The Wall Street Journal reported that a former Obama White House counsel and the current CIA Director were among the many well-connected people who repeatedly met with the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein after his conviction.
The Journal obtained thousands of pages of Epstein’s schedules and emails from 2013 to 2017, revealing new information about some of the powerful and wealthy people who remained in contact with Epstein long after his 2008 conviction for soliciting underage prostitutes.
According to the documents, CIA Director William Burns was scheduled to meet with Epstein three times in 2014 when he was serving as Deputy Secretary of State under then-President Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, Obama’s former White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, was scheduled to meet with Epstein dozens of times after she left the White House and began working as an attorney with Goldman Sachs.
According to the schedules, Epstein also planned for Ruemmler to join him on two trips aboard his jet. The two were scheduled to travel to Paris together in 2015. And in 2017, Epstein and Ruemmler were scheduled to fly together to Little St. James, Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
The Journal concedes that it cannot say what the meetings were about, nor can it confirm how many of these scheduled meetings took place as the only record they have is Epstein’s schedule.
The documents also show that author Noam Chomsky was scheduled to join Epstein aboard his jet to fly to New York for dinner at the billionaire’s Manhattan townhouse in 2015. Additionally, Bard College president Leon Botstein was scheduled to meet with Epstein several times and had also invited the convicted pedophile to visit the campus. Botstein told the Journal that he met with Epstein to ask him to donate to the college.
Most of the people named in the emails and schedules told the Wall Street Journal that they agreed to meet with the convicted pedophile largely because of his connections and wealth.
Some admitted regretting the decision.