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Guns and Crime
Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to Bill Clinton

Fake passport, ‘piles of cash’ & diamonds: Should we know you better, Mr. Epstein?
Mysteries only multiply as the Jeffrey Epstein saga continues to unravel. A fake passport found in the sex offender’s Manhattan home raises the possibility he had official cooperation traveling the globe under a false identity.

Federal investigators found the document alongside “piles of cash” and dozens of diamonds in a safe in Epstein’s New York mansion, the Daily Beast reported on Monday. Prosecutors say the passport, which contains Epstein’s photo but uses a fake name, was issued in Austria in the 1980s; they are still trying to determine how it was obtained.

The discovery not only stokes concerns that Epstein may be a flight risk – some of the safe’s contents suggest he was prepared to leave the country at a moment’s notice – but raise questions about how the wealthy financier could have trotted the globe for years under a fake name and avoided detection.

“This is a phony passport. Somebody else’s name, different address. Why would he do that?” asked RT America’s Rick Sanchez, who will take a closer look at the mysterious passport in a forthcoming special report. “Why does an American citizen need a fake passport to go to the UK, for example?”

In other words, Sanchez said, Epstein flew everywhere from France, to Spain, to the UK and Saudi Arabia, using a fake name and a fake passport for all of it – according to the stamped markings on the document – and raised no suspicion?

Who did he know? Who might he take down – presidents, tycoons?

Epstein was arrested in early July on sex trafficking charges and awaits trial in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. His bail hearing is set for Thursday afternoon, when he will request to be released on a $100 million bond, and put under house arrest.

A former Italian model has told The New York Post that Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, tried to induce her to sex in 2004 when she was 21.

Elisabetta Tai told the Post that her booker directed her to Epstein's Manhattan residence a month after she arrived in the US, saying Epstein was "in charge of Victoria's Secret" and she might land a gig modelling for the lingerie company.

When she showed up at Epstein's Upper East Side townhouse in 2004, Tai spoke to Epstein about her modelling experience before he suddenly stripped naked, laid on a massage chair, called her close and handed her a vibrator.

At that point, Tai said she "froze," then "grabbed the vibrator and threw it at his head."

Tai rushed out, but claimed a woman looking like Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's reported ex-girlfriend accused of recruiting underage women for him, grabbed her, saying she "couldn't just leave" because Epstein was "important".

Tai told The Post that she was terrified of telling anyone what had allegedly transpired until recent reports emerged of other women accusing Epstein of harassing them.

The harrowing experience “changed me for life,” Tai told The Post.

Jeffrey Epstein is said to have had a long relationship with Lex Wexner, founder and CEO of L Brands, parent company of Victoria's Secret.

The Post contacted an anonymous former Manhattan-based modelling agent who claimed Epstein used his position in Wexner's company to traffic underage girls, suggesting he could aid them in accessing the coveted lingerie company.

66-year-old Epstein, who is up for a bail hearing on Monday, was arrested on 6 July and charged with sex trafficking of minors by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

According to the charges, the financier “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls” at his mansions in Manhattan and Palm Beach from 2002 to 2005. A conviction would send him to jail for up to 45 years.

The Dark Side of US Politics
TEHRAN (FNA)- US Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned, following public criticism over his previous role as a Florida State Attorney in handling the case of businessman Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested last week over child trafficking charges.

During his tenure in the Florida Legal system, Acosta was part of a deal which saw Epstein serve only 13 months in a local jail for child sex crimes. Although he has sought to defend his role in the 12 years-old case in legal terms, the public backlash amid the arrest made his position untenable and, consequentially, he bowed out under pressure. As he departed, President Trump stated: "I'm with him."

Why is the Jeffrey Epstein scandal proving to be such a big deal? And why is it so damaging to anyone even loosely affiliated with it? The case might be described as "the tip of the iceberg" pertaining to broader and long set allegations of sexual crimes and misconduct throughout the rich, famous and connected in the US.

With Epstein's recent arrest, his well-known connections, and accusations about bribery and silencing witnesses have captured public anger deeply because people come to believe that this is just a part of a broader, deeper, and darker trend. The sentiment is clear: These predators may be weaponizing their wealth and connections to prevent and escape justice.

The fact that some within rich and high-profile circles in Washington are engaging in sinister activities is not new. For many years, such allegations have been the subject of popular conspiracy theories and murky rumors. But they have often failed to be taken seriously by the mainstream. However, at the turn of the 2010s, the public atmosphere changed dramatically, by events not in Washington, but across the sea in the United Kingdom as well.

In 2012, journalists uncovered allegations that former BBC television personality Jimmy Saville, who passed away the previous year, had in fact abused hundreds of minors over a period of 50 years. This earthquake of a revelation shined a new spotlight on abuse and corruption by elite figures.

This was followed by a string of high profile arrests and prosecutions, as well as numerous more allegations. It spread from Britain and captured the horror of the broader Western world. The aftershock sank people's trust in public individuals and British institutions.

No more was the conceptualisation of the rich, the famous, and the powerful engaging in sinister crimes a mere conspiracy theory, but a long set dark culture which had to be taken seriously.

By 2018, this sentiment finally broke through to the mainstream in the United States. The unleashing of the "#Metoo" movement saw a tidal wave of allegations poured upon famous people about sexual abuse of both women and minors. Age-old silences were broken, and several careers were destroyed, and legal cases pursued. The reasoning was all the same that certain individuals with influence used their position and wealth not only to engage in illegal activities but also to evade justice.

