A former insider to deceased billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is speaking out – and he’s naming names.
“I served crowned heads, diplomats, businessmen and politicians,” the butler at Epstein’s Paris apartment, identified only as Gabriel, told the French news website Franceinfo.
The butler claimed Prince Andrew – now facing his own allegations – was a visitor. He also named Bill and Melinda Gates, former White House adviser Steve Bannon and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
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A spokesperson for Gates called the report “totally false,” while a source close to Bannon told The Daily Mail the visit “never happened.”
However, both had at least some reported contact with Epstein.
Gates met with Epstein at least once to try to arrange for philanthropic donations as he was connected in the circles of the Wall Street elite.
It was apparently a wasted effort: Gates told CNBC that Epstein never opened his checkbook for any of his causes, at least as far as he was aware.
And last year, The New York Post reported on a meeting Bannon had with Epstein in New York.
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The Post said in 2018 Bannon appeared to be looking for someone to help bankroll his latest political efforts… and the disgraced Epstein was eager for a chance at being influential again, via his money.
The names add to the list of movers and shakers linked to Epstein.
Several years ago, the now-defunct Gawker website reported on the contents of his “black book,” or address book, after it was used in a court case.
Most of the names in the book said they had only passing contact with Epstein, or in some cases none at all.
But the names including some of the most powerful people in politics, business and entertainment: President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and John Kerry, media magnate Rupert Murdoch and more, according to CNBC.
Disgraced comic Bill Cosby – a former neighbor – is in there, as well as deceased Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, the billionaire who was believed to be a middleman in the Iran-Contra scandal.
The two former presidents – like many of those other names – have distanced themselves from Epstein.
Trump told reporters in July that everyone in Palm Beach – where Epstein once lived, and where Mar-a-Lago is located – knew him.
And while he called Epstein a “terrific guy” in 2002, things clearly changed between the two after that.
“I had a falling out with him,” Trump said in July. “I haven’t spoken to him in 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”
It’s not clear what the falling out was over, but The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the two were rivals for a mansion in the area during a hotly contested bidding war.
The New York Times also reports that Epstein complained to friends that he thought Trump called the police on him.
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Epstein had much closer links to Clinton, who took several trips on the billionaire’s aircraft after his presidency. A spokesperson for the former president told CNBC that Clinton had not seen Epstein in more than a decade and that he “knows nothing” about his crimes.
Simply visiting Epstein, of course, is not a sign of guilt or complicity.
After all, he was a billionaire who opened his checkbook frequently – and many, like Gates and Bannon, were after that money.
He gave $6.5 million to Harvard in 2003, and some $800,000 to MIT over the years – money that, if it wasn’t clear was tainted when he donated, it certainly soon became clear not long afterward.
The first public allegations against Epstein were made in 2005. He was convicted as part of a plea deal in 200https://thehornnews.com/jeffrey-epstein-witness-makes-stunning-claim-stomach-churning/8, served 13 months in prison, and had been a sex offender from then until his arrest and death this summer.
Yet that didn’t seem to stop the “names” from seeking his money – or attending his parties – after he was released.
And while his death this summer was ruled a suicide, the powerful names on his list leave no doubt there’s more to the story… more that may continue to come out as those who feared his wealth and power while he was alive now speak out after his death.
— Walter W. Murray is a reporter for The Horn News. He is an outspoken conservative and a survival expert, and is the author of “America’s Final Warning.”