- Ehud Barak named in tranche of documents unsealed overnight in defamation case against Epstein’s madam Ghislaine Maxwell
- Former intelligence operatives including ex Mossad agent Ari Ben-Menashe claimed that Epstein was a spy for Israel who used relationship with ‘useful idiot’ Prince Andrew to mine information
Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Barak was identified in the bombshell dossiers Wednesday night. He served as PM from 1991 to 2001 after serving in the IDF for 35 years, rising to Chief of the General Staff.
While he is mentioned only fleetingly in the new files – an Epstein victim asked whether she’d ever given Barak a massage – there has long been speculation surrounding his relationship with the financier.
Barak met with Epstein some 36 times and was pictured entering his Manhattan townhouse with a scarf around his face in 2016. Young women were seen coming in and out of the residence that same day.
Former Israeli spies have gone on record stating that Epstein’s international sex trafficking was a honeypot entrapment operation – gaining valuable ‘kompromat’ material to blackmail political and business elites.
Prince Andrew, also named in the new list, was Epstein’s ‘useful idiot’, according to an ex-intelligence agent, and described by the financier as his ‘Super Bowl trophy’ for his powerful connections.
During the pair’s friendship, Andrew invited Ghislaine Maxwell and the financier to high society events in London – even allowing them to stay at the Queen’s Balmoral estate. At the time, Andrew served as the UK’s international trade envoy, helping the government to promote business abroad.
Maxwell – who acted as Epstein’s madam – is also closely intertwined in the alleged honeytrap operation. Her father Robert Maxwell, a British newspaper magnate, is alleged to have been a Mossad agent and may have provided the link between Epstein and Jerusalem’s intelligence agency.
Like Epstein’s alleged hanging while awaiting trial, Maxwell’s death on his yacht – The Lady Ghislaine – off the coast of Spain in 1991 has attracted suspicions of assassination.
‘Prince Andrew wasn’t being blackmailed, he was being used as a useful idiot,’ former Mossad operative Ari Ben-Menashe told RT International. ‘He was being used to bring in some of the celebrities.’
Ben Menashe worked for Israel‘s Military Intelligence Directorate from 1977 to 1987.
His allegations were backed up by Epstein’s former ‘mentor’ Steven Hoffenberg, who claimed that Epstein had referred to his relationship with the prince as his ‘Super Bowl trophy’.
The late financier also met with current head of the CIA, William J Burns, on numerous occasions in 2014.
Mark Epstein told The New York Post on Wednesday: ‘Here’s a direct quote: “If I said what I know about both candidates, they’d have to cancel the election.” That’s what Jeffrey told me in 2016.’
Prince Andrew vehemently denies any allegations against him and last year settled a $16m civil suit with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts, formerly Giuffre, who accused the royal of rape.
Although the agreement contained no formal admission of liability or an apology, it said he accepted Roberts was a ‘victim of abuse’ and that he regretted his friendship with Epstein.
Epstein was introduced to the spy game by Ghislaine’s father Robert, according to Mossad agent Ben-Menashe who claims to have been the British media tycoon’s ‘handler.’
A friend of the Maxwells, Laura Goldman, further stated she believed not only that Robert Maxwell was a Mossad spy, but that Ghislaine carried on his work.
Journalist Julie K Brown, who broke the Epstein case for the Miami Herald, pointed out the eerie similarities between the deaths of both Epstein and Maxwell.
Epstein, 66, was found dead in his prison cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, in 2019 after an apparent suicide while awaiting trial for his crimes. But rumors continue to swirl around exactly what happened.
A source previously revealed to DailyMail.com that Epstein had alerted guards that someone was trying to kill him weeks before he died.
The pedophile took his own life just 15 feet from where prison guards supposed to be watching him were sleeping and browsing the internet. The two narrowly escaped jail after it emerged they had falsified records to suggest they had carried out necessary checks on him prior to his death.
Meanwhile, Maxwell was said to have drowned while aboard his luxury yacht The Lady Ghislaine in Spain’s Canary Islands in 1991.
At the time, the tycoon was facing major financial woes having raided $623 million from his media company Mirror Group’s pension funds to try and cover his massive debts.
Despite the scandal, he was given a hero’s funeral on Israel’s Mount of Olives, attended by former intelligence chiefs, the Israeli Prime Minister and Israeli President.
While police ruled out foul play in his death, theories which of suicide or even a potential assassination by Mossad still persist.
In their book, Robert Maxwell, Israel’s Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul authors Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon suggest a conflict between Maxwell’s public interests and his role as a ‘spy’ are what led to his mysterious death.
They believe Maxwell was helping himself to Mossad money in a bid to recoup his losses, with deadly consequences.
‘It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Epstein had connections to the [Israeli intelligence community],’ Julie K. Brown, told The Times of Israel during an interview on her book Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story.
‘Robert Maxwell certainly had those kinds of connections, and Epstein had a close relationship with Robert Maxwell.’
At the time of his suicide, Epstein’s fortune was around $636 million although it has been difficult to pinpoint the exact sources of his massive wealth, inciting further conjecture that it may have come from shadowy sources.
Following his death, the FBI raided his $51 million Manhattan townhouse and found a cache of evidence from a safe including loose diamonds and large amounts of US currency.
