Chelsea Manning, an American whistleblower who came to fame after disclosing hundreds of thousands of sensitive military data to WikiLeaks, is in no doubt as to the fate of the late convicted sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein.
US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning told podcast host Ethan Klein that Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail cell was likely a “prison murder” that correctional officers allowed to happen.
Epstein’s death was “murder,” Manning said on an episode of Klein’s H3 Podcast on Friday. “That’s how a prison murder happens. I know when it happens.”
“You wanna get rid of someone in prison? That’s how you do it,” she added, referring to the apparent switching off of the security cameras covering Epstein’s cell.
Manning, who was born a man, served in the US Army as an intelligence analyst until her arrest in 2010 for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks. Some of this material depicted possible US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Charged with espionage, she was locked up at a Marine Corps brig in Virginia that year. Manning was later transferred to a military correctional facility in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and was sentenced in 2013 to 35 years there.
Manning’s sentence was commuted in 2017 by outgoing President Barack Obama. However, she served another stint in jail in Virginia between 2019 and 2020 for refusing to testify to a grand jury against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Arrested in 2019 and charged with the sex trafficking of minors, Epstein was found hanging in his cell in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center a month later. His death was ruled a suicide. However, the death was mired in controversy, not only were the video cameras covering Epstein’s cell supposedly not working that night, but somehow even though they had supposedly malfunctioned the two guards also falsified records stating that they had monitored the sex offender on the night of his death, generating public scepticism about the ‘suicide’ story.
The tycoon’s death was ruled a suicide by hanging, but despite the official verdict, the incident spawned numerous conspiracy theories. Many questioned the decision to take him off suicide watch, just a week after he apparently tried to take his own life on July 23.
Epstein had been reportedly removed from constant surveillance six days later at the request of his attorneys.
Furthermore, Epstein was required to have a cellmate, but was left with none after his cellmate was transferred out of the MCC on August 9, the day before his death. Subsequently, then-US Attorney General William Barr said there were “serious irregularities” at the New York jail where Epstein was being held.
All evidence was erased
Earlier this year the man known as Jeffrey Epstein’s pimp, Jean-Luc Brunel also died in prison of an apparent ‘suicide.’
Brunel’s death echoes Epstein’s death by hanging in a New York jail cell in August 2019 which was ruled suicidal.
“It almost seems like the whole circle of people who were doing this that their conscience is taking over now that they’re being held accountable for their actions,” said Spencer Kuvin, an attorney who has represented several of Epstein’s victims. “Of course, the alternate conspiracy theory is that it’s like someone was trying to clean up.”
His former associate Jean-Luc Brunel, in his mid 70s, had also been charged with the rape of minors and held in prison since December 2020.
He was briefly freed in late 2021 but then re-incarcerated on a Paris court of appeal ruling.
What happened to the Blackbook
During the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s accomplice it was stated the FBI discovered ‘numerous black binders’ containing CDs which were clearly labelled with ‘thumbnail photos’ attached inside a closet at the 7-storey Manhattan residence during a search on July 6, 2019.
The raid took place on the same day that Epstein, 66, was taken into custody after landing in the United States from France. He hanged himself a month later.
It had long been speculated that Epstein kept information on what could loosely be termed his clients, or as we would say other paedophiles, many of whom it was claimed were top public figures and politicians, the information was reportedly kept in a little black book, however, for those that have dug into this case it is widely believed that those who participated in the debauchery Jeffrey Epstein offered were recorded on video and their acts recorded. Some say his life depended on those tapes being kept hidden.
Special Agent Kelly Maguire recalled how CDs and other items were recovered by the FBI from a locked safe during an initial search of the Manhattan home on July 6 and July 7, 2019, after Epstein’s arrest on sex assault charges.
The FBI agent said officers broke open the safe with a saw, finding the CDs, jewellery, computer hard drives, “loose diamonds”, passports and “large amounts of US currency.”
They photographed the items but did not have the warrant to remove them and when they returned four days later, on July 11, they were no longer there.
Agent Maguire, a member of an FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, said she then called Richard Kahn, Epstein’s lawyer who now serves as the executor of the later financier’s estate, to ask what happened to the items.
“Twenty to thirty minutes after the conversation, Richard Kahn came to the residence and brought what was claimed to be the items back in two suitcases,” Agent Maguire said.
bazzarly Agent Maguire could not confirm the content on the returned CDs was the same as the ones that were taken, but confirmed all the items were accounted for.
Boxes of CDs and hard drives were discovered in several rooms in Epstein’s eight-storey Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan, including in a so-called massage room. Some, Agent McGuire testified, had “evidence tape” sealing them. She told the court the tape had not been put there by police.
On the fifth floor, FBI agents also found a shelf full of large black binders. The binders held CDs, carefully categorised in plastic slipcovers and thumbnails with photos on them.
Throughout his life, the multi-million-dollar hedge fund manager had cultivated close relationships with some of the world’s most powerful.
Throughout his life, the multi-million-dollar hedge fund manager had cultivated close relationships with some of the world’s most powerful people including former President Clinton and Trump. Then of course, as we all know Epstine had a close relationship with Prince Andrew.
Within the British political class, Lord Mandelson was not only a friend of Epstein’s but belonged to the same elite organisation along with Sir Keir Starmer, the Trilateral Commission. Epstein also belonged to another organisation that also has the same Raison d’être, a controlled new world order under the guise of globalization, ‘The council of foreign relations’. For them trade is everything. This also gets conspiracists talking, just like the Trilateral Commission the CFR is a very small group consisting of elite members who have extraordinary powers with no public accountability, both organisations with a membership that can boast of former prime ministers and presidents, both with a disproportionate number of people accused of or caught up in child abuse and paedophilia claims.