Source:Running'Cause I Can't Fly
by Government Slaves
"The Jeffrey Epstein case is an asteroid poised to strike the elite world in which he moved.No one can yet say precisely how large it is.But as the number of women who've accused the financier(at least,that's what he claimed to be)of sexual assault grows to grotesque levels—there are said to be more than 50 women who are potential victims—a wave of panic is rippling through Manhattan,DC,and Palm Beach,as Epstein's former friends and associates rush to distance themselves,while gossiping about who might be ensnared.Donald Trump's labor secretary,Alexander Acosta,architect of the original 2007 non-prosecution agreement that let Epstein off with a wrist slap,has already been forced to resign.
"杰弗里•爱泼斯坦(Jeffrey Epstein)案就像一颗小行星，准备撞击他所涉足的精英世界。目前还没有人能够准确地说出它到底有多大。但是，随着指控这位金融家(至少他是这么说的)性侵犯的女性数量增长到了离奇的程度(据说有50多名女性可能成为性侵犯的受害者)，恐慌的浪潮正席卷曼哈顿、特区和棕榈滩，爱泼斯坦以前的朋友和同事急于与之保持距离，同时还在八卦谁可能会落入陷阱。唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)的劳工部长亚历山大·阿科斯塔(Alexander Acosta)已被迫辞职。阿科斯塔是2007年不起诉协议的缔造者，该协议轻而易举地放过了爱泼斯坦。
The questions about Epstein are metastasizing much faster than they can be answered:Who knew what about Epstein's alleged abuse?How,and from whom,did Epstein get his supposed$500 million fortune?Why did Acosta grant Epstein an outrageously lenient non-prosecution agreement?(And what does it mean that Acosta was reportedly told Epstein"belonged to intelligence"?)But among the most pressing queries is which other famous people might be exposed for committing sex crimes."There were other business associates of Mr.Epstein's who engaged in improper sexual misconduct at one or more of his homes.We do know that,"said Brad Edwards,a lawyer for Courtney Wild,one of the Epstein accusers who gave emotional testimony at Epstein's bail hearing."In due time the names are going to start coming out."(Attorneys for Epstein did not respond to a request for comment.)
Likely within days,the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will release almost 2,000 pages of documents that could reveal sexual abuse by"numerous prominent American politicians,powerful business executives,foreign presidents,a well-known prime minister,and other world leaders,"according to the three-judge panel's ruling.The documents were filed during a civil defamation lawsuit brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre,a former Mar-a-Lago locker-room attendant,against Epstein's former girlfriend and alleged madam,Ghislaine Maxwell."Nobody who was around Epstein a lot is going to have an easy time now.It's all going to come out,"said Giuffre's lawyer David Boies.Another person involved with litigation against Epstein told me:"It's going to be staggering,the amount of names.It's going to be contagion numbers."
美国第二巡回上诉法院(u.s.Courtof Appealsforthe Second Circuit)可能会在几天内公布近2000页的文件，这些文件可能会揭露"许多美国知名政治人物、有权势的企业高管、外国总统、知名总理，以及其他世界领导人的性侵犯行为，"根据这个由三名法官组成的小组的裁决。这些文件是在爱泼斯坦的原告、马阿拉歌庄园前更衣室服务员弗吉尼亚•罗伯茨•朱弗尔(VirginiaRobertsGiuffre)对爱泼斯坦的前女友、所谓的夫人吉斯兰•马克斯韦尔(GhislaineMaxwell)提起民事诽谤诉讼期间提交的。"经常和爱泼斯坦在一起的人现在都不会过得轻松。一切都会水落石出的，"朱弗的律师大卫·博伊斯说。另一个参与起诉爱泼斯坦的人告诉我:"这将是惊人的，名字的数量。这将是传染数字。"