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Former Democratic Governor, Senator named by Jeffrey Epstein victim

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Former Democratic Governor Senator named by Jeffrey Epstein victim

Depositions in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case unsealed Friday reveal several men of power being accused by one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre. Among those named were two princes, a modelling agent, an MIT scientist, a wealthy financier, and two former Democratic lawmakers.

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former U.S. Senator from Maine George Mitchell, both Democrats, were on the list of people Epstein allegedly instructed Giuffre to have sex with. Prince Andrew was also on the list and had been named by Giuffre previously.

This marks the first time either the Governor or the Senator have been named in connection with Epstein. The release of the deposition comes on court order from an appeals court concerning a lawsuit that claims Ghislaine Maxwell procured young girls to become sex slaves for Epstein.

As The Daily Beast reports:

A spokesperson for former Gov. Bill Richardson, Madeleine Mahony, told The Daily Beast on Friday,“These allegations and inferences are completely false. Governor Richardson has never even been contacted by any party regarding this lawsuit. To be clear, in Governor Richardson’s limited interactions with Mr. Epstein, he never saw him in the presence of young or underage girls. Governor Richardson has never been to Mr. Epstein’s residence in the Virgin Islands. Governor Richardson has never met Ms. Giuffre.”

Mitchell did not respond to The Daily Beast by press time.

The revelation comes after a federal appeals court ordered the release of the sealed documents in a lawsuit that Giuffre filed against Maxwell, the British publishing heiress whom Giuffre says was Epstein’s madam. Maxwell has rejected allegations that she has acted as a procurer for Epstein and denied she facilitated Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse and was Epstein’s madam.

Accusations can be denied and in the court of law, corroborating evidence is necessary to bring up charges, let alone convict. But in the world of #MeToo, it’s difficult to imagine this revelation not haunting Richardson, a former presidential candidate, and Mitchell, the Senate Majority Leader under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, for the rest of their careers.

Conspicuously missing from the list of the accused are powerful conservatives. President Trump has been linked to Epstein by the press and progressives, but Epstein’s leanings towards Democratic lawmakers and the fact that no accusations have been leveled against the President has many on the left worried about who else may be named in the future.

The GOP has had its share of sex scandals, but the Epstein case threatens to unravel many leftists in power both past and present. It will be interesting to see how the press reacts to Democrats being accused of these heinous crimes.

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