After Maxwell arrest, Barr’s firing of SDNY attorney really fucking reeks
British socialite and alleged massive-pedophile-ring-enabler Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on July 2nd on charges of enticement of minors, sex trafficking and perjury, among others. Maxwell is alleged to be convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein’s right-hand assistant and central to the horrors of Epstein Island.
The internet immediately revisited and revised the “Epstein didn’t kill himself” meme to fit the new development. However, the timing of the arrest raises a number of very serious questions. While many angles of every story around the Epstein-verse smell a little fishy, a development that happened nearly one week prior to Maxwell’s arrest involving Attorney General William Barr absolutely fucking reeks.
The Epstein-Barr origin story
Before diving into what happened, let’s establish some facts around the very real relationship between AG Barr and Epstein.
The relationship between Barr and Epstein ostensibly begins with William Barr’s father, Donald Barr. The elder Barr served as headmaster of the prestigious Dalton School on the Upper East Side of New York City from 1964-1974. In 1974, he hired a young Jefferey Epstein to teach math and physics at the school, despite Epstein being a college dropout with no degree.
Donald Barr would go on to pen a sci-fi book about child sex slaves that, for lack of better words, is sketchy as fuck considering what we know now.
Students from Epstein’s short tenure at Dalton recall that he spent a lot of time flirting with female students.
“There was a real clarity of the inappropriateness of the behavior,” said Millicent Young, a former Dalton student who graduated in 1976. “This isn’t how adult male teachers conduct themselves.”
Epstein was dismissed in 1976, officially for “poor performance.” However, his position at Dalton was his foot in the door of Manhattan’s moneyed elite, and would buy him increasing access in the coming decades.
William Barr’s odd moves around Epstein
For what it’s worth, the Dalton School is the only official connection between the Barr family and Epstein. However, Barr’s behavior around Epstein’s ill-fated case and subsequent can-we-even-call-it-mysterious death raises some serious questions.
Even if you turn a blind eye to Barr’s weaponizing of the DOJ and rampant authoritarian ratfuckery, the then-newly appointed AG’s decision not to recuse from Epstein’ federal case warrants major skepticism.
Why? For starters, Epstein’s documented connection to Barr’s father is already a borderline conflict of interest. In addition, Epstein’s very close, personal, and friendly connection to former frozen steak salesman and Barr’s boss Donald Trump adds even more red flags.
Ultimately, Barr decided to stay involved in the case and not recuse himself because. He did so because, according to him, nobody told him he was under legal obligation to recuse. A true gentleman.
It’s worth noting that Barr DID recuse himself from one Epstein-related case. In 2019 a Florida court revisited Epstein’s cushy plea deal on 2008 sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. In that case, Epstein served 13 months of an 18 month sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution from a minor.
This is worth noting not because it was admirable behavior by the man who enabled the perpetrators of the Iran-Contra scheme to walk free. It is notable because it shines a light on the case in which he did not recuse. More specifically, on the office that issued the charges in the case in which he did not recuse.
The SDNY connection
In the aforementioned case, Epstein was arrested by the Southern District of New York, or SDNY. This is the same office that arrested Ghislaine Maxwell on July 2nd.
“Coincidentally,” the SDNY is also one of the offices pursuing charges against Trump–namely an ongoing investigation into hush money payments from Trump to actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
The office is also investigating Trump’s inaugural campaign. In 2019, SDNY issued subpoenas to the inauguration team and listed potential charges of conspiracy against the United States, false statements, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, disclosure violations, and foreign contributions through straw donors.
If things are starting to smell a little fishy, just wait.
Barr’s firing of Berman
Last month, Barr once again made headlines when he attempted to Office Space the head of the SDNY, US Attorney Geoffery Berman.
In a late Friday night announcement in June, Barr first said that Berman was resigning. Berman countered with, essentially, “umm wtf, no” laying Barr’s corruption bare for the world to see.
At the time, it appeared to be a clear case of Trump-related political interference. Barr has immediately sought to install Trump sycophant and man with literally no experience as a federal prosecutor Jay Clayton in Berman’s position. You know, as head of one of the most important Federal districts in the country.
Barr’s scheme hit an apparent snag, though, when Berman DID step down, but not before appointing Allison Strauss. Strauss lead the prosecution of Trump cohort Michael Cohen. She has also been involved with the cases of Rudolph Giuliani’s central casting henchmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.
Back to Maxwell’s arrest
All of this already smells like shit. But to this point, it’s also just par for the course for the Trump regime.
Barr seems to have some preternatural ability to just say “I’m going to meddle” in something and then the thing becomes meddled. These acts are met with only furrowed brows from people with the power to stop him.
So it seemed we knew what was up with Barr’s firing of Berman: Barr running interference for Trump and getting away with it. We’ve seen this episode before. Or so we’d thought.
But then, not even two weeks later, that same office arrested Ghislaine Maxwell. The same Ghislaine Maxwell who is alleged to have been central to Epstein’s whole operation. The same Ghislaine Maxwell who has been photographed with Donald Trump many, many times. The same Ghislaine Maxwell who, if the allegations are accurate, likely knows just about anything and everything about Epstein and his friends who include Donald Trump.
Barr’s botched attempt to fire Berman has some serious stink lines emanating from it. Big greenish-brown ones.
There is a big chance we may never know the truth. Barr seemingly has the power and the willingness to ratfuck the DOJ into paralysis whenever he wants. But it does leave us with some questions.
Did Barr know about Maxwell’s upcoming arrest when he tried to get rid of Berman? He certainly had access to that information as the head of the DOJ.
Why did Barr bungle Berman’s firing so badly? He’s usually much more resolute and dominant in these situations. Was he in a hurry? In a panic?
Why is the SDNY running Maxwell’s case through the PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT?
SDNY just announced the Ghislaine Maxwell case – like the original Epstein case – is staffed by the Public Corruption Unit.— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 2, 2020
I worked at SDNY and did sex trafficking cases. They do NOT run out of Public Corruption – unless there is some potential angle against a public official.
Right now, the world is waiting on what information, if any, comes out of Maxwell’s trial. If convicted, she faces up to 35 years in prison. She is likely to be held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, an absolutely awful and inhumane facility that has no place in a modern, developed nation. It is also where Epstein was held when he died.
Somebody light a match or something.