Prosecutors unsealed an indictmentagainst billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein on Monday. The court accuses Epstein sexually abusing dozens of young girls for years at one of the biggest mansions in Manhattan, paying them hundreds of dollars in cash for each encounter and hundreds more if they could recruit other victims.
As Zero Hedge noted, this is separate from last week’s order by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that documents in a defamation lawsuit against Epstein be made public, which may contain the names of high-level individuals.
It didn’t take long for the liberal media to try to tie this scandal to President Trump.
Timothy O’Brien at Bloomberg wrote: “Epstein Arrest Is a Worry for Donald Trump”
The headline tried to tie Trump to Epstein because the sex offender was a member of Mar-a-Lago club. At the same time O’Brien downplays Bill Clinton’s 26 flights on Epstein’s Lolita Express.
This is not a surprise coming from the notoriously inaccurate fake news media.
After the settlement was announced, attorney Edwards was interviewed outside the courthouse. He shared much about the case and then answered the interviewer’s question about whether Donald Trump was somehow related to the case since Epstein was a reportedly a friend of Trump (at the 5:00 mark – emphasis added) –
Question from reporter Derrick Broze: Our current President has had relationships with Epstein in the past and there are those, Katy Johnson and maybe other victims who’ve accused Trump of being involved in things like this.
In my experience, Trump supporters will not listen to anything along those lines. Obviously we’re not in the court of law here right now, but are those claims, although that case was dropped, it was dropped before it went to court. In your opinion as a lawyer, in your experience is there anything you can say as to the validity of those claims and whether there will be anything more about that?
Edwards: Nothing at all. The only thing that I can say about President Trump is that he is the only person who, in 2009 when I served a lot of subpoenas on a lot of people, or at least gave notice to some pretty connected people, that I want to talk to them, is the only person who picked up the phone and said, let’s just talk. I’ll give you as much time as you want. I’ll tell you what you need to know, and was very helpful, in the information that he gave, and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever, but had good information. That checked out and that helped us and we didn’t have to take a deposition of him in 2009.
Reporter Derrick Broze: Do you have any information on James Patterson’s claims that Trump had Epstein kicked out of Mar-a-logo?
Edwards: I definitely have heard that. I definitely have heard that and I don’t know if it was Trump himself as opposed to a manager…
Donald Trump knew Jeffrey Epstein. He helped prosecutors who represented victims of Epstein and he reportedly kicked Epstein out of Mar-a-Lago.
*see full story by Gateway Pundit