This again brings us to the case of Epstein. He is an investment banker who oversees a firm which manages the assets of billionaires. He has a net worth of over 500 million dollars. Such a background means he is very well-connected. This includes, with photographic evidence, ties with Donald Trump, as well as former Presidents such as Bill Clinton. In essence, Epstein is a keystone of what every day Americans may describe as "elite society".

As a result, the scandal surrounding him is creating burning distrust of "the establishment" from the grassroots. This is why there was no hope for Alex Acosta politically. Although nothing can be directly alleged or proven against the former Labor Secretary, Epstein's background, ties, and known usage of money in legal matters meant that even the slightest association with him is a political death sentence. Angered and severely disappointed, the public wants Acosta out, but not just him.

So although little can be alleged or proven beyond Epstein himself, one thing is for sure that ordinary Americans feel that this case is just the tip of the iceberg. Surely, beneath the surface of Political and elite life in the United States, a dark and pathological culture of abuse and corruption exists whereby certain individuals and politicians - even presidents - believe with their power, status, and assets, they can live above the law.

This is a case with real political wheels and momentum. It should not go away, as its ramifications are deeper, more insightful and more shocking than people even realise. Any doubters should ask Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

Accused Child Sex Predator Jeffrey Epstein Made Payoffs to Possible Witnesses, Claim NY Prosecutors
Wall Street billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on 6 July and charged with sex trafficking of minors by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. The financier pleaded not guilty to “sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of minor girls” at his mansions in Manhattan and Palm Beach from 2002 to 2005.

Prosecutors in New York have requested that a federal judge deny bail to multimillionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein who awaits trial for sex trafficking of minors, reports NBC News.

He “has a history of obstruction and manipulation of witnesses,” prosecutors wrote to the judge, Richard Berman, on Friday.

They allege that Epstein manipulated two possible witnesses against him by wiring them $350,000 late last year, just days after The Miami Herald published its 2018 exposé on the financier.

Prosecutors were also concerned the wealthy financier was a flight risk and ought to be denied bail to prevent him from attempting to tamper with witnesses or flee the country.

66-year-old Epstein, who is up for a bail hearing on Monday, was arrested on 6 July and charged with sex trafficking of minors by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

According to the indictment the financier, who pleaded not guilty, “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls” at his mansions in Manhattan and Palm Beach from 2002 to 2005. A conviction would send him to jail for up to 45 years.

In 2008, Epstein faced similar charges but signed a controversial plea deal with Alexander Acosta, then the US attorney in Miami, which allowed him to serve just 13 months in a private wing of a Palm Beach county jail.

US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Scandal Over Handling of Epstein Case
Earlier, following Sunday's arrest of billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein on charges of sex trafficking and abuse of minors, lawmakers urged Acosta to resign over his alleged lenient treatment of Epstein during plea-bargaining negotiations in 2008, while Acosta was serving as US Attorney for Southern Florida.

US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta will be resigning from office, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday.

"I hate to see this happen," Trump said, adding that Acosta had done a "great" job as labour secretary.

Acosta, who appeared alongside Trump, said he had "called the president this morning and told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside."

"My point here today is we have an amazing economy and the focus needs to be on...job creation," Acosta added.

The secretary's resignation will step into effect in seven days.

Criticism of Acosta began in late 2018, when the Miami Herald published a groundbreaking investigation accusing the official of treating convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein leniently in 2008 in the plea deal agreement which allowed Epstein to serve just a year in prison and another year under house arrest despite accusations of sexual abuse and trafficking by nearly three dozen young women and girls as young as 12.

According to the Herald, Acosta, who was serving as US Attorney for Southern Florida at the time, "didn't just buckle under pressure from Epstein's lawyers," but "worked with them to contain the case -even as the FBI was uncovering evidence of a wider sex trafficking operation."

Jeffrey Epstein Claims He Introduced Donald Trump to Melania - Reports
The billionaire financier faces up to 45 years in prison for running a sex trafficking ring that exploited dozens of underage girls. Epstein, however, has denied the accusations, pleading not guilty to all the charges.

According to The New York Times, Jeffrey Epstein, arrested on paedophilia charges, has been bragging he introduced Donald Trump to his wife Melania since the US president was elected in 2016.

The first lady has only ever said she met her future husband at a party at the Kit Kat Club in Manhattan in 1998, when Trump, who was separated from his second wife, asked Melania for her phone number.

The US president previously commented on the Epstein case, stating they hadn't talked for over a decade due to some disputes.

In an old interview with New York Magazine, published back in 2002, Trump noted that Epstein liked beautiful women, adding, however, that "many of them are on the younger side".

At the same time, ex-President Bill Clinton, who was a long-time friend of the accused businessman, claimed he knew nothing about the "terrible crimes" linked to Epstein.

The news comes after prosecutors stated that hundreds of "sexually suggestive" photos of nude minor girls had been discovered in Epstein's New York City mansion as part of an ongoing investigation.

The businessman previously faced a sex scandal in 2008 but got away with just an 18-month term after a "sweetheart" plea deal.

The list of his friends, associates and guests to his parties includes multiple politicians, moguls, noblemen, rock stars, and Hollywood celebrities.

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