As indictments are unsealed and more and more data comes out in the saga of Jeffrey Epstein, the pedophile and serial child rapist who escaped major punishment in a 2007 sentencing that turned out to have violated the civil rights of his victims, celebrities, VIPs, politicians, high-powered attorneys, and other assorted douchebags the world over are sweating bullets — if they have reason to believe that Epstein has incriminating evidence of their involvement in his heinous crimes.
Because child rapists are essentially worse than murderers, it stands to reason that they would either (a) try to bring down as many of their compatriots as possible with them or (b) attempt to use information about other guilty parties in order to reduce their own punishment. After authorities discovered a trove of more than a thousand photos and videos of minor children in various stages of undress and even some being sexually assaulted — some on discs with names written on the surface — speculation began in earnest about who would go down in the fresh set of charges against Epstein out of the Southern District of New York.
That’s when the decades-long friendship that Donald Trump shared with Epstein became a liability for the President, and he began to distance himself from the billionaire sexual predator. Unfortunately, Trump can’t distance himself from the billionaire sexual predator in the mirror, and his past is coming back in waves.
A New York Times report out yesterday details the kind of friendship that Trump and Epstein had, from throwing “calendar girl” parties at which he and Epstein were the only attendees to treating Epstein like a king at his Mar-a-Lago resort — never making him pay dues, hanging out with him sufficiently to be photographed together in enough candids to make a calendar of their own.
And although Trump on Tuesday insisted that he was “never a fan” of Epstein’s, many outlets covered the now-infamous quote from Trump to New York Magazine in 2002:
I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
Clearly they were close enough friends that Trump at least knew of Epstein’s proclivities and still spoke glowingly of him.
But one detail that nearly went unseen in the Times article from today was something that Epstein himself has been busy telling everyone who would listen: That it was him who introduced Trump to his third wife, now First Lady Melania Trump.
Although the Trumps have never mentioned having been linked by any outside influence — Melania claims Donald simply asked for her phone number at a party once — the background on all parties fits the scenario. Epstein and Trump both often brought foreign models to the United States with the promise of work.
Whatever the case, Trump will surely be scrambling to cover his tracks, especially if his name is on anything recovered from Epstein’s home.
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