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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    The Clinton's got to him.
    There's a long list of those who would prefer Epstein assume room temperature...



    Since my post on the subject was modded out of the other Epstein thread, a reminder of Ghislaine Maxwell's roots.

    Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell is a British socialite and the youngest child of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell. She has long been associated with Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender. Maxwell moved to the United States after her father's death. Over the years, Maxwell has been photographed alongside many prominent, powerful people who are linked to Epstein, such as Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Maxwell was a guest at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010.







    Ms. Maxwell would like the court to keep the files sealed...how convenient for her.


    Jeffrey Epstein's Socialite Pal Ghislaine Maxwell Asks Court to Keep Files Sealed
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...p-files-sealed

    Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, on Wednesday asked for a rehearing by a full panel of the appeals court in Manhattan of her request to keep the filings, which run about 2,000 pages, from the 2015 case sealed.

    The dispute stems from a lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, a Floridian who claims Epstein sexually abused her for two years starting in 2000, when she was 16 years old, and that Maxwell participated. Giuffre sued Maxwell in 2015 after the socialite publicly called her a liar.

    A three-member appeals panel ordered a federal judge to publish the documents. The ruling was handed down three days before Epstein’s arrest on sex-trafficking charges. The filings could shed light on Giuffre’s claims that prominent politicians and business leaders joined in Epstein’s alleged abuse for years.

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    Part II of the OP article...

    Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era


    Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump.

    by Whitney Webb

    excerpts:

    This report, Part II of this series titled “The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Too Big To Fail,” will delve into Cohn’s close ties to the Reagan administration, which was also closely tied to the same organized crime network led by the infamous mob figure Meyer Lansky, which was discussed in Part I. Of particular importance is the “Iran Contra” network, a group of Reagan officials and associates who played key roles in the Iran Contra scandal. Though it has remained relatively unknown for years, many key figures in that same network, and several fronts for the CIA that were involved in funneling money to the Central American Contra paramilitaries, were also trafficking minors for their sexual exploitation and use in sexual blackmail rings.

    Several of these rings made headlines at one point or another over the years — from the “call boy ring” run by Washington lobbyist Craig Spence, to the Franklin child-sex and murder ring run by Republican operative Larry King, to the scandal that enveloped the Catholic charity Covenant House in the late 1980s.

    Yet, as this report will show, all of these rings — and more — were connected to the same network that involved key figures linked to the Reagan White House and linked to Roy Cohn — revealing the true scope of the sordid sexual blackmail operations and sex rings that involved the trafficking of children within the U.S. and even in Central America for their exploitation by dangerous and powerful pedophiles in the United States.

    Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the United States from the Prohibition Era right up to the present day and the Age of Trump, a fact made increasingly clear as more and more information comes to light in relation to the Jeffrey Epstein case.
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    Though Cohn was not given a public position in the Reagan administration, he was not merely a “dirty trickster” who worked in the shadows during the Reagan campaigns. In fact, he worked closely with some of the more visible faces of the campaign, including the then-communications director for Reagan’s 1980 campaign and later CIA director, William Casey. According to Christine Seymour — Cohn’s long-time switchboard operator from the late 1960s up until his death in 1986, who listened in on his calls — Casey and Cohn were close friends and, during the 1980 campaign, Casey “called Roy almost daily.”

    Seymour also noted that one of Cohn’s other most frequent phone pals and closest friends was Nancy Reagan and she was also one of his clients. Reagan, whose influence over her husband was well-known, was so close to Cohn that it was largely his death from AIDS that led her to “encourage her husband to seek more funding for AIDS research.”

    Prior to Cohn’s death, Nancy and her husband Ronald secured his spot in an exclusive experimental AIDS treatment program, despite the Reagan administration’s well-documented “non-response” to the AIDS crisis of the era. Ronald Reagan was also a friend of Cohn’s and, according to late journalist Robert Parry, “lavished favors on Cohn, including invitations to White House events, personal thank-you notes and friendly birthday wishes” over the course of his presidency.

