The swamp gets swampier as links to Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of sex trafficking underage girls, and Washington heavyweights.
The newest link to be uncovered is tied to former FBI Director James Comey, but he is far from the only one with links, as CNN reported.
“Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI director James Comey, is one of the prosecutors, according to a source with knowledge of the case,” CNN said.
Comey the younger is an assistant attorney in the Southern District of New York, Law & Crime reported on Sunday.
She’s worked on cases involving alleged racketeering, drugs and weapons offenses, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and robbery.
Like father, like daughter. Her dad was U.S. Attorney for the same office before becoming U.S. Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush. Despite being a Republican, at least at the time, he became FBI Director under President Barack Obama, and controversially handled the Clinton email investigation.
Law&Crime reached out to the Southern District of New York about the Epstein case, and the detail about Maurene Comey. Spokesman Nicholas Biase declined to comment.
Details on the case remain sketchy, though the involvement of the Public Corruption Unit caught the attention of legal experts.
Gene Rossi, a Law&Crime trial analyst and former federal prosecutor for the Eastern District of Virginia, suggested to us that Epstein may face other charges. It could mean counts of money laundering, public corruption, or tax-related crimes.
And the links stretch far beyond Comey and into others, including former President Bill Clinton, a frequent guest at Epstein’s private island.
“[T]rips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including ‘Tatiana,’” it said.
“The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.”
“Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile,” Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking spokesperson Conchita Sarnoff said. “Why would a former president associate with a man like that?
A fantastic question and one that could be answered in the coming weeks and months, as will the question, who else has ties to Epstein?
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