In July 2019, the world discovered that 66-year-old wealthy investor Jeffery Epstein was arrested by federal agents in New Jersey on charges of child sex-trafficking in Florida and New York. As it turns out, this serial pedophile and accomplished manipulator was somehow magically given an unbelievably unheard of lenient plea and punishment deal in 2008 by former U.S. Attorney, Alexander Acosta, despite an overwhelming amount of corroborated evidence of heinous crimes with underage victims that seemed to mock justice and trivialize his outrageous criminal career. The public cried out why did this monster essentially go free?
Almost immediately after the plea received public scrutiny, the now U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation as all the media scrambled to find out more about this serial pedophile with the Legacy media in particular looking for any possible dirty connection to their favorite target, President Donald Trump. And then last weekend, Epstein is found dead in his Manhattan jail cell and the plot thickens. In a multipart series, we will explore the sordid nefarious life of pedophile Epstein and the web of a master manipulator. Our first episode in the series answers the question: what, if any, significant connections does our 45th president have to this serial pedophile? I’m Matt Tullar and here’s my opinion.
The simple answer is basically none. No significant connection. President Trump does not have any significant connection to this serial pedophile and try as they may, the Legacy Media cannot come up with anything significant that might implicate the president. And remember, that as a result of this relentless ill treatment by the left-leaning press, President Trump has emerged as not only one of the most investigated sitting presidents ever but also therefore one with clearly the cleanest, most scrutinized record as well. Except for the better known conservative entities like FoxNews or The NY Post, the Legacy Media, for the uninformed, basically includes all the big shots in video, radio, and print that constantly either bash the president and or generally rubber stamp almost anything the national Democrats propose. So, just for the record, there is no longer any mystery about my own political leaning. I side with the truth and common sense and if I make a mistake I will gladly apologize so help me God.
As I began my investigation and googled photographs with Epstein or Epstein and Bill Clinton, I was immediately inundated with photos that also included President Trump. And apparently, I was not alone. Right away there were at least three twitter guys complaining about this and I noticed just a day or so later, their tweets were a little more difficult to find. Can you say media manipulation or censorship? Next I’d like to share my summary of legacy media reporting with just a little bit of added commentary.
Last week, Vox.com offered its explanation of Jeffrey Epstein’s connection to Donald Trump stating here’s our understanding of the known facts right now. In the years before Epstein’s 2007 guilty plea to solicitation of prostitution with a minor, he was known for collecting friendships with many noteworthy or influential people including President Trump who reportedly attended Epstein-hosted events in New York and Florida while Epstein patronized Tump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.
Vox mentioned a 2002 interview with New York magazine where the president said, “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years,” and that he was a “terrific guy.” “He’s a lot of fun to be with,” and “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it, Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Since Epstein’s legal troubles became known, Trump lawyer Alan Garten told Politico in 2017 that “He had no relationship with Mr. Epstein and had no knowledge whatsoever of his conduct.”
“Friends and associates” of the two gentlemen told the Washington Post that Epstein and Trump “had socialized for years, drawn together by a mix of money, women, and power.” Now that’s powerful journalism. NBC News recently aired a video from 1992 of Trump and Epstein together at a Mar-a-Lago party, discussing women and laughing together. And begs the question could that have been just before May 15 with them discussing what gifts rich guys give their mothers on Mother’s day? Hard to say.
The New York Times reported that, according to businessman George Houraney, Trump asked him to organize a “calendar girl” party at Mar-a-Lago and said he and Epstein would be the only men in attendance. Well I wonder if the NYT bothered to find out if this party ever happened or more importantly, if either Houraney or Epstein enjoyed themselves?
The New York Times also reported that Epstein has claimed to people that he introduced Donald Trump to Melania, though this hasn’t been corroborated. All the news, I mean gossip that’s fit to print.
Trump called Epstein twice in November 2004, according to message pads seized from Epstein’s Florida mansion by the government. And, that’s all ya got. Keep on digging man.
Several phone numbers for Trump, including an emergency contact and a number for Trump’s security, were among many notable people’s numbers listed in Epstein’s “black book,” which was later obtained by the government. Jackpot. Epstein could now potentially call DonaldTrump.
