Opinion: For Epstein’s Associates, Release of Docs Could Prove to be a Rough Start to 2024

Ominous news is on the horizon for previous associates and friends of the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. 

According to the New York Post, “Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska on Monday ordered the release of the long-sealed documents in a since-settled defamation lawsuit that Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, brought against Ghislaine Maxwell, back in 2015. More than 170 people with ties to Jeffrey Epstein, including ex-employees and victims, are in store for an uncomfortable start to the New Year — with their names set to be dredged up in a trove of court documents to be unsealed in the coming weeks.”

Maxwell was found guilty of the sex trafficking of a minor for Jeffrey Epstein, along with four additional charges.

But don’t assume the release of names will blow the Epstein sex scandal wide open. It won’t.

Yes, there are 170 names, but that does not mean we’ll learn the identity of all 170 perpetrators. Some names are believed to be victims of the perversions of Epstein.

Other individuals are former employees who might not have clean hands but did not actively participate in the sex schemes.

That leaves an unknown number of names describing “public figure[s]…including one whose name was referenced in Epstein’s infamous little black book.”

These names are a product of the 2015 lawsuit Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed against Epstein’s procurer, Ghislane Maxwell, and it has taken almost nine years for the names to surface. Even that isn’t a guaranteed done deal.

“Under the ruling, dozens of individuals — who have previously been referred to as ‘Jane Does’ or ‘John Does’ in various court filings linked to the suit — will likely be identified publicly when the materials tied to them are ‘unsealed in full.’”

“Unsealed in full” is the crucial phrase here because the judge has given the people named 14 days to appeal the order. This means court proceedings could conceal these names for quite a while.

Victims who have not already been named publicly will continue to be kept anonymous.

Some names we know include billionaire, climate con Bill Gates and former Democrat President of the United States, Bill Clinton.

What is missing from the upcoming release are the documents and tapes the FBI seized when agents raided Epstein’s apartment.

The Epstein debacle has been filed somewhere by the FBI, along with the list of equipment left behind in the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

It is wise to be suspicious of the motive of the FBI in allegedly concealing the information. Epstein is dead and will never go to trial. There are no FBI methods to protect because the knowledge comes only from a search warrant.

Dating back to J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI has had a long-standing tradition of using the threat of releasing damning information to keep political figures, members of Congress, and senators in line — for leverage.

This perverse tradition continues and is the reason the Epstein names held onto by the FBI will continue to be a secret for as long as the names are considered helpful for the FBI’s purposes.