Another intriguing identity has surfaced in relation to the deceased juvenile sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.
According to documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal, President Joe Biden’s current CIA director, William Burns, is among a number of individuals who conferred with the convicted pedophile on multiple occasions.
“The nation’s spy chief, a longtime college president and top women in finance. The circle of people who associated with Jeffrey Epstein years after he was a convicted sex offender is wider than previously reported, according to a trove of documents that include his schedules,” the WSJ report begins.
“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, the documents show. They first met in Washington and then Mr. Burns visited Epstein’s townhouse in Manhattan,” the report adds.
Despite not appearing in Epstein’s “black book” or flight logs, multiple high-profile individuals met with him after he served prison time in 2008 for a sex crime involving a teenage girl and was registered as a sex offender, according to newly released documents. The news source added that the documents, comprising tens of thousands of pages of communications and calendars from 2013 to 2017, had not been previously reported.
The documents do not disclose the purpose of the meetings, and the WSJ was unable to confirm that every scheduled meeting took place.
According to interviews with the majority of individuals mentioned in the documents conducted by the Journal, their visits to Epstein were predominantly motivated by his wealth and connections. Some believed he had been rehabilitated following his previous sex offense conviction.
According to CIA spokeswoman Tammy Kupperman Thorp, Burns met with Epstein as he prepared to depart government service roughly a decade ago. She stated, “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. They had no relationship.”
In 2014, while serving as Deputy Secretary of State, Burns, a career diplomat, met with Epstein. According to the documents, a lunch was scheduled in August at the Washington office of the law firm Steptoe & Johnson, as well as two evening appointments in September at Epstein’s townhouse. Epstein arranged for his driver to transport Burns to the airport after one of the meetings.
According to Thorp, Burns recalls briefly meeting Epstein in New York and being introduced to him in Washington by a mutual acquaintance. She added that the director does not recall any additional interactions with Epstein, such as receiving a ride to the airport.
“The following month, October 2014, Mr. Burns stepped down from his role at the State Department to serve as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a think tank. He ran the Carnegie Endowment until he was nominated in early 2021 by President Biden to serve as CIA director,” the WSJ added.
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In 2006, Epstein faced public accusations of sexually abusing girls in Florida who were as young as 14 years old. Following investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and police, Epstein made a deal with prosecutors in 2008 that allowed him to avoid federal charges. Instead, he pleaded guilty to soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution, registered as a sex offender, and served about 13 months in a work-release program. CONTINUE READING…