Epstein’s brother Mark testified that Epstein once took Trump on one of his planes to go from Florida to New York, saying he thought it happened in the late 1990s. Mark Epstein also told the Post Trump flew on Epstein’s plane “numerous times.” While I plan to revisit and discuss Mark Epstein for now I’ll just say that according to an August 2019 article in New York magazine, the Epstein brothers’ relationship in adulthood is opaque.
In filings, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District had said Jeffrey had “no known immediate family” and “no meaningful family ties.” Yet in a 2009 deposition, Mark said that he knew Donald Trump flew on Jeffrey’s plane “numerous times” and that he’d personally seen Trump on his brother’s plane once. “They were good friends,” Mark recently told the Washington Post. Meanwhile, Politico reported on Aug. 10, 2019, that flight logs for Epstein’s private planes show Trump as a passenger on one flight, in January 1997 from Palm Beach to Newark. Then according to Vox, President Trump said recently, “I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him, I had a falling out with him a long time ago, I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years, I wasn’t a fan.”
According to Vox, the Katie Johnson lawsuit is the only accusation against Trump for Epstein-related wrongdoing. An anonymous woman sued Trump in 2016, claiming that in 1994, he violently raped her at an orgy hosted by Epstein. She said she was 13 years old at the time, and accused Epstein of raping her as well. She first filed suit in California under the name “Katie Johnson,” and when it was thrown out there for technical reasons, she filed it in New York under “Jane Doe.”
But many journalists were wary about this claim. There was no corroborating evidence offered except for affidavits from two anonymous people claiming to have been told of or witnessed it, and the suit appeared “to have been orchestrated by an eccentric anti-Trump campaigner with a record of making outlandish claims about celebrities,” the Guardian’s Jon Swaine wrote. Jezebel’s Anna Merlan tried for some time to get to the bottom of what was going on and concluded in June 2016, “The facts speak less to a scandal and more, perhaps, to an attempt at a smear.”
Trump himself said, “The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated.” The anonymity of “Katie Johnson” and the sketchiness of her associates kept mainstream U.S. journalists wary about this accusation. She ended up withdrawing her lawsuit days before the 2016 election.
Trump’s name has also come up in legal wrangling around Epstein, albeit for very different reasons. In 2009, Bradley Edwards, an attorney who has represented various Epstein victims, had Trump served with a subpoena for testimony in a case against Epstein. But Edwards is not alleging any wrongdoing from Trump; rather, the opposite. He said in a recent interview that he had served subpoenas on many connected people in 2009, and that Trump was “the only person who picked up the phone and said, ‘Let’s just talk. I’ll give you as much time as you want.’” Edwards added that Trump “was very helpful, in the information that he gave,” calling it “good information that checked out and that helped us.” And, he said, Trump “gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever.”
Conscious Resistance reporter Derrick said “Hey everyone. This is Derrick and we’re here at the Palm Beach, Florida County Court House. Just wrapped up the civil trial dealing with Mr Bradley Edwards, an attorney who’s represented many of the victims of Jeffery Epstein. First off, thank you so much for your work and everything you’ve done.”
Mr. Edwards said, “You’re welcome.” Derrick said “Obviously, our current president has had relationships with Epstein in the past and there are those, Katie Johnson and maybe other victims, who accused Trump of being involved in things like this. In my experience, Trump supporters will not listen to anything along those lines. Obviously, we’re not a court of law here right now but are those claims, although that case was dropped, it was dropped before it went to court. In your opinion as a lawyer and your experience, is there anything you can say as to the validity of those claims or whether or not there will be any, you know, any more about that?
Mr. Edwards said “Nothing at all. The only thing that I can say about President Trump is that he is the only person, who in 2009 when I served a lot of subpoenas on a lot of people or at least gave notice to some pretty connected people that I wanted to talk to them. He is the only person who picked up the phone and said ‘Let’s just talk. I’ll give you as much time as you want. I’ll tell you what you need to know’. And was very helpful in the information that he gave and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever but had good information that checked out and that helped us. And that we didn’t have to take a deposition of him.”
Derrick said, “That was in 2009?”
Mr. Edwards said “That was in 2009.”
In 2016, best-selling author James Paterson released a book called “Filthy Rich, The True Story About The Jeffery Epstein Sex Scandal” and appeared on FoxNews last month clarifying some questions about Mar-a-Lago and why President Trump had a falling out with Epstein.
FoxNews said, “The president said he had a falling out with Epstein. Do you know what that was about?”
