slimy business for Israel?"geokat62 , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm GMT
The same could be asked of this 'Mikey' Kadar terrorist, who I'm sure has plenty of accomplices world-wide, still phoning in threats or maybe spray-painting Jew cemeteries with the dreaded Nazi Swastika.
This terrorist does about one year in prison, then is set free and off to the USA he runs? If his name had been Mohammed or he was a skin-headed nationalist, he'd be in prison for the rest of his life, but since he's from that class of those Chosen by G-d, he gets a pass.@nienteRichard B , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm GMT
There was an antisemitic movement headed by a provocateur, Juan Guillermo Kelly
Very interesting information. I did a quick search and the only info I found was this wiki entry in Spanish.
I used google translate to convert to English.
Do you have any sources that confirm his alleged affiliation with Mossad?[Hide MORE]
From a young age he was a member of the Nationalist Liberation Alliance. Until then, it was led by Juan Queraltó and had a clear anti-Semitic profile that Kelly fought against. The group went on to become a shock force of Peronism.
During the bombing of Plaza de Mayo, when a group of military personnel opposed to the government of Juan Domingo Perón attempted to assassinate him and carry out a coup d'état, several squadrons of aircraft belonging to Naval Aviation, bombarded and machine-gunned them with anti-aircraft ammunition, Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada, as well as the CGT building, Kelly, aided by the Nationalist Liberation Alliance, dueled with the Marines responsible for the attack. 
After the self-proclaimed liberating revolution dictatorship was established, after a bombardment of the headquarters of his organization, located in San Martín and Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires. On September 21, the coup armed forces received from Córdoba the order to eliminate that focus of resistance in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires and advanced on it with cannons and two Sherman tanks, sending an emissary to surrender. The cannons and tanks fired and some fifty men, led by Guillermo Patricio Kelly, surrendered. Those who remained inside died under the rubble of the three-story building, destroyed with gunshots. The number of deaths that some raise to more than 400 is unknown.  After that, he was arrested by the dictatorship and transferred to the Río Gallegos prison, where one night in 1957 he starred in a film escape along with John William Cooke, Jorge Antonio and Héctor Cámpora and other political prisoners managed to escape, after which he applied for political asylum in Chile, but this was denied. When he was about to be sent to Argentina, he escaped again, this time dressed as a woman, [required appointment] to Venezuela where Perón was. When he left Chile for Caracas, he used a new identity: he was "Doctor Vargas, psychoanalyst".
When on January 26, 1958, the newspaper El Nacional titled "Perón led the repression against the Venezuelan people," he identified him, along with Kelly, as "National Security torture consultants" and published Perón's fraternal letters to the head of that body.
When the revolution broke out in Venezuela, Perón was another of the insurgents' objectives, along with his collaborators, among whom was Kelly, and they had to take refuge in the Embassy of the Dominican Republic. Outside, more than a thousand people were shaking the entrance gate. They had already been locked up for two days, and people were still outside. All the Argentines looked askance at Kelly. "They are going to kill us all because of this one," they growled. There were several who wanted to kick him out and someone raised the motion: to vote if he should withdraw. It was not necessary: Kelly decided to face up. He only asked for two conditions: that he be given a pair of dark glasses and a hat. He also asked for silver. When he walked out of the embassy and mixed with the crowd, no one could recognize him. In the midst of the seizure, Kelly made contact with two CIA agents: -- The Communists are going to enter the embassy and they are going to kill Perón. And if they kill him, the entire continent is communicated – he warned them. Finally, the United States prepared to rescue him, interceding with the revolutionary government to clear the area and facilitate his departure to the Dominican Republic. 
Kelly was stoned from the Caracas airport, obtained refuge in Haiti and, after a turbulent stay in which he was imprisoned,  crossed the border to the Dominican Republic, where he remained for a few days. He returned to Argentina in 1958 with the passport that he stole from Roberto Galán and after six months he was arrested and transferred again to the Ushuaia prison. 
Throughout his life he was imprisoned for almost eight years. In 1966 he occupied the headquarters of the PJ National Coordinating Board for a few hours, from where he launched a violent proclamation against union leader Augusto Vandor. [appointment required]
In 1981, in the midst of a military dictatorship, he denounced the theft of $ 60 million from Argentina, 10% of that debt belonging to General Suárez Mason, considering him a "murderer of the people." According to Kelly, Mason is involved in the YPF emptying in the 1980s. He also said that the military man worked as a mercenary training mercenary troops to fight in the Caribbean, which received money from the Nord high command, who was accused of murdering the brother and two nephews of former President Arturo Frondizi. Also involved in this robbery was former judge Pedro Narvaez who fled to Rio de Janeiro and then to Spain.  
In 1983, he gained notoriety after formulating a series of complaints related to the P-2 Lodge, the YPF dismissal and the murder of Fernando Branca, in addition to filing a criminal complaint against Emilio Massera. Shortly thereafter, in August of that year, Kelly was kidnapped and severely beaten by a gang led by Aníbal Gordon, who claimed to have acted on the orders of the last military dictator Reynaldo Bignone and the Army Corps I.
In 1991, during the presidency of Carlos Menem, he was the host of an ATC program called Sin Concesiones, in which he maintained that it would reveal "where the children of the ´Noble Ladies´ come from", alluding to the children adopted by the director from the Clarín newspaper, Ernestina Herrera de Noble. After a meeting between Herrera de Noble, Héctor Magnetto and Carlos Menem held at the Quinta de Olivos on Thursday, May 2, 1991, Clarín and the government agreed on Kelly's air release at ATC in exchange for the air output of the program of the journalist Liliana López Foresi, Magazine 13, Journalism with an opinion, in which Menem was severely criticized.    
On the subject of Herrera de Noble's children, Kelly wrote a book published by Arkel Publishing in 1993 titled Noble: Imperio Corrupto. Only 200 copies were published, although the author gave several of them to public libraries in the United States. 
He died on July 1, 2005 at 8:30 am, a victim of terminal cancer at the German Hospital in the City of Buenos Aires.  
https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Kelly@Colin WrightTrinity , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 2:59 pm GMT
Very much so. Because it helps direct our attention to something very important.
Though they're good at infiltration, subversion, betrayal, destruction and death, they're no good at social-managment.
I refer to them as Jewish Supremacy Inc. (JSI).
It's a distinction worth making because it separates them from Jews who don't hate Whites and aren't obsessed with being Jewish.
They're out there, however small their numbers might be.
After all, Gilad Atzmon's not the only one.
It's also worth pointing out that JSI gets lots of help from three other groups who aren't Jewish at all. In fact they're White.
1. the cynical, self-centered whores of opportunity who will do anything to protect their own materialistic, narcissistic trough.
2. the incurably gullible, pathologically naive Whites from Left-wingy Multi-Culties to Right-wing Christian Zionists.
3. the perfectly indifferent who walk around with that stroked out look on their face from watching too much ESPN and Pornhub.
The rest of us are freedom-lovers, or TUR readers/commenters or potential TUR readers/commenters.
Meaning they'd be open to what the actual readers/commenters have to say and won't fly off the handle with a knee-jerk reaction before springing into fight or flight mode.
In short, this boils down to a battle of
Dogma versus Pragma
What's the difference?
Pragma is open to exposing its ideas to a process of continuous feedback and correction for the purpose of improving the quality of its social-management
And Dogma isn't.Excuse me, but this is comical. There is no other group in America and the entire West who are more protected and more privileged than Jews. While White Gentiles are routinely attacked, beaten to a pulp, raped, and brutally murdered by Blacks, Hispanics, Pakis, Arabs, in Europe and America, just for having the temerity to walk outside in countries built by their White ancestors. How does a painted swastika equate with rape-torture murders of the Christian-Newsom Knoxville Horror? And if you think the Christian-Newsom murders are a rare crime in America, you are living under a rock. And lest we forget the Christian-Newsom Murders nor the Wichita Massacre murders were labeled "hate crimes." Despite thousands upon thousands of Black on White and other nonwhite on White attacks, rapes, murders in this country, you can bet the house that no one in Washington has voiced concerns over the violence being perpetrated on White Gentiles daily in America. America is indeed a racist country and Whites experience that racism every single day.Trinity , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 3:18 pm GMT
Remember a couple years ago when someone was calling bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers? Remember that they found out it was some Jewish guy in a Tel Aviv basement calling in the bomb threats. Of course at first the (((media))) went through their spiel about how anti-Semitism was on the rise in America, and then once we all found out that the perpetrator was a Jewish guy in Israel, ( I believe a dual citizen at that) the (((media))) dropped this case quicker than you could claim some NY/NJ rabbis were selling body organs.
Most of these hate crime HOAXES are simply Jews and/or Blacks drawing swastikas, hanging a nooses in a locker, or some other ridiculous and downright childish act that in no way even if done by a White racist who hates Jews and Blacks, equates to a Mississippi girl named Jessica Chambers being burned alive, a 12 year old white male being burned alive with a blow torch by an adult black female in Texas, etc., etc. The fact of the matter is that "hate crimes" against nonwhites and Jews are downright rare in America, ( not talking about HOAXES here) and there is no way that a crayon drawing of a swastika or hanging a noose in someone's locker can be linked as the same as someone dying a horrific and brutal death like the White victims I listed. IF we lived in a TRULY just and decent country, EVERYONE out there, regardless of color, creed or religion would recognize that we need to stop all the hate and violence directed at White Gentiles before moving on to worrying about crayon drawings.Remember when Noel Ignatiev the Jewish professor stated we need to "abolish Whiteness?" Now imagine a White professor stating that we need to "abolish Jewishness in America?" Can you imagine what would have happened to that guy? Is it possible for a Jew in America/Canada or Europe to be fired from his or here job for making racist or inflammatory remarks about Whites?TGD , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 3:22 pm GMTThe story of Michael Kadar is reminiscent of the tale of another criminal young male with dual Israeli US citizenship, Samuel Sheinbein.Wally , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 3:50 pm GMT
Sheinbein and a colleague murdered, dismembered and burnt a fellow high school classmate, the hispanic Fredo Enrique Tello, Jr., in September, 1997. Sheinbein fled to Israel and in a long drawn out court battle, Sheinbein's requested extradition to the State of Maryland to stand trial was refused by Israel's supreme court.
