Recently obtained documents that belonged to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein showed a scheduled meeting with a number of prominent figures, including the current CIA Director William Burns, Bard College President Leon Botstein, and attorney Kathryn Ruemmler who served in the Obama administration, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal. The calendar also listed planned meetings with a professor, an anthropologist, and the former Israeli Prime Minister, among others. The scheduled meetings took place after Epstein was jailed in 2008 on charges of solicitation, including soliciting a minor.
While the documents did not reveal the purpose of the meetings, the report notes that it could not prove each scheduled meeting took place. Additionally, a spokesperson for Burns, who became the CIA’s director in 2021 under the Biden administration, said that the nation’s spy chief had met with Epstein a decade ago when he was trying to leave the government. The spokesperson further clarified that Burns did not know anything about Epstein, other than that he was introduced as an expert in the financial services sector and offered general advice on the transition to the private sector.
The CIA’s rationale for its director meeting with Epstein several times is pretty fascinating.
So America’s spy chief had no idea who Epstein was, despite meeting with him 3 times. Pure ignorance. Living in la la land.
A truly laughable excuse. https://t.co/hdVazIMryb pic.twitter.com/RPGV1e1Dzn
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 1, 2023
Similarly, the documents show that attorney Kathryn Ruemmler had dozens of meetings with Epstein following her work for the Obama administration and before taking the reins as Goldman Sachs’ top lawyer in 2020. Epstein had planned for Ruemmler to join him for a trip to Paris in 2015 and another visit to his private island in the Caribbean in 2017. However, a spokesperson for Goldman Sachs said that Ruemmler did not travel with Epstein and only had a working relationship with him when she was employed at the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP. The spokesperson added that Epstein introduced Ruemmler to potential legal clients, such as Bill Gates. Goldman Sachs stated that many of Ruemmler’s contacts related to potential representation involving the Gates Foundation, a representation of the Edmond de Rothschild bank, and other business opportunities.