Despite his attempts to distance himself from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, we know that Donald Trump has been associated with the late financier (who was found dead on August 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan of an apparent suicide) since at least 1992, which is proven by video of the two men watching young girls dance at Trump’s Florida golf resort, Mar-a-Lago:
Now that Epstein is dead, you might assume that people who associated with Epstein over the years (a list that includes Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew of the British royal family) would be in the clear, but that’s far from being the case, as we learned over the weekend when an former federal prosecutor told a reporter that due to Epstein’s death:
“Everything will be admissible against any other defendant without a possibility of a motion to suppress.”
The day before Epstein died, a treasure trove of documents that had been seized from a safe at his penthouse apartment were unsealed in federal court. As CNN reports:
“They include new allegations by (alleged victim Virginia Roberts) Giuffre that she was instructed … to have sex with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former US Sen. George Mitchell, among others.”
Those documents, according to an investigative reporter for the Miami Herald who has followed the Epstein case for years, are just the tip of the iceberg.
Julie K. Brown of the Herald noted during an appearance on MSNBC:
“There is so much information in those documents and we have thousands and thousands of more documents that are probably going to be released. There are so many threads of information and evidence and testimony and witnesses that are contained in those documents that he has a lot to work with there.”
“I’ve seen the evidence out there, some of it, and it’s very strong evidence.”
Does some of that evidence point to President Trump? There’s no way we can know that just yet, but considering that Trump and Epstein’s friendship goes back over 25 years, it’s not a stretch to suggest that there may well be damaging information in those documents that could come back to haunt the president.
Also, keep in mind there has long been an allegation that Trump and Epstein raped a 13-year-old girl in 1994. The victim even filed suit against Trump. She withdrew the case shortly after Trump announced he was running for the White House.
Did Epstein have evidence of that assault? There were also videos in Epstein’s safe that were turned over to the courts. Could one of those include proof of crimes by Trump? Time will tell.