You can read the whole sordid story in Wikipedia including how Sheinbaum was killed in a shootout with the guards who were escorting him from one prison to another.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Sheinbein@Been_there_done_that A must see:Curmudgeon , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 4:39 pm GMT
Fake Hate Crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the USA :
-Mural of Tina Turner is defaced with a red swastika outside a North Carolina record store .. Who benefits? : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7830579/Tina-Turner-mural-defaced-North-Carolina-record-store.html
– Jewish suspects arrested over swastika graffiti on synagogues : http://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-suspects-arrested-over-swastika-graffiti-on-synagogues/
– Poorly Drawn Swastikas Spray-Painted On Monument In Milwaukee : https://www.prisonplanet.com/fake-hate-trump-rules-poorly-drawn-swastikas-spray-painted-on-monument-in-milwaukee.html
– Jew arrested for dozens of fake 'hate crimes': http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/23/israeli-jew-19-arrested-antisemitic-hate-crime-hoax-spree/
– Man Caught Spray Painting Swastika On College Campus Is Black : http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/16/man-caught-spray-painting-swastika-on-college-campus-is-black-report-says/
– Staged Jew bomb hoaxes: http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-files-massive-indictment-against-jcc-bomb-hoaxer-for-thousands-of-counts-of-threats-extortion-fraud/
– another staged 'hate crime' / 'Neo-Nazi' Graffiti Found In Brooklyn Synagogue – Suspect is Black leftist https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12101
– Fake Hate? 'Trump Rules' & Poorly Drawn Swastikas Spray-Painted On Monument In Milwaukee
– Jewish suspects arrested over swastika graffiti on synagogues : http://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-suspects-arrested-over-swastika-graffiti-on-synagogues/@Jake Here we go with the WASP thing again. A minority of descendants of the Angles were Puritans, and even fewer Saxons were Puritans. There were also Norse Puritans, Norman Puritans and Briton Puritans. All Puritans were minorities. Many "Protestant" Churches, including the Anglican Church, considered Puritans dissenters, verging on heretics, and not really Protestants beyond protesting the Church of Rome. Knox's Presbyterians had a lot in common with Puritans as did Dutch Protestants, and there were a lot of Dutch who moved to East Anglia. Some became Puritans. It's silly to refer to it at it being "Anglo-Saxon Puritans" as not all were Angles or Saxons. They were Puritans who happened to be Angles, Saxons and others. WASP is even sillier. Are there Brown, Yellow, or Red Anglo-Saxons?
Cromwell seized power because the Stuarts were unpopular for many reasons, and as with every revolution, a minority with zealotry seizes power from an apathetic majority. Sure he turned to the Jewish Amsterdam bankers, who were already funding the Dutch Empire, including New Amsterdam, but who else would have helped? The Puritans were vehemently anti Catholic and would have never turned there. They were also vehemently anti-Muslim, so the Ottomans were out. The Jews were it by elimination.
As for the culture. The culture of the elite is seldom the culture of the general population.
The "Anglo-Saxons" were more than happy to restore the Stuarts after Cromwell, as long as they were Protestants. The installation of King Billy, replacing James, was due to James having converted to Catholicism and the fear of his imposing it on the country.
It was under William and Mary that the newly, created by Parliament, Bank of England was taken over by Jewish bankers. The same minority Puritan Parliament that restored the Stuarts and sponsored the overthrow of James.
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Olivier1973 , says: Show Comment April 14, 2020 at 12:30 am GMT@A123 Thanks a lot for bringing this subject!
Safe haven, isn't it?
You write "peace" followed by a LOL icon. The meaning is indeed very clear. Thanks a lot for displaying so openly your hate.
Feb 22, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged 'madam' told a former acquaintance that she and the now-dead pedophile had "everything on videotape," according to The Telegraph .
The acquaintance, socialite and distant relative to the royals Christina Oxenberg, said that Maxwell also told her that Epstein bought a private helicopter because commercial pilots were "eyes and ears" he did not need.
She revealed she had spoken to the FBI about what she had been told.
Ms Oxenberg, 57, first met Maxwell in the early 1990s and said she would never forget a conversation the pair once had in Maxwell's home.
"We were alone," she said. "She said many things. All creepy. Unorthodox. Strange. I could not believe whatever she was saying was real. Stuff like: 'Jeffrey and I have everyone on videotape.'"...
Maxwell has been accused by several alleged Epstein victims of both facilitating and participating in sexual crimes. She has vehemently denied the claims and has not been charged with any crimes in connection to Epstein's activities.
If true, we wonder who exactly was taped?
Feb 21, 2020 | www.bloomberg.com
L Brands went public in 1969 and Wexner was a billionaire by the 1980s, a person familiar with his finances has said. A self-proclaimed workhorse, Wexner preferred to focus on his job rather than managing his money, according to people who knew him at the time.
Then Epstein showed up.
The former math teacher and Bear Stearns Cos. banker became a central figure in the billionaire's life. The pair met in the late 1980s in Palm Beach, Florida, when Epstein was hustling for clients of his money-management firm that he said catered only to billionaires. The New Yorker and Wexner, one of the nation's richest people at the time, struck up a friendship that seemed odd to some who were close to the fashion mogul. Wexner soon abandoned the money manager he had been working with. In 1991, he gave Epstein power of attorney. He explained in a letter to his philanthropic foundation in August -- days before Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell -- that the financier previously had "wide latitude to act on my behalf with respect to my personal finances." 'Good Decisions'
One of Epstein's roles was to manage Wexner's soaring stock holdings, but his duties also included suburban planning and yacht design. He represented Wexner when the billionaire sold a New York townhouse to the German government in 1991, according to Jessica Rohm, a retired real estate agent. Epstein was the beneficiary of hand-me-downs including a Boeing 727 and another Manhattan mansion on East 71st Street. "He votes the shares. I decide when to sell it," Epstein said in a 2003 interview at his private Caribbean island. "If you take a look back you'll see I've made very good decisions."
Wexner has a $7 billion fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index . Less than a fifth of that is tied up in L Brands, thanks in part to the share sales Epstein oversaw. The mandate proved enormously profitable for him. Epstein's Financial Trust Co. collected $208 million in fee income from 2003 through 2006, according to accounts first obtained by the New York Times.
The filings indicate that Wexner was his central -- perhaps only -- backer in those years. When the two cut ties in 2007, fee income at Financial Trust fell to $4 million that year from $66 million in 2006.
Feb 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Les Wexner is stepping down as chairman and CEO of L Brands as the company prepares to sell a 55% stake in its flagship brand, Victoria's Secret, to private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $525 million, according to a pair of reports from Bloomberg and WSJ.
Last month, we reported that Wexner, a longtime friend, benefactor and mentor to financier pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, was preparing to sell the company that he essentially built and led for decades.
Sources familiar with the talks told WSJ at the time that a full or partial sale of Victoria's Secret was expected, as the company was finally giving up on turning around the struggling lingerie brand.
WSJ described the decision to give up control of Victoria's Secret was an acknowledgement that 82-year-old billionaire Wexner "couldn't revei the fortunes of a troubled lingerie brand he had built around shopping malls and sex appeal.
Three other L Brands board members will step down along with Wexner, though Abigail's will remain on the board. A successor has already been chosen, per WSJ.
In an internal memo to staff, Mr. Wexner shared news of the deal and his departure. "I've thought about where I fit in the picture," he wrote in the email. "In keeping with this same thoughtful examination, I have decided that now is the right time to pass the reins to new leadership."
L Brands said it had promoted one of its longtime executives, Andrew Meslow, to take over as chief executive and be added to the board when the Sycamore deal closes. Mr. Meslow, who joined the company in 2003, is chief operating officer of its Bath & Body Works chain.
Three longtime board members, including L Brand's lead independent director, will step down at the next annual meeting. Two other directors left last year amid pressure from an activist investor. Mr. Wexner, who owns a 17% stake, and his wife Abigail will keep seats on the board.
The deal will spin off VS as a separate company with a valuation worth $1.1 billion, just a fraction of the $34 billion valuation for Lululemon Athletica and other rivals.
Feb 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Victoria's Secret Sale To Sycamore Imminent; L Brands' Shares Pop by Tyler Durden Mon, 02/10/2020 - 07:15 0 SHARES Shares of Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands jumped 10% Monday on news private equity firm Sycamore Partners is close to a deal to purchase the women's lingerie brand, reported CNBC .
News of the potential deal involving Sycamore was released in the overnight hours, with more details expected this week.
There was no word on a succession plan for L Brands CEO Les Wexner. Still, as we noted several weeks ago, his mediocre performance as CEO and controversial relationship with late sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein , assured that his time at the helm of the company is coming to an end. That said, since we first previewed the potential sale of Victoria's Secret, there has been no indication if the transaction is tied to Wexner's relationship with Epstein.
Victoria's Secret has experienced declining sales in the last four years, which triggered a mass exodus of investors from L Brands' stock, sending it plunging 74% since 2016. Shareholders criticized Wexner for his inability to evolve Victoria's Secret to changing consumer demands, despite L Brands having massive success in its other companies, such as Bath & Bodyworks personal care shop.
Victoria's Secret generated $7.4 billion in sales last year but has been considered a dying brand among consumers.
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WEXNER & THE OTHER OLIGARCHS WHO FINANCED EPSTEIN'S KIDDIE SEX SLAVE OPERATION
- - Should have all of their cash and assets frozen and confiscated under Global Magnetski
- - FBI, DOJ and Federal Courts have totally collapsed and can not enforce Laws where the Elite Pedos are involved
- - Trump and Mnuchin don't have the balls to seize the assets from 20+ Jewish Oligarch Billionaire sex slave traffickers
- - Ban kiddie sex involved Barak from entry into the US same for Bibi if he doesn't give the blackmail videos to the criminal court in the Hauge and the US Justice DeptSeasmoke , 4 hours ago link
WEXNER'S 300 ft yacht will never be sold
- Too much physical evidence on the ship ??
- It will be quietly scrapped in Pakistan
while the DOJ, FBI and Federal Courts continue to provide cover for the Elite Pedos
- 2 x CIA and 1 former Mosad have stated that Epstein was a Mosad Compromise Operation
- The operation created Control Files on the Business, Academic (MIT, Harvard etc) and Political Elite in the US and Europe
- Dershowitz and Weinstein were frequent Flyers as were both Clintons
- Virginia Roberts testified she was forced to have sex with Dershowitz who she found repulsive
- Prince Andrew was photographed embracing under age Roberts inside of the Wexner-Epstein kiddie sex mansion in NYC as was Israeli PM Barak who also supplied Weinstein with former Mosad contact; company that specialized in making PR problems go away, Black Cube
- Asia Argento, Me Too, accused Weinstein of raping her and up to 100 other actresses; boyfriend Antony Bordain who had outspoken against Weinstein died after x Mosad was employed to solve problems
- Epstein was a Globalist who belonged to the CFR and Tri Lateral Commission
- Epstein ran a Eugenics program in NM, in the Middle of the Governor's Ranch, Zorro Ranch
- Bill Gates was friends with Epstein after Epstein's kiddi-sex conviction
- McCain's wife said they knew about Epstein, and did zero for the kiddie-sex-slaves
- Epstein's neighbor in the Virgin Island also ran a sex slave cult operation, Nexium
- Alex Acosta Federal Prosecutor was told to tank the case against Epstein because Epstein was Intelligence, who gave Acosta the order, his Boss AG Gonzales who reported directly the Bush Jr aka Clinton's brother from another mother ?
