Epstein Procurer Ghislaine Maxwell's 1986 Frontpage Political Sex Scandal

Despite her 30 year career in political kompromat operations, the FBI and major media have ignored Ghislaine Maxwell. Here's where she got her start, as detailed in 1986 on Page One of one of her father's tabloids. Complete with canes and British school boys:

For decades, the US and UK governments knew about Epstein and Maxwell's sexual kompromat operations. Maxwell and her famous father, it turns out, have made them a family business. But, the FBI and Scotland Yard did nothing to stop them. Why? For background details about Robert and Ghislaine Maxwell - SEE FULL REPORT: https://caucus99percent.com/content/epstein-turned-informant-muellers-fb...

As was previously reported:

In 1996,

the FBI failed to act on an accusation that they had together sexually abused a 15 year old girl and her older sister. Documents in a recent law suit filed by an alleged victim, Maria Farmer, show that the FBI had been aware of Epstein and Maxwell's child abuse activities in New York and other states for at least a dozen years before Epstein was finally prosecuted in 2008 under much-reduced Florida state offenses. https://www.yourtango.com/2019323698/who-maria-farmer-latest-woman-accus...

[UPDATE: A WSJ report of July 11 states that the 1996 assault of Maria Farmer by Epstein and Maxwell occurred at the Ohio residence of Mr. Leslie Wexler, Epstein's long-time financial backer. https://www.wsj.com/articles/following-epsteins-arrest-spotlight-shifts-... ]

For her own part, Maxwell, who has been largely overlooked in U.S. reporting, was granted immunity from prosecution as part of Epstein's prosecution deal. Ghislaine Maxwell was all but ignored by the U.S. Attorney and prosecutors in previous criminal proceedings.

According to the Journal, Maxwell wasn't named in Epstein's 2008 plea deal with the US Attorney, while four other women were identified as potential co-conspirators. Until recently, her identity and key role as organizer of paedophelia rings has also been systematically obfuscated by the U.S. media, which has repeatedly spiked stories in which she played the role as initiator of the pair's sexual contact with underage girls.

It turns out that Ghislaine Maxwell and her late father have a spectacular past and family history as players or publicists in political sex scandals that has gone altogether ignored by the U.S. media.

Here is some additional background and new details.


For years the rape of the Farmer sisters and the larger child sex scandal was publicly ignored by the authorities and the media. A story intended to expose it in Vanity Fair was spiked by the editor. According to reporter Vicky Ward: https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epsteins-sick-story-played-out-for...

I spent many months on his trail in 2002 for Vanity Fair and discovered not only that he was not who he claimed to be professionally, but also that he had allegedly assaulted two young sisters, one of whom had been underage at the time. Very bravely, they were prepared to go on the record. They were afraid he’d use all his influence to discredit them—and their fear turned out to be legitimate.

As the article was being readied for publication, Epstein made a visit to the office of Vanity Fair’s then-editor, Graydon Carter, and suddenly the women and their allegations were removed from the article. “He’s sensitive about the young women,” Carter told me at the time.

Not until after the Court of Appeals formally unsealed the civil court records in a separate civil case, have details about Maxwell and the Farmer sisters started to reemerge. Maxwell has generally been portrayed in press accounts as Epstein's helper or "madam".

The WSJ also omits reference to specific allegations of the pair's sexual act with the 15 year old sister in New Mexico (a significant omission), it corroborates that a report was made by Maria Farmer to the FBI and the NYPD. The July 11 article, "Following Epstein’s Arrest, Spotlight Shifts to Financier’s Longtime Associate" also fails to mention Robert Maxwell's criminal past and his espionage ties to Israel, identifying him only as a "British media baron."

In reality, Ghislaine Maxwell has a known family history of public entanglement with political sex scandals that goes back to the mid-1980s.

