On Wednesday a federal appeals court ordered that 167 documents in a lawsuit alleging Jeffrey Epstein was a part of a sex-trafficking ring be unsealed. This is a bombshell because the court ruled that the public’s right to know outweighed the privacy issues of Epstein’s famous friends and associates. Epstein was arrested in New York City on Saturday night and will appear in court this week on this matter.

Greg Olear is an American writer of both fiction and non fiction. He’s known about Jeffrey Epstein’s tropical “paradise” Orgy Island, and sex parties, some attended by Donald Trump, for some time.

Following this thread by Olear is a synopsis by Forbes Magazine of Epstein’s latest case, where he is facing federal charges for sex trafficking in New York and Florida, and a summary of Epstein’s case in Florida, where he received a slap on the wrist, engineered by none other than Alex Acosta, then a U.S. Attorney, now Secretary of Labor. This is big.

Forbes:

Topline: A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered that 167 documents in a lawsuit that alleges famously well-connected financier Jeffrey Epstein participated in a sex-trafficking ring should be unsealed—and that many of his powerful friends could be named.

  • In its 27-page decision, the court cited the public’s right to access the case information outweighed the privacy of certain individuals, “including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well‐known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.”
  • Virginia Guiffre (now Roberts) filed the lawsuit against Ghislane Maxwell, alleging that she had used her as part of a sex trafficking network of underage girls to Epstein and a number of his famous friends, including his lawyer Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew. Both men denied the accusations.
  • Dershowitz has supported unsealing the documents, according to the Daily Beast.
  • The documents will not be immediately available, as anonymous individuals involved in the case have two weeks to file appeals.
  • The court advised the documents be read carefully. “We therefore urge the media to exercise restraint in covering potentially defamatory allegations, and we caution the public to read such accounts with discernment,” wrote the court in its decision.

Key background: Epstein had previously been charged in 2007 in a 53-page indictment. As the Miami Herald revealed in its investigative series “Perversion of Justice,” Epstein managed to escape all federal charges through a plea deal that gave him and all of his coconspirators immunity, with all documents being sealed. Epstein ended up pleading guilty to one state prostitution charge in Florida. He then registered as a sex offender and paid unspecified restitution to three dozen victims identified by the FBI.

The contentious plea deal was orchestrated by U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta, now President Trump’s secretary of labor. The Miami Herald’s reporting prompted calls for Acosta to resign, but he has remained in his Cabinet post.

In February, a U.S. district judge determined federal prosecutors, including Acosta, broke the law by failing to notify victims before Epstein pleaded guilty to the Florida prostution charge. That decision could potentially nullify Epstein’s plea deal, opening him up to new federal charges. But prosecutors are challenging this ruling.

Interesting how Trump’s association with pedophiles is a recurring theme, as is the persistent echo of Russia constantly in the background in Trumpworld.

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19 Comments on "Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Jeffrey Epstein, Sex Trafficking and Trump"

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Cmae
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This is stunning. Great reporting. I cannot wait for tomorrow.

Carol O
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I wonder how many repugs are part of that list of ‘numerous American politicians’. It would certainly explain a lot of their actions or inactions with regard to tRump. There is always some kind of sexual or violence component to him and the people he surrounds himself with. Continuous denial just isn’t going to cut it anymore. If it walks like a duck . . . . .

Bareshark
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Hate to be Johnny Raincloud but expect more than a few Dem pols on there as well…and evangelical leaders and business folk and showbiz celebs.

juan reus
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I could not care less of political party…lock em all up if guilty.

Bareshark
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Oh, agreed, Juan…just pointing out that, however much some of us might want to believe otherwise, this likely goes WAY past just the GOP.

Concinnity
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Inevitable result of further investigation of Dimwit Donny and his friends behavior.
Every time you turn over a rock to see what’s underneath…

Bareshark
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And that’s one rock that anyone even halfway having anything to do with Trump is going to wish had stayed there.