- AG Barr successfully defended the Acosta deal as AG, the next day the Federal Judge who approved the original deal told the kiddie sex victime 30+ of them to piss up a rope or better luck next time
- Epstein's "death" ended all legal action in the courts
- Sleeping guards, the cameras were broken, hung himself with toilet paper from 3 feet etc, videos lost and erased from prison. 4- chan reported Epstein taken out of prison in van minutes before death announcement was made
- Disney was bring children to Epstein Islandmendigo , 4 hours ago link
Wexner > Epstein.William Dorritt , 2 hours ago link
He's not being terminated, he's being removed from the scene. Financier of pedofile ring and abuser of women is not positive for the brand. Even if branch is only throw away underwear - maybe he can move into adult diaper industry.NAV , 17 minutes ago link
Sycamore Partners was founded in 2011 by Stefan Kaluzny and Peter Morrow. Before Sycamore, Kaluzny was a Managing Partner at Golden Gate Capital and was employed since the firm's inception. Prior to joining Golden Gate, he co-founded Delray Farms, Inc. and also served as its Chief Executive Officer. Kaluzny received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School . Morrow served as a Principal at Golden Gate before co-founding Sycamore. Morrow received a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business .
LBO = Asset Stripping, Pension Stripping, Part time workers, WalMart Pay Scale, No benefits, Everything Made in Slave Countries ????MARDUKTA , 3 hours ago link
New York: Stefan Kaluzny has made a ton of money -- and drawn his share of critics -- buying down-on-the-heels retailers using lots of debt.
Now, Kaluzny's Sycamore Partners is under scrutiny again, after completing a deal that left even seasoned leveraged-buyout experts agog. On Tuesday, Sycamore pulled off a $5.4 billion refinancing of Staples Inc., which it bought in 2017, that funded a staggering $1 billion dividend to the private equity firm.
The dividend is among the biggest in recent memory, even in a world where buyout firms routinely extract large sums for themselves after taking companies private. Combined with a payment it took in January, it means Sycamore has recovered -- in less than two years -- roughly 80% of the equity it originally put up as part of the deal. Private equity investors typically run their companies for five to seven years before taking profits and exiting the investment. - Sycamore Partners under scrutiny after pocketing $1 billion from Staples deal, live mint.comReflectoMatic , 3 hours ago link
WEXNER A SICK ******* POS PEDO, WEAPONS AND DRUG TRAFFICKER WHO WILL HANG AT GITMO WHEN IT'S HIS TURN.
WHY THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE SOLD HIS **** COMPANY?
Draw a huge oval shaped ring around the San Luis Valley of Colorado, at the top edge is Vail, at the bottom edge is the Epstein Zorro Ranch. In the center is the Blood-of Christ Mnt, Crestone and the Baca Grande Ranch which was owned by Maurice Strong, and where his wife Hanne & Nazi paperclip Vrill communicated with non-human beings starting in 1978.
In 1982 Maurice convened in Vail a gathering of the 300 top world leaders to 'hand them' the plan during a week long gathering in which they were drugged with psychedelics. 10 years later Maurice gave us Agenda 21 then in 2015 Agenda 2030, meanwhile, trade with China expanded and factories were relocated to China, the European Union was created and the North American Union was being created in secret. All seemed to be progressing well to bring about the plan, the One World Government & Religion (GAIA).
Did China get suckered by the globalist & democrats into thinking they were going to takeover the United States? Even worse, did the globalist think they were playing the top of the game?
Jeffery Epstein is thought to be the Messiah of biblical prophesy by many of the most powerful people. China is now a sort of leper colony. Saint James, kin to Jesus, and a central theme of this play, it is home of Rothschild & Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell. The associated mindset/group, they bring to us this plague of bat theme.
The brains were at the northern edge, that ring, in Vail. The
Feb 02, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
The reaction that L Brands shareholders displayed last week following reports that Les Wexner was planning to sell Victoria's Secret and step down from leading the parent company is all readers really need to know when it comes to Wexner's legacy.
As the founder and CEO of L Brands, Wexner took Victoria's Secret, a brand he bought in 1980 for a million dollars and transformed it into a multibillion dollar juggernaut in women's fashion. But years of tepid sales, combined with the cancellation of the VS fashion show and the canning of longtime marketing chief Ed Razek last August were harbingers of more change to come. And after Wexner's name was once again dragged through the mud thanks to his status as a key enabler of former protege Jeffrey Epstein (with whispers that his conduct as Epstein's biggest financial benefactor might even have verged on criminal), it seemed obvious that the man who once ruled the company from a position of untouchable strength had finally lost the confidence of the board, and - more importantly - of its investors.
When news of the pending sale of VS and Wexner's plan for retirement hit the tape last week, some wondered about the timing, seeing as the company's earnings report isn't due for another three-and-a-half weeks.
Well, a report published Saturday by the New York Times might offer a few clues. After four Times reporters interviewed more than two dozen former models and employees, the paper put together a #MeToo-style expose revealing allegations of abusive behavior by top executives - behavior that Wexner was aware of, and which he openly condoned.
But rampant sexism and a culture that protected bullies and sex pests weren't Wexner's only shortcomings, according to NYT. He also rebuffed and punished executives who tried to steer Victoria's Secret in a more progressive and contemporary direction - for example, executives who suggested selling underwear that could actually fit American women.
Six current and former executives said in interviews that when they tried to steer the company away from what one called its "porny" image, they were rebuffed. Three said they had been driven out of the company.
Criticism of Victoria's Secret's anachronistic marketing went viral in 2018 when Mr. Razek expressed no interest in casting plus-size and "transsexual" models in the fashion show.
When it came to depredations targeting models, Razek showed no qualms about flexing his power and leverage to try and push models to date him.
He also clearly allowed Epstein to portray himself as an executive at the company as a ruse to meet with models.
"I had spent all of my savings getting Victoria's Secret lingerie to prepare for what I thought would be my audition," a woman identified as Jane Doe said in a statement read aloud last summer in a federal court hearing in the Epstein case. "But instead it seemed like a casting call for prostitution. I felt like I was in hell."
Razek left the company in August, just before the company cancelled the Victoria's Secret fashion show. But the blame for his behavior ultimately falls on Wexner, an executive who clearly had no qualms about enabling abusers, especially when their victims were minors and/or women.
"With the exception of Les, I've been with L Brands longer than anyone," Mr. Razek wrote to employees in August when he announced he was leaving the company he had joined in 1983.
Mr. Razek was instrumental in selecting the brand's supermodels - known as "Angels" and bestowed with enormous, feathery wings - and in creating the company's macho TV ads.
But his biggest legacy was the annual fashion show, which became a global cultural phenomenon.
"That's really where he sunk his teeth into the business," said Cynthia Fedus-Fields, the former chief executive of the Victoria's Secret division responsible for its catalog. By 2000, she said, Mr. Razek had grown so powerful that "he spoke for Les."
Wexner was also portrayed as behind the times, particularly where his views on the 'body positive' movement were concerned
In March, at a meeting at Victoria's Secret headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, an employee asked Mr. Wexner what he thought about the retail industry's embrace of different body types. He was dismissive.
"Nobody goes to a plastic surgeon and says, 'Make me fat'" Mr. Wexner replied, according to two attendees.
Razek would sometimes directly remind models that he could make or break their careers.
Mr. Razek often reminded models that their careers were in his hands, according to models and current and former executives who heard his remarks.
Alyssa Miller, who had been an occasional Victoria's Secret model, described Mr. Razek as someone who exuded "toxic masculinity." She summed up his attitude as: "I am the holder of the power. I can make you or break you."
He would sometimes pester models for their phone numbers while they were standing around in VS lingerie. He also showed a preference for young, typically barely legal models.
At castings, Mr. Razek sometimes asked models in their bras and underwear for their phone numbers, according to three people who witnessed his advances. He urged others to sit on his lap. Two models said he had asked them to have private dinners with him.
One was Ms. Muise. In 2007, after two years of wearing the coveted angel wings in the Victoria's Secret runway show, the 19-year-old was invited to dinner with Mr. Razek. She was excited to cultivate a professional relationship with one of the fashion industry's most powerful men, she said.
Mr. Razek picked her up in a chauffeured car. On the way to the restaurant, he tried to kiss her, she said. Ms. Muise rebuffed him; Mr. Razek persisted.
For months, he sent her intimate emails, which The Times reviewed. At one point he suggested they move in together in his house in Turks and Caicos. Another time, he urged Ms. Muise to help him find a home in the Dominican Republic for them to share.
"I need someplace sexy to take you!" he wrote.
Ms. Muise maintained a polite tone in her emails, trying to protect her career. When Mr. Razek asked her to come to his New York home for dinner, Ms. Muise said the prospect of dining alone with Mr. Razek made her uneasy; she skipped the dinner.
She soon learned that for the first time in four years, Victoria's Secret had not picked her for its 2008 fashion show.
One incident reported by the NYT is particularly cringe-worthy: Razek allegedly made a lewd comment about supermodel Bella Hadid's "titties", and whether they would meet TV standards, right in front of the influential model and her team.
In 2018, at a fitting ahead of the fashion show, the supermodel Bella Hadid was being measured for underwear that would meet broadcast standards. Mr. Razek sat on a couch, watching.
"Forget the panties," he declared, according to three people who were there and a fourth who was told about it. The bigger question, he said, was whether the TV network would let Ms. Hadid walk "down the runway with those perfect titties." (One witness remembered Mr. Razek using the word "breasts," not "titties.")
At the same fitting, Mr. Razek placed his hand on another model's underwear-clad crotch, three people said.
And with that, the same newspaper that helped launch the #MeToo movement has claimed another scalp in its crusade to rework American culture in accordance with its progressive, 'body positive' agenda. The age of Wexner and Razek at L Brands has ended. What's next? Only time will tell.
Jan 25, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden Sat, 01/25/2020 - 18:30 0 SHARES
Sen. John McCain's widow says "everyone" knew about Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring, but were "afraid" to do anything about it.
"Epstein was hiding in plain sight," said McCain, during an appearance at the State of the World 2020 conference in Florida, according to the Washington Examiner .
" We all knew about him. We all knew what he was doing, but we had no one that was -- no legal aspect that would go after him . They were afraid of him. For whatever reason, they were afraid of him."
McCain said a girl from her daughter's high school was one of Epstein's victims and that she hopes Epstein "is in hell."
Epstein's massive wealth and his connections to powerful politicians and celebrities allowed him to continue trafficking young women and girls long after many had exposed his devious interests.
