A thread on the newest Epstein article before working...

Q. WHY?

Why did Ken Starr pressure Republican Justice Department officials to keep the Epstein case from ever being prosecuted?

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Q. WHY?

Why did New York prosecutor Cy Vance Jr., try to downgrade Epstein’s sex-offender status?
Q. WHY?

Why did Alan Dershowitz, try to pressure the Pulitzer Prizes to shut out the Miami Herald for its epic investigative reporting that cracked open the case anew?
Q. WHY?

For that matter, why did Dershowitz engage in an all out smear campaign the past few days against victim lawyer David Boies, challenging him to a 'sex-off' Friday in what can only be described as a bizarre rant?
Q. WHY?

Why did a Hollywood project about Epstein get quietly dropped?

Oh.

"Society opened itself to Epstein in New York, Hollywood, and Palm Beach."
Though some observers have likened Epstein’s enigmatic rise as a glamorous social magnet to that of Jay Gatsby, a more appropriate archetype may be the fixer, sexual hedonist, and (ultimately disbarred) lawyer Roy Cohn.
In the 1970s and early ’80s, Cohn was a favor broker for boldface chums as various as the top Democratic-machine politicians.... and who do we have here AGAIN? Dershowitz....
Birds of a feather:

Epstein kept a photo of his friend Allen, the sexual pariah, on his wall and was photographed walking with him on the Upper East Side.
They had more than a neighborhood in common. For years before his relationship with Mia Farrow, Allen had carried on with a 16-year-old girl he’d met at Elaine’s named Babi Christina Engelhardt.
Hollywood is SICK.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she wondered if she was the inspiration for Manhattan, Allen’s 1979 movie about a man in his 40s who dates a high-school student, which was nominated for two Academy Awards.
Engelhardt had sex with Allen more than 100 times, she says, sometimes with Farrow. “The whole thing was a game that was being operated solely by Woody so we never quite knew where we stood,” she said. Engelhardt went on to become Epstein’s assistant.
Band, Doug - Name in Epstein’s black book and private jet log.
A onetime White House intern who became BILL CLINTON'S bag carrier, body man, fixer, and all-purpose gatekeeper, Band arranged for the former president to travel to Africa on Epstein’s 727 in 2002.
Tell us again how you didn't know anything about Epstein, #SlickWilly
Just kind of interesting.
Leon Black: Black made Epstein the director of his family foundation in 2001. The foundation continued to list Epstein as director on its tax forms until 2012, four years after he had pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution in Florida.
IMO the Wexman (owns Victoria's Secret) - Epstein connection is going to lead to a gruesome list of hundreds or thousands of girls trafficked with the hope of becoming VS models. In fact -
Q. Will some of Victoria's Secret's or other modeling big names be on the list of Epstein victims?
Hey #SlickWilly - tell us again how you don't know much about Epstein?
Harvard... Will the once-prestigious now openly racist and host to low IQ wanna be activist David Hogg get caught up?
😂😂😂 Yah, ok Harvard, you misspelled serial rapist sex predator

“Jeffrey has the mind of a physicist,” the Harvard professor Martin Nowak has said, incredibly.
More birds of a feather.
How many models will we eventually learn about?

Brunel, Jean-Luc: Model scout.
Name found in Epstein’s black book and on Epstein’s private jet log.
Brunel was accused in court testimony of having used his agency to supply Epstein with girls.

CREEP
HEY @BILLCLINTON tell us again how you don't know about Epstein?
Burkle took *humanitarian* trips to Africa with Bill Clinton on Epstein’s private Boeing 727. According to 2008 Vanity Fair feature on #SlickWilly ... custom-converted Boeing 757 Clinton calls ‘Ron Air’ and Burkle’s own circle of young aides privately refer to as ‘Air Fuck One.’
Candace Bush - she was interviewing Epstein and he threw her out of his Manhattan apartment. Obviously got WAY too close to something. She gave up on the project out of fear for her life.
Here's a famous model...
Bill Clinton has ALREADY lied trying to get out ahead of the story. If you didn't do anything wrong... why LIE right out of the gate?
Is the author trying to "yes, but" here?

YES lots of us know that Clinton is grimy but not all of us agreed with giving #SlickWilly a pass.
"Those on the left have been going over how we’re supposed to feel about him for decades, but in the arguing about it, we have been asked to focus again and again on Clinton and his dick and what he did or didn’t do with it."
Have you? Because all I've ever heard from the left is that it was fine for a sitting president to be getting blow jobs from a 21 year old intern in the oval office whilst his wife was in the next room.

I don't remember many struggles of conscience on the left.
"Clinton's wife" 😂😂😂😂 So misogyny is in again?