An extraordinary 1986 front-page British tabloid story in a British tabloid claimed that Ghislaine, then 23, had an been caught in compromising photos of herself with the son of the Duke of Rutland. Those photos were allegedly held out as blackmail or retaliation for the tabloid's "investigation" of a relationship between a Conservative Member of Parliament, David Proctor, reportedly involving photos taken of him with naked boys whom the MP had beaten with a cane. All very byzantine and English public school kinky. Extraordinarily, The People tabloid was controlled by the Mirror press syndicate, owned by Ghislaine's father, Robert Maxwell, whose picture appears on the masthead above his daughter's Page One photo.

Robert Maxwell was himself a Member of Parliament for the opposing Labour Party . . . and, as cited in yesterday's essay, the CIA acknowledged after his death,

That Robert Maxwell was a ruthless, corrupt, tax-dodging international businessman who served as an Israeli agent is highly probable.

As a propagandist, entrapment artist, and character assassin, he was without peer, even among the seamy British tabloids. Talk about a talent for spinning a story and flipping the narrative . . . extraordinary. Very Old School.

See the complete backstory: https://caucus99percent.com/content/epstein-turned-informant-muellers-fb...

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By not doing good. Very un-Hollywood. Or perhaps very Hollywood. It's so hard to tell these days.

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There's no implication of any connection between GM and the kinky Tory MP.

It's still a pretty damned strange story though ... the claim is that some unknown person threatened to "expose" an inappropriate liaison between GM and a young Marquis, Lord Granby (son of a Duke, I guess), unless Maxwell's paper laid off a series of stories about the Tory MP's sex life.

The strange part of the business is that ... I'm not sure what would be inappropriate about any particular relationship between GM and Lord Granby. Was he married? If not, then ... what? I mean, yeah, it was 1986, but that's not the same as 1956, and they were both in their early 20s. Really weird. And presumably there never was any follow-through on the threat so ... huh!?!?

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@UntimelyRippd @UntimelyRippd under the guise of defense of Ghislaine Maxwell's character. I don't buy that a telephone call was received at the editorial office of The People from a mysterious blackmailer, at all. Smells like a smear job against an opposition politician that Maxwell's daughter, GM had gotten to know, intimately, as insinuated.

The tabloid's "investigation" was an exceptionally nasty smear job, but that's not terribly unusual for British tabloids and politics. We're just beginning to catch up over here.

The references to a man claiming to be a homosexual partner giving the tabloid compromising photos of "naked boys" four months earlier, and to the Conservative MP caning them, is at least intriguing and potentially significant (particularly in light of Ghisaile's later activities), but, as far as I know were never substantiated. Would not be surprised, nonetheless, if the Marquis was not returned to Parliament.

The ongoing scandal this fed into was enough, apparently, to disaffect the poor MP's constituents and backers. Read the last paragraph. "IN THE NAME OF GOD, GO!"

Even if she was 23 at the time, for Robert Maxwell to use his daughter in this way was a form of abuse. He was capable of worse, and did worse.

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The Marquis in question is young Lord Ganby, who is not Harvey Proctor, the Tory MP accused of caning boys.

I agree with you on one point: I don't think anybody called The People and threatened them with exposing "compromising" photos of GM and Lord Ganby. I think the editor of The People made the whole damned thing up, probably on RM's instructions, in order to increase the hype around their ongoing expose of the Harvey Proctor sex scandal (with caning etc.). Which is probably why the scandalous relationship supposedly being used as a threat isn't actually very scandalous at all -- they wouldn't want to create a really scandalous fictitious relationship, because juicy rumours are hard to put down once you've created them.

In other words, nothing in any of this connects Ghislaine Maxwell to the alleged caning of boys by Harvey Proctor.

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AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

@UntimelyRippd and bottom line: Ghislaine Maxwell has a 30 year history of involvement in political sex scandals and compromise operations that the U.S. corporate media has missed.

There's a reason for that.