Dr. Barbara Sampson, the New York City medical examiner, said Epstein died by suicide at a Manhattan federal detention facility last August. His death and the circumstances surrounding it have created controversy after the former medical examiner of New York, Dr. Michael Baden, told 60 Minutes that he believes Epstein was murdered . - Washington Examiner
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How is it possible that Maxwell's lawyers keep doing all this work for her when nobody apparently knows where she is?
I know all kind of civil lawyers are trying to reach her for questioning, depositions, etc? If her lawyers know where she is, do they have to reveal this? I guess not. Or they are working for someone they never even talk to?
Bizarre.toady , 1 hour ago link
Jean Brunnell, the modeling agency executive and another one of Epstein's main procurers of girls, is another important Epstein accomplice who is apparently on the lam (and another co-accoplice authorities have not arrested or even questioned).
Brunnell's lawyer has actually admitted in interviews that he has no idea where his client is.
Brunnel had previously been quoted that he would be eager and willing to work with authorities or answer their questions. This same lawyer responded to this quote, with the comment, "I don't know about that." I at least give him points for honesty.Give Me Some Truth , 1 hour ago link
This is the stuff...
They need not be allowed a defense unless they appear. Tried in absentia, with a defense... convicted without the ability to appeal due to their failure to appear. And the lawyers should be sent to gitmo until they give them up.
It has now been over a year since the DOJ "re-opened" its "investigation" into Epstein. Any prosecutor who has just passed his bar exam would need only a few weeks to compile a mountain of evidence against Ghislaine Maxwell. Enough to charge her with scores of crimes.
And it's not like the Feds were starting from scratch. In 2007, the FBI did its own investigation (until it was spiked) and this after the Palm Beach Police Department had compiled its own mountains of evidence. Plus, there have been numerous civil court filings that prove her guilt and complicity as well as numerous public comments of former victims, all of whom implicate and name her as Epstein's key partner.
The fact she is so clearly "off limits" is the greatest tell about the scale of corruption and the extent of the cover-up involved here.
... Now, I do think at some point authorities will conclude they have no choice but to charge her (given that the entire world thinks just like me), so it will be interesting how they handle her if and when she is arrested. They certainly will not use her to reveal the entire real story. They simply cannot do this at this point without charging scores of current and former government employees.
Why are the FBI and DOJ even being allowed to lead this "Investigation?"
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Thomasina , says: Show Comment January 20, 2020 at 8:02 pm GMT@Rev. Spooner I would highly doubt Trump has had sex with minors or raped women. It doesn't fit his MO. Crass, big-mouthed, a braggart? Yes, but not a rapist or a child abuser. Trump likes big, glamorous women who he can impress with his money, who make HIM look good, the type who come to him, not little girls who are frightened. He's into enticing women with his status.
The type who would want a frightened little girl (someone like a Bill Clinton) is a much more devious character. They're into power. They crave fear. "Look how powerful I am, they're frightened of me." Now this is a sick individual.
And no way Trump is a rapist. He doesn't have to be; it would be beneath him, in his mind.
Jan 12, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
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Rick Wiles (TruNews) goes full red pill on Zionist Israel. The U.S. is conquered territory. You will be placed in a digital ghetto if you discuss Israel's crimes, or complain about the Jewish mafia takeover in America. Rabbi Trumpenstein will look the other way to appease his Jewish handlers. These outrageous Jewish actions are becoming more and more outrageous under the Agent Orange administration. Meanwhile, we are distracted by what is going on in the M.E.
Jeffrey Epstein was a Mossad operative who was tasked with blackmailing influential politicians and persons of interest in the West, but in America in particular.
TruNews got dropped by PayPal after this report. The video is an hour long, but the best bit is the opening monologue, which is shorter. Here is the summary.
The founder of TruNews accused PayPal of conducting a "financial pogrom" hours after the Florida-based Christian broadcaster published a hard-hitting news report that linked the Jeffrey Epstein child sex scandal to Israel's Mossad spy agency.
PayPal abruptly terminated the account of TruNews without warning or explanation. The conservative Christian news program has received donations in its PayPal account for more than 16 years without any problems. TruNews is funded by donations from viewers. The weekday Christian news and commentary program started in 1999.
TruNews' founder and host Rick Wiles accused PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman, a progressive leftwing Jewish business executive, of punishing the Christian broadcaster for its hard-hitting reports on Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell:
"PayPal abruptly closed our account on the morning of January 3, 2020. TruNews' report on January 2 was titled 'Ghislaine Maxwell: Which spy agency is hiding her?' Our newscast focused on her father's longtime service to Israel's intelligence agencies, how she was Jeffrey Epstein's handler for Mossad, and how Epstein's team video-recorded influential American men having sex with underage girls who had been recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell."
Wiles said the swiftness of PayPal's action hours after the release of TruNews' report on the Epstein-Maxwell-Mossad child sex blackmail operation was not a coincidence:
"Any American citizen or entity that questions Israeli actions and its influence in America are now marked targets. Israel's blackmail operation in America for over 30 years was so successful that it is now dangerous for any law-abiding American citizen to demand a real investigation into the biggest scandal in American history which resulted in much of America's ruling class being caught in a child-sex blackmail trap."
Damn. When you're right, you're right, Rick.
Rick Wiles even saw through the whole fake "teen sex" angle that the media was pushing and promoting. The real story wasn't some 16-year-old girls, but the children that the Jews were using for blackmail purposes. This is the real kompromat that the Jews have on our politicians.
Wiles accused PayPal of conducting a financial pogrom against opponents of Israeli Zionism.
"TruNews is a victim of a PayPal pogrom. PayPal and the other Techno-Nazis like YouTube and Facebook are pushing American patriots into digital ghettos if they dare to act like free men and women."
Wiles said he is driven by his commitment to justice:
"TruNews is demanding justice for thousands of American girls who were raped in Epstein's fake mansions, and we're demanding a legitimate investigation into Israel's blackmailing of influential American men."
Wiles admitted he has little hope of seeing a real investigation because the FBI and Department of Justice have been corrupted too.
When you understand the Jewish Question, you can just cut through the ******** like a laser. The JQ like nothing else sharpens the minds and hones you in on the truth.
PayPal also abruptly closed on the same day the account of Bless an Orphan; a nonprofit Christian ministry founded by Wiles' daughter Karissa Washburn. The Florida-based organization rescues children in South America who were kidnapped or sold into sex trafficking. Wiles blasted PayPal for punishing his daughter:
"PayPal's action against Bless an Orphan was cruel and vindictive. Daniel Schulman punished my daughter who is saving the
lives of little girls who were sold to sex traffickers. PayPal closed Bless an Orphan's account for one reason. They wanted to intimidate me by targeting my daughter. PayPal is also making me aware that they know what my daughter is doing in South America to rescue children."
TruNews has relentlessly pursued the Jeffrey Epstein child sex scandal. The Christian news organization believes that Ghislaine Maxwell was Epstein's Mossad handler, not his lover. Maxwell is the daughter of the late Robert Maxwell who mysteriously drowned in 1991. Maxwell, whose real name was Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, was a Jewish billionaire who was suspected of being a Mossad agent. He was given a state funeral in Israel and buried on the Mount of Olives.
TruNews also believes that Epstein was not a billionaire, but an imposter recruited by Mossad to act like a billionaire:
"You cannot convince me that Jeffrey Epstein was a self-made billionaire with only one client who owned mansions throughout America and London and Paris. His mansions were owned by wealthy Jews through trusts."
The outspoken TruNews founder also wants to know who received the video feeds from Epstein's mansions:
"According to anonymous former employees and women who were in those homes as teenagers, we know that cameras were in all bedrooms and bathrooms that fed video to secret media rooms that were staffed with people capturing the child sex acts on video. Who received the video? I believe it was sent to Tel Aviv for blackmail purposes."
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Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control.
On August 10th, and for several days after, speculation swirled after it was announced that Jeffrey Epstein had been found dead in his cell. His cause of death has officially been ruled suicide by hanging.
Epstein, the billionaire pedophile and sex trafficker with a myriad of connections to the rich and powerful in the United States and several other countries, had told those close to him that he had feared for his life prior to his sudden "suicide," the Washington Post reported, while his defense lawyers claimed that he had planned to cooperate with federal authorities.
Following the controversial conclusion by the New York Medical Examiner that Epstein's death was a suicide -- a conclusion contested by Epstein's attornies as well as by independent forensic pathologists, given the apparent evidence pointing towards strangulation -- corporate media coverage of the Epstein case has slowed to a trickle, save for sensationalist stories about his alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell and new salacious details of his past. Gone from corporate media are any hints of the larger scandal, revolving around the admission that Epstein had "belonged to intelligence."
In this four-part series, " The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Too Big to Fail ," MintPress has revealed that Epstein's activities -- a sexual blackmail operation involving minors and connected to intelligence agencies -- was one of many such operations that have taken place for decades, developing from the nexus forged between the CIA, organized crime and Israeli intelligence shortly after World War II.
As Part II of this series revealed, these sexual blackmail operations proliferated during the Iran-Contra affair, which involved this same dark alliance between U.S./Israeli intelligence and organized crime. Though this series has thus far largely focused on the ties of Republican officials to those operations and associated crimes, the final installment of this series will focus on Democratic politicians, namely the Clinton family, and their ties to this same network as well as Jeffrey Epstein.
The Clintons' own involvement in Iran-Contra revolved around the covert activities at Arkansas' Mena Airport, which involved the CIA front company Southern Air Transport and occurred while Clinton was governor. Just a few years into the Clinton presidential administration, Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein would play a major role in Southern Air Transport's relocation to Columbus, Ohio, leading to concerns among top Ohio officials that both men were not only working with the CIA, but that Wexner's company, The Limited, sought to use the CIA-linked airline for smuggling.
During that same period of time, Epstein had already forged close ties to important Clinton White House officials and prominent Clinton donors like Lynn Forester de Rothschild and made several personal visits to the official presidential residence.
Some of these ties appear related to Epstein's shady financial activities, particularly involving currency markets and offshore tax havens -- activities he began to perfect while working for prominent Iran-Contra figures in the early 1980s, several of whom were tied to the CIA-linked bank Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) and had known relationships with Israeli intelligence, namely the Mossad. The nature of Epstein's work for these individuals and other evidence strongly suggests that Epstein himself had a relationship with BCCI after leaving Bear Stearns and prior to the bank's collapse in 1991.
Of particular importance are Epstein's relationship to the Clinton Foundation and the alleged role of Epstein's Virgin Islands-based hedge fund and the Clinton Foundation in money laundering activity, a relationship still under investigation by MintPress .
It is this tale of intrigue that fully reveals the extent to which this decades-old alliance between organized crime, the CIA, and Israeli intelligence has corrupted and influenced politicians of both political parties, both through the use of sexual blackmail and through other means of coercion.
Far from being the work of a single intelligence agency or a single country, the power structure revealed by this network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that transcends nationality and is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control. Existing for decades and willing to use any means necessary to cover its tracks, this criminal racket has become so integrated into the levers of power, in the United States and well beyond, that it is truly too big to fail.Iran Contra, Mena Airport and the Clintons
When one thinks back to the now-famous Iran-Contra scandal, names like Ronald Reagan, Oliver North and Barry Seal comes to mind, but former President Bill Clinton also played an outsized role in the scandal -- using his home state of Arkansas, where he was then serving as governor, as a sort of rallying point for the CIA's U.S.-side of the Central American operation.
In fact, during Clinton's reign as governor a small town called Mena, nestled in the Ozark Mountains west of Arkansas' capital Little Rock, would be propelled into the national spotlight as a hub for drug and arms smuggling and the training of CIA-backed far-right militias.
Under the close watch of the CIA, then led by William Casey, the Mena Intermountain Regional Airport was used to stockpile and deliver arms and ammunition to the Nicaraguan Contras. The arms were sometimes exchanged for cocaine from South American cartels, which would then be sent back to Mena and used to fund the covert CIA operation.
Though efforts have been made to dismiss Clinton's role in the scandal, his direct intervention in the Contras' attempts to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua suggests Clinton had some sort of personal stake in the efforts and was unlikely aloof to the major smuggling operation taking place in his state while he had been governor. In fact, while governor, Clinton split with many other state governments in sending a contingency of the Arkansas National Guard to Honduras to train the Nicaraguan Contras on how to overthrow their Sandinista government. Clinton would also discuss his first-hand knowledge of the operation with now-Trump administration Attorney General William Barr.
Much of this channeling of both weapons and drugs was carried out by notorious drug smuggler and alleged CIA/DEA operative Barry Seal. According to the book Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair:
A federal investigation aided by the Arkansas State Police established that Barry Seal, a drug dealer working for the Medellin cartel as well as with the C.I.A. and the D.E.A., had his planes retrofitted at Mena for drug drops, trained pilots there and laundered his profits partly through financial institutions in Arkansas. Seal, at this time was in close contact with [Oliver] North, who acknowledged the relationship in his memoir. These were the years in which North was constructing his covert supply lines for the contras."
Seal was known to use aircraft that belonged to the company Southern Air Transport and he also employed flight crews that worked for that same company. Southern Air Transport, formerly Air America, was once directly owned by the CIA and today is remembered for being a CIA front during Iran-Contra. Less known is the relationship between the CIA-linked airline and Leslie Wexner and his then-close associate Jeffrey Epstein, which will be discussed in detail later in this report.
Seal seemed to always operate with much less than six degrees of separation from Clinton while the latter served as governor. In his 1999 confessional expose, Cross-fire: Witness in the Clinton Investigation , former Arkansas policeman turned personal driver and security guard for Bill Clinton, L.D. Brown, recounts how Clinton encouraged him to seek out a post at the CIA. Clinton allegedly went so far as to edit the essay Brown wrote for this employment application. The essay topic was drug smuggling in Central America. Upon receiving his application, the CIA put Brown in touch with none other than Barry Seal. Seal would later be gunned down in 1986 while serving six-months probation for drug-smuggling charges.
Seal was not the only affiliate of Oliver North running a Contra-connected operation in Arkansas. Terry Reed, who had worked for North since 1983, claimed to have been put in touch with Seal by North and established a base just 10 miles north of Mena -- in Nella, Arkansas -- where "Nicaraguan Contras and other recruits from Latin American were trained in resupply missions, night landings, precision paradrops and similar maneuvers," according to Cockburn and St. Clair. Reed further asserted that drug money was being laundered through Arkansas financial institutions.
After Clinton's half-brother Roger was busted for cocaine smuggling (Clinton would later pardon him while president) the CIA sought to move Contra operations out of Arkansas, hoping to put a damper on the increasingly public and sloppy Arkansas-based operation. According to Terry Reed in his book Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA , co-written with John Cummings, a hushed meeting was held in a bunker at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas. During the meeting, William Barr, who represented himself as the emissary of then-CIA Director Bill Casey told Clinton:
The deal we made was to launder our money through your bond business but what we didn't plan on was you and your n****r here start taking yourselves seriously and purposely shrinking our laundry."
Barr chastised Clinton for his sloppy handling of the delicate operation and his half-brother's very public fall from grace. He would later tell Clinton, according to Reed ,
Bill, you are Mr. Casey's fair-haired boy You and your state have been our greatest asset. Mr. Casey wanted me to pass on to you that unless you fuck up and do something stupid, you're No. 1 on the short list for a shot at the job that you've always wanted. You and guys like you are the fathers of the new government. We are the new covenant."
Attempts to investigate Clinton's role in the Mena operations and more broadly in the Iran-Contra affair were allegedly axed by Clinton's own confidantes, who consistently denied he played a role in the scandal. According to the Wall Street Journal , former IRS investigator William Duncan teamed with Arkansas State Police Investigator Russell Welch in what became a decade-long battle to bring the matter to light. In fact, of the nine separate state and federal probes into the affair, all failed.
Duncan would later say of the investigations, "[They] were interfered with and covered up, and the justice system was subverted," and a 1992 memo from Duncan to high-ranking members of the attorney general's staff notes that Duncan was instructed "to remove all files concerning the Mena investigation from the attorney general's office." The attorney general, serving under George H. W. Bush, at that time was William Barr, who is currently attorney general under Trump.The Bank of Crooks and Criminals International
Another Clinton connection to the CIA and the Iran-Contra affair runs through the family's connection to Arkansas financier Jackson Stephens and the CIA-linked Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), which critics nicknamed the "Bank of Crooks and Criminals International." Stephens was among the richest people in Arkansas and was also a major donor and backer of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton . He also played a key role in the rise of Walmart .
Jackson Stephens and other members of the Stephens family bankrolled Bill Clinton's rise to political prominence , contributing large sums of money to both Clinton's gubernatorial and his later presidential campaigns. In addition, Worthen Bank, which was majority-owned by Stephens, provided Clinton's first presidential campaign a $3.5 million line of credit. In addition, Stephens' many businesses were frequently represented by the Rose Law Firm, where Hillary Clinton was a partner.
A redacted FBI report from 1998 describes Stephens as having "lengthy and continuing ties to the Clinton administration and associates" and also discusses allegations that Stephens has been involved in the "illegal handling of campaign contributions to the Democratic National Party."
BCCI had originally been founded by a group of bankers from Pakistan, though Newsweek later reported that CIA officials appeared to have been involved in the bank's founding and that BCCI founder Agha Hasan Abedi had been encouraged by the CIA to found the bank after "the agency realized that an international bank could provide valuable cover for intelligence operations." CIA documents that later surfaced during congressional hearings on the bank's activities and related scandals stated that BCCI was directly involved in "money laundering, narco-financing, gunrunning and holding large sums of money for terrorist groups."Evidence in the case against BCCI shows cocaine seized from a warehouse and suitcases full of cash to be laundered. Photo | FLMD District Court
Though BCCI was known for its CIA links, Catherine Austin Fitts -- former Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner at HUD during the George H. W. Bush administration, and investment banker with the firms Hamilton Securities Group and Dillon, Read & Co. -- believes that those links went well beyond the CIA. Fitts -- who was placed on the board of the BCCI subsidiary First American Bank following BCCI's collapse -- told MintPress that, after reading through troves of documents regarding the bank's activities prior to its implosion, it was clear to her that there was "no way" its clandestine activities were carried on without the full knowledge of the Federal Reserve, specifically the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the White House.
BCCI also played a key role in the Iran-Contra affair and accounts of the bank were used to send payoffs to individuals linked to the scheme. Adnan Khashoggi, a key figure and intermediary in the scandal, used one BCCI account to move more than $20 million related to illegal arms sales and BCCI created fake documentation, including checks signed by Oliver North, allowing the sale to go forward. The bank later, when its activities subsequently came under congressional scrutiny, claimed it had no records of these transactions.
In addition, BCCI appears to have been involved in the sex trafficking of underage girls, including girls that had not yet reached puberty. According to the report entitled " The BCCI Affair ," by then-U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Hank Brown (R-CO), BCCI officials were alleged to have obtained leverage with powerful individuals, including prominent members of the ruling families of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by providing them with young virgins.
The report (page 70) specifically states :
According to one U.S. investigator with substantial knowledge of BCCI's activities, some BCCI officials have acknowledged that some of the females provided some members of the Al-Nahyan family [one of the ruling families in the UAE] were young girls who had not yet reached puberty, and in certain cases, were physically injured by the experience. The official said that former BCCI officials had told him that BCCI also provided males to homosexual VIPs."
BCCI was largely brought into the United States business community through the efforts of Jackson Stephens and Bert Lance, former budget director for Jimmy Carter, who assisted with BCCI's acquisition of First American Bank. The law firm involved in this effort was Arkansas' Rose Law Firm and it involved several of the firm's lawyers, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Webster Hubbell and C.J. Giroir. Also involved in the effort was Clark Clifford, former Secretary of Defense under Lyndon B. Johnson, and Kamal Adham, former director general of Saudi intelligence.
One of the men added to the BCCI board after the acquisition of First American Bank was Robert Keith Gray, whom Newsweek described as often having "boasted of his close relationship with the CIA's William Casey; Gray used to say that before taking on a foreign client, he would clear it with Casey." As was discussed in Part II of this series, Gray was also an expert in homosexual blackmail operations for the CIA and was reported to have collaborated with Roy Cohn in those activities. Some of Gray's clients at the powerful PR firm he led, Hill & Knowlton, included BCCI clients and Mossad-linked individuals, such as Adnan Khashoggi and Marc Rich.
While the Rose Law Firm was assisting BCCI's entrance into the American financial system, it also represented the Stephens-owned financial services company, Stephens Inc., as well as the data-processing company Systematics Inc., which Stephens acquired in the late 1960s. According to James Norman in his book The Oil Card: Global Economic Warfare in the 21st Century , Systematics was "a primary vehicle or front company for the National Security Agency in the 1980s and early 1990s to market and implant bugged software in the world's major money-center banks and clearinghouses as part of the Reagan/Bush 'follow the money' effort to break the Soviets."
The late journalist Michael Ruppert asserted that this "bugged software" was none other than the Promis software, which both U.S. and Israeli intelligence had bugged in order to spy on intelligence and which had been marketed in part by Robert Maxwell, father of Jeffrey Epstein's madam, Ghislaine Maxwell. Ruppert cited Systematics as "a primary developer of Promis for financial intelligence use." Promis had originally been leased by Inslaw Inc., a small software company founded by Bill Hamilton, to the Department of Justice -- which later stole it from Inslaw, forcing it to declare bankruptcy.
According to a 1995 document sent on behalf of Inslaw's founders to then-independent Counsel Ken Starr that asked him to review Inslaw's case, Systematics had "covertly implanted [software] into the computers of its bank customers" that allowed "allied intelligence agencies surreptitiously to track and monitor the flow of money through the banking system" and had done so at "the behest of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and its partner in Israeli intelligence." Inslaw also stated that the software was used by these same intelligence agencies in the "laundering of money, especially drug profits."
Systematics also had a subsidiary in Israel that, according to a former Israeli intelligence officer, was operated by contractors for the Mossad and sold software to banks and telecommunications companies. According to Richardson's letter, that Israeli subsidiary of Systematics also had a Massachusetts-based front company, which was partially owned by a former U.S. intelligence official.
Two partners in the Rose Law Firm who would later serve in the Clinton administration, Vince Foster and Webster Hubbell, acquired significant financial interests in Systematics through ownership in Alltel, which purchased Systematics in the early 1990s. The Hamiltons also provide considerable evidence that Foster's distress prior to his death in 1993 appears to have been related to concerns about litigation involving Systematics and the on-going litigation over Promis' theft.
BCCI itself was known to employ the Promis software after its theft by the DOJ; and one of its subsidiaries, First American Bank, also " filtered PROMIS money " -- i.e., laundered the money generated from the sale of the stolen Promis software -- according to the late journalist Danny Casolaro.
Casolaro had been investigating an international crime syndicate he termed " the Octopus " at the time of his death in 1991. Casolaro believed that this "Octopus" involved powerful individuals in the private and public sectors as well as the criminal underworld and that they were collectively responsible for some of the biggest scandals of the 1980s, including Iran-Contra, BCCI and the theft of the Promis software.
Casolaro had told friends and family that he was close to concluding his investigation and several people close to him had seen documents involving money transfers involving BCCI and the World Bank to people involved in these scandals, such as Earl Brian and Adnan Khashoggi. Casolaro went to Martinsburg, Virginia to meet with some sources to get the final piece of the puzzle and "bring back the head of the Octopus." Two days after arriving in Martinsburg, Casolaro was found dead in his hotel room and his briefcase full of his research notes and evidence was missing. His death was ruled a suicide.Crime scene photos show deep lacerations in Casolaro's arms
Many, including Casolaro's family, do not believe that Casolaro committed suicide. A week before his death, Casolaro told his brother he had been receiving death threats and the manner in which he died, deep slashes in his arms, was not consistent with Casolaro's well-known squeamishness around even minor amounts of blood. Speculation only grew following the FBI investigation , given that the FBI lied to Congress, pressured its own agents not to question whether it was a suicide and lost 90 percent of its files related to Casolaro's death -- among other glaring inconsistencies.
In a 1994 letter provided to MintPress by Inslaw Inc., Inslaw lawyer Charles Work told then-Assistant Attorney General John Dwyer that one of Inslaw's confidential sources in government had stated that Casolaro had been injected with a substance that deadened his nerves from the neck down, explaining the apparent lack of struggle and that the substance used had come from the U.S. Army inventory. The person who had arranged Casolaro's final meeting before his death was a U.S. military intelligence officer named Joseph Cuellar.
The same year that Casolaro died, there were several other suspicious deaths involving people directly connected to the Promis scandal or involved in Casolaro's investigation of "the Octopus" -- including Alan Standorf , one of Casolaro's sources; Robert Maxwell , father of Ghislaine Maxwell, Mossad operative, and salesman of the bugged Promis software; and John Tower -- the former Texas senator who assisted Maxwell in selling the bugged Promis software to the Los Alamos laboratories.Jeffrey Epstein and "The Dirtiest Bank of All"
While the role Arkansas played in Iran-Contra is one aspect of the scandal that is often overlooked, so to is the key role played by Israeli intelligence-linked arms dealers and smugglers who would later be connected to powerful individuals in the Mega Group and Jeffrey Epstein, such as Marc Rich and Adnan Khashoggi.
One of the key players in the Iran-Contra affair was Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, uncle of the slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. One lesser known fact about Adnan Khashoggi is that, at the time of his Iran-Contra dealings, he was working for the Israeli Mossad, according to former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky.
Ostrovsky, in his #1 New York Times bestseller " By Way of Deception ," notes that Khashoggi had been recruited by the Mossad years before and that his private jet had been fitted in Israel. In relation to Iran-Contra, Ostrovsky claims that it was a $5 million bridge loan that Khashoggi provided that helped to overcome the lack of trust between Israel and Iran during the initial arms deals in the early 1980s, and thus his participation was critical to the success of the scheme.
According to journalist Vicky Ward , Adnan Khashoggi was a client of Jeffrey Epstein's in the early 1980s, not long after Epstein's departure from Bear Stearns in 1981. The reason Epstein left the bank remains murky. Though some former Bear Stearns employees claim he was fired, others -- including Epstein himself -- claimed that he resigned of his own volition.
Ward suggests that Epstein may have left the bank owing to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into insider trading in a case that involved a tender offer placed by the Seagrams corporation for St. Joe Minerals Corp. Seagrams owner Edgar Bronfman, son of Meyer Lansky associate Samuel Bronfman and member of the Mega Group, had tipped off several investors and bankers of the coming tender offer. Epstein resigned from Bear Stearns the day after the SEC opened the case and later claimed he had left the company as a result of a relatively minor "Reg D" violation and rumors that he had an "illicit affair with a secretary."
Yet, as Ward noted :
The SEC never brought any charges against anyone at Bear Stearns for insider trading in St. Joe, but its questioning seems to indicate that it was skeptical of Epstein's answers. Some sources have wondered why, if he was such a big producer at Bear Stearns, he would have given it up over a mere $2,500 fine."
Regardless of the exact reason for Epstein's sudden departure, it was immediately after he left the bank that "the details [of Epstein's work history] recede into shadow. A few of the handful of current friends who have known him since the early 1980s recall that he used to tell them he was a "bounty hunter," recovering lost or stolen money for the government or for very rich people. He has a license to carry a firearm."
Writing in Salon , a former friend of Epstein's, Jesse Kornbluth, also stated that Epstein had claimed to be a "bounty hunter" for the rich and powerful:
When we met in 1986, Epstein's double identity intrigued me -- he said he didn't just manage money for clients with mega-fortunes, he was also a high-level bounty hunter . Sometimes, he told me, he worked for governments to recover money looted by African dictators. Other times those dictators hired him to help them hide their stolen money ." (emphasis added)
One of Epstein's clients after leaving Bear Stearns, per Ward's sources, was the CIA/Mossad-linked Khashoggi at the very time that Khashoggi was involved in Iran-Contra, an operation involving both U.S. and Israeli intelligence. British journalist Nigel Rosser reported in January 2001 in the Evening Standard that Epstein had claimed that he was also working for the CIA during this same time period.
Since Epstein's arrest, records of Rosser's article have been scrubbed from British newspaper archives, including the Evening Standard 's own. However, MintPress independently confirmed with Bob Fitrakis, whom Rosser had interviewed for the article in question, that the article did allege that Epstein used to claim he worked for the CIA. In addition, other reports from the time period cited excerpts of Rosser's article, including the reference to Epstein's past claims of involvement with the CIA.
Specifically, Rosser's article had included the following passage:
He [Epstein] has a license to carry a concealed weapon, once claimed to have worked for the CIA, although he now denies it – and owns properties all over America. Once he arrived at the London home of a British arms dealer bringing a gift – a New York police-issue pump-action riot gun. 'God knows how he got it into the country,' a friend said."
Though Epstein denied past connections to the CIA at the time Rosser's article was published, it is worth mentioning that Robert Maxwell -- father of Ghislaine Maxwell and long-time Mossad operative -- also vehemently denied his now well-documented links to Israeli intelligence until his death. Furthermore, as will be shown later in this article, Epstein and his only known billionaire "client," Leslie Wexner, would later forge a business relationship with the CIA front company Southern Air Transport and play a major role in the airline's relocation to Columbus, Ohio in the mid-1990s. During that period, two prominent Ohio officials believed that both Epstein and Wexner were working with the CIA, according to Ohio-based journalist Bob Fitrakis.
Past claims and evidence of Epstein's involvement with the CIA, coupled with his time as a "shadowy" financial fixer for double-asset Khashoggi, strongly suggest that, whatever Epstein was doing for Khashoggi during this time, it likely involved BCCI. According to " The BCCI Affair " report, Khashoggi "acted as the middleman for five Iranian arms deals for the United States, financing a number of them through BCCI" and "served as the 'banker' for arms shipments as the undercover scheme developed." The report continued:Saudi arms deale Adnan Khashoggi arrives at Manhatten Federal Court, New York, April 4, 1990. Photo | AP
Khashoggi and [another Iran-Contra arms dealer Manucher] Ghorbanifer performed a central role for the U.S. government in connection with the Iran-Contra affair in operations that involved the direct participation of CIA personnel [and both Khashoggi and Ghorbanifer] banked at BCCI's offices in Monte Carlo and, for both, BCCI's services were essential as a means of providing short-term credit for sales from the U.S. through Israel to Iran."
This connection is even more likely given the fact that Bear Stearns -- Epstein's previous employer right up until he became a financial fixer for Khashoggi and other powerful people -- also worked directly with BCCI during this period. Indeed, Bear Stearns served as a broker to BCCI, a fact that remained hidden until a lengthy court battle in the U.K. concluded in 2011 and forced the government's "Sandstorm Report" about BCCI's activities to unredact the names of Bear Stearns and other institutions, individuals and countries that had done business with the CIA-linked bank.
Furthermore, there is the additional fact that BCCI trafficked underage girls for sex as a means of obtaining favors from and gaining leverage over powerful individuals, something in which Epstein would later become deeply involved. As was shown in Part II of this series, several individuals who were running either sexual blackmail operations involving minors or child trafficking operations were connected to CIA front companies like BCCI, other organizations connected to the Iran-Contra scandal, and several individuals close to the Reagan White House.
The CIA director at the time, Bill Casey, was a close friend of Roy Cohn, who also ran the sexual blackmail operation involving underage boys out of Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, described in Part I of this series. According to Cohn's long-time secretary Christine Seymour, Casey was one of Cohn's most frequent callers.
Another fact that further suggests that Epstein had connections to BCCI is that Epstein was known to have been close to other arms dealers of the period and BCCI was frequently used specifically for covert arms deals. After the bank's collapse in 1991, an article in Time magazine entitled "BCCI: The Dirtiest Bank of All" noted the following:
[T]he CIA may have used B.C.C.I. as more than an undercover banker: U.S. agents collaborated with the black network in several operations, according to a B.C.C.I. black-network "officer" who is now a secret U.S. government witness. Sources have told investigators that B.C.C.I. worked closely with Israel's spy agencies and other Western intelligence groups as well, especially in arms deals ." (emphasis added)
One of the arms dealers that Epstein apparently knew quite well was the British arms dealer Sir Douglas Leese. Leese was involved in brokering the first of a series of controversial British arms deals that involved Khashoggi , known as the Al Yamamah Deal and allegedly involving bribery of members of the Saudi royal family and top Saudi officials. In addition to Khashoggi, several of those officials and royal family members had deep ties to BCCI.
