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Jeffrey Epstein Is the Ultimate Symbol of Plutocratic Rot
Powerful elites enabled the financier accused of trafficking underage girls
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In 2003, the journalist Vicky Ward profiled Jeffrey Epstein, the financier indicted Monday on charges of sexually abusing and trafficking underage girls, for Vanity Fair. Her piece painted him as an enigmatic Jay Gatsby type, a boy from a middle-class family in Brooklyn who had scaled the rungs of the plutocracy, though no one could quite figure out how he made his money. It detailed dubious business dealings and mentioned that Epstein often had lots of beautiful young women around. But it left out Ward’s most important finding.

Twelve years later, in The Daily Beast, Ward wrote about how, in the course of her reporting, two sisters allegedly preyed upon by Epstein, as well as their mother, had spoken to her on the record. But shortly before the story went to press, Ward wrote, the Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter cut that section, saying, of Epstein, “He’s sensitive about the young women.” (In a statement on Monday, Carter said Ward’s reporting hadn’t been solid enough.)

Over the last couple of months, Ward told me, she’s started going through transcripts of the interviews about Epstein she did more than 16 years ago. “What is so amazing to me is how his entire social circle knew about this and just blithely overlooked it,” she said of his penchant for adolescents. While praising his charm, brilliance and generous donations to Harvard, those she spoke to, she said, “all mentioned the girls, as an aside.”

On Saturday evening, more than a decade after receiving a sweetheart plea deal in an earlier sex crime case, Epstein was arrested after getting off a private flight from Paris. He has been accused of exploiting and abusing “dozens” of minor girls, some as young as 14, and conspiring with others to traffic them. Epstein’s arrest was the rare event that gratified right and left alike, both because it seemed that justice might finally be done, and because each side has reason to believe that if Epstein goes down, he could bring some of its enemies with him.

Both sides are likely right. The Epstein case is first and foremost about the casual victimization of vulnerable girls. But it is also a political scandal, if not a partisan one. It reveals a deep corruption among mostly male elites across parties, and the way the very rich can often purchase impunity for even the most loathsome of crimes. If it were fiction, it would be both too sordid and too on-the-nose to be believable, like a season of “True Detective” penned by a doctrinaire Marxist.

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  1. I can’t believe a Jew criticized another Jew.

  2. @Longfisher

    Have you heard of the phrase “like a June night in December?”

  3. Mungerite says:

    The funny thing about the Trump quote in the original NYMag article on Epstein is that it’s probably the most honest description of the guy, with a none-too-subtle nod to the man’s predilections.

    You’d almost think it would be highly productive for an enterprising journalist to track down all the people praising Epstein’s financial acumen in the article to figure out what exactly they had in mind …

    • Agree: jack daniels
  4. The UK has their “Muslim grooming gang”, America has our own “Jewish grooming gang”. The underlying method is the same: grooming underage girls for sex with grown men; the motives aren’t that different: the Muslims did it for their own enjoyment and revenge against the infidels, the Jews did it for all that plus a much bigger purpose, to secure financial and political support for Israhell. But of course, the style of operation is much different. Instead of doing it cheap and low brow like the Muslim thugs, the Jews ran a much sexier operation in high style and sophistication.

    Epstein, with the help of his old pal Edgar Bronfman, is basically running an international sex trafficking and racketeering syndicate for Mossad, luring the business and political elites of US and UK into sex with underage girls, most likely videotaping them, then blackmailing them for money and political support for Israhell.

    Epstein was asked to leave Bear Sterns in 1981 after he was found in cahoots with Edgar Bronfman in an insider trading case involving Bronfman’s firm Seagram’s hostile takeover of another company. Edgar Bronfman and his two daughters are investors in NXIVM which was recently charged with sex trafficking and other corruption. Bronfman and Les Wexner, Epstein’s biggest “investor”, were co-founders of a Zionist org called Mega which basically solicits support for Israel. Epstein’s “hedge fund” is just an offshore bank account for blackmailed rich and powerful to deposit their payoff money, which is why it is established offshore and secretive “client list”.

    Zionists learned from their mistake with JFK. If only they had their Lolita Express in operation back then, they wouldn’t have had to shoot JFK in the face. Blackmailing lustful powerful men through sex with underage girls is a much more low profile way to go about ensuring Israhell’s “right to exist”.

  5. @Longfisher

    I usually detest Michelle Goldberg, but perhaps this time her solidarity with her gender takes precedence over ethnic loyalty.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Justvisiting
  6. Tipsy says:

    This is battlespace preparation. The New York Times will soon pivot to saying all billionaires are predators, especially Trump. Nothing more than narrative engineers plying their trade.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Winnetou1889
  7. July 9, 2019 at 7:56 pm GMT
    I can’t believe a Jew criticized another Jew.

    Ever heard of Gilad Atzmon?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  8. “The Ultimate Symbol”? I beg leave to doubt it! I suspect that the plutocratic rot is very wide and very deep and “Kiddy fiddling” which is what Jeffrey Epstein seems to be accused of, is only a small (and not the worst) part of it. If he “sings” I think there is no telling how far it will go, but probably he won’t and this whole evil mess will slink back into the shadows and silence, with the active help of the media.
    Come to think about it, probably even if he does sing, that too will be supressed.

  9. @Tired of Not Winning

    “Epstein, with the help of his old pal Edgar Bronfman, is basically running an international sex trafficking and racketeering syndicate for Mossad, luring the business and political elites of US and UK into sex with underage girls, most likely videotaping them, then blackmailing them for money and political support for Israhell.”

    It occurs to me, (This is, of course, merest speculation.) that these people* approach would-be-prominent people with a proposition that goes something like this: “If you want to be rich, successful and famous, we can help you, but in return you have to worship Satan. That means that you have to make sacrifices to Satan. If you refuse, which, of course, you are free to do, we will make absolutely certain that nothing you try will ever succeed. It’s up to you.”