    Given that Reagan heavily courted the evangelical right and promoted “family values” as president, the close ties between not only himself, but his inner circle, with Cohn may seem odd. However, Reagan, like Cohn, had deep ties to the same organized-crime factions that were among Cohn’s clients and affiliates of the same Mafia figures close to Cohn’s own mentor, Lewis Rosenstiel (see Part I).

    Not unlike Cohn, Reagan’s own mentor, Lew Wasserman, had close ties to the mob. Wasserman, the long-time president of MCA and the well-known Hollywood mogul, is known for not only making Reagan’s film and television career, but also supporting his successful push to become president of the Screen Actors Guild, which later launched Reagan’s political career. In addition, MCA was a major financier of Reagan’s successful gubernatorial bid in 1966 and, not long after Reagan became president, his administration controversially shut down a massive Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into MCA’s ties to organized crime.




    Spence later stated that his contacts within the White House, which allowed him and his “call boys” access, were “top level” officials and he specifically singled out George H.W. Bush’s then-National Security Advisor Donald Gregg. Gregg had worked at the CIA since 1951 before he resigned in 1982 to become National Security Advisor to Bush, who was then vice president. Prior to resigning from his post at the CIA, Gregg had worked directly under William Casey and, in the late 1970s, alongside a young William Barr in stonewalling the congressional Pike Committee and Church Committee, which investigated the CIA beginning in 1975. Among the things that they were tasked with investigating were the CIA’s “love traps,” or sexual blackmail operations used to lure foreign diplomats to bugged apartments, complete with recording equipment and two-way mirrors.

    Barr would later become Bush’s Attorney General, rising to that post yet again under Trump. Furthermore, Barr’s father worked for the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and recruited a young Jeffrey Epstein, then a high school drop-out, to teach at the elite Dalton School, from which Epstein was later fired. A year prior to hiring Epstein, Donald Barr published a science fiction fantasy novel about sex slavery. Notably, the same year Donald Barr hired Epstein, his son was working for the CIA. Bill Barr has refused calls to recuse himself from the Epstein case, even though he worked at the same law firm that has represented Epstein in the past.

    Donald Gregg is also connected to Roy Cohn’s “influence machine” through his daughter’s marriage to Christopher Buckley, the son of conservative journalist William Buckley, close confidant and friend of both Roy Cohn and Cohn’s law partner Tom Bolan.

    The Washington Times reports on Spence’s child sex ring also reveal his close ties to none other than the ubiquitous Roy Cohn. One of the Times’ sources for its first story on the scandal alleged that he had attended a birthday party for Roy Cohn that Spence had hosted at his home and that CIA Director William Casey was also in attendance. Spence was also said in the report to often brag about his social companions and regularly mentioned Cohn and claimed to have hosted Cohn at his house on occasions other than the aforementioned birthday party.
    <snip>

    Part III of this series will focus on the Mega Group and its ties to the network that has been described in Parts I and II. In addition, the role of the state of Israel, the Mossad, and several global pro-Israel lobby organizations will also be discussed in relation to this network of sexual blackmail operations and Jeffrey Epstein.

    It is here that the full breadth of the Epstein scandal comes into view. It is a criminal and unconscionable blackmail operation that has been run by influential figures, hidden in plain sight, for over half a century, exploiting and destroying the lives of untold numbers of children in the process. Over the years, it has grown many branches and spread well beyond the United States, as seen by the activity of Covenant House in Latin America and Epstein’s own international effort to recruit more girls to be abused and exploited.

    All of this has taken place with the full knowledge and blessing of top figures in the world of “philanthropy” and in the U.S. government and intelligence communities, with great influence over several presidential administrations, particularly since the rise of Ronald Reagan and continuing through to Donald Trump.
    full article here:
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/blackm...an-era/260760/

    Somehow I get the feeling that the Epstein & Co. operation will all be swept under the rug again... Maybe Epstein will go down, but what he and Maxwell were doing will continue with other players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Bill Barr has refused calls to recuse himself from the Epstein case, even though he worked at the same law firm that has represented Epstein in the past.
    Apparently that changed after Webb originally wrote the article. She should have checked on that again before Part II was released.

    William Barr Says He's Recused From Epstein Case Over Legal Conflict (July 8, 2019)
    https://www.newsweek.com/william-bar...nflict-1448165

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    More "whackjob horseshit" for harry...