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@UntimelyRippd who inhabit the Conservative Party and the upper echelons of the British security apparatus. It led to a very real catch-up 2014 investigation of Proctor and the former chief of MI5 (deceased) and Head of the Home Office (deceased) on charges of abuse of underage boys and murder of a prostitute decades earlier. Operation Midland is also known as the Dolphin Square affair, for the London apartments that reportedly served for many years as the site of a homosexual paedophile ring catering to Tory politicians and intelligence officers before Scotland Yard finally took public interest.

Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath (deceased) was also named as a homosexual paedophile. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/19/claims-sir-edward-heath-paed...

Two years later, Proctor, who was actually convicted in 1987 of having sex with an underage man (underage by UK law at the time) was cleared in 2016 of the Dolphin Square sex club charges. The wrap-up of Operation Midland published in the rival Telegraph newspaper called the 1986 events involving Harvey Proctor and Ghislaine Maxwell a "sting" by Robert Maxwell's The People. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/29/harvey-proctor-to-claim-coun...

When you put this into the context of the Profumo-Cristine Keeler prostitution and spy scandals of the early 1960s, sexual blackmail and espionage seems to be simply politics by other means, as well as a providing a splendid living for many (including tabloid publishers), in Great Britain.

This is the backstory that the U.S. media misses in its coverage of Epstein.

Ghislaine was used by Robert Maxwell's tabloid as part of a dirty-tricks operation to out Harvey Proctor, MP, a homosexual MP in the opposition Conservative party. As it so happens, Proctor was in fact having relations with an underage man, and he was later convicted for that. Further, there were paedophile rings involving a number of ranking Tories along with military and intelligence officers, including Peter Hayman, the Deputy Director of MI-6, along with a decades-long government coverup of that fact.

Robert Maxwell, when he was not putting together sex stings exposing political opponents, was himself running espionage and money laundering operations on a vast scale as a Mossad agent of influence. That's the context and backstory that's been otherwise ignored in the Epstein-Maxwell trafficking case. There's a family history of these things involving Ghislaine, here, that's not being covered in the corporate media.

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@leveymg Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_paedophile_dossier

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A dossier on paedophiles allegedly associated with the British government was assembled by the British Member of Parliament Geoffrey Dickens, who handed it to the then-Home Secretary, Leon Brittan, in 1984. The whereabouts of the dossier is unknown, along with other files on organised child abuse that had been held by the Home Office.[1]

In 2013, the Home Office stated that all relevant information had been passed to the police, and that Dickens' dossier had not been retained. It was later disclosed that 114 documents concerning child abuse allegations were missing. In July 2014, the Labour Party called for a new inquiry into the way that the allegations had been handled, and the Prime Minister, David Cameron, ordered the permanent secretary of the Home Office, Mark Sedwill, to investigate the circumstances of the lost dossier.

On 7 July 2014, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced a review into the handling of historic child abuse allegations, to be led by Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, and the establishment of a public panel inquiry into the duty of care taken in the protection of children from paedophiles by British public institutions, led by an independent panel of experts and chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss. Butler-Sloss later stood down as chair of the inquiry.[2] On 5 September 2014, it was announced that it would instead be chaired by Fiona Woolf[3] but on 31 October 2014 she, too, resigned from the role.[4] On 4 February 2015 it was announced that the inquiry would be chaired by Justice Lowell Goddard, a New Zealand High Court judge. The existing panel would be disbanded, and the inquiry would be given new powers.[5] On 4 August 2016, she also resigned from the role.[6]

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@leveymg Peter Hayman, described in his official biography as a career British diplomat who served in a number of important posts, including:

director general of the British Information Services in New York[4] (1961–64) and then deputy commandant of the British military government in West Berlin from 1964 to 1966. He returned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, becoming Deputy Under Secretary of State with responsibility for the United Nations and Eastern Europe from 1969 to 1970.[1] Then, from 1970 to 1974, he served as High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Canada.

