It’s finally here: The court files of Jeffrey Epstein have been unlocked.
Approximately 150 people were named in the court documents who had previously been redacted from the sections of the case against Ghislaine Maxwell. Note that just because someone’s name appears in court documents does not mean they are guilty. This is not a list of alleged clients, as some people were led to believe.
We reported that Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York had ordered the documents to be unsealed in the last month. She set a release date of January 1, 2024. Preska determined that the names of more than 150 “John Doe”s could not be kept secret.
CourtListener has experienced a server overload.
Some people managed to sneak a peek, and I was able to reveal what was posted on social media.
Let’s move on to the next most important John Do: former president Bill Clinton.
We knew that he would be exposed as John Doe 36 and he was.
Here is an excerpt from a legal document.
Ms. Giuffre, [a victim] of Epstein in 2011, mentioned the close relationship between former President Bill Clinton and Defendant (Ghislaine Maxwell) and Jeffrey Epstein. Ms. Giuffre did not make any allegations about illegal acts by Bill Clinton. However, in her deposition, Ms. Maxwell cited Ms. Giuffre’s comments regarding President Clinton as an example of an “obvious lie” that she was referring to in her public statement which formed the basis for this lawsuit. Former President Clinton, in addition to the Defendant or Mr. Epstein, is an important person who could provide information regarding his close relationship with Mr. Epstein and the Defendant. He would also disapprove of any claims made by Ms. Maxwell.
Next, we will look at the transcript of the testimony:
Q. Let me back up. Do you know if Bill Clinton was a friend of Jeffrey Epstein?
A. I knew he had dealings with Bill Clinton. I did not know they were friends until I read the Vanity Fair article about them going to Africa together.
Q. Did Jeffrey ever talk to you about Bill Clinton?
A. He said one time that Clinton likes them young, referring to girls.
The documents also name other high-profile individuals, including Doug Band, Clinton’s former aide, Prince Andrew, and the late Jean Luc Brunel. They also list billionaire Glenn Dubin and Dubin’s former personal chef Rinaldo Rizzo.
This release coincides with a battle in Congress over releasing the names of Epstein’s clients and those who traveled on his jet. Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Tim Burchett accused Democrats of “stonewalling”.
Blackburn, writing on X late in December, said: “It seems that bad actors within the government go to great lengths to shield the pedophiles taking Jeffrey Epstein’s jet.” “I won’t stop trying to find out their identities.” “The American people deserve to know each name on the list.”
Giuffre praised lawmakers’ participation in X while taunting Epstein’s unnamed former associates.
“Finally, we hear members of the US Government Senators talk about the necessity for transparency and accountability!!” She wrote about it on X. There will be 170 people nervous over Christmas and the New Year, so who is on the naughty list?
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