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    NEW: FBI personnel are furious Trump peddled a baseless conspiracy about Jeffrey Epstein's death. "The last thing investigators need is the president of the United States fanning the flames with these bulls--- theories that have no basis in reality."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-...n-death-2019-8
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  2. #332

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell's respectable new life: Jeffrey Epstein's long-time consort and the alleged procurer of his underage victims has been living with 43-year-old tech CEO at his secluded $3M oceanfront mansion outside of Boston

    Ghislaine Maxwell, 57, has been hiding out at a secluded $3M oceanfront property in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal

    The property is owned by her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson, 43, who has been seen running errands in the area and walking Maxwell's dog

    The British socialite was a long-time consort of Jeffrey Epstein and the alleged procurer of victims in his underage sex trafficking ring
    Maxwell hasn't been seen publicly in three years and hasn't left the home amid new focus on Epstein's alleged co-conspirators following his apparent suicide on Saturday

    'She's become a real homebody, rarely ventures out. She's the antithesis of the woman who traveled extensively and partied constantly with Epstein,' a source familiar with Maxwell's new life exclusively told DailyMail.com

    Maxwell is alleged to be one of the main players in a network of recruiters and enablers who provided Epstein with underage girls to sexually abuse

    In July, Maxwell filed a request to stop the unsealing of 2,000 pages connected to a defamation lawsuit filed against her by Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Epstein of keeping her as a sex slave when she was a teenager

    Giuffre claimed Maxwell directed her to have sex with people including former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S.
    Senator George Mitchell, modeling agent Jean Luc Brunel and financier Glenn Dubin

    Maxwell called the claims 'entirely false' and the case was settled out of court

    By LOUISE BOYLE IN NEW YORK FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    PUBLISHED: 09:47 EDT, 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:45 EDT, 14 August 2019

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...de-Boston.html

    Tech CEO denies report of Epstein's alleged madame living in his home

    Dan Primack

    Scott Borgerson, CEO of Boston-based tech company CargoMetrics, is denying a Daily Mail report that Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madame, is hiding out in his Massachusetts home.

    What he's saying: "I'm in Europe right now and there isn't anyone in my house but my cat," Borgerson tells Axios, adding that he's asked local police to check the residence. He says he knows Maxwell, but is not dating her, as the Daily Mail has asserted.

    https://www.axios.com/tech-ceo-denie...mpaign=organic

    From the NY Post:

    The mansion where Maxwell has been ensconced recently is a stately three-story Colonial property with five bedrooms and wraparound terraces, according to the Daily Mail.

    Borgerson, the owner, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the co-founder and CEO of CargoMetrics Technologies, an investment management company that specializes in analyzing data on global shipping, according to a bio on LinkedIn that bears his name.

    The former Coast Guard officer, who earned a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, “has advised the White House on maritime policy” and “testified a number of times before Congress as a nonpartisan witness,” according to the bio.

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/14/jeffre...setts-mansion/


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    An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein suffered multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

    Among the bones broken in Epsteinís neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adamís apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.

    More at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...f08_story.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
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    An autopsy found that financier Jeffrey Epstein suffered multiple breaks in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

    Among the bones broken in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam’s apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. But they are more common in victims of homicide by strangulation, the experts said.

    More at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...f08_story.html
    Everyone who has seen an episode of "Bones" knows about the hyoid bone and its significance. Looks like Barr decided there's no collusion a bit early?

    Seriously though this is why nothing should've been said other than the death is being investigated. No one believed Barr anyway and this just makes it worse for him and Tiny.

    I guess that's why Tiny is shouting "squirrel" again today.
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    Re: The Manafort/Stone/Epstein Trials & Scandals

    I still say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Epstein had 9 million reasons to take his own life. Male suicides in the U.S. have also reached epidemic proportions. It is increasingly the "go to" option for men, particularly white men, when they see no way out.

    But still...
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  6. #336

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    I still say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Epstein had 9 million reasons to take his own life. Male suicides in the U.S. have also reached epidemic proportions. It is increasingly the "go to" option for men, particularly white men, when they see no way out.

    But still...
    Seth Abramson agrees with you. He's laid out every known fact about this case as well as pointing out what's going on re suicide's among white men. Since I post him here a lot you know his posts tend to be the length of "War and Peace".

    We should all be wary of reaching any conclusions until the final report is released. We should also keep in mind that there was an independent observer there at the request of Epstein's counsel.
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  7. #337

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    Everyone who has seen an episode of "Bones" knows about the hyoid bone and its significance. .
    Huh. I truly didn't retain that from watching many seasons of Bones. I can tell you what phalanges are and that's probably it.