The Independent stated in his obituary that he started a commercial career in 1974, upon retirement at age 60.[3] However The Guardian reported in 2014 that he later served in the intelligence services, and was "long-time deputy director of MI6".[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Hayman_(diplomat)

As one reads down his Wiki bio, we come to this about the Hon. Peter Hayman:

Paedophilia
Main article: Westminster paedophile dossier

In October 1978, Hayman left a package of paedophilia-related material on a London bus. The police traced the package and discovered that Hayman, under the pseudonym "Peter Henderson", had used an apartment in Bayswater, London, to conduct obscene correspondence. In the apartment, police found 45 diaries describing six years of "sexual fantasies" concerning children and activities with prostitutes, articles of female clothing and obscene literature. He was investigated by police but released without charge after being given a warning not to send obscene material through the post.[7][8]

In November 1980, Private Eye magazine revealed this event.[9] In 1981, using parliamentary privilege, MP Geoffrey Dickens asked why Hayman had not been prosecuted,[10][11] with Dickens saying: "How did such a potential blackmail risk come to hold highly sensitive posts at the MOD and NATO?" He also asked the Leader of the House of Commons to "investigate the security implications of diaries found in the diplomat's London flat which contained accounts of sexual exploits".[12] The Attorney-General Michael Havers replied, "I am in agreement with the Director of Public Prosecutions' (Sir Thomas Chalmers Hetherington QC) advice not to prosecute Sir Peter Hayman and the other persons with whom he had carried on an obscene correspondence"[13] adding that, while Hayman had been found to have received pornographic material through the post, it was not of an extreme nature, was non-commercial and in a sealed envelope, so did not warrant prosecution.[14] There was much debate and condemnation in the international press of these events.[15]

In April 1981 Sir Michael Havers, the Attorney General, said in parliament that, while Hayman was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, he was never a member of the executive committee, so was not prosecuted as others were for publishing contact advertisements.[16][17] In 1984, Hayman was convicted and fined for an act of gross indecency with another adult in a public lavatory.[1][10][18] The Prime Minister warned Hayman that, should he be known to repeat the offence, he would be stripped of his honours.[18]

On 29 November 1985, Dickens complained in the House of Commons that he had suffered harassment following his naming of Hayman. "The noose around my neck grew tighter after I named a former high-flying British diplomat on the Floor of the House. Honourable Members will understand that where big money is involved and as important names came into my possession so the threats began. First, I received threatening telephone calls followed by two burglaries at my London home. Then, more seriously, my name appeared on a multi-killer's hit list."[19] The Independent newspaper in February 2013 could find no corroboration for Dickens' claims in 1985.[19]

On 30 January 2015, it was revealed that a file was found in the National Archives titled "SECURITY. Sir Peter Hayman: allegations against former public official of unnatural sexual proclivities; security aspects".[20] The file is dated from October 1980 to March 1981.[21] One document within the file related to the briefing given to then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher concerning Hayman's sexual fantasies related to children. The document also stated that there was no evidence these fantasies had been carried out. A further document outlined the official reaction and response to be made by government ministers if questioned about his 1978 arrest. A different document states that Hayman was vulnerable to blackmail by foreign powers because of his "sexual perversion", but foreign security services were not yet aware.[20]

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down which one could easily get lost. Ghislaine Maxwell's father (Robert Maxwell) was a publisher who had strong ties to Israel and was buried there after his mysterious drowning death. There have been rumors that Maxwell worked for the Mossad.

Maxwell, 57, comes from money. Her father was publisher Robert Maxwell - who himself faced accusations of being a Mossad double (and possibly triple) agent and a "bad character" who was "almost certainly financed by Russia," according to the British Foreign Office. Robert Maxwell died in 1991 when he fell from his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine - however the circumstances surrounding his demise have been rife with speculation (including that it was a Mossad assassination - a theory which attorney and longtime Epstein associate Alan Dershowitz slammed in a 2003 op-ed).

Ghislaine Maxwell is a good friend of the Clintons too and was pictured having attended Chelsea Clinton's wedding. Thus far, Ghislaine Maxwell has been protected and if she continues to be protected, then we will know that she is definitely a government asset, (CIA or Mossad?).

