Ex-National Security Analyst Suspects That Jeffrey Epstein Was A Spy
Convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is believed to have doubled as a spy, former national security analyst John Schindler wrote in the Observer in 2019.
- A reopening of the Justice Department’s 2007 non-prosecution agreement with Epstein, in which he received a remarkably lenient sentence for his crimes, shows a potential link between Epstein and espionage.
- An investigative report by the Daily Beast discusses how Alexander Acosta, the former Labor Secretary, cut the deal with Epstein when he was the U.S. attorney for South Florida. The Epstein issue came up again when Acosta was appointed to his cabinet position, the article stating:
“He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)”
- Schindler noted that given the opportunity last year to straighten the record on such reporting, Acosta instead opted for a “non-denial denial,” saying:
So there has been reporting to that effect and let me say, there’s been reporting to a lot of effects in this case, not just now but over the years and, again, I would hesitant to take this reporting as fact. This was a case that was brought by our office, it was brought based on the facts and I look at the reporting and others, I can’t address it directly because of our guidelines, but I can tell you that a lot of reporting is going down rabbit holes.
- "To anyone acquainted with our nation’s capital, that’s a non-denial denial of an epic kind," Schindler wrote. "Given the chance to refute Ward’s report, specifically that the Epstein case involved intelligence matters, Acosta did nothing of the sort. Indeed, he functionally admitted that it’s true."
- Schindler posited that by all appearances, Epstein was involved with intelligence, but it seems unlikely that he was involved with American intelligence. He points to more likely suspects, including the KGB and Mossad.
It seems awfully coincidental that Epstein’s best pal and business partner for decades has been Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and daughter of the late Robert Maxwell, the media mogul who died under mysterious circumstances in 1991.
Something of a Bond villain turned real life, Maxwell loved the limelight, despite being a swindler and a spy. British counterintelligence assessed that Maxwell was working for the KGB, while pervasive allegations that he was working for Mossad too are equally plausible.
Since the lines between Russian intelligence, Israeli intelligence and organized crime can get remarkably blurry in practice, as I’ve explained previously, assessing whom Epstein’s been working for may prove difficult to answer with any precision. But we have a suspect list to start asking questions.