"But the election of Trump over Clinton’s wife, and the broad conversation around sexual assault and harassment that has erupted in its wake, has recast his behavior more profoundly."
Chelsea and Ghislaine reportedly became fairly close friends.
Interesting though may be purely coincidental.
And who on Friday challenged victim's lawyer David Boies to a 'sex off' -
Dersh.
#SlickWilly and Dersh.

?When Epstein first started to attract media attention in the early aughts, mainly because of his friendship with former president Bill Clinton, Dershowitz served as a character witness for the reclusive financier."
Dersh.

Dershowitz says their interactions changed in 2005, when Epstein faced a local police investigation into his relations with underage girls in Palm Beach and he hired Dershowitz as a lawyer.
But in the years to come, as Epstein’s legal problems compounded, they would eventually ensnare Dershowitz himself. He is also accused of having sex with two of Epstein’s alleged victims.
He recognizes that the #MeToo movement has surfaced countless accounts of preposterous-sounding sexual misbehavior by powerful men and almost all of them have turned out to be true.
Dershowitz swears he is different. “Mine is the only case, singular, the only one, where I never met the people,” he says. “There’s no evidence we’ve ever met, no evidence we were ever in the same place at the same time, ever.”
Everything Dersh says sounds so weird to me.
???

Today, Dershowitz claims he and Epstein were never really even friends, despite their proximity. “He was an acquaintance,” he says. “In retrospect, I wish I hadn’t taken the case, but I didn’t see a problem with taking the case. We didn’t have a close personal relationship.”
They were friends for years. Dersh. This sounds so weird.
Another model:
Yes, yes, I know it's circumstantial and these people all moved in the same circles. But that's the point, isn't it?
Prince Andrew reportedly arranged this payout
Not in the jet logs but still another dot.
At Bear Stearns, Epstein made a name for himself in the “special-products division,” essentially figuring out how to help the rich pay less taxes.
TDS addled former comedian...
WUT?
Taken with a grain of salt:
Hoffenberg claims he was introduced to Epstein by Douglas Leese, a mysterious British arms dealer, and that he paid Epstein $25,000 a month as Towers Financial began making risky plays to take over companies like Pan American World Airways and Emery Air Freight.
“He has a magnificent personality,” Hoffenberg says. “He’s very easy to interact with, very social, very easy to bond with, an unusually nice person. And he’s pretty dynamic on financial savvy. He could move money in different areas to get the stock prices to go up and down.”
I think that Andrew is Henry's son: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Jar…
Johnson, Elizabeth: Heiress.
Name found on Epstein’s private jet log.
Epstein was a co-trustee on 14 parcels of land the Johnson & Johnson heiress owned in Dutchess County, New York. He resigned as a trustee for Johnson’s revocable trust at the end of 1998.
Kellen, Sarah: Alleged enabler - In Epstein’s black book and jet log.
In a world where most women still work for men, and ... jobs are often in “service” or “caring” professions, it should surprise no one that Epstein’s procurers, schedulers, fixers, and enablers were female.
Epstein paid his “executive assistants” $200,000 a year and let them order takeout from Le Cirque. When Groff had a baby, Epstein gave her a Mercedes and paid for a full-time nanny. “There is no way I could lose Lesley to motherhood,” he told the NYTimes in 2005...
Marcinkova, referred to in court documents as Epstein’s “sex slave,” hails from the former Yugoslavia; Ross, a model, is from Poland. Kellen ...
(who has since married a NASCAR driver) was a scheduler, making sure that Epstein always had a slate full of girls, and it was she who sometimes walked the girls up the stairs in the Florida mansion and laid the oils out on the massage table.
Marcinkova would have sex with the girls for Epstein’s viewing pleasure and sometimes all together. Groff booked travel, and Ross also helped with the calendar.
After the Miami Herald published its investigation in 2018, Epstein wired the “possible co-conspirators” $250,000 and $100,000, respectively, prosecutors say, to buy their silence. Since then, none of them have been reached for comment.
This - alone - would be fascinating were the rest of the Epstein story not so depraved.
Kissinger, Henry: Secretary of State and national-security adviser.
Name found in Epstein’s black book. One of the century’s most notorious practitioners of cutthroat realpolitik, Kissinger served on the Council on Foreign Relations with Epstein.
Kissinger, Nancy: Philanthropist.
Epstein and Kissinger served on the Rockefeller University board alongside Nobel laureate Joseph Goldstein, socialite Brooke Astor, and Texas billionaire Robert Bass.
Yah. Sure.
Oh.
2 degrees of separation.
We're already fairly familiar with this madame.
She was there at the socialites’ dos: Cornelia Guest’s holiday bash, Georgette Mosbacher’s party for the writer Michael Gross. At real-estate mogul Aby Rosen’s birthday, at Harvey Weinstein’s cocktail party.

