The death of Jeffrey Epstein leaves many questions unanswered, including the names of powerful men who were involved in his sex trafficking ring that targeted underage girls. While the criminal case against Epstein is now over, the civil case remains, and court documents are still being released.
UPDATED/BREAKING: New court docs allege former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Maine Senator George Mitchell, hotel tycoon Tom Pritzker, financier Glenn Dubin and others linked to Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal. https://t.co/pZWZWos7e1
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One set of documents included the names of two prominent former Democratic politicians. Sen. George Mitchell (D-ME) and former Governor Bill Richardson (D-NJ) have now been accused by an identified sex trafficking victim of Epstein’s as having been involved in the sexual abuse of underage girls. To date, their names join the list that includes accusations on the record by both Richardson and Mitchell’s victim as well as others, who have made accusations against the UK’s Prince Andrew, a foreign president, and well-known prime minister, lawyer and Fox News contributor Alan Dershowitz, and President Donald Trump.
According to the Miami Herald:
‘The documents raise new questions about whether powerful people pressured federal prosecutors in Florida to give Epstein a secret non-prosecution agreement in 2008 that not only granted him immunity, but allowed an untold number of other people who have never been identified to escape sex trafficking charges.
‘One of the men accused of having sex with one of Epstein’s victims is former Maine Senator George Mitchell, the once formidable Senate Democratic minority leader who in 2008 — the same year the Epstein deal was finalized — was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people.’
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Prince Andrew, former senator George Mitchell, a "foreign president," and a “well-known” prime minister are among the powerful men with whom Virginia Giuffre alleges Jeffrey Epstein directed her to have sex. https://t.co/rTuqpM4z0I
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The victim, who is now in her 30s, named several men in her accusations. While Mitchell and Richardson are some of the most well-known, she says that numerous other wealthy and powerful men were also involved. The names of many of those men have not yet been released, although several have.
‘Mitchell flatly has denied the allegations, which were buried amid the thousands of documents that were part of a 2015 federal defamation lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
‘Giuffre, who turned 36 on Friday, names a number of other men in politics, academia and business that she says she was directed to have sex with. In a 2017 interview with the Miami Herald, Giuffre said that Epstein wanted her to please various influential people then so that he could learn about their sexual peccadilloes and use them as leverage if he needed to.’
An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s trafficking scheme named two prominent Democrats as group of men with whom she was forced have sex, unsealed documents revealed Friday Sen. George Mitchell (ME) and former New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson. pic.twitter.com/HfTL8avkNo
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While the case will need far more time and court proceedings before justice can be served, a large number of these men appear to have a lot to fear. Epstein’s death may stall further revelations for now, but the civil proceedings are liable to reveal many more.
‘The names of some prominent men Giuffre says she was directed to have sex with are spattered throughout the approximately 2,000 pages released Friday.
‘Besides Mitchell, they include: the late scientist Marvin Minsky, modeling scout Jean-Luc Brunel, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, 71, Hyatt hotels magnate Tom Pritzker, 69, and prominent hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin, 62. Giuffre has previously identified Epstein’s lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, 80, and Prince Andrew, 59, as two of the people with whom she had sex.
‘All the men have issued denials, with some, including Dershowitz, insisting they never met Giuffre. No charges have been filed against anyone other than Epstein, who was indicted last month in New York on two counts of sex trafficking.’
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