Mr. Patterson said, “There were some complaints about Epstein at Mar-a-Lago. And also, I spoke to the head of the spa there. I said did you ever meet Epstein? She said, ‘Oh yes.’ She said he would come and he was inappropriate with some of the younger women there. And she said, ‘I went to Mr Trump and Trump threw him out of the club.’”
Derrick said, “So do you know if there’s any truth to James Patterson’s claims that Trump kicked Epstein out of Mar-a-Lago?”
Edwards said, “I’ve definitely heard that. I definitely heard that and I don’t know that it was Trump himself as opposed to a manager there.”
Derrick said, “It was Trump’s club.”
Edwards said, “I’ve heard the rumor that Epstein was kicked out of there for allegedly trying to pick up somebody’s daughter or something like that. But I think I did chase that down as far as I could and never was able to confirm it but I heard.”
Derrick said, “I’m on the same boat with that. Just as far as Mar-a-Lago that’s where Virginia Roberts was kind of brought into the whole scheme right?”
Edwards said, “That’s where she was recruited and brought to Jeffery Epstein’s house. So you know the story of someone else being recruited there is not so far-fetched. It’s believable.”
While Vox said at some point around the time of Epstein’s legal problems, the friendship appears to have ended. Trump has spread the story that he banned Epstein from Mar-a-Lago for making sexual advances to a masseuse. However, The New York Times reported that by some accounts the two men only fell out “after a failed business arrangement between them.” The Washington Post reports that they were rival bidders for the same Palm Beach estate and Trump won.
But according to Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide in July 2019, court documents suggest that President Trump banned Jeffrey Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago club for life after he sexually assaulted an underage girl and suggest that Trump had made his opinion about the convicted pedophile known years ago. A lawsuit between Epstein and Bradley Edwards, who represented multiple underage victims in their civil suits against the billionaire, has revealed that President Trump had banned Epstein from his private club in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago.
The Virginia Roberts’s lawsuit revealed that in 1999, 16-year-old Roberts worked as a spa attendant at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. It was there, she said, that Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell recruited her to give massages to Epstein at his house. But Roberts, who now goes by Virginia Giuffre hasn’t accused Trump of any wrongdoing, and her previous status as a Mar-a-Lago employee is the only connection to Trump. Documents released Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 include Giuffre’s employment records from Mar-a-Lago, showing she was paid $1,866.50 by the resort in 2000. The court files also include a letter of recommendation Trump wrote for Giuffre’s father, who worked in maintenance at the resort and helped her get a job there.
In addition to sexually abusing these girls, Epstein also trafficked them to the wealthy and powerful friends he was frequently socializing with at the time. Giuffre said in her 2015 affidavit that this is exactly what happened to her. “Epstein also trafficked me for sexual purposes to many other powerful men, including politicians and powerful business executives,” she said. “Epstein required me to describe the sexual events that I had with these men presumably so he could potentially blackmail them.”
“Epstein specifically told me that the reason for him doing this was so that they would ‘owe him,’ they would ‘be in his pocket,’ and he would ‘have something on them,’” Giuffre said in the affidavit. However, we should stress again that Giuffre has made no accusation about Trump having any involvement.
On Aug. 10, 2019, Politico reported that the unsealed files don’t appear to include any allegation that Trump had sex with Giuffre or other women working for Epstein. Giuffre also denied aspects of a reporter’s claim that she said: “Donald Trump was also a good friend of Jeffrey’s. He didn’t partake in any sex with any of us but he flirted with me. He’d laugh and tell Jeffrey, ‘You’ve got the life.’”
Giuffre clarified later, “Donald Trump was also a good friend of Jeffrey’s. That part is true. ‘He didn’t partake in any, of any sex with any of us but he flirted with me.’ It’s true that he didn’t take part in any sex with us, but it’s not true that he flirted with me. Donald Trump never flirted with me.”
So there you have it. An army of well funded legacy media news hounds dedicated to finding any possible dirt connecting President Trump to pedophile Jeffery Epstein gave it their best collective shot and found nothing. President Donald Trump has been exonerated and has no significant connection to pedophile Jeffery Epstein or his extensive web of manipulation. Next time in our multipart series exploring the sordid nefarious life of pedophile Epstein, we’ll examine the serial pedophile’s early life.