First Batch of Epstein Documents Revealed
The much-anticipated list of names from the Virginia Giuffre lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s accomplice, has finally been released.
Overall, there are more than 150 names that are mentioned, many of them having served as employees of Epstein’s and not accused of any wrongdoing.
Rumors had already surfaced that Bill Clinton had been identified as John Doe 36 and that his name had appeared about 50 times in the documents.
While there were some revelations in the documents, the “smoking gun” that everyone was looking for was not really present.
Neama Rahmani, a Los Angeles-based trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, explained, "The unsealed Epstein documents didn't provide the smoking gun that many hoped for.
"There was no definitive list of who visited his infamous island, for instance, but there was enough to sully up some powerful people."
The biggest revelations came about via the deposition that was given by Epstein accuser Johanna Sjoberg, a masseuse for Epstein. She is the woman pictured in the infamous picture of Bill Clinton getting a massage at the airport in Portugal while Epstein’s plane was being refueled.
When she was asked if Epstein had ever spoken about Clinton, she replied, "He said one time that Clinton likes them young, referring to girls.”
There were no allegations of wrongdoing against Trump, just a quick mention that when their plane was grounded in Atlantic City, Epstein mentioned that he knew Trump and they were going to try to go to one of his casinos.
Nobody is in the clear yet, however, as there are more documents to be released in the coming days.
Rahmani made a comment on that point, stating, "The allegations in the first batch of documents generally only consist of hearsay and innuendo.
"That may be good enough for the court of public opinion, but it isn’t nearly enough to hold any of the other alleged perpetrators civilly or criminally accountable for sexual abuse."