According to a report published on Sunday, Jeffrey Epstein’s recently disclosed private calendar revealed planned meetings with the current CIA director, a college president and an attorney who previously served in the Obama administration.
The Wall Street Journal obtained new documents that belonged to Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy convicted pedophile, revealing scheduled meetings with several notable figures. These individuals include current CIA Director William Burns, Bard College president Leon Botstein, former Obama White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and Professor Noam Chomsky.
After Jeffrey Epstein was imprisoned in 2008 on solicitation charges, including soliciting a minor, all the scheduled meetings in the newly obtained documents were planned to occur. However, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) was unable to substantiate the occurrence of each meeting, and the purpose behind these meetings remained undisclosed in the documents.
According to a spokesperson for William Burns, who assumed the role of CIA Director in 2021 during the Biden administration, the nation’s intelligence chief met with Epstein around a decade ago when he was considering leaving the government.
The WSJ reported that Kathryn Ruemmler, who previously served in the Obama administration and later became Goldman Sachs’ chief lawyer in 2020, had numerous meetings with Epstein. The documents indicate that Epstein had plans for Ruemmler to accompany him on a trip to Paris in 2015 and another visit to his private island in the Caribbean in 2017.
🚨BREAKING: Epstein’s Private Calendar Includes CIA Chief, Obama's White House counsel And Other Prominent Names
New never-seen documents obtained by the WSJ reveal more meetings with Epstein. Here's the notable names:
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As per a representative from Goldman Sachs, it was acknowledged that Kathryn Ruemmler had a professional association with Epstein during her time at the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP. However, the representative clarified that Ruemmler did not travel with Epstein. The spokesperson further mentioned that Epstein introduced Ruemmler to potential legal clients, including Bill Gates.
The WSJ’s investigation indicated that most individuals who met with Epstein did so to secure donations or build influential connections. Leon Botstein, who has been the president of Bard College since 1975, revealed that he met with Epstein to solicit a donation for the liberal arts institution.
Botstein said, “I was an unsuccessful fundraiser and actually the object of a little bit of sadism on his part in dangling philanthropic support. That was my relationship with him.”
The documents also listed several other prominent individuals, such as Ariane de Rothschild, the CEO of the Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild Group, Joshua Cooper Ramo, who was serving on the boards of Starbucks Corp. and FedEx Corp at the time, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Harvard University professor Martin Nowak and anthropologist Helen Fisher.