    How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret for Wealth and Women
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/b...gtype=Homepage

    In the mid-1990s, two senior executives had discovered that the same man, a close adviser to the company’s chief executive, Leslie H. Wexner, was trying to pitch himself as a recruiter for Victoria’s Secret models. Mr. Wexner was alerted, according to the two executives.

    It is unclear what if any action Mr. Wexner took in response. But the man — Jeffrey E. Epstein, a New York financier — had developed an unusually strong hold on Mr. Wexner, one of the country’s most influential corporate titans.

    Within years of meeting Mr. Epstein, Mr. Wexner handed him sweeping powers over his finances, philanthropy and private life, according to interviews with people who knew the men as well as court documents and financial records.

    Mr. Wexner authorized him to borrow money on his behalf, to sign his tax returns, to hire people and to make acquisitions. Over the years, Mr. Epstein obtained a New York mansion, a private plane and a luxury estate in Ohio — today valued at roughly $100 million all together — previously owned by Mr. Wexner or his companies. At the same time, he drove a wedge between Mr. Wexner and longtime associates and friends.

    Victoria's Secret billionaire Leslie Wexner gave near-total control of his finances to Jeffrey Epstein, according to a stunning new account of their controversial friendship
    https://www.insider.com/victorias-se...-report-2019-7

    In a letter earlier in July to employees, Wexner wrote he was "NEVER aware of the illegal activity charged in the indictment" of Epstein.

    "I would never have guessed that a person I employed more than a decade ago could have caused such pain to so many people," he wrote.
    Bullshit! Wexner knew exactly what was going on...it was done in service to Wexner's Mega Group activities, IOW to benefit the interests of Israel. Compromising the power structure of the US to keep the players and US policies in thrall to Israel.

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    So the moral of the story is it was the joos wot dun it.

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    ^Are most of the names in this story Gentile? I suppose it's anti-semantic(or whatever) to point that out. Fuck em...I. don't. care.


    Another POS surfaces in this sorry saga...

    The Epstein-Linked Russian ‘Matchmaker’ Who Allegedly Hooked Up Foreign Girls with Powerful Men
    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile...-powerful-men/



    One of the men who allegedly “procured” such girls for Epstein and other affluent men is Peter Listerman, was reportedly “running scared” when reporters approached him earlier this month at a film festival asking questions about his ties to Epstein, according to a report from the Daily Beast Monday.
    related story...from 2016

    Jeffrey Epstein’s East Side mansion houses Russian playmates
    https://pagesix.com/2016/03/08/jeffr...ian-playmates/

    Epstein apparently has contacts in Moscow who provide matchmaking services for both his “orgy island” in the Caribbean (which he jokingly dubbed Little St. Jeff’s) and his Manhattan townhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Epstein apparently has contacts in Moscow...
    I would not wonder if - at the end of the day - cherchez le Putin...

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    Trump is not unfamiliar with the Maxwells it seems...


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    After they arrived back to the port and the shoes returned to the owners one pair had been left over...

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    Was it the joos what killed Maxwell then?

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    ^Perhaps he alive?

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    Here's a short vid from Vice on some of the morons who help create the environment in the US that allows Epstein, Maxwell, Wexner and their ilk to operate with near impunity. It's not just in Texas...VP Pence, from Indiana, is one of them.


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    Related video from Thom Hartmann. "How White Evangelicals Sold Their Soul to Donald Trump To Bring About Armageddon"

    Trump, friend of Epstein...


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    Is the Epstein story headed down the memory hole? Has gone very quiet in the last few days...

    July 31, 2019
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/sta...233354462.html

    New York prosecutors have more than one million pages of documents that constitute evidence in their case against accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Epstein’s lawyers said in open court Wednesday.

    Epstein attorney Martin G. Weinberg pointed to the voluminous amount of discovery material the government has collected to argue that he needs at least 13 months to prepare for trial, but U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman sided with prosecutors, who asked for a June 2020 court date.

    Berman set the next oral arguments in the case for October 28, at which time the trial date could be revisited, he said.



