Newly uncovered documents reveal that the network of individuals associated with Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender, extends beyond previous reports and includes prominent figures such as the nation’s spy chief, a former college president, and a notable woman in finance. Epstein’s schedules provide insights into these connections, The Wall Street Journal reported.
William Burns, the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since 2021, had three scheduled meetings with Epstein in 2014 during his tenure as deputy secretary of state. Their first encounter took place in Washington, and later, Mr. Burns visited Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan.
Kathryn Ruemmler, who served as White House counsel under President Barack Obama, had numerous meetings with Epstein following her time in the White House but prior to her appointment as a senior lawyer at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in 2020. Epstein even included her in plans for a trip to Paris in 2015 and a visit to his private island in the Caribbean in 2017.
In another instance, Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, invited Epstein, accompanied by a group of young female guests, to the campus. Additionally, Noam Chomsky, a renowned professor, author, and political activist, was scheduled to fly with Epstein to have dinner at his Manhattan townhouse in 2015.
Notably, the names of these individuals do not appear in Jeffrey Epstein’s publicly available “black book” of contacts or in the public flight logs of his private jet. However, the recently uncovered documents indicate that Epstein managed to arrange multiple meetings with each of them even after his imprisonment in 2008 for a sex crime involving a teenage girl, for which he was registered as a sex offender.
These documents, consisting of extensive email exchanges and schedules spanning from 2013 to 2017, have not been previously disclosed.
While the purpose of most of these meetings remains undisclosed in the documents, it is important to note that The Wall Street Journal was unable to independently verify whether all scheduled meetings actually took place.
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