And Chelsea Clinton's wedding...
At film screenings and store openings and fashion shows, at Tina Brown’s home and Arianna Huffington’s and the Time 100 Gala.
For years, though not lately, Maxwell was a constant on the New York social scene in its most Upper East iteration. She was a friend of everyone, if an intimate of few.
Maxwell seemed to know many rich and powerful men — articles mention her dining with Bill Clinton, photos show her partying with Elon Musk and deep in conversation with Stephen Schwarzman — but her most durable connection has been with Epstein.

Slick Willy AGAIN
She was, as he once put it, his “best friend.” Maxwell, 57, has been accused in civil suits of serving as his procuress, luring women and girls into Epstein’s web.
In court documents, Epstein’s accusers allege that Maxwell — who denies all and has never been criminally charged — acted as a recruiter, an instructor, and in some cases a participant in the abuse he practiced.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Maxwell recruited her on behalf of Epstein when Giuffre was a 16-year-old spa attendant at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, where Epstein has a home, said much of her grooming came from Maxwell.
“The training started immediately,” Giuffre said in a video interview with the Miami Herald. “It was everything down to how to give a blow job, how to be quiet, be subservient, give Jeffrey what he wants.”
“Every pretty girl in New York, in those days, Ghislaine would invite to Jeffrey’s,” said Euan Rellie, an investment banker who has known Maxwell for years and who, along with his wife, Lucy Sykes, was a fellow guest at a dinner for Prince Andrew at Epstein’s townhouse.
Maxwell and Epstein had been attached, but she was “now an employee of his, as I understood it,” Rellie said. “Her job was to jazz up his social life by getting fashionable young women to show up.” He presumed the young women to be in their 20s.
She was said to be wickedly funny and unusually knowledgeable, glamorous, and, on top of that, British. (“I think New Yorkers are charmed by that high-end English accent,” photographer Patrick McMullan said.)
What’s more, she was exotic. She had explored the seas and could pilot a helicopter, or maybe a submarine, one acquaintance thought — a MacGyver of the gala circuit.
Maxwell arrived in New York in the early ’90s, on the cusp of her 30th birthday. English-born and poshly educated, she was the favorite daughter of Robert Maxwell, the English media mogul,
whose holdings included newspapers, notably the tabloid Daily Mirror in London, and the Macmillan publishing house in the U.S. Ghislaine had founded a social club for women in London and worked for another of her father’s papers,
and, according to the New York Post, she came as his emissary to American society when he bought the New York Daily News in 1991.
But that same year, Robert was found dead — by suicide, murder, or accident (the official inquest’s ruling, though opinions vary) — in the Atlantic, off the Canary Islands.
Soon after, he was discovered to have plundered the pension funds of the Mirror to shore up his floundering empire. Ghislaine was reported to have an income for life from a family trust, but at £80,000 a year, it would hardly be enough to sustain a high-flying lifestyle.
The meet-cute of Epstein and Maxwell in New York is unclear... By 1992, they were already linked, showing up at a Mar-a-Lago party with each other in Palm Beach, where Trump and Epstein ogled women together in front of NBC cameras.
For a woman seen everywhere about town, she is curiously silent in the press, except where ocean conservation is concerned. In 2008, she hosted a cocktail party for the board of the nonprofit Oceana at her townhouse on East 65th Street.
And by 2012, she had launched the TerraMar Project, a conservation nonprofit of her own, of which, according to tax filings, she was president but from which she drew no salary.
From the New York social world, she has vanished. “I have not seen her in a zillion years,” one acquaintance said. The party photos dried up in 2016. Her 65th Street townhouse was sold for just over $15 million that year.
Where is she now? One social-watcher guessed the islands; others think Europe. She incorporated a company — Ellmax, a play on her name — in the U.K., and TerraMar’s last two years of tax filings listed the address of an accounting firm near Boston.
“She seemed like a woman who didn’t have any real job, didn’t have any real boyfriend, had lost her dad,” Rellie said of his impressions of her when they’d met. “A woman adrift who was clinging on to whatever she could find.”
George Mitchell -
But no one knew anything about his criminal activities.
Pastrana Arango, Andrés: Former Colombian president.
Name found in Epstein’s black book and on Epstein’s private jet log.
Filed in the address book under “ex president of Colu.”
A private fund-raiser in 1995 where Clinton received up to $100K from guests including Epstein:
Wait - WUT?? Epstein has a full-size doll hanging from a chandelier, and chess pieces that look like his staff?
Hell-oooooo
Dang it. I might not get this finished before I have to jet to a meeting -