  8. #338

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    Huh. I truly didn't retain that from watching many seasons of Bones. I can tell you what phalanges are and that's probably it.
    Duckie from NCIS original flavor?
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  9. #339

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    EXCLUSIVE: Time to confess? Epstein 'scheduler' and former model Adriana Ross dodges questions about his sick past as she flees Florida church in tears

    Adriana Ross broke down in tears after DailyMail.com approached her for comment in Miami, Florida

    She was photographed with a male companion, believed to be her husband, as she left a Catholic church near her home

    The Polish model was one of four women named as 'potential co-conspirators' but was granted immunity during Epstein's 2008 sweetheart deal

    She refused to answer a string of questions about her ties to the pedophile financier before being ushered into an SUV
    Ross was questioned in a 2010 civil suit but repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment rights, a silence she has maintained to this day

    By BEN ASHFORD IN MIAMI, FLORIDA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

    PUBLISHED: 10:49 EDT, 16 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:18 EDT, 16 August 2019

    A former model named as a possible accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein broke down in tears as DailyMail.com challenged her to come clean about his vile sex crimes.

    Adriana Ross was one of four women named as 'potential co-conspirators' but granted immunity from prosecution in Epstein's controversial 2008 Florida sweetheart deal.

    The Polish beauty covered her face and started to sob when DailyMail.com approached her for comment outside a Catholic church close to her home in Miami, Florida.

    She refused to answer a string of questions about her ties to the pedophile financier before a male companion shielded her from the camera and ushered her into an SUV.


    Former model and alleged Epstein accomplice Adriana Ross (pictured with a man believed to her husband) broke down in tears after DailyMail.com approached her for comment while she left a Catholic church in Miami, Florida


    Ross who worked for Epstein in 2002 in Florida, allegedly arranged some of the 'massages' where the alleged abuse took place, refused to speak against him in 2010 civil proceedings and is now a ghost. They are shown together in 2005

    'You don't know anything,' growled the man, believed to be her husband. 'It's not for you to make a judgment. You don't know anything about it.'

    Ross and several former Epstein associates have come under renewed scrutiny since his apparent suicide Saturday as Feds eye prosecutions against the 'schedulers' who assisted his abuse.

    The 66-year-old pervert preyed on dozens of girls, some as young as 14, at mansions in New York and Palm Beach, Florida, according to a federal indictment filed in the Southern District of New York.

    Prosecutors say he relied on the complicity and organizational nous of 'employees and associates' to maintain the 'vast' sex-trafficking network and target further underage victims.

    The newly-unsealed filing says the girls were taken to rooms to perform massages which quickly escalated into vile sex acts as he masturbated or groped them.

    Epstein and his associates would then pay the girls hundreds of dollars in cash and perpetuate the cycle of abuse by turning victims into new recruiters.

    Similar accusations were levelled at Epstein in 2008 when he agreed a non-prosecution agreement with former Miami federal prosecutor and Trump administration Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who resigned last month over the deal.

    Epstein pleaded guilty to two prostitution charges in state court in Miami and served a mere 13 months in Palm Beach County Jail, much of the time allowed out on work release.

    The controversial pact - which was never run past Epstein's victims - also extended immunity to at least four 'potential co-conspirators', including Ross, Sarah Kellen, Lesley Groff and Nadia Marcinkova.

    DailyMailTV exclusively revealed last month the extraordinary steps that Kellen, 40, took to reinvent herself and conceal her sordid past.

    She went from a blonde to a brunette and re-emerged as Sarah Kensington, moved to Hawaii and in 2012 started dating NASCAR driver Brian Vickers.

    After marrying Vickers in September 2013 she started an upscale interior design company and now divides her time between homes in New York, Miami and North Carolina.

    Ross by contrast appears to have assumed a relatively modest life since leaving Epstein's gilded circle of celebrities, runway models and royalty.



    Nadia Marcinkova (left) was allegedly brought to the US by Epstein aged 15. She became his 'sex slave', according to other former victims, and engaged in orgies with underage girls, they claimed. Sarah Kellen (far right) was another assistant who handled Epstein's Rolodex

    She had moved to Florida in 2002 and was hired to work at Epstein's sprawling Florida residence, flight records indicating she once flew on his private jet alongside Bill Clinton.

    Today, she's employed as an accountant, works long hours and rarely parties, according to friends.

    In 2017, she and 35-year-old husband Ariel Salazar spent $350,000 on a modest two-bed family home in Miami's Spring Gardens neighborhood, which they plan on renovating.

    (...)

    Ross was one of several alleged accomplices questioned in a 2010 civil suit about whether Britain's Prince Andrew participated in Epstein's alleged sex ring.

    She repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment rights, a silence she has maintained to this day...