    *Yes. Unfortunately, these monsters are the same species as ourselves!

    • Replies: @druid55
    , @AllbuttHindstain
  10. George says:

    China feared CIA worked with Sheldon Adelson’s Macau casinos to snare officials

  11. Who enabled him? Eskimos? American Indians? Mexican-Americans? Dumb Polacks? Black-Americans?

    It’s not just about money. Just like Madoff, Epstein got away with so much because he’s a ‘made man’ of the Tribe.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  12. Please allow me to rewrite the title of your article, (((Ms. Goldberg))), so that it more accurately reflects the true state of modern-day Weimerica:

    Jeffrey Epstein is the Ultimate Symbol of the Jews’ Sexual Exploitation of the Goyim

    There, I fixed it for you. You’re welcome.

    • Agree: Haxo Angmark
  13. When reading about Jeffrey Epstein , the deaths of Andrew Breitbart and Anthony Bourdain come to mind .

  14. and…

    (((Epstein)))’s main procurer was (((Ghislaine Maxwell))). She’s

    the daughter of (((Robert Maxwell))), a Brit billionaire racketeer Jew tied in with the (((Rothschild))) Zio-clan.

    This is the (((Robert Maxwell))) who, a few years back, was found floating face down in the Atlantic Ocean.

    as far as the Jewess (((Goldberg)))’s little essay goes, she’s signing on because the current prosecution of (((Epstein))) is coming out of the Second District of NY Court…which is Clinton territory. So Trump is squarely in the cross-hairs; as we all know, it was Trump’s lawyer pal Acosta who set up the first deal for (((Epstein))), by which he skated and the clients’ names were kept secret. Just how they can nail Trump w/o also nailing the other principals I do not know. But it’ll be interesting.

    meanwhile, Ann Coulter sez “a State Actor” was pulling the wires on (((Epstein)))’s sex-and-blackmail op. Nebraska? Oklahoma? Zimbabwe? who could it be…?

  15. Sean says:

    Ward wrote about how, in the course of her reporting, two sisters allegedly preyed upon by Epstein, as well as their mother, had spoken to her on the record.

    They said they were all over 18 in other words. He certainly had young women about but Michael Wolff said they ones he say on his plane were visibly late teens or twenty.

    No way in hell would someone be trusted with billionaire’s money who had ovbiously under age girls around him and was heading for a plea deal in which he might be under so much pressure he would reveal his clients’ financial crimes . And it is hardly in keeping with the Gatsby image so important to him. I think he had the young but legal girls for show, no one saw the obvious children but him. He kept the criminal conduct away from visitors, especially ones he posed as a philanthropist to. Someone in his position could not afford to get a reputation for having criminal culpability in anything. He was tax scam artist, and secret sex offender.

    On Saturday evening, more than a decade after receiving a sweetheart plea deal in an earlier sex crime case, Epstein was arrested after getting off a private flight from Paris. He has been accused of exploiting and abusing “dozens” of minor girls, some as young as 14, and conspiring with others to traffic them.

    People with his money rarely plead guilty. He admitted guilt to get the deal. The new charges he is arrested on say he was the only customer or client, so “trafficking” is quite deceptive. In the deal he never admitted having actual sex with any of the girls, and he insists he thought they were over 18, so basically all he has ever got a deal on was acts well short of sex with 16-18 years olds who were paid.

    Some of them named in the old indictment are now saying they were 2 years younger and had sex with all these VIPs. Doubt it. Still, Epstein’s previous admissions mean nobody will believe him if a girl says she was 14 not 18, and he is a tempting target tor civil suits which testifying in a criminal case are a basis for. I don’t see him as being all that powerful because money makes you a continuing target of people wanting financial restitution from people down on their luck and no longer able to make money from their looks. Getting a sweet plea deal for those things was just storing up trouble for the future fro someone as rich as him

  16. @Haxo Angmark

    I’d like to buy a vowel, Haxo. Is there an “e”?

  17. dvorak says:

    I can’t believe a Jew criticized another Jew.

    She criticized a powerful white man. She certainly did not criticize a Jew who corrupted thousands of Gentile girls much like a Kosher meat-packing enterprise processes fresh meat.

    • Agree: mark green
  18. Parfois1 says:
    @Priss Factor

    It’s not just about money.

    You are right, it is not just about money. It is also about power, namely political power. But, you see, they go hand in hand: economic power (money) begets power; and power is used to protect and enhance the moneymen and their system of exploitation called Capitalism.

    Under this unrestrained economic order nothing stops their exploitation, be it of the peasant in some remote corner of the world, the ecology that sustains life on earth, or the underage kids used as sex objects. This system creates and demands in the top perches a sense of entitlement, superiority, egocentrism and impunity defined as the sociopath personality, a required characteristic to enter the institutional order.

    Of course, the ideological make-up also helps, perhaps why the Jewish mind and amorality fits so well with the capitalist ethos of greed and exploitation.

  19. Art says:

    Gee – how many house calls did Dr. Dershowitz make to Alan Epstein’s homes.

    Hmm – how unusual these days?

    Oh – you say – Dershowitz is an attorney – how even more unusual.

    Hmm – who was providing who with professional services?

  20. If they are going to name people then why don’t they? These kinds of cases come up once in awhile and ALWAYS the same thing: “oh we have this list of men and women from high places” who are involved in seediest kinds of moral decay. But then….we never hear the full list of names; just a name or two to keep us attentive.

    My guess is this is just a continuation of the deep state (Israeli?) operation that Epstein has been obviously a huge player in. Ann Coulter said that Epstein was very much having the young female victims (always white Anglo females) report back to him everything that happened and had cameras.

    It was a BLACKMAIL game Then….AND it’s a Blackmail game now.

