July 10, 2019
Saturday’s arrest of Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking charges has led the media on a scavenger hunt for information that has been out in public knowledge for a while, digging up the billionaire’s connections and activities.
Currently, federal authorities are investigating Epstein’s activities, and on Monday they encouraged anyone, not just victims, with information on his conduct to come forward. According to prosecutors, Saturday’s raid saw FBI agents prying open the doors to Epstein’s New York mansion with a crowbar and discovering sex toys and photos of underage girls in suggestive poses.
Epstein’s “Little Black Book” of contacts was published by Gawker in 2015, with many prominent names listed in its logs of over a thousand names, including close friend and billionaire Les Wexner, Prince Andrew, former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Donald Trump and family, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Alec Baldwin, David Blaine, Charlie Rose, Chris Tucker, and billionaire David Koch.
Also listed throughout the book are addresses and phone numbers to massages throughout the world.
Billionaire CEO of L Brands Les Wexner worked with Epstein since the early nineties and was the previous owner of the 71st Street mansion where Epstein allegedly committed a number of crimes, the same residence where authorities discovered child pornography in Saturday’s raid.
Two women claimed to have been trafficked by Epstein also claimed that they were directed by the billionaire to have sex with Dershowitz, who has denied the women’s claims.
In a 2002 interview, Donald Trump said, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 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.”
Since then, Trump has appeared to distance himself from Epstein, having reportedly banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago because he “sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club.”
Bradley Edwards, an attorney for one of Epstein’s accusers, said that Trump was “the only person” to provide assistance when Edwards served subpoenas and notices to individuals connected to Epstein.
“The only thing I can say about President Trump is that he is the only person who… picked up the phone and said, let’s just talk,” said Edwards. “I’ll give you as much time as you want. I’ll tell you what you need to know, and was very helpful in the information that he gave and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever, but had good information. That checked out and that helped us and we didn’t have to take a deposition of him in 2009.”
Bill Richardson and New Mexico massages
Cleaners and a Christophe Gaie labeled “witness”
A flight log for Epstein’s “Lolita Express” showing former President Bill Clinton along with 4 secret service agents having taken a flight on the plane
The former president released a statement this week saying he knew “nothing” of Epstein’s “terrible crimes” and that the two hadn’t spoken in more than a decade. The statement also said that Clinton only took “a total of four trips” on Epstein’s jet in 2002 and 2003 to travel to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Around that time, Clinton called Epstein a “highly successful financier and a committed philanthropist.”
Flight logs for the “Lolita Express,” however show that Clinton flew on the jet 26 times between the years of 2001 and 2003, and a 2015 report from Gawker revealed “21 contact numbers and various email addresses for Clinton.”
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman on Monday asked for people with any information on Epstein’s conduct to come forward and call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
– MK. II