After Epstein’s death, I wrote that there would never be any answers.
The truth died on the top of a prison skyscraper whose administration and guards flagrantly violated their own rules, removing Epstein from suicide watch six days after a supposed suicide attempt, leaving him alone in his cell, and failing to check on him until it was too late. Blame will be passed around. Conspiracy theorists will cash in on it for years. And the questions will remain unanswered.
Who could possibly penetrate Manhattan’s most secure detention facility? Who had the political influence to manipulate events within MCC’s walls? Who could do what Chapo’s confederates couldn’t?
These questions join others, such as who in the DOJ had allegedly told Alexander Acosta that Epstein was protected by intelligence figures, and who had corrupted the justice systems of three states?
The rest is a circus intended to divert attention from the truth.
This is all a tedious joke. As is the prolonged battle over Epstein’s estate and the Maxwell case that will also go nowhere. The Epstein case is a black hole and nothing’s ever coming out of it again.
The last chance of that happening ended when Jeffrey Epstein was found dead.
The Ghislaine Maxwell trial was a procedural exercise. Epstein’s “suicide” provides her with every possible reason to keep her mouth shut while in federal custody. Her trial and the various civil proceedings will create the perception that some sort of action is being taken even as the truth is actually being buried deeper. What looks like the pursuit of justice is a cover-up that avoids addressing any of the real questions.