but I'll see how far we can get in the next hour.
Also a model -
Bill Richardson

Epstein donated $50,000 to each of his gubernatorial campaigns. A spokeswoman for Richardson told the Albuquerque Journal that Richardson recalls visiting Epstein’s New Mexico ranch only once, during his first run for governor in 2002.
Q. Was Epstein placing his 'girls' in jobs and marriages after they were no longer of use to him and his famous friends?
Sacco, Amy: Nightlife impresario.
Name found in Epstein’s black book.
The undisputed club queen of aughts New York, Sacco ran Lot 61 in Chelsea, which was famous for using fresh fruit in its drinks, and later Bungalow 8, which prided itself on discretion,
the kind of place where celebrities could behave badly and not have to worry about appearing in “Page Six.” Sacco married nightlife with concierge-style indulgences for the very rich: Her staff would get you whatever you needed.
Schank, Roger: Chief learning officer at Trump University.

Visited Epstein in prison in 2008.
Schumer, Chuck: New York’s senior senator.
One of many politicians to receive donations from Epstein over the years. Epstein gave bipartisanly but not equally: Between 1990 and 2004, he gave more than $139,000 to Democrats and just over $18,000 to Republicans.
Like everyone, she worked with Harvey Weinstein when he was an Oscar machine, the toast of the town. So you can’t blame Siegal for including someone who already knew all the boldface power people.
Q. WHY was someone as important to the NY social scene as Siegal risking HER reputation by shilling for a pedophile?
Rodney Slater Secretary of Transportation under Bill Clinton
Kevin Spacey

Name found in Epstein’s black book and on Epstein’s private jet log.
Flew with Bill Clinton to Africa (and, according to flight logs, the Azores) on Epstein’s plane.
Yes, yes, orange man bad but I have questions.

Q. Ken Starr - Why?
Clinton-shill Stephanopoulos, George: Former White House communications director. Attended a dinner at Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse for Prince Andrew in 2010. “That dinner was the first and last time I’ve seen him,” Stephanopoulos said recently. “It was a mistake to go.”
Bill Clinton's Treasury Secretary and Obama's director of the National Economic Council
DERSH AGAIN

Epstein, reads a story published in the Harvard Crimson in 2003, “has found Harvard the perfect staging ground for his intellectual pursuits.” Then-president Summers didn’t comment, but Alan Dershowitz confided ...
...that Epstein “speaks well of Larry, and I think he admires Larry’s economic thinking.” Lucky Larry, to be recognized by such an eminence.
Epstein, of course, was not an alumnus of Harvard (or anywhere), or a faculty member, but he was a donor. Asked by the Crimson in 2006 whether Epstein’s $6.5 million donation should be returned,
interim president Derek Bok referred to an earlier statement that Harvard has no “obligation to investigate each donor and impose detailed moral standards.”
PBS YOU SAY?

Even AFTER Epstein registered as a sex offender, the Boston Globe reported, Larry Summers’s wife, Harvard English professor Elisa New, accepted Epstein’s $110,000 donation to her PBS poetry show.
Trivers, Robert: Evolutionary biologist.
In 2015, he defended Epstein, saying, “By the time they’re 14 or 15, they’re like grown women were 60 years ago, so I don’t see these acts as so heinous.” This month, he called his past statement “stupid and offensive.” 🤮🤮
There it was, yet another tape. This time, the now-president was filmed, in footage dredged up by NBC, in 1992 at Mar-a-Lago, hosting a party attended by a bevy of Buffalo Bills cheerleaders — and Epstein, from whom Trump has tried to distance himself since the arrest.
In this frame, (Trump) dances, snapping his fingers and spinning, surrounded by women — but profoundly alone, backing off and avoiding eye contact the second a woman moves in to dance with him.
So what all was going on in Africa.
Edward Tuttle - designer of 'the temple' on pedo island
After weeks of speculation, the first eyewitness account revealed that what the “temple” contained wasn’t a necromantic shrine but a gym, decorated with a framed photograph of a topless woman.
Cyrus Vance Jr - the attorney who tried to get Epstein's sex predator risk level reduced - also just happened to pass on going after Harvey Weinstein
Leslie Wexler - Retailing billionaire Leslie Wexner was Epstein’s only known client, the man who transferred the rights to that famous townhouse to him for free in 2011, years after they were supposed to no longer be in contact.
I'm not sure why this article doesn't reference the Victoria's Secret-Wexler relationship, but here it is from another article thecut.com/2019/07/les-we…
Jim and Nina Zagat: founders and publishers of Zagat Restaurant Surveys. They met at Yale Law School and were both practicing attorneys when they founded Zagat Surveys.
Zuckerman, Mort: Media mogul and newspaper publisher.

Zuckerman went into business with Epstein — briefly — in 2004, spending $25 million to invest in Radar, but he pulled the plug after just three issues.
Looks like I got all the way through the list - / end.
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