    Bringing Epstein back into the limelight casts Fear among the “Elites” who were dabbling in the deviant behavior. They must be scared spitless right now, shaking in their pants.

    They will cooperate fully with their blackmailers. QUESTION IS: what are they being asked to do?

  21. eah says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    Did she mention that Epstein is a Jew? — or that a big majority of the accused #MeToo perpetrators in entertainment and the media were Jews? — maybe you should still “detest” her.

  22. Richard B says:

    They’re using the WMB/FOT angle here. WMB = White Man Bad. FOT = Friend Of Trump.

    The choreography on this one is worse than a Vanilla Ice video.

    When one of the Tribe screws up they’re instantly “demoted” and banished to White Man Land.
    Even the women.

    It simply does not get more ignoble and slimy.

    Moral condemnation in this case is just more In Your Face evidence of how perverse and absurd their ethics are, and why their power is a threat to the human race. One that all sober adults should take very seriously. They’re a menace.

  23. There are lots of curious Zionist rabbit-holes in this

    Prosecuting Epstein in New York, is US Assistant Attorney Maurene Comey, daughter of of scandal-tainted former FBI Director and Hillary Clinton partisan James Comey, who had been fired by Donald Trump

    Maurene Comey recently married into a Jewish Zionist family, her husband Lucas Issacharoff, son of Samuel Issacharoff, who has taught at Tel Aviv University as well as in the USA

    Daily Beast is the media leading the charge against Epstein now with ‘insider scoops’ from prosecutors

    Daily Beast was founded in 2008 by Jewish media kingpin Barry Diller, & Tina Brown ‘who has Jewish grand-father’

    On 30 June during the USA 2016 election, The Daily Beast ran a story about how the Jeffrey Epstein files, could destroy either the Clintons or Donald Trump

    ‘Why Arrest Jeffrey Epstein Now?’

    In the 2008 ‘deal’ after Epstein’s 2007 indictment, ultra-Zionist Alan Dershowitz was a leading lawyer brokering that deal

    Now Dershowitz seems to have sabotaged Epstein, Dershowitz arguing in court that Epstein files should be unsealed and made public … Dershowitz won that battle in a US federal appeals court 2 July, 4 days before Epstein was arrested

    Dershowitz claimed he was trying to defend himself but that seems silly … Epstein files cannot ‘prove a negative’ that Dershowitz never raped children, there can only be a lack of evidence … and clearly Dershowitz is deeply connected with Epstein

    Wikipedia, run by CIA-Mossad ex-pornographer Jimmy Wales, friend of Israeli presidents, has edited Epstein’s biography to delete the USA Democrats connected with Epstein
    EU Police Agency and Prosecutor Report on Wikipedia, an Intel Agency Fraud

    Trump has recently hit his ‘highest popularity ever’ per ‘polls’, as USA Democrats get weirder & more out of touch ‘reparations for gay & lesbians’ – ‘open borders, no immigration restrictions’ etc … It looks like they are staging 2020 for Israel’s good friend Trump to win again

    Are Epstein files & video tapes blackmail fodder to keep Trump in line, & many others as well? Is the Epstein arrest a Mossad terror scheme, against all the people worldwide who ever flew on the ‘Lolita Express’?

    February 2000 photo of Donald Trump, then-girlfriend Melania, Jeffrey Epstein who seems to be grabbing Melania’s bottom, & Ghislaine Maxwell

  24. @freedom-cat

    Exactly. Some people here are celebrating prematurely, when there’s a lot about this situation–and a lot of weird coincidences–that doesn’t yet make sense. I wonder if we’ll ever really know the truth in this case …

    • Agree: freedom-cat
    • Replies: @The Scalpel
  25. @Brabantian

    Those are exactly my questions, too. There’s still just too much about this case that makes no sense. I have a bad feeling about this …

    • Replies: @Richard B
  26. Hossein says:

    To Epstein and other monsters like him these girls are just Shiksas. Gentile girls that can be used and thrown away.

    This is the ultimate disrespect to a society and a country,USA , that gave refuge to scums like Epstein .

    • Replies: @MartinAlaskan
  27. Richard B says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    The hostile elite are out to kill two birds with one stone.

    Bird 1. White Man Bad
    Bird 2. Friend Of Trump

    Epstein will be seen as a White man on this one.

    They’ll promote that with the same brazen effrontery they use to promote all of their lies.

    As if to say, “I dare you to identify Epstein as a Jew. I double dare ya.”

    But as more and more people begin to realize that the stakes are too high and they have nothing to lose, that’s exactly what they’re going to do.

    They want everyone to think they’re invincible and many shallow, easily impressed or intimidated do.

    But they’re not, at all. No one is.

  28. Why now? And if Epstein has served his purpose, why not cut to the chase and send him fishing with Maxwell ? I’m wildly guessing this is somehow either connected to not bombing Iran, or Alexander Acosta is doing something not kosher. Whatever it is justice won’t be served.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
    , @Bill Jones
  29. @Brabantian

    Wikipedia, run by CIA-Mossad ex-pornographer Jimmy Wales, friend of Israeli presidents, has edited Epstein’s biography to delete the USA Democrats connected with Epstein …

    Apparently, someone even attempted to remove all references to his religion, too!

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Truth3
  30. Anonymous[343] • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder how mutton-headed online meat-heads are reacting…the ones who say, whenever underage boys are raped by female teachers: “They aren’t victims. They’re lucky!”

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  31. Anonymous[343] • Disclaimer says:

    > “I can’t believe a Jew criticized another Jew.”

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  32. I don’t get why anyone is so upset. Michael Jackson, anyone? It was going on for decades & now, even now, many are still refusing to believe.

  33. @Tired of Not Winning

    Not to worry–her senior editors will just have to sit her down and have “a little talk”.

    Her career may have already started on a downward trajectory.