Later iterations of that arms deal were allegedly brokered with the involvement of Prince Charles of the British royal family, and corruption investigations into Al Yamamah were later shut down by the efforts of Tony Blair as well as Prince Andrew. Leese is said to have spoken of Epstein's "genius" and lack of morals when he introduced him to Steve Hoffenberg of Tower Financial, and soon after that introduction Hoffenberg hired Epstein.
Two years after BCCI's fraud-driven collapse, Tower Financial imploded in 1993 in what is still considered to be one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history. Hoffenberg later asserted in court that Epstein had been intimately involved in Tower's shady financial practices and had called Epstein the "architect of the scam." However, by the time Tower Financial had collapsed, Epstein was no longer working for the company. Despite Hoffenberg's testimony and abundant evidence regarding Epstein's role in the scheme, Epstein's name was mysteriously dropped from the case.
Given that Epstein allegedly received his "sweetheart deal" in 2008 as a result of having "belonged to intelligence," Epstein's activities in the 1980s and early 1990s suggest that his ability to avoid charges in relation to the Tower Financial Ponzi scheme may have been for similar reasons.
Though Hoffenberg claims that he met Epstein through Leese, Epstein himself claimed that he had met the convicted fraudster through John Mitchell, former attorney general under Richard Nixon.
As was noted in Part II of this series, Mitchell was a "friend" of disgraced Washington lobbyist Craig Spence, according to Spence before his fall from grace. Spence, for much of the 1980s, ran a sexual blackmail operation in D.C. involving underage boys and had taken some of those "call boys" on midnight tours of the White House that he said had been arranged by then-National Security Adviser Donald Gregg. Spence, after his trafficking and exploitation of minors was exposed, died under mysterious circumstances. His death was quickly labeled a suicide, not unlike Jeffrey Epstein's.With Epstein and Wexner's Help, "Spook Air" Finds a New Home
While the state of Arkansas became a hub for CIA activity during the Reagan years and the Iran-Contra scandal, another state appeared to take its place in the 1990s -- Ohio. Just as Arkansas oligarch Jackson Stephens helped attract the CIA to his home state during Iran-Contra, it was also an Ohio oligarch and his close associate that helped attract the CIA to the Buckeye State. Those men were Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein, respectively.
In Part III of this series, MintPress detailed Wexner's alleged ties to organized crime and his links to the still unsolved homicide of Columbus, Ohio lawyer Arthur Shapiro. Shapiro, who was representing Wexner's company "The Limited" at the time of his death, was set to testify before a grand jury about tax evasion and his involvement with "questionable tax shelters." Columbus police described the Shapiro murder as "a Mafia 'hit'" and a suppressed police report implicated Wexner and his business associates as being involved in or benefiting from Shapiro's death, and as having links to prominent New York-based crime syndicates.
However, Wexner and The Limited also appear to have had a relationship with the CIA. In 1995, Southern Air Transport (SAT) -- a well-known front company for the CIA -- relocated from Miami, Florida to Columbus, Ohio. First founded in the late 1940s, SAT from 1960 until 1973 was directly owned by the CIA, which sought to use the company as a cover for covert operations. After 1973, the company was placed in private hands, although all of its subsequent owners would have CIA ties, including James Bastian, a former lawyer for the CIA, who owned SAT at the time of its relocation to Ohio.
SAT was intimately involved in the Iran-Contra affair, having been used to funnel weapons and drugs to and from the Nicaraguan Contras under the guise of delivering "humanitarian aid," while also sending American weapons to Israel that were then sold to Iran in violation of the U.S. arms embargo. In 1986 alone, SAT transported from Texas to Israel 90 tons of TOW anti-tank missiles, which were then sold to Iran by Israel and Mossad-linked intermediaries like Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.
Even though the airline's CIA links were well known, Leslie Wexner's company, The Limited, sought to coax SAT to relocate its headquarters from Miami, Florida to Columbus, Ohio, a move that was realized in 1995. When Edmund James, president of James and Donohew Development Services, told the Columbus Dispatch in March 1995 that SAT was relocating to Columbus' Rickenbacker airfield, he stated that "Southern Air's new presence at Rickenbacker begins in April with two regularly scheduled 747 cargo flights a week from Hong Kong," citing SAT President William Langton. "By fall, that could increase to four a week. Negotiations are underway for flights out of Rickenbacker to the Far East Much of the Hong Kong-to-Rickenbacker cargo will be for The Limited," Wexner's clothing company. "This is a big story for central Ohio. It's huge, actually," James said at the time.
The day following the press conference, Brian Clancy, working as a cargo analyst with MergeGlobal Inc., told the Journal of Commerce that the reason for SAT's relocation to Ohio was largely the result of the lucrative Hong Kong-to-Columbus route that SAT would run for Wexner's company. Clancy specifically stated that the fact that "[The] Limited Inc., the nation's largest retailer, is based in Columbus undoubtedly contributed in large part to Southern Air's decision."
According to documents obtained by journalist Bob Fitrakis from the Rickenbacker Port Authority, Ohio's government also tried to sweeten the deal to bring SAT to Columbus in order to please powerful Ohio businessmen like Wexner. Orchestrated by Governor George Voinovich's then-Chief of Staff Paul Mifsud, the Rickenbacker Port Authority and the Ohio Department of Development created a package of several financial incentives, funded by Ohio taxpayers, to lure the airline to relocate to Ohio. The Journal of Commerce described the "generous package of incentives from the state of Ohio" as "including a 75 percent credit against its corporate tax liability for the next 10 years, a $5 million low-interest loan, and a $400,000 job-training grant."In 1996, then-SAT spokesman David Sweet had told Fitrakis that the CIA-linked airline had only moved to Columbus because "the deal [put together by the development department] was too good to turn down."
Though SAT had promised Ohio's government that it would create 300 jobs in three years, it quickly laid off numerous workers and failed to construct the maintenance facility it had promised, even though it had already accepted $3.5 million in taxpayer funds for that and other projects. As the company's financial problems mounted, Ohio's government declined to recoup the millions in dollars it loaned the company, even after it was alleged that $32 million in the bank account of Mary Bastian, the wife of SAT's owner and former CIA lawyer James Bastian, were actually company funds . On October 1, 1998, SAT filed for bankruptcy. It was the very same day that the CIA's Inspector General had published a comprehensive report on the airline's illicit involvement in drug trafficking.
Furthermore, Fitrakis noted that in addition to Wexner the other main figures who were key in securing SAT's relocation to Ohio were Alan D. Fiers Jr., a former chief of the CIA Central American Task Force, and retired Air Force Major General Richard Secord, head of air logistics for SAT's covert action in Laos between 1966 and 1968, while the company was still known as Air America. Secord was also the air logistics coordinator in the illegal Contra resupply network for Oliver North during Iran-Contra. Fiers was one of the key individuals involved in Iran-Contra who was later pardoned by George H.W. Bush with the assistance of then-Attorney General Bill Barr. Barr -- currently serving as attorney general in the Trump administration, and top of the chain of DOJ command in the investigation of Epstein's death in prison -- has refused to recuse himself from the investigation into Epstein's network and his recent death.
Despite the involvement of these CIA-linked men, as well as the organized crime-linked Leslie Wexner, the then-president of SAT told the Columbus Dispatch that the airline was "no longer connected to the CIA."
Notably, It was during this same time that Epstein exerted substantial control over Wexner's finances; and, according to Fitrakis and his extensive reporting on Wexner from this period, it was Epstein who orchestrated logistics for Wexner's business operations, including The Limited. As was revealed in the Arthur Shapiro murder file and in ties between SAT and The Limited, much of The Limited's logistics involved figures and companies connected to organized crime and U.S. intelligence. It is also important to note that SAT was well-known for being a CIA front company prior to the efforts of Wexner et al. to bring the airline to Columbus, and that, a few years prior, Epstein himself had previously worked for intelligence-linked figures also involved in Iran-Contra, such as Adnan Khashoggi.
In addition, during this time period, Epstein had already begun to live in the now infamous New York penthouse that had first been purchased by Wexner in 1989. Wexner had apparently installed CCTV and recording equipment in an odd bathroom in the home after his purchase, and never lived in the home, as was noted in Part III of this series.
In an exclusive interview, Bob Fitrakis told MintPress that Epstein and Wexner's involvement with SAT's relocation to Ohio had caused suspicion among some prominent state and local officials that the two were working with U.S. intelligence. Fitrakis specifically stated that then-Ohio Inspector General David Strutz and then-Sheriff of Franklin County Earl Smith had personally told him that they believed that both Epstein and Wexner had ties to the CIA. These claims further corroborate what was first reported by Nigel Rosser in the Evening Standard that Epstein had claimed to have worked for the CIA in the past.
Fitrakis also told MintPress that Strutz had referred to SAT's route between Hong Kong and Columbus on behalf of Wexner's company The Limited as "the Meyer Lansky run," as he believed that Wexner's association with SAT was related to his ties to elements of organized crime that were connected to the Lansky-created National Crime Syndicate. In addition, Catherine Austin Fitts -- the former investment banker and government official, who has extensively investigated the intersection of organized crime, black markets, Wall Street and the government in the U.S. economy -- was told by an ex-CIA employee that Wexner was one of five key managers of organized crime cash flows in the United States.
As this series has noted in previous reports, Meyer Lansky was a pioneer of sexual blackmail operations and was deeply connected to both U.S. intelligence and Israel's Mossad. Furthermore, many members of the so-called Mega Group, which Wexner co-founded, had direct ties to the Lansky crime syndicate.Marc Rich's Pardon and Israel's "Leverage" over Clinton
Another shadowy figure with connections to the Mega Group, Mossad, U.S. intelligence and organized crime is the "fugitive financier" Marc Rich, whose pardon during the last days of the Clinton White House is both well-known and still mired in controversy years after the fact.
Marc Rich was a commodities trader and hedge fund manager best known for founding the commodity trading and mining giant Glencore and for doing business with numerous dictatorships, often in violation of sanctions. He worked particularly closely with Israel and, according to Haaretz :
In the years after the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the ensuing global Arab oil embargo, a period when nobody wanted to sell oil to Israel, for almost 20 years Rich was the main source of the country's oil and energy needs."
It was that trading on Israel's behalf that would ultimately lead to Rich being charged in 1983 for violating the U.S. oil embargo on Iran by selling Iranian oil to Israel. Rich was also charged with tax evasion, wire fraud, racketeering and several other crimes.
