Bradley Edwards, an attorney who successfully represented multiple Epstein victims, actually praised Trump as one of the few connected people who chose to help him when he was building his case against Epstein — facing charges now of sex trafficking, Epstein was at the time charged with paying many underage girls for sex.
Edwards was actually sued by Epstein at one point, though that case ended up being settled and Epstein admitted to suing out of retaliation.
The Palm Beach Daily News wrote at the time about the settlement, “The #MeToo movement may have finally caught up with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.The 65-year-old politically-connected money manager on Tuesday admitted he sued Bradley Edwards to punish the attorney for successfully representing young women who claim Epstein sexually assaulted them at his Palm Beach mansion more than a decade ago.”
They added, “Epstein’s admission, his apology and his payment of an undisclosed amount of money to Edwards brought an abrupt end to what promised to be a salacious trial minutes before it was to begin in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.”
Many news outlets have now been trying their best to give a Trump-spin to their reporting on Epstein’s latest legal troubles.
The Independent made sure to let people know Epstein is a “former friend” of the president in their headline.
The attempts to connect the two men, however, is falling apart thanks to an interview with Edwards being dusted off. The interview comes after the previously mentioned settlement with Epstein was reached last year.
Interviewed by The Conscious Resistance outside the courthouse after the settlement announcement, Edwards was asked about accusations that President Trump has been involved in the same things as Epstein.
“The only thing that I can say about President Trump is that he is the only person who, in 2009 when I served a lot of subpoenas on a lot of people, or at least gave notice to some pretty connected people, that I want to talk to them, [Trump] is the only person who picked up the phone and said, let’s just talk. I’ll give you as much time as you want. I’ll tell you what you need to know, ” Edwards recalled.
He added about the president, “[He] was very helpful, in the information that he gave, and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever, but had good information.”
Edwards was also asked about the rumor that Trump actually had Epstein kicked out of Mar-a-Lago for hitting on an underage girl.
The attorney replied, “I definitely have heard that. I definitely have heard that and I don’t know if it was Trump himself as opposed to a manager there.”
Though he confirmed the story was that Epstein had hit on the underage daughter of someone at the club and then was banned by Trump, Edwards said he could never confirm the events as true.
Epstein was arrested in New York on Saturday and his charges stem from accusations of sex trafficking minors between 2002 and 2005. He would allegedly pay the women cash for massages and then sexually abuse them in an Upper East Side mansion or at his residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
Epstein is set to appear in court on Monday.
Epstein was heavily connected throughout his career and it is those connections he has been accused of using to silence his victims. The billionaire has a long history with powerful figures like Bill Clinton.
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