The recent arrest of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is expected to expose his connections with America’s rich and powerful, including some of Christine Pelosi’s “faves.”
The daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi took to Twitter to opine on the situation Saturday, and to give her followers a heads up that top Democrats are likely involved in Epstein’s alleged child sex trafficking scheme.
This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats. #WeSaidEnough #MeToo https://t.co/2mvskwQwW1
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) July 7, 2019
“This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice,” Pelosi wrote. “It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats. #WeSaidEnough #MeToo”
Epstein, a wealthy New York financier, is accused of paying minors for sex and molesting them at mansions in Florida, New York, New Mexico and his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the 2000s, a time when he frequently hobnobbed with the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew and other wealthy and powerful people.
The 66-year-old has faced decades of accusations from multiple victims that he recruited minors for sexual “massages” for himself and his friends, and he was convinced on state charges in Florida in 2008 for soliciting minors for prostitution. Epstein secured a “non-prosecution agreement” with federal authorities in that case that allowed him to avoid major prison time, and he served only 13 months in a local jail with most of the day on work release at his Palm Beach office. He was also labeled a sex offender and details of the case were sealed.
But a Miami Herald news investigation published in November identified 80 victims who alleged they were between 13 and 16 years old when Epstein sexually abused them between 2001 and 2006, including several who detailed the ordeal in video interviews.
The reporting showed former U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta did not inform the victims of Epstein’s crimes about the special plea agreement in 2008 that allowed the billionaire to avoid federal prosecution, and a federal judge in March ruled the agreement violated the Crime Victims Rights Act and nixed the deal, USA Today reports.
Epstein was arrested on sex trafficking charges Saturday in New Jersey after his private jet landed from Paris. Federal agents also executed search warrants on his Manhattan townhouse. He’s expected to arraigned on Monday, the Herald reports.
One of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, alleged she worked at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort before she was recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell to work for Epstein, who allegedly paid her for sex with himself and many others. Maxwell denied the claim and Giuffre filed a civil defamation suit against her in 2015, a case that was settled two years later.
Giuffre and other victims allege Maxwell worked closely with Epstein to arrange sex trysts with the billionaire and his buddies.
The Miami Herald filed litigation to expose 2,000 pages of previously sealed files in the case and a judge ruled the documents unsealed last week. The files are expected to contain detailed claims of specific people when they become public in the coming weeks.
“With Jeffrey Epstein locked up, these are nervous times for his friends, enablers,” the Herald reports.
Epstein’s close connection with former President Clinton, who reportedly traveled on the billionaire’s private jet dozens of times, is one obvious example. The media, citing positive comments Trump made about Epstein years ago, points to the president as another.
Either way, the new indictment and unsealed documents are expected to expose VIPs who preyed on young girls for sex, and Democrats like Pelosi are obviously worried.
“This case is being handled by the public corruption unit, and those people don’t typically handle cases involving child exploitation, so there may very well be some bombshells here of other people’s involvement because their role could mean there was some official action that was corrupt or some official acted corrupt in some way,” Francey Hakes, former head of the Justice Department’s child exploitation unit, told the Herald.