Officials reveled Saturday morning that Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who has long been branded by accusations of sexual abuse of girls, killed himself in his Manhattan. Epstein was found hanging in his cell around 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
Seth Abramson is a prolific journalist, professor, and lawyer with a large Twitter following who often puts together very in-depth analysis’ relating to the alleged corruption surrounding Donald J. Trump’s presidency.
Abramson has now released information about Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump that a journalist passed to him, in which he passed along to major media who, as Abramson says, did nothing with the information.
PS/ I came into possession of these facts personally, as I know the journalist. I facilitated this info being sent to major media, and nothing was done with it. From the start, I feared if the information were not published quickly, it would encourage the false representation…
PS2/ …of the Epstein case as being disconnected from Trump, which would (in turn) lead to less vigilance in overseeing it. One of the things I feared was that Jeffrey Epstein would be killed or be allowed to kill himself. That has now come to pass, so I won’t be silent anymore.
PS3/ None of those involved know the truth of Epstein’s claims. But media must now investigate whether Epstein underwrote Mar-a-Lago, whether Trump visited Epstein’s home around Christmas 2017, and whether the $18 billion in oil money Epstein was investing in the U.S. was MBS’s.
PS4/ I’m livid at myself. As a journalist I knew this info had to go public as soon as possible, and said so to everyone. I knew there were dangers to it breaking too late. And now it’s too late. There would’ve been more vigilance on Epstein if his ties to Trump had been clearer.
PS5/ All I can do now is say that Epstein claimed he and Trump had been best friends for years and that he underwrote Trump’s Florida home, and that per an associate of his Trump was in that home in late December 2017, despite telling America he hadn’t seen Epstein in many years.
PS6/ It’s definite that Trump was in Florida during the period he allegedly visited Epstein’s home. To do further work to confirm Trump was there would require an investigative team for a major-media outlet. And of *course* a journalist should also ask the president if it’s true.
PS7/ I will repeat again that these are claims made by the late Jeffrey Epstein, so they will need to be further investigated. But I will also say that they were made to a journalist and that they track with public information, and therefore they have some indicia of reliability.
PS8/ That Epstein and Trump were very close for a period of time is clear, and there’s even some *video* evidence to substantiate it. That Epstein has had a connection to Mar-a-Lago and even recruited at least one victim from Trump’s Florida home (a Trump employee) is also clear.
PS9/ Epstein telling a journalist he was managing $18B in US investments for a Middle Easterner involved in oil, then the FBI finding a framed photo of MBS in his house, suggests, given that MBS is one of the few people in the world with $18B to invest, there may be a connection.
PS10/ I expect to have more to say about all of this in the coming days.
NOTE TO MEDIA/ The Trump-Epstein Florida visit was *approximately* December 24, 2017. The info is that it was a couple days before December 26, 2017, so December 22nd or 23rd is a possibility as well. That whole week in 2017 (during which Trump was in Florida) must be looked at.
NOTE TO READERS/ As should be very clear from this thread, I’m not making *any* claims about Trumpworld involvement in Epstein’s death. I am passing on claims by Epstein and saying if media had done more with this info earlier perhaps Epstein would have been more closely watched.