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Democrat Fundraiser Jeffrey Epsteins Doing Favors for the Powerful
The Telegraph ^ | 3/8/11 | Swinford

Posted on 03/07/2011 6:26:51 PM PST by STD

Duchess of York admits Duke arranged for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to pay off her debts The Duchess of York has admitted that her former husband arranged for a convicted paedophile to pay off her debts.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banksters; duchess; duke; fraud; goldmansachs; madoff; royalty; sexoffender
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (left) and his former wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. Photo: AFP/REX By Steven Swinford 1:53PM GMT 07 Mar 2011 211 Comments In her only interview since the scandal she confirmed that the Duke of York handled the negotiations, as first revealed by The Daily Telegraph.

She said that his office arranged for Jeffrey Epstein to give £15,000 to her former personal assistant, Johnny O'Sullivan, and apologised for a "gigantic error of judgment".

She said: "I personally, on behalf of myself, deeply regret that Jeffrey Epstein became involved in any way with me. I abhor paedophilia and any sexual abuse of children and know that this was a gigantic error of judgment on my behalf.

"I am just so contrite I cannot say. Whenever I can I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again."

The revelation of the Duke's direct role in arranging the payment is likely to intensify pressure on him to step down from his role as trade ambassador.

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Mr O'Sullivan was owed £78,000 in unpaid wages and other bills. After hearing about the Duchess's financial plight Epstein stepped in and discussed the affair directly with the Duke's office and then Mr O'Sullivan.

He accepted £15,000 which then allowed a wider restructuring of Sarah's £5 million debts to take place.

The Duchess said: "The Duke sorted out my debts and he and his office have been more than marvellous.

"I cannot state more strongly that I know a terrible, terrible error of judgment was made, my having anything do with Jeffrey Epstein. What he did was wrong and for which he was rightly jailed.

"I had no idea of the string of other allegations and court cases against him and I am distraught that I should have allowed myself to get out of debt with any help from him when my judgment was clouded.

"Once again my errors have compounded and rebounded and also inadvertently impacted on the man I admire most in the world, the Duke.

"He has supported me and come to my rescue again and again and there is absolutely nothing that I would not do for him.

"This make it even more painful for me that what happened has been used by people to make his life more difficult."

This morning David Cameron's official spokesman said that the Prime Minster still has "full confidence" in the Duke as trade envoy, despite reports that his position is under review.

Later, the Duke visited the Canary Wharf offices of the Crossrail project, where he was confronted by dozens of waiting photographers and journalists.

He smiled as he stepped from his chauffeur-driven Bentley, which had a personalised number plate ending in D0Y - for Duke of York.

As he was greeted by Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan, the Duke did not respond as a member of the press shouted: "Are you an embarrassment to the Royal Family?"

1 posted on 03/07/2011 6:26:59 PM PST by STD
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I would like to take this moment to thank George Washington and Co. for their foresight in 1776. Remind me to take a pilgrimage to their graves and personally clean them myself.

2 posted on 03/07/2011 6:31:17 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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Oh, yeah...Bill Clinton’s good friend:

Teenage girl recruited by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein reveals how she twice met Bill Clinton

By Sharon Churcher and Polly Dunbar

Last updated at 12:53 AM on 6th March 2011

As a New Yorker from humble beginnings, Jeffrey Epstein played on his blue-collar credentials and enormous wealth to extend tentacles of influence throughout America’s liberal political elite.

During the outcry over the Epstein case, it emerged that another man with a notorious appetite for young women, Bill Clinton, travelled with Epstein to a number of destinations, including three times on the billionaire’s private aircraft.

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3 posted on 03/07/2011 6:34:26 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: Palladin; rmlew

Special people behaving very badly.

4 posted on 03/07/2011 6:37:12 PM PST by STD (Love Your God, Love Your Neighbor!)
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To: Palladin

Odds are the MSM will sweep it under the rug as Bill just being Bill.

5 posted on 03/07/2011 6:42:51 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Palladin; rmlew
This is a continuing discussion not limited to the scandalous lifestyles of the rich and powerful, but merely a symptom of a much more pernicious disease on our national body politic. Recently, some posters have openly wondered why ordinary members of the American Jewish electorate continually vote at a surprising 83% clip in favor of liberal Democrat Party socialists who are not friends of traditional family values, nor the Constitution of these United States, but are also by association and declaration enemies of the Nation of Israel.

Somewhere theres a serious disconnect, which we need to address without labelling, name calling or steriotyping. Not all successful businessmen are WASPs, crooks, Jews, Democrats, or Republicans. We are just reporting trends of the super successful people that influence politics in American today.

In outlining potential explainations for this ruinous voting trend, studies of the most successful members of the American Jewish Community reveals alarming levels of admiration and support for especially manipulative people that succeed by any means necessary.

Of course, real monsters who like to play God do exist. (Geo. Soros, Maurice Strong & a few Russian Billionaires) Banksters the likes of Leo. Blankefin of Goldman Sachs, who leads entire national economies into financial abatoirs. Fraudsters like Madoff and Epstien that steal entire families savings. Any hustler who somehow becomes a titan of commerce simply, because they know how to spindle, twist and successfully mutilate the rules and laws of this nation are considered heros to the Jewish Community. The numbers don't lie.

Who's most likely to take a bribe; a Democrat, or a Republican? In the Dems, Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy are lionized. A ranking Republican committe chairmans only one extramarital affair, a dunken driving charge, or a misconstrued speaking error away from unemployment. Now, which pols most likely to answer the bell for slops when George Soros rings the dinner bell?

Tell me honestly, who do you think it might be easier to influence? The Dems, where almost anything Dog and Pony goes, or the Pubbies where we eat our own?

One consistently successful trick employed involves influencing corrupt elected officials through bribery, influence peddling, supplying drugs and, or sexual favors. Once bribed, elected officials can become a regular conduit for enormous amounts of money stolen, or otherwise appropriated largesse from the public treasury.

Lets face it, we only really have two political parties in the USA; the criminal party and the stupid party. I'll let you figure out, which is which and who is who!

It may surprise you to know how little it actually costs to influence a sitting US President to commit treason. In 1996, Loral Space's CEO bribed Bill Clinton with a paltry 6 million dollars to betray 'the Crown Jewels of America's Nuclear Weapons Arsenal to Communist China', which BTW cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars to develop and deploy. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan being party to something this black and patently evil?

Should we be surprised by support for this unsavory behavior, after all spy agencies have used these same methods to steal state secrets, elections and whole countries.

Is it any wonder that the American Jewish Community supports the Democrat Party, because I'm convinced that its just much easier 'to work out' a business deal with the likes of Chuck U Schumer than all those stuffed shirt Pubbie squares the likes of (weeping for our children and grandchildren) Speaker Boenher, solid Chuck Grassley and the heart surgeon Dr. Coburn.

6 posted on 03/07/2011 8:55:09 PM PST by STD (Love Your God, Love Your Neighbor!)
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A confession. I have had some business dealings with the pedophile. I knew he was strange, but nothing like that.

7 posted on 03/08/2011 6:25:56 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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