This topic may be a big nothing – but the timing certainly is ODD – so we are writing about it. – FC
. Recall big headlines about 2 weeks ago when Manhattan’s chief federal prosecutor, Geoffrey Berman was suddenly canned.
He was in charge of the most powerful federal court in New York and maybe the nation. He was fired by DoJ boss William Barr.
Many interesting theories appear on the internet connecting this action to the arrest of uber-pedo, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Raw Story did a lot of tweets about the Berman firing
If some want to delve into large money movements by Trump in NY real estate in the 80s the book, Assassination Of New York by Robert Fitch is a must read. Some are speculating about money laundering etc. and those transactions.
Adam Klasfeld is a good court beat reporter in NY – https://threadreaderapp.com/user/KlasfeldReports
Kirby Sommers tweets on it. Lots of others weigh in on the #SDONY topic.
To locate work by Whitney Webb on the topic of foreign intelligence agencies and Epstein just put her name in the SEARCH box on the right sidebar.
To find stories about the Mossad etc. scroll to “Israel” in the SPEEDY LOOK-UP-BY-TOPIC box also on the right sidebar.
“Lawyers for Prince Andrew refuted claims that he has been uncooperative with US prosecutors investigating Jeffrey Epstein accomplices, claiming in a Monday statement that the prince has offered to help the US Department of Justice three times this year, according to Reuters.
“Unfortunately, the DOJ has reacted to the first two offers by breaching their own confidentiality rules and claiming that the Duke has offered zero cooperation,” said Andrews’s lawyers, Blackfords. “In doing so, they are perhaps seeking publicity rather than accepting the assistance proffered.” The lawyers claim the DOJ only requested Andrew’s help on January 2nd, and that he has never been a target of their investigation (just like Comey told Trump?).
Federal prosecutors hit back later Monday, with US Attorney Geoffrey Berman saying that Andrew has “unequivocally” refused to be interviewed as part of their investigation into Epstein’s sex crimes.” . . . (more)
“”It’s a huge statement of intent from the US and it moves Andrew into the realms of a criminal investigation,” said one source, adding “It’s also frankly a diplomatic nightmare.“”
“Democratic members of Congress requested Friday that Attorney General William Barr order an investigation into his own department’s handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case, focusing on the deal Epstein received to escape meaningful punishment 10 years ago.”
so Team Bill + Barr are going to get to the bottom of things [opinion] ….
“Judge Richard Berman, who was overseeing the case, signed what’s known as a “nolle prosequi,” or a notice that the court will no longer pursue the charges, citing Epstein’s death.”
Zero Hedge –
“Something big is about to hit in the Jeffrey Epstein drama, which in recent days has quietly slipped to the last page in the local media.
Moments ago, the Miami Herald whose reporting in 2018 reincarnated the Epstein pedogate scandal, reported that Marie Villafaña, the lead federal prosecutor who helped negotiate the controversial plea deal for accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has submitted her resignation to the Justice Department.” . . . ( more)