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Did Trump & Barr Fire Berman To Get Control Of The Maxwell Epstein Case?
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On Thursday, Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the New York Police Department and the FBI in Bradford, New Hampshire. Maxwell is an alleged accomplice of convicted level III sex offender Jeffery Epstein. She is accused of recruiting, grooming and abusing underage girls. Maxwell is charged with:
Enticement and conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts
Transportation and conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
Transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
Two counts of perjury
Southern District of New York Prosecutors state that between 1994 and 1997, Maxwell worked with Epstein to recruit and groom girls as young as 14 for sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery.
Maxwell would allegedly build trust with young girls by pretending to be their friend, taking them to movies and offering to help them their education. According the the indictment, “As a result, victims were made to feel indebted and believed that Maxwell and Epstein were trying to help them.” Later, she would coerce the minors into giving Epstein massages, during which they were reportedly sexually abused by Epstein.
"Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein to identify, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse," said Audrey Strauss, acting US attorney for SDNY.
FYI: Audrey Strauss became acting US attorney two weeks ago after her boss Geoffrey Berman refused to resign when AG Bill Barr and Trump pushed him out. Barr was unable to install his stooge to run the office. Many wonder if Barr was trying to take control of the Maxwell arrest on behalf of Trump. Read on to learn more.
Epstein died in August 10, 2019 leaving more questions than answers about his connections to wealthy men including Donald J. Trump and Prince Andrew.
Trump’s ties to Maxwell and her late father, the British publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, go back to the late 1980s. It is unknown if Maxwell was the person who introduced Trump to Epstein.
Trump and Epstein at Mar-a-Lago
Even though Trump has repeatedly denied being friends with Epstein, Epstein spent time at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, FL. In fact, Epstein’s Palm Beach home was less 5 minutes away from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. Maxwell also reportedly spent time at Mar-a-Lago over a ten year period. It is unclear if she was a member.
Even more disturbing, Virginia Roberts Giuffre says that Maxwell recruited her into Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring when she was only 15-years-old from Mar-a-Lago. Giuffre states that she was recruited in 1999 while employed by Mar-a-Lago.
Prostitution Vs. Sex Trafficking
Although, Maxwell has been described in the past as Epstein’s Madame, it’s important to differentiate sex trafficking from prostitution.
Prostitution is a voluntary transaction between consenting adults.
Sex trafficking is the enslavement of human beings for rape.
To sum up, 15-year-old Virginia was recruited at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for sex trafficking a.k.a. enslaved child rape.
Trump Denies Friendship With Epstein?
Trump has repeatedly denied his friendship with Epstein. However, it appears they were friends. In 2002, Trump said to New York Magazine, “I've known Jeff for fifteen 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.”
Trump Banned Epstein From Mar-a-Lago?
Trump has repeatedly insisted that he banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago for approaching young women for sex. However, this apparently is not the case. It has been widely reported that Trump became angry with Epstein over a Palm Beach property that Trump wanted and ultimately got. Epstein was not banned from Mar-a-Lago until 2007.
Once Epstein was arrested a second time in 2019 for child sex trafficking, Trump claimed that he was “not a fan” of Epstein.
Why did Trump hire Epstein Enabler Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor?
Alexander Acosta as the U.S.Attorney for Miami let Epstein off easy in 2008 despite the number of serious allegations including child sex trafficking.
Under Acosta’s sweetheart deal, Epstein plead guilty to a felony charge of solicitation of prostitution—not child enslavement or child rape. Even worse, Acosta allowed Epstein to leave jail on weekends for “work release.”
Acosta let a child rapist out of jail on the weekends.
How Many Women Has Trump Abused?
Many brave women have come forward to share their stories of sexual violence at the hands of Trump. Some outlets report more than 23 women.
The most devastating allegation against Trump and Epstein is the alleged violent rape of 13-year-old Katie Johnson.
Katie Johnson Was Only 13-years-old
Katie stated that Trump violently raped and battered her when she was 13-years-old in 1994 while she was at Epstein’s.
Katie stated that Trump tied her to a bed and violently raped her in a “savage sexual attack.”
Lisa Bloom was Katie’s attorney and they filed a lawsuit in June 2016 under the pseudonym of “Jane Doe” against both Donald J. Trump and Jeffery E. Epstein. Ronan Farrow claimed in his book that AMI CEO David Pecker was in contact with Trump during 2016.
A simple Google search will bring up all the court records for review.
The lawsuit was dropped in November 2016 after Katie reportedly received death threats. After seeing what happened to Epstein, can anyone blame Katie for being scared?
Trump Still Refuses To Provide His DNA
Trump stands accused of rape and sexual violence by at least 23 victims.
The most recent rape accusation came from esteemed writer and columnist E. Jean Carroll. Carroll states that Trump raped her in a luxury department store dressing room in New York.
Carroll, who still has the dress that Trump allegedly raped her in, has requested that Trump provide a DNA sample to test against genetic material on her dress. Trump refuses.
Roberta Kaplan—Carroll’s attorney—said in court papers, "Mr. Trump, for his part, has done everything he can to stop the truth from ever coming out.”
Epstein Is Arrested A Second Time
Epstein was arrested again on July 6, 2019 for sex trafficking of a minor. He would never live to stand trial. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in August of 2019.
New York’s medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. Barr hurried to announce Epstein’s suicide ruling.
AG Barr’s Connections to Epstein
Trump appointee Attorney General Bill Barr has connections to Epstein. Barr’s father, Donald Barr, reportedly hired Epstein in the 1970s to teach math at Manhattan’s Dalton School. This is despite the fact that Epstein had no college degree. Here is the Dalton Year Book Photo of Epstein:
AG Bill Barr has additional ties to Epstein as he previously practiced law for Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm which represented Epstein during the 2008 Palm Beach, FL investigation.
Many are wondering if Barr pushed out Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, from office on June 20, 2020 so Barr could gain control of the Maxwell case on Trump’s behalf. It has been widely speculated that there may be specific developments in this investigation that alarmed Barr or Trump and pushed them into action against Berman.
Barr announced that Berman was “stepping down.” This was a lie.
Barr’s lie was immediately contradicted by Berman who stated, "I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.”
Barr, together with Trump, immediately fired Berman and attempted to install Craig Carpenito. Carpenito was Barr’s hand-picked stooge. Instead, Barr was forced to agreed to Berman’s choice: Berman’s deputy, Audrey Strauss.
Epstein’s Death Suicide Or Murder?
Despite AG Bill Barr’s announcement that Epstein committed suicide, Mark Epstein (Epstein’s brother) insisted on an independent autopsy. Mark Epstein hired renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden.
Dr. Baden stated, “I think that the evidence points toward homicide rather than suicide.” Additionally, Dr. Baden said that there were signs of “unusual” activity surrounding the death of Epstein. He further stated that Epstein’s wounds were “more consistent with ligature homicidal strangulation” than a suicide.
Who is worried about the arrest of Maxwell? A lot of rich and powerful men including Donald J. Trump.