  34. lysias says:

    Vicky Ward’s new piece in the Daily Beast said that Acosta explained his signing off on the nonprosecution agreement by saying he had been told by a superior that Epstein was intel’s deal and above his pay grade, so he should back off. I take it the NYT left that out?

    Epstein’s criminal enterprise was a CIA operation.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  35. Anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    Jeffrey Epstein Is the Ultimate Symbol of Jewish Human Garbage that Represents the Epitome of the Jewish Race/Culture/Religion/Cult or whatever else you think or they think they are.

    Of course they finger pointing between members of the Jewish Cult will try to place the blame on someone but not them as a whole. But is is the Jewish Cult as a whole who hates the rest of humanity and do truly believe they are gaud’s chosen people. If the so called Jews who do not ascribe to this belief then let them leave the Cult and become members of Humanity again. If not, then they are part of the problem and a force for Evil on Earth.

    The really Bad news for the Jews is that there actually is a God and he/she might have a sometimes vengeful nature from time to time. And now, it is way past time for the Jews to learn by God’s Tough Love that they are not God’s Chosen People.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  36. anon[391] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    Americans / Evangelicaks/ Christian can no longer feel proud of their country , can’t feel confident , can’t trust the system , leaders, intelligence and even the military .
    They use to blame the Muslim countries for lack of democracy until they found out their own plights sinking more under that sham democracy . They use to blame Muslim for terrorism until they got the glimpses of the manufacturing , hiding , spreading and even later bragging about the terrorism by the home team who runs their life .
    They use to blame socialism until they found out the cost of living with the lies of American – Christian capitalism .
    They use to sneer at orientals Indian and African until they saw their own kids losing out big time to Indian , Chinese, Korean , Nigerian and even to Cuban kids .

    Not much to show about anything other than ‘ what happened yesterday ‘ and thinking ‘ what could happen tomorrow if not for the Muslim and Jewish perverts ‘ , they now take shelter under the big umbrella of excluding other from anything positive . It sustains the faltering ego , it provides the delusion that will help survive the imminent fall from grace and height of hubris . No it won’t ,
    Sexual crimes directed against minor is widespread in military , in Westminster, in NATO , among the soldiers deployed abroad , among clergy , in Hollywood, and in the silent epidemic of the missing minors in America.

  37. @Brabantian

    We can’t let this story go down the rabbit hole!! I believe you are exactly correct: this is being brought up again for use against people in high places; like Trump.

    I’m just wondering what they have planned….Very scary!!

  38. @Haxo Angmark

    Is that the same court where Robert Morgenthau reigned for ~35 years?

    Robert was a son of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., he of the Morgenthau Plan to complete the destruction of Germany.

    For his part, Robert has overseen cases that levied very large fines on international companies doing business with Iran, essentially, carrying out economic blackmail.
    Of course, the Morgenthau court was successful in forcing corporations to pay multimillion dollar “settlements,” the funds flowing into New York City coffers.
    Creditsuisse fined \$560 million for dealing with Iran

    And wasn’t Edgar Bronfman the guy who effectively created the holocaust reparations racket, suing Swiss banks, suing insurance companies, suing anybody, any corporation, any government that could be intimidated by Jewish power-words: “antisemite,” “holocaust.”

    [First sentence:

    “As we all should know by now the Holocaust was both the greatest murder and the greatest robbery in history. ”

    Bronfman connection:

    “t is difficult to put a starting date on the renewed worldwide interest in the assets stolen by the Nazis, but I date it March 1996, when a researcher showed up at the National Archives interested in Jewish deposits in Swiss banks. She had come to us because early in 1996 Edgar Bronfman, head of the World Jewish Congress, asked U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, the head of the Senate Banking Committee, to investigate the supposedly large quantities of dormant Jewish bank accounts in Swiss banks. His organization believed that there were billions of dollars in accounts and that the Swiss banks were making it difficult, if not impossible, for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims of Nazi persecution to retrieve. ”


  39. @Anon

    Any bets on when the next Catholic pedophilia scandal will erupt?

  40. @Old and grumpy

    Some people on here are speculating that Alexander Acosta’s instructions to go easy on Epstein in 2008 — ie, “Back off on the Epstein case because he is part of Intelligence” — would have come from a certain Robert Mueller the 3rd, who was director of the FBI at the time. Mueller is scheduled to appear before Congress next week regarding his curious handling of the RussiaGate matter. Will Jim Jordan be tempted to ask Mr. Mueller questions about Alexander Acosta and Jefferey Epstein? What will Jerry Nadler do to throw a blanket over that?

    • Replies: @annamaria
  41. anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    I am going to get a pipe.

    re: freedom-cat @38:

    “I’m just wondering what they have planned”

    Force Trump to attack Iran?

  42. @Longfisher

    ‘I can’t believe a Jew criticized another Jew.’

    Note that Epstein is criticized as a ‘plutocrat’ rather than as a Jew.

    Maybe the idea is to jump in early and define the discussion in such a way that Epstein’s Jewishness never comes up.

    It’s a thought. The objection to ‘plutocratic rot’ could be perfectly sincere.

  43. @Anonymous

    ‘I wonder how mutton-headed online meat-heads are reacting…the ones who say, whenever underage boys are raped by female teachers: “They aren’t victims. They’re lucky!”’

    Thinking back, I’d say that as a rule, they are lucky.

    It’s certainly unprofessional conduct on the part of the teacher, and she should be fired — but it’s absurd to call it ‘rape.’

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  44. Another aspect of this is that Epstein is Jewish, and Jews are very disproportionately represented in the news media.

    Is it unreasonable to suspect that they may throttle back on this account? That many of them will be mindful of a little voice saying ‘we don’t want to make too big a deal of this?’

