A trove of court documents unsealed Thursday night reveal a high profile list of people that allegedly visited the private island of now deceased and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The infamous island and Epstein’s private plane that shuffled billionaires and world famous leaders was known as the “Lolita Express,” for the allegations that underage children were abused on the island by friends of Epstein.
In the documents, Epstein’s co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, who is now in federal custody, revealed during questioning the names of alleged participants in Epstein’s sordid sex island. She made the accusations years ago and is now awaiting trial after federal law enforcement officials apprehended her in New Hampshire, after months of evading arrest.
She allegedly would groom and select the underage girls for Epstein.
Virginia Giuffre was one of those victims, and has accused Prince Andrew of England of abusing her and raping her when she was only 17 years old after being recruited by Maxwell.
Other victims have also spoken out against Maxwell and Epstein. Those victims stories and some of the names of their abusers were disclosed in Thursday’s document dump. Maxwell faces six counts of sex trafficking minors. Her trial is scheduled for July 2021.
Many prominent figures may have visited that island and those who have been named in the documents deny the allegations. That list of famous figures includes former President Bill Clinton, former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz among many others, most of whose names have been redacted from the documents, according to victims’ allegations and interviews with Maxwell.
Dershowitz, however, has staunchly denied any such allegations, saying he did not take part in the abuse. He spoke out on Twitter Friday regarding the accusations.
“They were false then and now, as shown by her emails and manuscript that prove I never met her,” adding “He lawyers admit she was ‘wrong’ about me and others such as Al and Tipper Gore.”
The documents revealed the details of a 2011 meeting in which victim Virginia Giuffre revealed individuals who allegedly flew on Epstein’s jet and visited his private island.
This story is developing. Please return to SaraACarter.com for updates.
Report: North Korean ballistic missile fired by Russia into Ukraine contained components sourced from U.S.
A new report from Conflict Armament Research (CAR), a U.K.-based investigative organization, determined that a North Korean ballistic missile which was fired by Russia into Ukraine contained “numerous” electronic components sourced from the U.S. and Europe.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported on the findings, noting approximately 75% of the 290 components analyzed in the missile originated from U.S.-based companies, and an additional 16% of components came from European firms, according to the CAR report.
The electronic components came from 26 countries in total and were largely utilized in the missile’s navigation system, according to the report. It isn’t clear how the components ended up in North Korea’s possession, as the country is strictly sanctioned by a bulk of the international community, but it’s possible other foreign companies, acting as middlemen, bought the components and then diverted them to the communist country.
However, the fact that North Korea was able to acquire so many American electronic component parts suggests “that the country has developed a robust acquisition network capable of circumventing, without detection, sanction regimes that have been in place for nearly two decades,” according to the report.
CAR documents “weapons at the point of use and track their sources back through the chains of supply.”North Korea gathered the components, assembled the missile and shipped it to Russia, all within a relatively short time period, according to the report. The missile was recovered by CAR on Jan. 2, and the investigators determined it could not have been manufactured before March 2023.
A @conflictarm field investigation team recently documented the electronic components of a North Korean ballistic missile recovered in Ukraine on 2 January 2024. CAR investigators documented over 290 components, mostly found in the missile’s navigation system.🧵 (1/6) pic.twitter.com/WxsedC18K6
— CAR (@conflictarm) February 20, 2024
The U.S. government and intelligence agencies are working to stop sensitive American intellectual property from ending up in the hands of several foreign adversaries. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have strengthened their relationship since Russia first invaded Ukraine in February 2022.
“Due in part to our export and sanction controls, Russia has become increasingly isolated on the world stage, and they’ve been forced to look to like-minded states for military equipment,” White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman John Kirby said during a press briefing in January. “One of those states is North Korea.”
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