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FBI Moves to Keep Jeffrey Epstein’s Secret Files From Public View

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  • The Department of Justice is taking steps to keep the FBI’s confidential files on Jeffrey Epstein from being disclosed, citing potential implications for a possible retrial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Lead prosecutor Maurene Comey warns that premature release of the records could unduly influence potential jurors.
  • Ghislaine Maxwell, currently serving a 20-year sentence, has contested her conviction, claiming she was prosecuted as a “proxy” for Epstein. RadarOnline.com has been pushing for access to the classified Epstein files since 2017, when their Freedom of Information Act request was denied.
  • Maxwell’s appeal, currently underway, highlights a non-prosecution agreement that Maxwell’s attorney claims the government violated. The unfolding legal proceedings will likely intensify the debate over the public disclosure of Epstein’s secret files.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is striving to keep the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) confidential files on convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein out of public view, a move propelled by the possibility of a Ghislaine Maxwell retrial.

Maurene Comey, the lead prosecutor against Maxwell, shed light on the potential legal implications these files might carry.

“The withheld records include statements from and evidence regarding many more victims of Epstein and numerous witnesses who were not called or referenced during the first trial, including some who the Government may elect to call and/or reference if this case were to be retried,” Comey admitted in her declaration to the United States District Court Southern District of New York.

She added, “Accordingly, premature release of the records would risk unduly influencing potential jurors for a retrial.”

Maxwell, who is presently serving a 20-year sentence at a federal facility in Tallahassee, contested her conviction on the grounds that she was prosecuted as a “proxy” for Epstein.

The ongoing pursuit of the classified Epstein files by RadarOnline.com, represented by first amendment lawyer Dan Novack, has been relentless since the website’s 2017 Freedom of Information Act request was denied by the FBI.

In her declaration, Comey reiterated the possible dangers of public disclosure, stating, “premature public disclosure could reasonably be expected to influence potential jurors’ perceptions of the witnesses and the evidence to be presented at trial.”

She further warned about the hazards of premature release, stating, “Premature release of the withheld records, particularly if the records are released in part or without full context, may influence the perception of jurors who have been exposed to media coverage containing speculation and theories relating to Maxwell.”

While the battle for Epstein’s undisclosed files continues, Maxwell’s appeal is in motion, focusing on a non-prosecution agreement amongst other things.

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Maxwell’s latest attorney, Arthur Aidala, defended her by stating, “The Government breached a non-prosecution agreement that immunized Ms. Maxwell for these offenses.”

“That agreement was entered into by the Government and Epstein in 2007, and, by its terms, unambiguously barred this prosecution, in the first instance.”

As the legal proceedings unfold, the debate over the public disclosure of Epstein’s secret files is bound to escalate, with potential repercussions for Maxwell’s possible retrial.


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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Wanda Herbert

    August 8, 2023 at 7:57 am

    The primary issue of the DOJ is that they entered into an agreement, not unlike the Hunter Biden agreement, where they cover up evidence/interfere withinvestigations, in order to prevent powerful politicians, heads of businesses, banks, etc., from being exposed and potentially require that DOJ prosecute same.

    The DOJ tries to screw over some and cover up for others. This two tiered practice of enforcing our laws has to stop. American citizens can stop it by (1) electing better people and recalling those who don’t measure up to standard (as defined by American citizens), and (2) applying enough pressure to Congress to removed any heads of Departments who cover up or allow their staff to cover up/interfere with investigations, prosecutions, etc.

  2. ernaldo

    August 8, 2023 at 8:02 am

    I wonder what they don’t want us to see?
    Not.

  3. david saville

    August 8, 2023 at 8:38 am

    FBI and CIA are history but we don’t need theirs. Newsom and Desantis are a real pair of nothing burgers. Bought and paid for by Pig Pig money controllers.

  4. Rick

    August 8, 2023 at 10:36 am

    The FBI has dirt on everyone of any consequence. If the Epstein files were to be released, the FBI would lose a TON of leverage on a HUGE percentage of the politicians infecting D.C..

  5. Gerald Scott Ladd

    August 8, 2023 at 10:45 am

    How many demonRATS are they trying to protect?

    • Jerome Henderson

      August 8, 2023 at 1:11 pm

      “How many demonRATS are they trying to protect?”

      All of them.

  6. T. Smith

    August 8, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    I am totally disgusted with the direction my country is going. The American people who vote for Democrats and support the RINOS, need to realize that the current Administration being led by Obama, Soros & Son, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, & every Democrat in office is intending on turning America into a third world nation. These idiots are allowing Communist China to buy our American Farm Land. The Chinese intent is to create food shortages and starve the American people. One Congress Woman by the name of Grace Meng from New York is a traitor and selling our country down the drain! She and all of these others need to be charged with High Treason Charges. The Congress has the ability to stop what the AG and current Biden Administration is allowing to sell our Farmland to the Communist Chinese! The American people need to start immediately in getting the GOP Congress to stop this treasonous actions and get the SCOTUS involved to attack this issue to prevent America from being sold out. The SCOTUS also needs to stop the illigitimate Indictments against Donald J. Trump.

  7. MikefromTexas

    August 8, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Thats easy, they don’t want all the names of those child molester shown.

  8. Sam R

    August 8, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Republicans and Democrats alike were clients/Allies/co-conspirators/victims of Epstein and Maxwell. Release all Epstein documents and expose all of them. They deserve to be exposed, and in some cases imprisoned, not protected.

  9. robert

    August 8, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    WHY DOES THE FUCKING BIG IDIOTS WANT TO HIDE THIS GARBAGE. LETS GET IT OUT. I BET THERE PROTECTING ALL KINDS OF RICH DEMORATS AND REPUBLICANS IN THE BOOK. I BET FBI, CIA, NIA PEOPLES NAMES ARE IN THAT BOOK. PELOSIS HUSBAND, MITCH MCCONNELL, SCHUMMER, SHALLOWELL HEAD, SHIFTY EYED CRAP HEAD, SOME GOVERNORS, VP,S. COME ON MAN. PUT IT OUT. WE ALL WANT TO SEE IT.

  10. Sandy

    August 8, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    They are definitely covering up information. Makes public not trust our own law enforcement. Not confident with the Democratic administration, they do this and hide everything. Certainly can’t be trusted..

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