No one really knows what is the real story of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, but this is more than just what it appears to be. There are many questions about how Jeffrey Epstein acquired his vast fortune and how he was able to become friendly with many high level politicians and influential people, including the British royal family.

One more item: the most amusing thing about Epstein is that not a single source/person can say how he made his money. That’s a topic for a next essay, but there’s this: 20 years after -ostensibly-, leaving Bear Stearns Epstein turns up as a director for one of their SIV’s.The vehicle was called Liquid Funding Ltd, and Epstein is listed as a director and chairman. The entire vehicle went stone dead, as did Bear. But Jeffrey did not.

Leveymg, thank you for having the nerve to broach this subject because Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and their sex peddling business may have far greater ramifications than any of us can imagine, if the truth is ever allowed to come out. I wrote most of my comment before reading your linked essay thoroughly and I apologize for duplicating some of the content. Blackmail is a great form of control.

We should keep a watchful eye on this story because this may be the tip of a very large and dirty iceberg that has infected our government for a long time. Finally, Zero Hedge has an interesting editorial article up today by "Tyler Durden" that asks a very puzzling question. Why did Epstein fly back to the United States when he knew that the courts were unsealing 2,000 pages of his previous case?

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@gulfgal98 Why, indeed did Epstein fly back into the U.S.? He should have suspected that Barr would arrest him on orders from the Chief. Or, is JE being presented as a sacrificial lamb, being led before the rest of the herd, to succumb as a bloody example of who calls the shots (pardon the horrible mixed metaphors, but, hey. These do occur).

I am reminded of an old FarSide cartoon in which two bears are walking on their hind legs and one of the bears has a red and white target painted on his back. That bear-with-target would be JE, if I'm not mistaken. Wexner and associates will not take lightly to the pressure of the klieg lights being constantly upon them.

I wish I wrote essays as good as your comment.

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"Bummer of a birthmark, Ed"?

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Sanders-Gabbard 2020 !

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@gulfgal98 would rather face justice in the US rather than elsewhere?

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@dfarrah He supposedly committed suicide by jumping off his yacht, but there is at least one book and many reports that say that he was killed by Mossad. The story is that he was a Mossad asset, got hugely in debt and became very inconvenient, perhaps shaking down Mossad for funds to pay his debts. Although his body was found in the water off the Canary Islands, an autopsy revealed that he did not drown. A heart attach was floated as the likely cause. Epstein is becoming very inconvenient and a rat-infested prison may look better to him than the alternative.

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@gulfgal98 that both Maxwells and Epstein are/were Mossad assets that were involved in obtaining compromising information on people like say.....Bill Clinton that would be very useful to Israel. One might also guess that Epstein's money came from Israeli intelligence through Les Wexner, a Zionist. Wexner has long been rumored to be gay although he is not out to my knowledge so there could have been leverage on him, although his Zionism may have rendered any coersion unnecessary. Wexner bought the incredibly expensive NY apartment for Epstein (or, more accurately, bought it for himself and gave it to Epstein), for example, and Epstein's money allegedly was earned by managing investments for Wexner. Acosta has said that he was told to back off Epstein because he was told he was an intelligence asset and I have no reason to doubt him. This stuff could get beyond deep state damage control. People on the Bloomberg cable channel are now asking where Epstein's money came from and if they start to look hard at this, who knows where it will end (although my bet is that it will be successfully managed, with Epstein and Acosta the only casualties). The Democrats, as usual, are hopeless, not bothering to look beyond Trump and Acosta.

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@Roy Blakeley down from the $18.9 million she was asking when she put it on the market 370 days earlier. A potentially complicated escrow (pending law suits, risk of seizure) may have depressed the value and delayed a sale, even in a strong market. Julie K. Brown gives us some background that may explain the timing of GM's decision to sell in 2015: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article232251212.html

The New York case, filed in 2015, was brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims that she was trafficked by Epstein and Maxwell to wealthy and powerful politicians, lawyers, academics and government leaders when she was underage. Giuffre sued Maxwell for defamation after Maxwell publicly denounced her as a liar.