Haaretz also noted that Rich's businesses were "a source of funding for secret financial arrangements" and that "his worldwide offices, according to several reliable sources, frequently served Mossad agents, with his consent." Rich had more direct ties to the Mossad as well. For instance, his foundation -- the Rich Foundation -- was run by the former Mossad agent Avner Azulay. Rich was also friendly with prominent Israel politicians, including former Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Ehud Barak, and was a frequent provider of "services" for Israeli intelligence, services he freely volunteered.Marc Rich, right, is pictured with Israel's Shimon Peres in a photo from Mark Daneil Ammann's "The King of Oil."
According to Rich's biographer, Daniel Ammann, Rich also fed information to U.S. intelligence but declined to give specifics. "He did not want to tell with whom he cooperated within the U.S. authorities or which branch of the U.S. government he supplied with intelligence," Ammann said in an interview with the Daily Beast .
One clue as to the nature of Rich's relationship to U.S. intelligence is his apparent ties to BCCI. "The BCCI Affair" report mentions Rich as a person to investigate in relation to the bank and states :
BCCI lending to Rich in the 1980s amounted to tens of millions of dollars. Moreover, Rich's commodities firms were used by BCCI in connection with BCCI's involv[ement] in U.S. guarantee programs through the Department of Agriculture. The nature and extent of Rich's relationship with BCCI requires further investigation."
Rich was also deeply tied to the Mega Group, as he was one of the main donors to the Birthright Israel charity along with Mega Group co-founder Charles Bronfman and Mega Group member Michael Steinhardt. Steinhardt was particularly close to Rich, first meeting the commodities trader in the 1970s and then managing $3 million for Rich, Rich's then-wife Denise, and Rich's father-in-law from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s through his hedge fund. In the late 1990s, Steinhardt would enlist other Mega Group members, such as Edgar Bronfman, in the effort to settle the criminal charges against Rich, which eventually came to pass with Clinton's controversial pardon in 2001. Steinhardt claimed to have come up with the idea of a presidential pardon for Rich in late 2000.
Rich's pardon was controversial for several reasons, and many mainstream outlets asserted that it "reeked of payoff." As the New York Post noted in 2016, in the run-up to the presidential pardon the financier's ex-wife Denise had donated $450,000 to the fledgling Clinton Library and "over $1 million to Democratic campaigns in the Clinton era." In addition, Rich had hired high-powered lawyers with links to powerful individuals in both the Democratic and Republican parties as well as the Clinton White House, including Jack Quinn, who has previously served as general counsel to the Clinton administration and as former chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore.
However, per Clinton's own words and other supporting evidence, the main reason behind the Rich pardon was the heavy lobbying from Israeli intelligence, Israeli politicians and members of the Mega Group like Steinhardt, with the donations from Denise Rich and Quinn's access to the president likely sweetening the deal.
Among the most ardent lobbyists for Rich's pardon were then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, then-Mayor of Jerusalem Ehud Olmert, then-former Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami and former Director of the Mossad Shabtai Shavit. According to Haaretz , Barak was so adamant that Clinton pardon Marc Rich that he was heard shouting at the president on at least one occasion. Former adviser to Barak, Eldad Yaniv, claimed that Barak had shouted that the pardon was "important Not only from the financial aspect, but also because he helped the Mossad in more than one instance."
The Israel lobbying effort had considerable help from Mega Group member Michael Steinhardt as well as Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which was at the time heavily funded by Mega Group members, including Ronald Lauder and Edgar Bronfman.
There has been speculation for years that Clinton's decision to pardon Rich may have been the result of "leverage" or blackmail that Israel had acquired on the then-president's activities. As was noted in Part III of this report, the Mossad-linked "Mega" spy scandal broke in 1997, whereby Israeli intelligence had been targeting Clinton's effort to broker a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine and had sought to go to "Mega," likely a reference to the Mega Group, to obtain a sensitive document.
In addition, Israel is known to have acquired phone conversations between Clinton and Monica Lewinsky before their affair was made public. Author Daniel Halper -- relying on on-the-record interviews with former officials and hundreds of pages of documents compiled in the event that Lewinsky took legal action against Clinton -- determined that Benjamin Netanyahu told Clinton that he had obtained recordings of the sexually-tinged phone conversations during the Wye Plantation talks between Israel and Palestine in 1998. Netanyahu attempted to use this information to get Clinton to pardon convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Clinton considered pardoning Pollard but decided against it after CIA Director George Tenet threatened to resign if the pardon was given.
Investigative journalist and author Gordon Thomas had made similar claims years prior and asserted that the Mossad had obtained some 30 hours of phone-sex conversations between Lewinsky and Clinton and used them as leverage. In addition, a report in Insight magazine in May 2000 claimed that Israeli intelligence had "penetrated four White House telephone lines and was able to relay real-time conversations on those lines from a remote site outside the White House directly to Israel for listening and recording."
Those phone taps apparently went well beyond the White House, as revealed by a December 2001 investigative report by Carl Cameron for FOX News . According to Cameron's report :
[Israeli telecommunications company Amdocs] helped Bell Atlantic install new telephone lines in the White House in 1997 [and] a senior-level employee of Amdocs had a separate T1 data phone line installed from his base outside of St. Louis that was connected directly to Israel
[I]nvestigators are looking into whether the owner of the T1 line had a 'real time' capacity to intercept phone calls from both the White House and other government offices around Washington, and sustained the line for some time, sources said. Sources familiar with the investigation say FBI agents on the case sought an arrest warrant for the St. Louis employee but [Clinton] Justice Department officials quashed it."
According to journalist Chris Ketcham :
[Both Amdocs and Verint Inc. (formerly Comverse Infosys)] are based in Israel – having arisen to prominence from that country's cornering of the information technology market – and are heavily funded by the Israeli government, with connections to the Israeli military and Israeli intelligence
The companies' operations, sources suggest, have been infiltrated by freelance spies exploiting encrypted trapdoors in Verint/Amdocs technology and gathering data on Americans for transfer to Israeli intelligence and other willing customers (particularly organized crime)."
Given the extent of phone tapping of the U.S. government by Israeli intelligence-linked companies and Netanyahu's previous use of intercepted phone calls to pressure Clinton to pardon Jonathan Pollard, it is entirely reasonable to speculate that some other trove of intercepted communications could have been used to push Clinton to pardon Rich in the final hours of his presidency.
Also notable is the fact that several figures who heavily lobbied Clinton over the Rich pardon had ties to Epstein, who also had ties to Israeli intelligence and Israeli intelligence-linked tech companies, as discussed in Part III of this series. For example, Ehud Barak, a close friend and business associate of Epstein, and Shimon Peres, who introduced Barak to Epstein, were the major players in convincing Clinton to pardon Marc Rich.
Furthermore, as will be shown in a subsequent section of this report, Jeffrey Epstein had developed ties with the Clinton administration beginning in 1993 and those ties expanded, particularly in 1996, when Epstein's intelligence-linked sexual blackmail operation was underway. Clinton would later fly on Epstein's infamous private jet, nicknamed the "Lolita Express," and Epstein would later donate to the Clinton Foundation and claim to have played a key role in the creation of the Clinton Global Initiative.
In addition to the role of figures close to Epstein in securing Rich's pardon, Epstein himself appeared to share some level of connection with Rich's former business partners. For instance, Felix Posen -- who ran Rich's London operations for years and whom Forbes described as "the architect of Rich's immensely profitable but suddenly very controversial business with the Soviet Union" -- appears in Epstein's book of contacts . In addition, Epstein's offshore structured investment vehicle (SIV), Liquid Funding, has the same attorney and director as several Glencore entities : Alex Erskine of the law firm Appleby.
The significance of that connection, however, is unclear, given that Erskine was connected to a total of 274 offshore entities at the time of the "Paradise Papers" leak in 2014. Catherine Austin Fitts told MintPress that it could suggest that Epstein's Liquid Funding -- 40 percent of which had been owned by Bear Stearns , and which may have received a "secret" bail-out from the Federal Reserve -- is part of the same shadow economy "syndicate" as Glencore.
This possibility merits further investigation, given that Glencore is partially owned by British financier Nathaniel Rothschild, whose father, Jacob Rothschild, is on the board of advisers of Genie Energy, which includes Michael Steinhardt as well as several alleged associates of Epstein, such as Bill Richardson and Larry Summers. In addition, Nathaniel Rothschild's cousin by marriage, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, is a long-time associate of Jeffrey Epstein with considerable ties to the New York City "Roy Cohn machine." Marc Rich had long-standing ties to the Rothschild family, going back to the early 1970s when he began commodity trading at Philipp Brothers.Lynn Forester de Rothschild's surprising interest in Epstein
After Epstein's arrests first in 2007 and then again last month, numerous media reports emerged detailing the links between Epstein and Clinton, with most asserting that they had met not long after Clinton left office in 2001 and, as recently mentioned, issued the controversial pardon of Marc Rich.
Those reports claimed that the Epstein-Clinton relationship had been facilitated by Epstein's long-time girlfriend and alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell. However, documents obtained from the Clinton presidential library have revealed that the ties between Epstein and Clinton date back years earlier and were facilitated by powerful individuals who have largely evaded scrutiny in connection with the Epstein case.
One major player who has been largely overlooked in bringing Epstein and the Clintons together is Lynn Forester de Rothschild. Notably, Forester de Rothschild has long been connected to neoconservative Reagan era officials -- the Lewis Rosenstiel/Roy Cohn network described in Parts 1 and 2 of this series, as well as the Mega Group, which was detailed in Part 3 of this series.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild became involved in the world of Democratic Party politics in the late 1970s when she worked on the 1976 campaign of hawkish Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) alongside now-notorious neoconservatives like Elliott Abrams , who would go on to play an important role in the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan era and later serve in the State Department under Trump. She was also introduced to her second husband, Evelyn de Rothschild, by Henry Kissinger at a Bilderberg conference. Several of the individuals connected to the Mega Group and the Mossad-linked media mogul Robert Maxwell -- including Mark Palmer, Max Fisher and John Lehman -- were one-time aides or advisers to Henry Kissinger.
Before marrying into the Rothschild family in 2000, Lynn had previously been married to Andrew Stein, a major figure in New York Democratic politics, with whom she had two sons. Andrew's brother, James Finkelstein, married Cathy Frank, the granddaughter of Lewis Rosenstiel, the mob-linked businessman who ran a sexual blackmail operation exploiting underage boys, as was discussed in Part 1 of this series. Rosenstiel's protege Roy Cohn was the lawyer for Cathy Frank and James Finkelstein and it was at their behest that Cohn attempted to trick a nearly comatose Rosenstiel to into naming Cohn, Frank and