    It would only be human nature — but I suspect if Jeffrey Epstein was gentile, the media would be going after him with considerably more enthusiasm.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  45. @lysias

    Vicky Ward’s new piece in the Daily Beast said that Acosta explained his signing off on the nonprosecution agreement by saying he had been told by a superior that Epstein was intel’s deal and above his pay grade, so he should back off. I take it the NYT left that out?

    Epstein’s criminal enterprise was a CIA operation.

    Well, it was certainly supported by _some_ intelligence agency or agencies of _some_ country or countries. After all, gathering blackmail information on prominent public/private figures around the world is part of their job description. 😉

  46. @Tipsy

    This renewed prosecution of Epstein isn’t about protecting young girls from billionaire predators, it’s an excuse to subpoena any human who ever stepped foot into Maralago so that the Democrat staffed SDNY can find other unrelated info on Trump to accuse him of bad deeds. It’s more GetTrump and anyone who ever breathed near him.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  47. tac says:

    In addition to the phenomenal work that Miami Herald has done to revive this scandal and the inherent injustice there in, TruNews ran a expose on this back in March of this year (watch the video and start from 23:12 onward):

    Alan Dershowitz was one of Epstein’s lawyers who constructed the lenient deal with Acosta (surprise, surprise):

    “Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta.
    After the one meeting with then-U.S. Attorney Acosta, where presumably “intelligence” was mentioned, the indictment was shelved and, instead, Epstein signed a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors, pleading guilty to one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of procurement of minors for prostitution, which earned him a cushy 13 months in county jail, from where he was allowed to leave to work at his office and go for walks.

    The deal granted immunity to “any potential co-conspirators.” Most significantly, federal prosecutors agreed to keep the deal secret from Epstein’s victims, which meant they would not know to challenge it in court. As it turned out, this actually broke the law, because victims have a right to know of such developments, under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.

  48. druid55 says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    There’s one big difference: Muslims will not support the abusers amongst them, whereas Jews elevate them as heroes almost!

  49. druid55 says:

    And if you can, run away to Satanistan, and we will protect you!

  50. @Tired of Not Winning

    Prince Charles and the Epstein will be sanitized

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  51. nickels says:

    That’s funny because I always thought the New York Times was the ultimate symbol of plutocratic rot.

  52. @Old and grumpy

    I wondered if anybody remembered old Captain Bob, bob, bob…….

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
  53. tac says:

    Wayne Madsen wrote some interesting pieces on Jeffrey Epstein:


    Epstein served a mere 13 months in prison on prostitution charges, not the longer term he would have seen had he been convicted on pedophilia counts. The deal worked out between Epstein’s attorneys and Florida prosecutors also involved the Florida Attorney General at the time, then-Republican and close Bush friend Charlie Crist. Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum actually signed a sweetheart plea deal with Epstein’s attorneys in 2007. Crist, of course, is no stranger to sex scandals involving underage individuals, but in Crist’s case, they were individuals of the same sex.
    Justice for the teens abused by Epstein, and allegedly by his friends Andrew and others, may be elusive. Florida prosecutors who worked for both Jeb Bush and, later, GOP Governor Charlie Crist, arranged for a “non-prosecution agreement” (NPA) that shielded Epstein and any “potential co-conspirators” from federal prosecutions after Epstein agreed to the plea deal that saw him plead guilty to a single state charge of soliciting prostitution, without any mention of the age of the so-called “prostitutes.” The no-further-prosecution deal was worked out between Epstein’s lawyers and Florida and the federal government. Epstein’s lawyers happened to be Alan Dershowitz; Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel of “Monicagate” fame; and Miami celebrity trial lawyer Roy Black. The terms of the NPA were called into question in a letter written in 2011 by former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, R. Alexander Acosta, and the dubious deal-making with Epstein’s lawyers during Bush’s and Crist’s tenure is clearly apparent:

    It is noteworthy that Attorney General William Barr, seen as Trump’s personal lawyer and hatchet man, may have known Epstein in the 1970s. In 1973, Donald Barr, the headmaster of Manhattan’s elite Dalton Schoola private school for children of some of New York’s wealthiest families, hired Epstein, who did not even possess a college degree, to teach mathematics, physics, and calculus. Students attending Dalton at the time included the son of Alan Greenberg, the chairman of the now-defunct Wall Street firm Bear Stearns. In 1976, Greenberg hired Epstein to be a trader at Bear Stearns and the degree-less math teacher soon became a billionaire. Others attending Dalton during Epstein’s tenure include actresses Jennifer Gray and Tracy Pollan and television’s “Bizarre Foods” chef Andrew Zimmern. Epstein’s association with Barr have some observers jokingly referring to the matter as the “Epstein-Barr” case.

    Researcher Wayne Madsen: Trump’s Connection to Epstein Needs to Be Exposed:

  54. George says:

    Conspiracy theory: Netanyshu threw Epstein under bus to derail Barak


  55. annamaria says:
    @Buck Ransom
    Comment section:

    “Mueller issued the stand-down order to Acosta under the Bush regime. My gut instinct: the cover-up of Prince Andrew and the open border cartel human/narco/Weapons smuggling was driving Bush, owned by the Koch’s and Brits and the rest of the coverup was the Dims. Both are globalists.”

    All that cover-up occurred during BushCo with Mueller involved up to his eyes. The amount of dirt and dead bodies covered by this is likely quite large and implicates Current Oligarchy actors.


    What evidence is there that Mueller, as FBI Director, would have issued such a stand-down order to U.S. Attorney Acosta? Wouldn’t it have been much more likely to have come from AG Mukasey or his deputy? (Who was the Deputy AG then?)


    As Cernovich notes:
    “Cy Vance – Democrat, gave Epstein a pass on sex offender status.
    Acosta – Republican, approved plea deal.
    Muller – Republican, signed off on FBI closing file on Epstein.
    Schumer – Took money from Epstein.
    Bill Clinton – Travel.
    This isn’t partisan. Corruption at all levels.”