    In other matters...An article related to posts #37 & 38. Yes this is very much related to the activities of the Epsteins, Maxwells and Wexners of the world.

    The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/untold...israel/260532/




    As a result of these meetings, CUFI aligned itself tightly with the neoconservatives that were well represented in the Bush administration, even appointing neoconservative and Christian Zionist Gary Bauer to its board and naming Bauer the first director of its lobbying arm, the CUFI Action Fund. Bauer is a founding member of the highly controversial and now-defunct neoconservative group, Project for a New American Century (PNAC), and has also served on the executive board of the neoconservative group Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD).

    CUFI has since won powerful allies and counts neoconservative Elliott Abrams; former CIA director James Woosley; neoconservative archon Bill Kristol; former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee; Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Ted Cruz (R-TX); Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence among its staunchest supporters. At a CUFI summit last year, Netanyahu described CUFI as a “vital part of Israel’s national security.”

    In addition, CUFI has close ties to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the top donor to President Trump and the entire Republican Party. Adelson even received a special award from Hagee at a 2014 CUFI event. “I’ve never had a greater warm feeling than being honored by Pastor Hagee,” said a beaming Sheldon Adelson at the time.

    At the most recent CUFI summit, held on Monday, the Trump administration sent Pence, Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and National Security Advisor John Bolton, all of whom spoke at the summit.


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    Part III of Whitney Webb's Too Big To Fail

    Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

    The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations.



    https://www.mintpressnews.com/mega-g...candal/261172/
    by Whitney Webb








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    Jeeeze, some things don't change. A conspiracy thread...who'd a think it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Is the Epstein story headed down the memory hole? Has gone very quiet in the last few days...
    Apparently he has become even more quiet , since he killed himself in jail.
    How convenient.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    he killed himself in jail.
    How convenient.
    I bet Prince Andrew sleeps better tonight. He must have been sweating more than a pig outside a slaughter house.

    All this shit would make for a good movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Apparently he has become even more quiet , since he killed himself in jail.
    How convenient.

    Suicided is probably closer to the truth.

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    So Skkin, wos it the joos wot done it?

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    Epsteingprobably was given a computer and internet connection which only went to the TD dog House

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    So Skkin, wos it the joos wot done it?
    Don’t let this pussy get to ya cuz. Harry is one of the biggest pencil necks on the forums. Typical geek boy. Big ole tough trucker like yourself can handle him.

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    Who was naive enough to think that J.E. will make it to the courtroom?

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    Former MCC inmate: There’s ‘no way’ Jeffrey Epstein killed himself

    The following account is from a former inmate of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, where Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive Saturday, and declared dead at a hospital of an apparent suicide. The ex-convict, who spoke to The Post’s Brad Hamilton and Bruce Golding on the condition of anonymity, spent several months in the 9 South special housing unit for high-profile prisoners awaiting trial — like Epstein.

    There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.

    Between the floor and the ceiling is like 8 or 9 feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.

    You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds — it would never happen.

    When you’re on suicide watch, they put you in this white smock, a straitjacket. They know a person cannot be injurious to themselves.

    The clothing they give you is a jump-in uniform. Everything is a dark brown color.

    Could he have done it from the bed? No sir. There’s a steel frame, but you can’t move it. There’s no light fixture. There’s no bars.

    They don’t give you enough in there that could successfully create an instrument of death. You want to write a letter, they give you rubber pens and maybe once a week a piece of paper.

    Nothing hard or made of metal.

    There’s up to 80 people there. They could put two in cell. It’s one or two, but I’ll never believe this guy had a cellmate. He was too blown up.

    The damage that unit can do to someone.

    It’s like you’re an animal and you’ve been brought into a kennel. A guy like Jeffrey, it’s like, “Holy sh-t.”

    I told my parents not to come there. God wasn’t in the building.

    I’ve had some heavy incidents in the building. What happened is permanent.

    Some of the guards are on a major power trip. They know guys there are suffering. They know something the rest of the world hasn’t seen, that a place like this exists in this country, and they get off on it.

    If the guards see that the guy is breaking, they’re going to help you break.

    But it’s my firm belief that Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide. It just didn’t happen.

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/10/former...illed-himself/

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