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07 July 2019

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Fred

Robert,

"Are they going to look at his past tax returns and examine his banking activity here and abroad? "

Which political party was Epstein most affiliated with? Did snoozy Jeff Sessions set this in motion a couple years ago or is this AG Barr?

eakens

Perhaps this is merely the tap on the shoulder for Trump to get going with the war on Iran.

CK

I believe that Robt. Mueller was Acosta's superior on this case.
Mueller also had final say on both the Whitey Bolger and Davis Asimov cases.
Epstein and Bolger both became FBI informants.

ex-PFC Chuck

Thanks for this; it's far and away the most lucid overview I've seen of the re-emergence of the Jeffrey Epstein affair.

Turcopolier

"Epstein was a longtime acquaintance of Prince Andrew and Tom Barrack,[67] and has attended parties with numerous celebrities, such as Donald Trump,[68] Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, and Woody Allen.[69] In September 2002, Epstein flew Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker to Africa in his private jet. According to flight records, Bill Clinton flew on Epstein's plane 26 times.[62] Donald Trump said of Epstein in 2002: "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."[70]" wiki on Epstein

marc Bellerose

The Bulger bros. are tied to Weld as well.

Walrus

Epstein should fear for his life if it is suspected he has dirt on Prince Andrew or the Clinton’s.

jsn

Maybe there's someone at Justice still interested in that. Long shot I know. Thiel shut down Gawker over this:
https://gawker.com/here-is-pedophile-billionaire-jeffrey-epsteins-little-b-1681383992

https://gawker.com/flight-logs-put-clinton-dershowitz-on-pedophile-billio-1681039971

srw

Current Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, handled Epstein’s case in the aughts while serving as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. I believe a U.S. attorney works for the Attorney General, a position that Mueller never filled. So I am at a loss as to the statement that Mueller was Acosta's superior on this case although I suppose he would have had some input on it.

jsn

The slime here is really bipartisan. It would be delightful to see some nameless civil servants drain some swamp.

CK

I do not know.

CK

Mueller was Director of the FBI from 2001-2013. Who works for whom is a bureaucratic smokescreen. Mueller arranged the informant deal for Epstein. Look for the dotted lines in the org chart; the solid lines are always useful in a who whom misdirect.

CK

The Whitey Bolger treatment is bipartisan.
To quote a very deceased person: "No man, no problem."

turcopolier

All

Press rumor out there is that both Bill and Hil were guests on Little St. James Island.

LG

The "madam" in the case, Ghislaine Maxwell, is also interesting. She is the daughter of Robert Maxwell, alleged Mossad operative, who trapped M Vanunu for the Israelis. Looks like large blackmail web for the powerful, the rich and the famous.

R

It's true; Hillary only went once though. This is a factional war, and it remains to be seen who is waging war against whom. Netanyahu was quick to pick up on this story to smear Barak, who has documented association with Epstein.

turcopolier

R
How do you know she only went once? I see that you have an e.mail suffix .gov. Do you work for the FBI or DOJ?

Fred

Isn't,

Gawker was sued into bankruptcy because they published video of wrestler Hulk Hogan. Boolean v. Gawker. It had nothing to do with Epstein.

R

Neither. I have been following your work for a while and appreciate--your old school, if you get what I mean. I can't say for sure that Hillary only went once, but that is what is documented. This a factional war, as I said before. The irony here is that Ghislaine, who is a despicable human being, may very well be reliving what happened to her father, Robert, through her association with Jeffrey. Time will reveal all, but the Israeli connection is pertinent.

Timothy Hagios

What I'd love to see is a political version of Mutually Assured Destruction, where the corrupt bastards all release the dirt they've been keeping on each other at once. That could be quite the spectacle.

ex-PFC Chuck

FWIW, Zero Hedge had a post up this morning citing a statement by one Bradley Edwards, a Florida attorney for one of Epstein's accusers, saying that Trump was the only one of a group of high profile Epstein associates whom he subpoenaed to respond and cooperate with useful information.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-07/trump-was-only-one-help-prosecutor-2009-epstein-case

Henry Barth

The name is Bulger, not Bolger.

Tidewater

I think there's a glitch here. The Mossad operative, 'Cindy' who trapped M. Vanunu because he had revealed secrets about the Israeli nuclear program was later identified as Cheryl Bentov. She lives in Florida with her husband and family. Cheryl Bentov--Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheryl_Bentov

PRC90

Tim, I think we are seeing a Swampian equivalent of the Great Peace created by the nuclear MAD threat in the second half of the twentieth century.
Trump's enemies will no doubt have dirt on him consequent to his decades of dealing with less than pristine counterparties, and he and his allies will not have been idle in collecting compromising material against his enemies. One outcome is that both sides have limited freedom of action to avoid triggering some degree of exchange of evidence.

PRC90

Quote: 'the younger side'. It would be interesting to see the interpretation of that deliberate choice of words, within the lexicon of the 2002-era East Coast social milieu.

Trump need not have made that sentence, but appears to publicly and deliberately question the actual ages of Epstein's companions.

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