The long arm of Jeffrey Epstein’s activities is reaching out and connections between the trafficker and many high-profile individuals are becoming more and more evident. Evident as well is the question of why the investigation of Epstein’s activities has seem to have stalled, and why more information is not being made available to the public.
Epstein died in jail in 2019, apparently of suicide but there are those that question that assessment of his demise. Some believe he was silenced before those high-profile individuals could be named and direct lines drawn to them from Epstein.
A letter from an attorney who is representing several women claims that the FBI “utterly failed” to properly investigate the late billionaire financier and convicted underage sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and has asked the Justice Department to find out why. The women represented are seeking an explanation as to why it took so long for legal action to be taken against Epstein and have requested that the DOJ investigate the FBI’s handling of the case, Conservative Brief reports.
The letter from the attorney was sent last week to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, stating that the FBI was aware of allegations against Epstein back in the 1990s but failed to take any significant action, the Daily Wire reported.
“As counsel to many survivors of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking conspiracy, we write regarding the failure of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to properly, adequately, or timely investigate the sex trafficking of hundreds of girls and young women,” says the letter from lawyer Jennifer Freeman.
“The FBI utterly failed to investigate serious allegations involving Epstein’s, and perhaps others’, child sex abuse materials (CSAM), significant additional criminality which, until recently, has been disregarded, disrespected, and essentially denied,” it added.
“[I]n August of 1996 one of our clients, Maria Farmer, reported to the FBI that Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell had sexually abused her and that the two of them, together with others, were committing multiple, serious, sexual abuse crimes, including hands-on sexual abuse, against minors and vulnerable young women,” the letter continues. “In addition, she reported to the FBI that Epstein, and perhaps others, appeared to be engaged in the production, possession, and distribution of sexually suggestive or exploitative images of children that could constitute CSAM.”
“In 2005, child erotica was found in Epstein’s Palm Beach home. In approximately 2008, law enforcement “prematurely” truncated their investigation of Epstein’s computer hard drives, which had been suspiciously removed from his Palm Beach estate immediately before a police raid,” the letter continued, adding: “In 2019, more child erotica was found displayed in Epstein’s properties, with additional images located in his home safe.”
Meanwhile, a December 2021 report highlights the relationship between Epstein and former President Bill Clinton. Eyewitness statements put the two together multiple times, as well as remark on the nature of the relationship.
A month earlier, in November, CNN reported that “Epstein’s former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial…that a who’s who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein’s private plane.”
The pilot, Visoski, said that he was usually given advance notice when high-profile passengers, like former President Clinton, would be flying with Epstein. He also recounted that Epstein flew with renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman to the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer camp and that he remembered other notable passengers on flights, such as Prince Andrew, Maine Sen. George Mitchell, Ohio Sen. John Glenn, and actor Kevin Spacey, CNN reported.
The December report in the National Review noted that on three occasions, Epstein made two visits to the White House in a single day. The majority of these visits were to the West Wing, leading to speculation that he may have met with the President during these visits.
The report continued that “Epstein visited the White House 17 times during former President Clinton’s first few years in office,” according to then-nearly discovered visitor logs. The logs, obtained by the UK’s Daily Mail under a Freedom of Information Act request, also reveal that Epstein visited the White House 14 times over a two-year period between 1993 and 1995.
As time continues, and more of the story is investigated, other remarks concerning the friendship are coming to light, Conservative Brief noted.
Newsweek noted in January that a documentary aired on the BBC that month claimed that Clinton and Epstein were “like brothers.” British socialite Lady Victoria Hervey told the UK outlet how Clinton was “very close to Jeffrey” in “Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Pedophile,” broadcast in Britain on January 18.
“Clinton was definitely very close to Jeffrey. I don’t know if you saw the paintings that were in Jeffrey Epstein’s house?” Hervey said in the documentary. “One of them being a portrait of Bill Clinton wearing the dress that Monica Lewinsky wore when they had the affair,” he added.