By Townhall. Billionaire and heinous pervert Jeffrey Epstein has been accused of tampering with a witness after allegedly wiring $350,000 to two people who could have been potential witnesses against him. He was arrested for trafficking underage girls earlier this week and will appear in court Monday. According to the New York Times, the allegation was revealed in a new court filing in which “prosecutors said that Mr. Epstein had paid significant amounts of money to influence individuals who were close to him and who might be witnesses against him at trial.”
Breaking News: Jeffrey Epstein, facing sex-trafficking charges, was accused of witness tampering by prosecutors who said he wired $350,000 to two people https://t.co/bEnaSMkzEf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 12, 2019
(Read more from “Jeffrey Epstein Accused of Witness Tampering” HERE)
Theories Fly: Was Epstein Running a Massive Blackmail Scheme — and Was He an Intelligence Asset?
By Townhall. His position untenable and his saga inflicting an endless parade of headache-inducing news cycles upon the White House, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced his resignation this morning. Some of the points he made in his own defense at a lengthy press conference this week seemed fair and valid, but his combination of buck-passing, contrived helplessness, and selective talking points left numerous questions unanswered. So he’s out. The stomach-turning Epstein case is far from over, of course, and one gets the sense that there’s much more sordidness lurking beneath its already-seedy and disturbing surface.
Without delving into every outrageous aspect of this mess, two questions continue to baffle: First, how did Epstein amass his fortune? Second, what was Sec. Acosta talking about when he reportedly told the Trump administration’s vetting team that he was waved off of throwing the book at Epstein because of nebulous intelligence community interests? Let’s begin with Epstein’s money. The source of his prodigious resources is shrouded in confusion and opacity — and has long been the subject of guessing games among New York’s elite finance community. New York Magazine delves into one growing theory, fueled by the confounding reality that nobody within that plugged-in world seems to know virtually any Epstein investors, nor have they traded with him.
Kass was well-connected on Wall Street, where he’d worked for decades, so he began to ask around. “I went to my institutional brokers, to their trading desks and asked if they ever traded with him. I did it a few times until the date when he was arrested,” he recalls. “Not one institutional trading desk, primary or secondary, had ever traded with Epstein’s firm.” When a reporter came to interview Kass about Bernie Madoff shortly before that firm blew up in the biggest Ponzi scheme ever, Kass told her, “There’s another guy who reminds me of Madoff that no one trades with.” That man was Jeffrey Epstein. “How did he get the money?” Kass kept asking.
For decades, Epstein has been credulously described as a big-time hedge-fund manager and a billionaire, even though there’s not a lot of evidence that he is either…Naturally, this air of mystery has especially piqued the interest of real-life, non-pretend hedge-funders. If this guy wasn’t playing their game — and they seem pretty sure he was not — what game was he playing? … Epstein was also missing another key element of a typical thriving hedge fund: investors. Kass couldn’t find any beyond Epstein’s one well-publicized client, retail magnate Les Wexner — nor could other players in the hedge-fund world who undertook similar snooping. “I don’t know anyone who’s ever invested in him; he’s never talked about by any of the allocators,” says one billionaire hedge-fund manager, referring to firms that distribute large pools money among various funds.
Acosta is gone, but I still want to know what this was all about: https://t.co/d1XM10xzNZ
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 12, 2019
(Read more from “Theories Fly: Was Epstein Running a Massive Blackmail Scheme — and Was He an Intelligence Asset?” HERE)
Explosive: Acosta Claimed Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence,’ Report Says
By The Blaze. According to investigative journalist Vickie Ward — who has been covering the Jeffrey Epstein case since 2003 — Alexander Acosta, the former U.S. attorney who cut Epstein a sweetheart plea deal back in 2007, did so 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,” Acosta, who resigned as Secretary of Labor on Friday, reportedly claimed. (Read more from “Explosive: Acosta Claimed Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence,’ Report Says” HERE)