A final batch of court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein and his associates including “salacious” allegations against them will finally be unsealed almost four years after Epstein’s death.
The documents will name at least one “public figure” and should see the light of day in the coming months. The records will reveal hundreds of “alleged perpetrators” and individuals accused of “serious wrongdoings.”
The documents will be unsealed because the 167 John or Jane Does mentioned in the papers did not object to their names being made public in an ongoing court battle.
One of the men who will be named and shamed will be Prince Andrew. The Prince has already been stripped of his military titles and royal patronages.
One of the big questions surrounding Epstein is what happened to the client list and all the tapes he made of powerful men. The tapes exist but ‘disappeared’ after Epstein was arrested. Elon Musk wondered about that last summer saying:
“Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares. Doesn’t that seem odd?”
Ghislaine Maxwell is fighting to stop the papers from being made public. Her lawyers say several of the individuals’ identities were friends and did not engage in illegal behavior. Maxwell is in prison with a 20-year sentence.
Sometimes I think my list of enemies is too short, so …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2022
Tucker Carlson recently wrote an article demanding answers to the Epstein case. He said:
The only people ever punished for the grotesque malfeasance surrounding Epstein’s death were two low-level guards who fell asleep on duty that night.
Both pleaded guilty to falsifying government records, but last year, with no real explanation, an Obama-appointed judge dropped all charges against both of them. One of the guards may still work for the federal government.
As for getting to the bottom of what happened, despite many promises from many various officials, neither the FBI nor the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General has ever issued a report explaining how Jeffrey Epstein died. Not a word.
So, once again, three-and-a-half years after one of the most widely covered deaths of our time, there are still no answers and there is still no accountability.
Why is that? Well, many reasons, probably, but one of them is that Washington veteran Bill Barr, the only man in the modern era to serve as attorney general twice declared, the Epstein case closed. Now, at first blush, Barr seems to have good reason for doing that. “By the end of 2019,” Barr writes in his memoir, “I was confident that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging himself.”
Now, why did Bill Barr believe that? Well, the first piece of evidence he offers up is this: “The New York City medical examiner had conducted an autopsy and ruled that Epstein killed himself by hanging.” That’s the first piece of evidence. The second is this. It’s a videotape that “confirmed the medical examiner’s findings.”
“I personally reviewed that video footage,” Barr writes. “It shows conclusively that between the time Epstein was locked in a cell at 7:49 p.m. on the night of Aug. 9 and the time he was discovered the next morning at 6:30, no one entered his tier.”
Therefore, Bill Barr explained, we can know for sure that Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. In his book, Barr ends this section on Epstein with a self-congratulatory note. “The management changes I made at the time (to the federal prison system) were good ones, and I think the agency is slowly on its way back.”
In other words, everything is fine now. Let’s move on. This was enough for most journalists in Washington. Virtually every subsequent news story about Jeffrey Epstein’s death denounced skeptics of the official story as crazy, who, for whatever reason, were engaged in “baseless conspiracy theories.”
What’s amazing in retrospect is that none of these reporters, veterans at The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NBC News, The New York Times, many others, none of them ever thought to revisit Bill Barr’s assessment of Epstein’s death and measure it against the basic tenets of common sense.
There is no investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s death.
For moving on four years now, there has never been an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s death, the death of an American citizen. Now, we can only speculate as to why that is, but all the explanations are bad and ominous.
Maybe someone in the new Republican Congress should look into all of this, not because Jeffrey Epstein was an American hero, but because for once it would be nice to see the federal government forced to tell the truth about something.