• GOP frontrunner should explain any relationship to Bill Clinton’s pervert pal.
By Ronald L. Ray —
Jewish financier Jeffrey Edward Epstein is a really rich guy, estimated to be worth over a billion dollars. He owns multiple homes in two countries and a private island in the United States Virgin Islands, associating with numerous leading individuals in politics, business, and entertainment. Among them are Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. There is just one problem. Epstein is also a convicted sex criminal who, according to ABC News, obtained a “sweetheart deal” from U.S. district attorneys in 2007. Over 30 of his minor female victims allegedly were frozen out of the process, in violation of law.
This newspaper reported previously on Epstein’s deviant, illegal penchant for underage girls and his pimping them to the rich and powerful. But, with the 2016 presidential campaign well under way, we think it best to take another look at recent developments in the story and the impact they ought to have on how we view the leading Republican and Democrat contenders.
In 2007, Epstein’s lawyers—Gerald B. Lefcourt, Alan Dershowitz, Jay Lefkowitz, Kenneth Starr (who once prosecuted Bill Clinton), and Roy Black—convinced federal attorneys to enter into a sweeping, and originally secret, non-prosecution agreement, in exchange for guilty pleas to two misdemeanor charges under Florida state law, instead of federal laws that could have provided a life sentence.
While the ordinary man who harmed dozens of young women would be imprisoned for years or decades, the wealthy Epstein apparently was provided special consideration by government lawyers, who allowed him to pay off some of his victims and receive an unduly lenient county jail sentence: 13 months in a private wing at the Palm Beach County Stockade, with release from confinement for up to 16 hours per day.
In addition, the U.S. attorneys also secretly agreed to provide immunity from prosecution to “any potential co-conspirators of Epstein,” including four close female associates who were believed to have procured often underage, frequently Eastern European women for Epstein. In other words, the federal government turned a blind eye to likely international human trafficking and possible sex slavery.
The female victims have attempted for over seven years to obtain justice in the court system, seeking to overturn the plea agreement. A new pleading reported in February 2016 alleges that federal prosecutors “intentionally” and “repeatedly” violated the legal rights of more than 30 victims by deceiving them and concealing the plea agreement from them and the public for over a year after it was concluded. Authorities told victims they were still investigating, although the case was closed.
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The plaintiffs, who were as young as 14 in 2008, believe this contravened federal law, which, according to ABC, “guarantees crime victims the right to confer with prosecutors and to be treated fairly by the justice system.” The new pleading goes on to state that, in the following nearly eight years of their lawsuit, “the government does not write even a single sentence explaining why it entered into [an agreement] with a sex offender who had committed hundreds of federal sex offenses against young girls.”
Allegations against Epstein first became known in 2005. Prior to that time, according to its logbook, former President Bill Clinton flew at least six times on Epstein’s airplane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.” Guests allegedly often paid for sexual favors on flights. Epstein also provided transportation for Clinton and other prominent individuals to Africa, purportedly for anti-AIDS fundraising.
Demonstrating the intimate Clinton connection, Epstein’s lawyer, Lefkowitz, told prosecutors at the time that his client was “part of the original group that conceived of the Clinton Global Initiative,” founded in 2005.
It would be nearly impossible to believe that Hillary Clinton knew nothing of these associations, or of Epstein’s activities. Yet the media myrmidons do not question her about what she knew or when she knew it, nor mention how it reflects her and Bill’s lack of character.
Donald Trump also flew at least once with Epstein. America’s most popular presidential candidate should likewise explain his association, since a 2002 interview (well before the scandal broke) quoted by ABC, suggests he knew what went on in Epstein’s environs: “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.”
In a world where character mattered, any politician who rubbed elbows with Epstein would already be toast. But the corrupt world of the mainstream media—which colludes with criminals, if they are rich or powerful—forces us to ask seemingly obvious questions.
If Trump or Clinton were to win the White House, would they be possible subjects of blackmail resulting from their Epstein associations? Would Epstein—who has resumed his former station and was not even subjected to civil forfeiture—have the ability to control such a president? Even if not, what does it say about the candidates’ honesty, integrity, and ability to make good judgments?
Whether Zionist zombies, compromising conservatives or moral minimalists, there is not a single untainted major party presidential candidate. Time to start over.
Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.
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