Harvard, a recipient of many gifts from Epstein, has been asked about them: “Former University President Derek C. Bok, then serving as Harvard’s interim president, stood by his longstanding assertion that the University should not “have an obligation to investigate each donor and impose detailed moral standards.” University spokespeople said in 2006 that Harvard had no plans to return any money it had received from Epstein.” I suppose it won’t have any problems taking money from Mohammed bin Salman the Saudi Arabian butcher.
I assume when you have the type of money that Jeffrey Epstein had there are very many who bow and scrape looking for scraps from his table. Harvard has received a gift from the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation of 30 million dollars to study the evolution of molecular biology. It is said the Foundation gives out 200 million dollars in gifts every year to scientists. The Foundation “has helped fund NeuroTV, the largest online network devoted to academic interviews on everything neuroscience.” Through his generosity and Foundation Epstein has done much good and built many contacts. He has been a member of the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations.
Imagine with all that money and all those contacts the pressure Jeffrey Epstein is going to bring down on the prosecutors and the courts to let him walk free again. His case will truly be a measure of whether the justice system is for sale. Although perhaps I could be wrong because having read the indictment I had expected more so I cannot tell how strong the case against him is.
Here is a copy of his indictment. It has one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one of sex trafficking. The allegations stem back to the 2002 to 2005 period. Hmmm? Seems strange. Are we to believe he did none of those things involving young girls since that time? Has no one been investigating him since. I had the feeling that the FBI would have been all over his case since he walked away back in 2008 – what happened that it wasn’t?
Which brings me to the concept in criminal law known as staleness. That means when getting a search warrant you have to establish probable cause to believe the stuff you are looking for is at the location at that time. If a reliable informant tells the FBI a guy had a kilo of cocaine in his house in November 2018 and there is no proof of anything more recent then there is no probability he still has it there. If Epstein’s last known acts involving sexually molesting the young girls was in 2005 where is there anything that would show that in 2019 he has evidence relating to those assaults presently in his house. How is it possible for the FBI to get search warrant for his house, in the photo shown above FBI agents are gaining entrance into it, for what happened 14 years ago?
The prosecutors have made a case to hold Epstein in jail pending trial. He’s filthy rich. He can escape the country very easily. He can buy off witnesses or if he wishes have them eliminated. He won’t want to stand trial, etc.
As much as I abhor Epstein for his destruction of the lives of so many young girls and thought the decision on bail would be an indication of how powerful men can twist the system for their own benefit I don’t think that is the case now. I am wondering how a judge or magistrate can hold a guy without bail who is accused of crimes dating back 14 or more years ago, who got a sweetheart deal for those crime back then because the U.S. Attorney in Florida thought so little of them that he dismissed them after indictment, and the guy went to jail in 2008 for activities related to them.
Let’s see how the case proceeds. Let’s see what his connections can do for him. Let’s wait before making judgment.