The Jeffrey Epstein document release set the internet on fire last night.
Here’s what happened in case you weren’t paying attention: Last month, a judge ordered nearly 1,000 pages to be released in connection with a defamation case and nearly all names are unredacted. More than 100 people are named, including many high-profile individuals.
Now, this is not, ‘Oh, all these individuals had sex with young girls thanks to Jeffrey Epstein.’ These people are witnesses who were around Jeffrey Epstein, exploited by Jeffrey Epstein in some cases, repeating what Jeffrey Epstein said about certain individuals, and so on. So, being named in these documents is not a clear indictment of someone’s character. You have to sort of delve into it.
Most of the names have previously been reported on, but we are learning some new information as well. The biggest piece of news involves former President Bill Clinton. It’s one of those shocking but not surprising revelations. In a deposition of a woman who accused Prince Andrew of groping her, she said Epstein told her “that Bill Clinton likes them young.” That was in reference to girls.
Are we surprised? You know, it’s shocking but not surprising. We’ve seen this history of his for a long, long time. We elected him president. We almost elected his wife president. That didn’t happen, but remember 2016? We had all these women come out accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. At the same time, we had Hillary Clinton, who was married to a man who’s been accused of similar things. This is America.
In these depositions, that same woman also talked about magician David Copperfield, who she says asked her if she was aware that “girls were getting paid to find other girls.” Famous celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Bruce Willis are mentioned in the documents – but only in relation to an accuser denying having met them. That’s important. She denies having met them, but she noted Epstein had brought them up as part of his name dropping habit. There’s no evidence they actually did meet any victims of Jeffrey Epstein.
Separately and interestingly, Epstein’s brother Mark is speaking out. He told The New York Post that Jeffrey told him in 2016 “if I said what I know about both candidates, they’d have to cancel the election.” But Mark said his brother never revealed to him exactly what he knew about Trump or Clinton.
Do I believe that? I’m not sure I do. Trump told New York magazine in 2002 that he had known Epstein for 15 years, but he later distanced himself from him around 2004.
Jeffrey Epstein, as you know, is reported to have taken his own life in his New York jail cell in 2019 while he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Many people to this day believe that was not a suicide but rather some sort of planned execution by those who stood to lose a lot.
During an interview on this show, former Attorney General Bill Barr, who was in office when this all happened, told me he does not believe this was anything other than Jeffrey Epstein taking his own life. He was wide open to the possibility of it being otherwise, but he reviewed a bunch of videotapes and so on.
It’s all fascinating, and we’re not done with Jeffrey Epstein. I can tell you that for a fact. I can’t tell you how I know, but I can tell you for a fact we’re going to hear a lot more about Jeffrey Epstein in the coming year. You may even be hearing from him directly. More on that as I’m allowed to tell you.
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