Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Hello there, 

We here at Newsweek are starting a newsletter to keep you up to date with excellent reporting covering Jeffrey Epstein and the investigation and trial into his alleged sex trafficking of underage victims. 

We believe this is one of the most important stories of the year. Epstein has weaved a web that entangles many of the world’s richest and most powerful men, including formerpresident Bill Clinton and current president Donald Trump

We largely have no idea where Epstein made his hundreds of millions of dollars, and some suspect that the money could involve a conspiracy that reaches heads of state around the world

It’s a complicated story, but as the threads pull apart we could be looking at a once-in-a-generation controversy. So why not keep up with it all in one place? We’ll deliver a quick look at the biggest Epstein stories of the day to your inbox each day there’s news to tell. 

No time to read? That’s okay, we’ll also provide you with a summary to save you time. 

As always, you can still expect our regular newsletter to come a little later in the afternoon. 

  • We know Jeffrey Epstein is worth a lot of money, but now we know exactly how much. Court papers have broken down where Epstein’s ,120,954 in assets are held, and the New York Post has it for you here.

  • California Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris took money from attorneys at the law firm behind Epstein’s 2008 plea deal on the same day that she criticized the firm for working on the deal, the AP reports.

  • Alex Acosta resigned from his position as Labor Secretary last week in the face of criticism over his 2008 plea deal with Epstein. But may have a golden parachute to help him stick his landing, with Vice exploring whether Acosta’s involvement with the Epstein scandal could actually help him get rich.

  • The alt-right loves a good conspiracy, so Epstein’s story is huge for them. Talking Points Memo investigates how members of the alt-right, who already believe in a vast pedophilia ring amongst the world’s most powerful, are handling this trial.

  • Finally, Epstein had a bail hearing on Monday, where two alleged victims of Epstein’s, Courtney Wild and Annie Farmer, asked the federal judge overseeing the judge to keep him behind bars until his trial begins. Epstein’s lawyer asked that the registered sex-offender be kept under house arrest in his Upper East Side Townhouse. The judge said he would make his decision this Thursday, and Epstein will stay in the Manhattan Correctional Center until then.

  • “I was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein starting at the age of 14,” said Wild. She asked the judge to keep Epstein in prison for the safety of other girls. “It’s a public case, and he’s a scary person to have walking the streets,” she said.

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