    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...er_dailymailus
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  10. #340

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    This Epstein story is going to straddle the lines between gossip and news. The Daily Fail was proved right re Ghislaine and her boyfriend. By the way he's no babe in the woods/lamb led to the slaughter. He's a piece of work in his own right.


    As for Ms Marcinkova she's a fully licensed pilot now.

    Marcinko started flight training at a flight school at the Palm Beach County Florida Airport, and with 250 hours in her logbook, she accepted an offer from Jeffrey Epstein to obtain her Gulfstream II rating and was certified shortly thereafter.[3][8][6] As of 2019, she held three rating certificates: for single-engine aircraft, multi-engine aircraft, and various Gulfstream business jets (have individual certificates).[5][9][6][4]

    Marcinko became popular on social media under her label "Gulfstream Girl";[5][4] however, Gulfstream Aerospace filed a trademark infringement suit (Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation v. Aviloop LLC et al.) against her on November 18, 2013.[10][5] Marcinko and Gulfstream reached an out of court settlement filed on January 6, 2014 after Marcinko changed her online name to "Global Girl".[5]

    As of 2019, she remains CEO of her own aviation business, Aviloop, that Wired described as "supremely odd aviation branding business, whose website features flawless shots of her with Gulfstreams".[5][3] The business is based at an address in New York that is in a property controlled by Mark Epstein, brother of Jeffrey Epstein.[11][1]

    She was born Nada Marcinkova in eastern Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).[1][8] It was reported that Nada Marcinkova was brought as a young girl to the U.S. from Yugoslavia (Czechoslovakia was part of it together with Serbia and Bosniak), to live with Epstein; however, after leaving Epstein, she changed her name to Nadia Marcinko.[13][2][1]
    When people like Jill Wine-Banks, a former Watergate prosecutor are starting commentary with "I'm no conspiracy theorist but..." we're in unusual times.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




  11. #341

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    As for Borgerson, the rumored boyfriend of Ghislaine

    Ghislaine Maxwell’s rumored CEO beau was accused of assaulting ex-wife
    By Gabrielle Fonrouge and Yaron Steinbuch August 15, 2019

    SALEM, Mass. — Scott Borgerson — who has been rumored to be dating Jeffrey Epstein’s former lover and alleged madame Ghislaine Maxwell — assaulted his wife during a fraught marriage marked by his abuse and alcoholism, according to divorce papers.

    He and his ex Rebecca, who were married in Palm Beach, Florida, in May 2001, have two children, a 12-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, divorce papers show.

    Borgerson filed a “complaint for divorce” on June 20, 2014, five days after they separated, citing irreconcilable differences. Their split was finalized in December 2015.

    On the day they separated, Borgerson attacked his wife and was charged with assault and domestic battery — but “persuaded the Wife (who is an observant Christian) that he desired to reconcile in January 2015,” according to the document.

    The reconciliation attempt with Rebecca, who also had a restraining order against her hubby that was later dismissed, broke down two months later.

    “During the marriage the Husband was extremely controlling and the Husband has continued to exhibit disturbing behavior throughout this litigation,” according to the filing.

    During their tumultuous marriage, there were at least five other serious incidents involving physical and verbal abuse by Borgerson against his wife — often in front of their kids, the papers show.

    Borgerson also had an “alcohol problem,” for which his wife believed he sought treatment, though his behavior also affected their children.

    One example cited was from 2011, when their son “drew a picture of alcohol and a cigarette in preschool.” The following year, Borgerson “blacked out drunk in front of the children,” according to the papers.

    When their daughter was 3 years old, Borgerson called her “fat” to her face and when Rebecca asked him not to say such things to their kids, he said, “Don’t make me beat you in front of the children.”

    In August 2014, Rebecca signed their son up for therapy because he had been “hurting himself and exhibiting anger” — and mentioned suicide more than once, according to the documents.

    Their daughter also attended therapy for several months at the recommendation of her pediatrician after she “began acting withdrawn and started bedwetting.”

    Borgerson, however, “objected to therapy for both children, and, despite the Wife’s status as sole legal custodian, has repeatedly attempted to badger and bully the Wife to prevent the Wife from seeking both medical and therapeutic assistance for the children.”

    Borgerson alleged that Rebecca “has often been erratic in her decision-making, including but not limited to using religion in an extreme manner, especially as it pertains to the children.”

    When the kids spent time with him, they “made statements that Father is a sinner, that they see physical appearances of Jesus and speak to him, that they are fearful of the devil and will cast him into a fiery pit of sulfur.”

    Borgerson, a former Coast Guard officer and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is the co-founder and CEO of CargoMetrics Technologies, an investment management company that specializes in analyzing data on global shipping, according to his bio on LinkedIn.

    Maxwell, who has been accused of procuring underage victims for the late Epstein, had been living with Borgerson in his secluded mansion in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, since 2016, according to a close neighbor.