    What’s good is that most people commenting on the threads… understand just how deep the rot goes and that it’s not confined to North America.

  56. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Digital Samizdat

    “I wonder if we’ll ever really know the truth in this case …”

    Uhhh No. LOL

    • Replies: @Sean
  57. I hear that Epstein turned over his tapes to his handlers at Mossad, the Institute

  58. @Tired of Not Winning

    This theory does seem to accommodate the most facts in the most parsimonious way.

    Ockham award.

  59. @Colin Wright

    Yes, but there can be other unforeseen consequences. Both boys and girls who are sexualised too soon may feel conflicted with feelings of both pleasure and guilt around sex which can interfere with them forming healthy relationships and continue to cause problems for a very long time afterwards.

    • Replies: @jack daniels
  60. Hibernian says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Hiding the religious affiliation/ethnicity of someone with an ethnically distinctive name is more than a little bit futile.

  61. the way the very rich can often purchase impunity for even the most loathsome of crimes

    Er, no. He has the sex tapes of powerful people. His fate depends on where he keeps them. I’ll bet they weren’t in the safe at his New York home, where the police found his stash of child porn. As Manuel Noriega discovered, a bank vault does not provide adequate security. If Epstein is smart, he will have multiple encrypted copies in different jurisdictions.

  62. @Haxo Angmark

    … is coming out of the Second District of NY Court…which is Clinton territory. So Trump is squarely in the cross-hairs;

    It’s an interesting theory; but Bill Clinton and sometimes Hillary flew the “Lolita Express”, along with other powerful Democrats such as Alan Dershowitz.

    Ann Coulter sez “a State Actor” was pulling the wires on (((Epstein)))’s sex-and-blackmail op

    Epstein allegedly got a lenient plea bargain because he was a CIA/FBI asset. Perhaps he did; on the other hand it is also possible that a powerful person lied about Epstein’s status to avoid being implicated himself.

  63. Duke84 says:

    Goldberg makes no mention of the several women who procured young girls for Epstein and why they aren’t being prosecuted as well.

  64. Sean says:

    Cosby got taken down by a black comedian because he was a black critiquing other black;s behaviour. All of a sudden the case got reopened.

    Epstein is going to prison for the rest of his live because Trump appointed Alexander Acosta. The establishment hate Trump because he is a plutocrat who critiques his own class.

  65. Sean says:
    @The Scalpel

    Epstein if charged with that very same offence and is going to prison (a real prison this time) for the rest of his life.

    So he will show his gratitude by keeping quiet about others involvement, will he?

    • Replies: @The Scalpel
  66. @Colin Wright

    Why aren’t they going enthusiastically after his many gentile “customers” then? So far it looks like a Jewish fall guy covering up for numerous goys from Clinton to whoever. Seems he was their go to man to satisfy their perversions – a stereotypical pimp role for a Jew. I’m not fond of Jews any more than the next UR reader but shouldn’t all those goys who were involved be paying for their crimes too?

    Those Clintons have already killed quite a few people to cover up for their crimes. Do you think they’d worry too much if they had to bump off another witness just because he was some rich Jew? No wonder he has kept his mouth shut so far. What good will all his videos do him when he’s dealing with ruthless murderers? A convenient “suicide” or a mysterious death would probably close the whole affair.

    • Replies: @Gapeseed
  67. So Epstein is a pimp. In the employ of blackmailers? Why is the New York AG after his ass now? After all these years. Who is the target if not Trump? I doubt the Justice Department is out to get the Mossad.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  68. alexander says:

    ……A lot like the pot calling the kettle black, perhaps ?

  69. Truth3 says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Wikipedia is a Mossad operation from the beginning.

    No right thinking Christian or Muslim should ever read or support it.

  70. @Bill Jones

    He was also known as the Bouncing Czech!

  71. Gapeseed says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Those Clintons have already killed quite a few people to cover up for their crimes. Do you think they’d worry too much if they had to bump off another witness just because he was some rich Jew? No wonder he has kept his mouth shut so far. What good will all his videos do him when he’s dealing with ruthless murderers? A convenient “suicide” or a mysterious death would probably close the whole affair.

    With modern technology, a Dead Man’s Switch is too easy to pull off.

  72. annamaria says:

    Robert Maxwell (Jewish name: Abraham Leib Hoch, of a Chassidic Jewish Czech family) was extremely busy scheming and scamming his way to riches and power, simultaneously working for himself as publisher of his British media empire, Mossad, the Soviets, and organized crime—all of which benefited each other in multiple ways.

    Maxwell biographers Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon write, “Maxwell used the power of all his newspapers to attack Israel’s enemies” and that he had “acquired a rare and privileged position in the communist world.” When Maxwell wasn’t making hundreds of millions hocking Mossad’s pirated and bugged version of Bill Hamilton’s PROMIS software to intelligence agencies, governments, and criminals around the world—even penetrating the Unites States’ most secure nuclear installation, Sandia National Laboratories—Maxwell was helping Jewish-Soviet mob bosses like Simeon Mogilevich launder money through various world banks and through Maxwell’s complex web of dummy corporations … Maxwell helped Mogilevich obtain an Israeli passport through the Mossad.


    Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich was born to a Jewish family in Ukraine. As a young man in the early 1970s, he belonged to a band of small-time crooks in Moscow. He apparently served two separate jail terms during this period for a plethora of petty crimes.

    His fortunes improved dramatically during the 1980s when the Russian government allowed thousands of Jews to depart for Israel, Europe and the U.S. Seeing a grand business opportunity, Mogilevich defrauded his fellow Jews by buying their possessions at discount prices (exploiting their eagerness to leave) and promising to sell them on the market and send the profits from such nonexistent sales overseas at a later date. Mogilevich scored millions of dollars on this scheme and used these funds to invest in the highly lucrative areas of weapons and drugs smuggling, prostitution and gambling.