The case was settled in Giuffre’s favor in 2017, several sources have told the Herald. Nearly all the documents filed in connection with the case, however, were sealed [..] The Herald, as part of a November investigation called “Perversion of Justice,” went to court to unseal all the records in January. A lower court ruled against the newspaper, and the appeals court heard arguments by the Herald, Cernovich and Dershowitz in March.

On July 11, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to release 2,000 pages of sealed documents in the Giuffre suit, which involved a settlement payout by Maxwell to Giuffre of some $2 million. That raises additional questions. For instance, where did Lady Maxwell come up with the scratch to buy that 7,000 foot Lenox Hill property with a $6,568 monthly tax bill? https://streeteasy.com/sale/1156427

When Robert Maxwell died in 1991, he wasn't only broke, he and his estate were in the hole for $400 million that had been "borrowed" from the Mirror Co. employee pension fund. He reportedly left his daughter a mere 100,000 Pounds a year Trust Fund. Beyond, that, it's never really been explained how Ghislaine has earned a living. A report states that one of Epstein's lawyers bought her the 5 story brownstone. https://nypost.com/2016/04/28/alleged-epstein-madam-sells-16m-manhattan-... A real estate site states: "The publishing scion purchased the townhouse on East 65th Street between Park and Third avenues for $4.95 million in 2000." https://ny.curbed.com/2015/4/13/9971052/ues-townhouse-of-alleged-madam-o... Where would she have come up with $5 million when she reportedly had no real inheritance and no real job before or after she moved to the U.S. in 1991?

In any event, it may well be that Ghislaine, who by all accounts has made herself scarce during the past year, is anticipating some more steep legal bills of her own.

As you surmised, Roy, friends do nice things like that for each other. Very generous, all around.

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@Roy Blakeley Is this all a dog and pony show for the media or is it for real? If both Epstein and G. Maxwell are Mossad, then my guess this is simply a dog and pony show from which nothing will come of it. There is also the possibility that Epstein has outlived his usefulness to either/both the CIA/Mossad and is being sacrificed to protect people like Wexler and those even higher up.

IMO, Epstein is simply a front man, but not the real source of this blackmail/human trafficking empire. Where Ghislaine Maxwell fits in is still up for debate. I read where she was not just his madame, but functioned more like his handler which would explain why she has been protected thus far.

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@gulfgal98 @gulfgal98 That's my conclusion, as well.

There's speculation out there that Epstein was being run by Leslie Wexner's Mega group, and that's a major funder of Israeli espionage. Gordon Thomas stated that according to his sources (ex-Mossad) , Robert Maxwell played the same role as financier of Israeli intelligence, and that his business holdings were $2 billion in the red after having been looted by management at the time he was killed.

Google: Jonathan Pollard and Mega

Not ready to endorse the Mega theory as fully explanatory of Epstein, just yet, but it is possible there were overlapping financial and espionage operations behind Epstein-Maxwell. Or, is it Maxwell-Epstein?

More broadly, there's no doubt that black networks operate in certain ways, and that Israel is no exception, except that it's most adept at covering its own tracks: https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-nsa-document-highlights-israeli-espion...

Quoting an unnamed senior US intelligence operative, following vociferous denials by Israeli figures, Newsweek said “Israeli intelligence, became far more cautious, subtle and sophisticated after the 1985 arrest of Jonathan Pollard on charges of spying for Israel.”

“Israel does spy on the US, but in a wide variety of ways that can’t just be reduced to handling a clandestine agent like Jonathan Pollard,” the magazine quoted the source as saying. “There are many players [at work], military and civilian, [in the] defense industrial base and [among] industrial competitors, technologies and commercial systems.” They are not necessarily direct employees of Israeli intelligence agencies, “but all work for the mothership,” he told Newsweek.

Newsweek published two reports last week, one alleging that the extent of Israeli espionage operations in the US was “sobering” and “shocking,” and a follow-up article alleging that Israel’s aggressive spying activities are routinely covered up because of Jerusalem’s powerful connections in Congress.