    Maxwell left the residence about “one month ago” when the news of her involvement with Epstein broke, the neighbor told The Post.

    Borgerson has flatly denied any romance with Maxwell.

    “I am not dating Ghislaine, I’m home alone with my cat,” he told The Post.

    When asked about the status of his friendship with Maxwell now, Borgerson replied: “I don’t want to comment on that — would you want to talk about your friends?”

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/15/ghisla...lting-ex-wife/
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  12. #342

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    Basic facts about Epstein's suicide elude investigators 5 days later
    By Evan Perez and Mark Morales, CNN
    Updated 10:06 PM EDT, Thu August 15, 2019

    (CNN) Five days after Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, federal Bureau of Prisons officials are struggling to establish even rudimentary facts of what happened over several key hours inside a prison rife with greater problems than previously known.

    Many questions remain, among them:

    What does surveillance video show, which cameras were operational and do the logs of inmate checks match the video that exists?

    Who found Epstein: Was it a staffer making rounds delivering breakfast? Or did that staffer arrive to find someone already administering aid?

    Why was Epstein's cellmate moved out on Friday, the day before Epstein died?

    What were the two guards who were supposed to monitor Epstein doing during the hours before he was found? Were they napping or did they simply fail to make the required checks every 30 minutes?

    A confluence of missteps and what the Justice Department says were irregularities at the Manhattan Correctional Center have created a puzzle that FBI investigators are still trying to unravel.

    Even top officials in the department have been frustrated by their inability to get some answers from the prison, in part because initial answers turned out to be inaccurate in some cases.

    In one instance over the weekend, officials believed the former Epstein cellmate had been released on bail. But it turns out he had been moved to another facility, one person briefed on the matter said. One of the first tasks for FBI agents this week was interviewing that former cellmate, who could provide information on Epstein's behavior in the days before his suicide.

    The Epstein debacle is arguably the biggest crisis so far for Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, who have spent days overseeing the department's response. Next week the department faces a deadline from members of Congress, who have been demanding answers.

    In a speech Monday, Barr described the Epstein failures in personal terms, saying he was "appalled" and "angry" at the "failure to adequately secure this prisoner."

    He said the Epstein case was important to him -- for the first time noting that he had played a role in the decision to pursue a new federal case after federal prosecutors in another era had given Epstein a controversial plea deal.

    The FBI probe is complicated by the fact that key people involved aren't cooperating, people briefed on the matter say.

    Eric Young, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents Bureau of Prisons employees, said employees should be given immunity from criminal prosecution.

    "Our employee code of conduct policy requires all employees to cooperate during all official investigations, but that's contingent on whether (the FBI and the Justice Department inspector general) provide use immunity," Young said. "If (the employees) did something, whatever it is, even if it's illegal, that use immunity protects them, provided that they don't knowingly or don't willfully provide false statements."

    He added: "Very few employees cooperate with a criminal investigation. If they make a statement that's contrary to evidence that's gathered they could be charged with a crime."

    Young said the union doesn't control what the employees decide to do.

    "The only time we get involved is when the employee asks for a representative," he said. "That employee is free to talk to whomever they want. They are free to do so. We do teach them to get the use immunity."


    That means that even unlikely theories will require the time of FBI agents, who have to cross them off the list.

    It also means, some officials fear, that when the FBI's findings are complete, there may still be lingering public doubts about what happened in a case that already has been the subject of outlandish conspiracy theories. It doesn't help that President Donald Trump helped spread some of those conspiracies.

    A Bureau of Prisons internal review this week includes a suicide reconstruction that officials say will look at everything from the first alleged suicide attempt last month to the decision to return Epstein to the Manhattan Correctional Center's special housing unit, where he died.

    After the first incident, Bureau of Prisons officials determined that Epstein had tried to fake a suicide and they issued an infraction against him, which serves to put the event on his internal prison record, a person briefed on the matter said.


    https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/08/15/p...mpression=true
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  13. #343

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    John Doe
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    NY Times: Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide

    The New York City’s chief medical examiner determination refutes conspiracy theories that he may have been murdered.

    https://nytimes.com/2019/08/16/nyreg....co/fLhvX7IcDb
    “Guards on their morning rounds found Mr. Epstein at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, prison officials said. He appeared to have tied a bedsheet to the top of a set of bunk beds, then knelt toward the floor with enough force that he broke several bones in his neck, officials said.”

    Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers: “We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner”

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  14. #344

    Re: The Manafort/Stone/Epstein Trials & Scandals

    To get an idea of how young the girls Epstein and others were consorting with scroll down to the video. She looks like she should be his grand daughter. The one Andrew is waving goodbye to does look older but it could be the make up she's wearing.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...depravity.html
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