The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People - The New York Times


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Almost exactly a year ago, on Aug. 16, 2018, I visited Jeffrey Epstein at his cavernous Manhattan mansion.
The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr. Epstein knew an astonishing number of rich, famous and powerful people, and had photos to prove it. He also claimed to know a great deal about these people, some of it potentially damaging or embarrassing, including details about their supposed sexual proclivities and recreational drug use.
So one of my first thoughts on hearing of Mr. Epstein’s suicide was that many prominent men and at least a few women must be breathing sighs of relief that whatever Mr. Epstein knew, he has taken it with him.
During our conversation, Mr. Epstein made no secret of his own scandalous past — he’d pleaded guilty to state charges of soliciting prostitution from underage girls and was a registered sex offender — and acknowledged to me that he was a pariah in polite society. At the same time, he seemed unapologetic. His very notoriety, he said, was what made so many people willing to confide in him. Everyone, he suggested, has secrets and, he added, compared with his own, they seemed innocuous. People confided in him without feeling awkward or embarrassed, he claimed.
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6 days ago by rgl7194
He said this was something he’d become used to, even though it didn’t stop people from visiting him, coming to his dinner parties or asking him for money. (That was why, Mr. Epstein told me without any trace of irony, he was considering becoming a minister so that his acquaintances would be confident that their conversations would be kept confidential.)
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via Pocket - The Day Jeffrey Epstein Told Me He Had Dirt on Powerful People - Added August 12, 2019 at 08:12PM Almost exactly a year ago, on Aug. 16, 2018, I visited Jeffrey Epstein at his cavernous Manhattan mansion. The overriding impression I took away from our roughly 90-minute conversation was that Mr. Epstein knew an astonishing number of rich, famous and powerful people, and had photos to prove it.
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7 days ago by peteyreplies
RT : the whole time jim is like "cool cool but about tesla," and epstein just keeps volunteering bonkers shit:
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7 days ago by AramZS
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7 days ago by craniac
the whole time jim is like "cool cool but about tesla," and epstein just keeps volunteering bonkers shit:https://t.co/hDMbQqmTxK

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7 days ago by mathewi
Common Sense Jeffrey Epstein’s home on East 71st Street. Credit Kirsten Luce for The New York Times Almost exactly a year ago, on Aug. 16, 2018, I visited…
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