Newly uncovered documents show that convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein had scheduled meetings with several prominent political elites, including current CIA Director William Burns and former White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler.
Epstein’s private calendar adds fuel to the belief that he was a spy or operative that was amassing “blackmail material” on the world’s most powerful people. It is unclear why Epstein met with the CIA Director or with the former White House counsel.
The meetings occurred after Epstein had served jail time in 2008 for a sex crime involving a minor, according to the Wall Street Journal report.
William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency since 2021, had three meetings scheduled with Epstein in 2014, when he was deputy secretary of state, according to the Epstein calendar. They first met in Washington and Burns appears to have visited Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan.
Kathryn Ruemmler, former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, had dozens of meetings with Epstein before she became a top lawyer at Goldman Sachs Group in 2020. Epstein slated that she was due to join him on a 2015 trip to Paris and a 2017 visit to Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
The report added that Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, invited Epstein, who then brought a group of young female guests, to the campus. Noam Chomsky was scheduled to fly with Epstein to have dinner at Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse in 2015.
When contacted for comment, those who appeared on the calendar issued general denials of any wrongdoing.
“The director did not know anything about him, other than that he was introduced as an expert in the financial services sector and offered general advice on transition to the private sector,” CIA spokeswoman Tammy Kupperman Thorp said. “They had no relationship.”
“I regret ever knowing Jeffrey Epstein,” Ruemmler told the Wall Street Journal. Botstein said that he was merely trying to get Epstein to donate to the liberal arts college.
The private calendar revealed Botstein had about two dozen meetings scheduled with Epstein to solicit donations, and Chomsky met with Epstein in 2015 to discuss Israel’s policies with Palestine.
“The documents don’t reveal the purpose of most of the meetings,” the report said, adding, “The Wall Street Journal couldn’t verify whether every scheduled meeting took place.”
As a Rolling Stone piece covered, there is ample reason to belief that Jeffrey Epstein may have been a spy.
“Four separate sources told me — on the record — that Epstein’s dealings in the arms world in the 1980s had led him to work for multiple governments, including the Israelis,” Vicky Ward reported.
Whether or not he was being truthful, Epstein bragged to various people, including journalists, that he was “advising a whole assortment of foreign leaders who included Vladimir Putin, Mohammed bin Zayed, Mohammed Bin Salman, various African dictators, Israel, the British — and, of course, the Americans,” the report noted.
“He also told several of the same people that he was making a fortune out of arms, drugs, and diamonds,” the report added.
None of the names divulged from the private calendar were previously mentioned in Epstein’s “black book” or in his private jet’s flight logs. The meetings took place after Epstein had served jail time in 2008 for a sex crime involving a minor.
Epstein, who mysteriously amassed a fortune of around a billion dollars, had oddly deep banking relationships, including with J.P. Morgan Chase. The bank “later said it closed his accounts in 2013, though some bankers continued to meet with him for years after,” the Wall Street Journal report pointed out.
The private calendar adds to the known clients of disgraced convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. However, his “little black book” remains under seal.
In December 2021, in the trial of Epstein’s “madame” Ghislaine Maxwell, an agreement was reached between the defense and prosecution that Jeffrey Epstein’s famous little black book wouldn’t be released to the public. The contacts in the little black book have reportedly been leaked online, but the original remains under seal.
There are many Epstein experts who believe he was acting as a spy or operative to compile blackmail material on the world’s most powerful people.
In the Netflix docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, one of his alleged victims told the documentary that if he had lived “(he would have taken) a lot of people down.”
“Every single corner of that house was monitored. He was watching everybody all the time. This was a blackmail scheme. All those powerful people abusing underage girls,” one interviewed alleged victim said.
One of his alleged sexual abuse victims, Virginia Roberts, claimed that Epstein took compromising videos of the world’s elites that acted as his “insurance policies.”
“When Epstein told me, ‘People owe me favors and I’ll never get caught and I can get away with it,’ he meant it,” she said. Another alleged abuse victim, Chauntae Davies, claimed Epstein “(had) lot of information on people, a lot of blackmail videos.”
The Toronto Sun, for example, in 2020 published a report showing Chauntae Davis giving a neck massage to former President Bill Clinton. The massage was reportedly given after Bill Clinton was given a ride on Epstein’s plane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.”
“Although the image looks bizarre, President Clinton was a perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no foul play involving him,” Chauntae said about the photo, according to The Daily Mail.
The photos emerged the same day Bill Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of Joe Biden.
But there are more photos. In this 2002 photo, Bill Clinton poses with Ghislaine Maxwell before a plane ride to Africa.
Epstein also kept an infamous painting of Bill Clinton dressed as a woman in his home.
The artist, Petrina Ryan-Kleid, said the painting should not “be taken literally.”
Epstein also had photo of the Saudi crown prince, MBS, on the wall, and photos of Bill Gates and other powerful elites he had associated with.
“I’m sure many people wanted him dead. He had a lot of information on a lot of people. A lot of blackmail videos,” an alleged victim told the Netflix series on Epstein.
“I think he would take a lot of people down. This wasn’t just a ring for Jeffrey … this reached all over the world,” another added. “He’s a very small piece in a huge network.”
Jeffrey Epstein died in 2019 while awaiting trial for a sex trafficking conspiracy. The medical examiner officially ruled his death to be a “suicide,” but an outside expert raised the possibility it was a homicide.
"*" indicates required fields
OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion.