One largely unasked question surrounding the Jeffrey Epstein affair is whether any current or former U.S. political figures were videoed frolicking with the financier’s alleged ring of underage “sex slaves.”
There is evidence Epstein kept cameras hidden in the bedrooms of his various homes. Damaging videos of sitting U.S. politicians abusing schoolgirls could constitute a national security threat, providing sources of blackmail for foreign countries.
Prince Andrew is the only currently serving political figure alleged to have participated in Epstein’s underage activities. In court filings, Jane Doe No. 3, identified as 31-year-old Virginia Roberts, says that when she was 17 she was forced by Epstein to have repeated “sexual relations” with the Duke of York in London, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Roberts, one of scores of underage girls allegedly abused by Epstein, also claimed in depositions that she had been sex-trafficked to “many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister and other world leaders.”
Epstein’s “black book,” eventually obtained by the courts, contained a list of his high-level contacts, including former President Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, former Israeli prime ministers Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak, and at least three Kennedys.
Many of the A-listers were visitors to Epstein’s various residences and were flown on the flamboyant financier’s fleet of private jets. Epstein was known to have associated with scores of top U.S. political figures.
Epstein has faced accusations he used the teenagers to blackmail businessmen and political figures.
The U.K.’s Mirror reported original court documents filed in 2007 against Epstein “reveal that he recorded the sordid orgies he threw for VIPs at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls of guest bedrooms.”
Roberts claimed in court filings that Epstein forced her to detail her alleged sexual encounters with Prince Andrew so the financier could use the information to “blackmail” the royal.
There is more evidence of videos.
Six-year-old court documents detail the Palm Beach Police confiscating hidden cameras from Epstein’s Florida mansion.
“Some of the photographs in the defendant’s possession were taken with hidden cameras set up in [Epstein’s] home in Palm Beach,” states one court filing.
“On the day of his arrest, police found two hidden cameras and photographs of underage girls on a computer in the defendant’s home. … [He] may have taken lewd photographs of Jane Doe 102 with his hidden cameras and transported [them] to his other residences and elsewhere.”