    Mogilevitch as an FBI asset:

    Semion Mogilevich Organization is based in Budapest, Hungary. . . . Principal activities of the Mogilevich Organization include weapons trafficking, nuclear materials trafficking, prostitution, drug trafficking, dealing in precious gems, and money laundering. The Mogilevich Organization operates across Central Europe, including Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; and Moscow, Russia. Its activities also extend to the United States, Ukraine, United Kingdom, France, Slovakia, and Israel. …

    For a guy who is supposedly engaged in a broad swath of illegal activities that encompasses the gamut of bad behavior, Semion has enjoyed a relatively peaceful life. If he actually had such a record I would expect him to face a mountain of extradition requests. But that is not the case.

    The final issue of relevance concerns Semion’s ethnicity and citizenship status. He is not a Russian. Never has been. He is Ukrainian and a citizen of Israel. So why are media types so eager to claim Semion as proof that Donald Trump is under the thumb of the Russian mob? It does not compute.

  73. @WorkingClass

    The “why _now_?” question has not been answered at all imho.

    There is so much we do not know about the hall of mirrors that is the intelligence agencies of the western world.

    One thing is for sure–there is no way The New York Times etal will give us any real clues–even if they had any.

    Sometimes the right answer to the question is just “We do not know.”

    (That said, my gut is telling me there is some dispute between intelligence agencies and somebody is playing hardball and threatening to expose someone else’s long running operation–again don’t know why _now_.)

  74. @freedom-cat

    I saw a news item yesterday that said that the police had recovered tapes and compact discs from Epstein’s \$77million pad. Also that he had got another sweetheart deal, earning him (If that’s the right word) a 5 year sentence. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone with a conscience could leak the files, tapes and records to Wikileaks!? That would really put the cat among the pigeons!

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  75. This is not so much about plutocratic rot, as about the society based on naked greed. Money talks, that’s all there is to it. Remember O.J. Simpson? He is no plutocrat, just a rich criminal, like Epstein. He also got away with his crime. Whereas any poor soul would go to jail for stealing a loaf of bread. That’s the only justice possible in a kingdom based on money.

    • Replies: @jack daniels
  76. @Anonymous

    “I can’t believe a Jew criticized another Jew.”

    You make it look as though you were quoting me. I object! I did not say that, I was replying to someone that did. If it was a mistake ok, apologise. If it was not what are you trying to do?

  77. The Scalpel says: • Website

    Interesting times….we will see.

    My guess is that this thing will drag out until sufficient people lose interest or after the next election and then he will get off the hook and poof everything disappears again.

    • Replies: @Sean
  78. @Tired of Not Winning

    It would certainly be a big deal if it turned out Epstein was running a blackmailing operation designed to raise money for Zionist orgs or give Israel leverage over prominent Americans. You don’t give a source for your allegations — why not? Ann Coulter, in a rather daring radio interview posted on YouTube, speculates that Epstein’s ability to get away with so much suggests a possible conspiracy and a “state” being involved and I have to confess that the state that first occurred to me was not Russia or China but Israel. If there is a genuine tie there, it could be very liberating to expose it, but this is no time to be slinging rumors around.

  79. Sean says:
    @The Scalpel

    During the 2016 campaign, Trump was sued by an anonymous woman who claimed he raped her at an Epstein party when she was 13. When you add that Dershowitz (whose opposition to impeachment of Trump is regarded as treachery by Dems) represented Epstein, and Acosta signed off on the deal …
    It is as a way to hurt Trump that the case got revived. Epstein must rue the day he met the man.

  80. @AnonFromTN

    You are ignoring the variable of faith and morals, the institutions that concern them and the tensions within those institutions. OJ got off because he was a hero to black people in the area where the trial occurred. Yes, he had good lawyers, and they played his hand well. The Epstein revelations have cultural angles: In an Islamic society he would face beheading. It’s not just that we value money, but also that we no longer value sexual restraint and actually like the idea of trendy rich people with outsider status, e.g. Jews or gays, laughing at laws that reflect the moral notions of middle-Americans. We celebrate their crimes as triumphs of liberated modernity over the Christian fuddy-duddies.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  81. @NoseytheDuke

    Yes but you are refusing to acknowledge traditional common sense about male-female differences, perhaps because the left has made it a thought crime. Teenaged boys cannot be physically forced by sexy female teachers, unlike teenaged girls. Rape requires force. While a boy may well be psychologically harmed by being seduced by a female teacher, it’s not as likely as the case with sexes reversed, because males tend to regard sex with a female as a conquest even if the female initiates it. And boys would, perhaps wrongly, feel lucky to be seduced by a particularly hot teacher. I recall how in ninth grade we used to talk about our French teacher, “the little one with the big ones.”

  82. In an Islamic society he would face beheading.

    That depends. Many of those ruling classes in Islamic countries are involved in similar things and are as bad as Epstein but they face no consequences. It is those lower down in their societies who get beheaded, although they may make an example of one of their own now and again.

  83. I’ll say one thing on Epstein’s behalf:
    Journalists are failing to make clear that “Lolita Express” is NOT the name given by Epstein to his plane, but a name given to it by journalists. Some articles suggest the reverse.

  84. Johan says:

    This is published in the elite propaganda tabloid, the Jew York Times …, so, mafiosi elites among each other have an account to settle? is he not a good Zionist.. made enemies? made some mistakes to the extent that his position can no longer be defended, in short, to be sacrificed, and it coming in handy??

    Oh what a bad and naughty guy, these sexual sins, the through and through corrupt know that among the petty minded crowds, sensation seekers, and the traumatized, that is the subject which is one of the strongest triggers.