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He went right back to being accepted in the high society. Not long after he got out he had dinner with Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos and started right back up where he left off. You'd think that his friends would want to put some distance between them and his perversions.

But when people talked about his registering as a sex offender he said this:

“I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender,’ Epstein told The New York Post in 2011. “It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel.”

Uh no.. Jeff you are a sexual predator and you should be still sitting in a regular prison cell for a few more years or decades if the original case had gone to the original conclusion.

Fresh out of jail, Jeffrey Epstein was welcomed by the rich, powerful

In 2010, the year after he got out of a Florida prison, Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos dined at his Manhattan mansion with a British royal. The next year, Epstein was photographed at a “billionaire’s dinner” attended by tech titans like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. A page popped up on Harvard University’s website lauding his accomplishments, and superlative-filled news releases described his lofty ambitions as he dedicated $10 million to charitable causes.

Powerful female friends served as social guarantors: Peggy Siegal, a gatekeeper for A-list events, included him in movie screenings, and Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, a champion of women’s health, maintained a friendship that some felt gave him credibility. Epstein put up a website showing Stephen Hawking and other luminaries at a science gathering he had organized.

“If you looked up Jeffrey Epstein online in 2012, you would see what we all saw,” Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, said in an interview. He seemed “like an ex-con who had done well on Wall Street,” who was close to the Clintons and gave money to academic pursuits, Botstein said. That was why, he noted, Bard accepted an unsolicited $50,000 in 2011 for its high schools, followed later that year and in 2012 by another $75,000 in donations.

Siegal threw the dinner party at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion for Prince Andrew, giving Couric, Stephanopoulos, Chelsea Handler and others a chance to speak to a member of the royal family a few months before the much-anticipated wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

“It was just one of those strange nights,” Handler said in an interview. Siegal had not emphasized who was hosting, several guests recalled. “The invitation was positioned as, ‘Do you want to have dinner with Prince Andrew?’” Siegal said. Epstein did not speak much. Andersson-Dubin was there, but others said they barely knew who Epstein was or what he had been convicted of.

People close to Epstein had to know what his true history was and yet they all welcomed him back in their fold.

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@snoopydawg Not only did Epstein's social circle welcome him back after he was jailed, some actually continued to do business or contracted with him anew. One of these was Ehud Barak, former Israeli PM and Army Chief of Staff, according to this Miami Herald article from July 14. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article232658477.html

Israeli media have been closely watching the case and, in particular, waiting for the upcoming release of documents in a 2015 civil lawsuit that was brought by Giuffre against Maxwell. A federal appeals court in New York earlier this month ruled that sealed documents must be made public in that case. Those documents could reveal names of other prominent people who were involved in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation.

Barak has been linked to Epstein for years, and questions have lingered over how much he knew, if anything, of Epstein’s possible underage sex trafficking network. Giuffre has said that Epstein had recruiters all over the world, and that she was often forced to lure young girls to have sex with Epstein when they traveled in other countries.

Jeffrey Epstein was arrested a week ago Saturday, July 6, 2019, when he arrived at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on his private jet.

Barak initially declined to confirm the report of the 2015 investment to Haaretz, saying he would not disclose the identities of private investors who worked with him.

“I saw a business opportunity and registered a partnership under my control in Israel,” Barak told Haaretz in comments published Thursday. “A small number of people I know are invested in it, in a commercial deal that benefited everyone. Since these were private investments, it would be inappropriate and wrong for me to reveal the identities of the investing parties.”

Netanyahu took to social media, writing: “Investigate Ehud Barak immediately.”

Barak responded on Twitter: “You don’t have to investigate — I confess. I gave a second chance, both to Epstein and to Bibi [Netanyahu]. Both are now neck-deep in criminality. I expect both to recuse themselves until the truth is ascertained.”

Netanyahu is at the center of three criminal investigations into alleged corruption, which he denies.

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