They did not have a warrant to remove the items at the time but when they went back to retrieve them, they had gone missing The Telegraph reports.
But even beyond Mossad, Epstein’s links to intelligence agencies on home soil have been questioned.
A report by the Wall Street Journal uncovered meetings between the sex trafficker and current head of the CIA William J Burns, even after his first conviction for felony prostitution charges in 2008.
The same report identified meetings with a former White House lawyer, a college president and a member of an global banking dynasty.
The documents revealed multiple meetings with each, even after he had served jail time and been registered as a sex offender for the crime involving a teenage girl.
Ehud’s name cropped up in the latest cache of documents just once, during a deposition by Epstein accuser Johanna Sjoberg who responds only to confirm she had never met the former Israeli leader.
DailyMail.com previously cast doubt onto Ehud’s claims he never met with Epstein around women after obtaining photos showing him entering the financier’s New York townhouse on the same day as a bevvy of glamorous women.
The married politician hid his face with a camo neck gaiter as he entered the building, later blaming his bizarre attire on being cold.
The townhouse pictured was given to Epstein by Victoria’s Secret tycoon Leslie Wexner who reportedly gifted it to him for just $1 casting further aspersions over Epstein’s wealth.
Investigator and Attorney Mike Cernovich: Jeffrey Epstein Was an Asset of the FBI
On Wednesday, Judge Loretta Preska confirmed the release of the initial names from Jeffrey Epstein’s extensive client list, comprising over 150 individuals. Concurrently, a collection of previously sealed documents was made public.
Following the release, the Court Listener website experienced a crash due to the overwhelming public interest.
** The Gateway Pundit posted the collection of files released by the New York judge here.
However, The Gateway Pundit managed to secure a backup of this crucial information.
Three individuals, known in the court documents as Doe 105, Doe 107, and Doe 110, have made appeals. Documents related to Does 105, 107, and 110-110 are being withheld.
Following the release, attorney, filmmaker and author, Mike Cernovich went on Twitter-X to discuss what was missing in the document dump.
Mike Cernovich was one of the early investigators who filed lawsuits for the release of the Epstein files.
For the record, The Gateway Pundit ALSO filed a lawsuit for the release of the Epstein files.
Cernovich on Wednesday claims Jeffrey Epstein was an asset of the FBI.
Via Mike Cernovich on X and Thread Reader.
The Epstein Files. Today a tranche of documents were released in a case involving Jeffrey Epstein. There’s no revelations. Jeffrey Epstein’s case was covered up. I can explain why.
In 2017, my lawyer Marc Randazza found a wonky freedom of the press case. There was a defamation case, and although Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t named as a defendant, the case was central to some “conspiracy theories.” Marc asked me if I wanted to file a motion to intervene. We expected it to be a simple matter.
Media interest was almost zero. No one in the “free press” cared. Then Trump nominated Alexander Acosta to the Secretary of Labor. Acosta had handled the original Epstein criminal case, and said Epstein was given kid gloves treatments due to protection from the intelligence community.
Epstein was an asset of the FBI. What his exact relation was remains sealed.
By 2019 the case I sought to intervene in had an ORANGE MAN BAD angle because Acota was Trump’s Labor Secretary. Even if the motives were impure, at least we were on to the races.
Hundreds-of-thousands of dollars later, a trip to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and a lot of fighting, we had a batch of documents ready to be unsealed.
The weekend before the documents were made public, SDNY arrested Epstein quietly when he landed his private jet on an airport from a trip he took in France. No perp walk for Epstein.
In 2019 I wrote the following after a press conference was held re: Epstein’s arrest:
”Why didn’t the SNDY charge Jeffrey Epstein under the Mann Act? Under the Mann Act, it’s unlawful to transport an underage girl through interstate travel, including on an airplane.”
“In a widely-publicized press conference the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced sex trafficking charges against Jeff Epstein.”
“Epstein was charged for paying minors for massages from 2002 to 2005. Yet what was more newsworthy was the what the indictment left out.”
“The indictment against Epstein does not charge anyone except Epstein, and there’s nothing to indicate that anyone who flew to Epstein’s private island has faced scrutiny.”
“The SDNY’s actions have all of the telltale signs of containment. Because the Miami Herald and Cernovich won a civil lawsuit, leading to over 2,000 records being unsealed, it’s simply impossible for the same Feds who gave Epstein a pass years ago to continue to cover up.”
“The SDNY could have charged Epstein in 2002, 2003, 2004, or at anytime until today. Yet they did not file charges until the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that previously sealed records involving Jeff Epstein would become public record.Thus they are charging him without implicating anyone else who assisted with his operation.”
You know what happened next. Epstein committed suicide.
Because SDNY charged the lowest level offenses possible, they “lacked jurisdiction” to raid Epstein’s island in Little St James, as well as his New Mexico and Paris properties. Those houses were left unattended for a couple of weeks.
During that time, a safe went missing. During the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, it was reported:
Evidence from Jeffrey Epstein’s safe ‘went missing’ after an FBI raid.
What was in the safe? We’ll never know for certain. We do know that the FBI has Jeffrey Epstein’s blackmail files.
The real Jeffrey Epstein files are the blackmail material.
Very powerful forces have made sure we will never see it.