  85. @jack daniels

    Be it as it may, I know for sure that poor black murderers go to jail for life or are even executed in some states, whereas rich black murderer escaped scot-free. Same with that Epstein character: poor sods go to jail for “sexting” underage chicks, whereas rich can do no wrong. As for religion, when I was a post-doc, an American guy told me what seems to be a quintessence of American society. He said: see, it says “In God we trust” on all dollar bills. That’s the only God we trust in.

    • Replies: @jack daniels
  86. @nickels

    Now that you mention it, so do I. Good observation.

  87. @foolisholdman

    ” Also that he had got another sweetheart deal, earning him (If that’s the right word) a 5 year sentence. ”

    Link to that article, please. The only deal I read about was one being offered to the prosecution by Epstein’s lawyers. They are asking that Epstein be given 5 years in exchange for information, presumably on people he has been blackmailing. I haven’t read anywhere that the prosecution is even considering a deal.

  88. annamaria says:

    Jeff Epstein and his “legal team” of thugs:

    During the 2006-2007 probe in South Florida, federal agents considered charging Epstein with witness tampering because he used some of his employees to try to intimidate victims so that they wouldn’t cooperate with police, court records reviewed by the Herald show.

    In one instance, a victim’s father told Palm Beach police that he had been followed by someone and forced off the road. He wrote down the car’s license plate number and police traced it to a private investigation company that had been hired by Epstein’s legal team, the police report about the incident said.

    Epstein’s investigators also followed the then-Palm Beach police chief, Michael Reiter, and the lead detective in the case, Joe Recarey. Recarey said he was so concerned about the aggressive tactics Epstein was using that he would often switch vehicles in an attempt to throw them off. …

    Recarey, who died shortly after he was interviewed by the Herald, said the victims, who were as young as 13, were scared to death of Epstein, and even more so because of the private investigators and defense lawyers who dug into every dark corner of their lives, and the lives of their brothers, sisters, parents and boyfriends.

    Epstein’s”legal team was staffed by legal luminaries such as Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr.” Guess the witness tampering and intimidation of the victims and their relatives have been done on the orders of Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr, and other well-paid “legal” thugs in service of Epstein.

    Here is a current defender of Epstein, who, similar to his client, suffers a very visible lack of moral fiber:

    Reid Weingarten, Epstein’s lead attorney, responded by asserting that the government … exaggerating Epstein’s behavior, which he said was already addressed by Florida authorities in a “three-year sophisticated investigation” that only revealed evidence of prostitution.

    Weingarten reasoned that because Epstein did not force or coerce any of the girls to do things against their will, he should not be charged under sex-trafficking statutes…

    Scoundrel! Reid Weingarten pretends that raping the 12- and 13-year-old is normal…
    A plague on Weingarten house.

  89. fnn says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Haha, I think Goering well knew that several hundred thousand German civilians were killed by Allied terror bombing. And I don’t know about Goering’s position on Jews, but Hitler said the Table Talk that his main objection to the Jews was that they were a “reservoir of Bolshevism.” I assume (I could be wrong) he meant Bolshevism broadly construed. Certainly there were also resource competition issues involved.

    • Replies: @jack daniels
  90. SafeNow says:

    Would not the pubescent escapades of Epstein and colleagues have been icily perfunctory and uninteresting? I just don’t get it.

  91. @nickels

    July 9
    Times Pick

    I read horrid comments that since some of the girls were paid money or allowed to charge clothes, they got something out of it too, so it’s all good.

    When a pervert lures a child into a car, they often offer candy or a puppy to pet. Stop acting as if hurting children is OK if their abusers tempt them with something. I swear, white men just can’t allow anyone else (or any other species, for that matter!) the respect they so violently require for themselves.

    Comment on the NYT site. No mention anywhere that he is a Jew, yet this vicious anti-white male comment is a “Times Pick”.

  92. @AnonFromTN

    Well, we will see what happens to Epstein. The public now knows what he did and we’ll see whether he is able to slip out of the grasp. Some people say he will try for a plea bargain in which he names others. I don’t think that will fly because the public is too angry at him. But I could be wrong.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  93. @fnn

    Bolsheviks had already attempted a revolution in Germany and threatened to invade Europe. Trotsky hoped to conquer western Europe by 1925 but this plan was rejected. Bolshviks were the Al Qaeda or ISIS of their day, using very harsh methods to spread their regime. Germans were right to be frightened.

  94. @jack daniels

    Nobody gives a hoot about public opinion in a “democracy”. If his accomplices want to sell him out, he gets punished. Otherwise, he goes free. That’s all there is to it. Justice, my foot!

  95. Sbaker says:

    Is there a difference between Jeff and the prophet of allah?

  96. @Hossein

    “To Epstein and other monsters like him these girls are just Shiksas. Gentile girls that can be used and thrown away.

    This is the ultimate disrespect to a society and a country,USA , that gave refuge to scums like Epstein.”

    Sound a lot like the hundreds of low-skilled, “British” Pakistani-Muslim who raped and pimped out thousands of non-Muslim British school girls throughout the north of England.

  97. JimB says:

    The Jeffrey Epstein story is also a warning that our new diverse plutocratic class is enthusiastic about reviving and protecting the now widespread practice of white slavery. The Rotherham rapers were enabled every step of the way by the highest levels of the diverse British constabulary and judiciary who seek to bring the English white working class to heel.

  98. @foolisholdman

    Jesus Christ jew, what is there left to say? Jesus Christ jew.

  99. @Tired of Not Winning

    That’s why I advocate for the criminalization of judaism and the prosecution of all of its adherents.
    Questions? Comments? Nazis?

  100. @Tired of Not Winning

    That’s why I advocate for the criminalization of judaism and the prosecution of all of its adherents.
    Questions? Comments? Nazis?
    BTW, my name is Paul Dailey. You know where I can be found. Doxx me at the top of the charts. Fear is no longer an option with you psychopaths.
    Unz, you can join the riflemen on the firing squad. Until then you are nothing but the voice that should be ours. Step down and back away.

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