• mad_asshatter
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    798 days ago

    There’s no way Trump’s on the list.

    Nope.

    Uh uh.

    Negatory, Pigpen.

    No way, José.

    • FuglyDuck
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      138 days ago

      If he’s not on the list, it’s because he was omitted. Friendship or maybe just a really good patron.

      • @Nollij@sopuli.xyz
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        -27 days ago

        If we’re being honest, Trump probably wasn’t a patron. Not because of his morals or anything, but because he would’ve been excluded.

        Epstein knew that what he was doing needed to be kept quiet. Trump has always been the loudest person in any room, making him a massive liability.

        It’s unlikely that Epstein would’ve told him anything.

        • @EatATaco@lemm.ee
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          ? We’re talking about a guy who has cheated on every wife he’s had. We’re talking about a guy who was convicted of falsifying records to cover up the fact that he was paying someone to keep quiet. We are talking about someone with probably countless sexual improprieties.

          Trump is actually pretty good at keeping his mouth shut. He’s just also good at bragging about himself and selling himself to rubes.

          • @Today@lemmy.world
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            57 days ago

            There’s a video of him saying Epstein likes beautiful young women even more than he does, or somethinh like that.

            • @Nollij@sopuli.xyz
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              07 days ago

              And it’s statements like that (and many more) which would make Epstein unwilling to take the risk.

              It’s not really about Trump; it’s about Epstein.

              • @zzx@lemmy.world
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                67 days ago

                I get what you’re saying, but I still wouldn’t be surprised if Trump was in the book… Sometimes people are dumb and filled with hubris.

                We can all agree that Trump was a “customer” (ew) of Epstein though right?

                • @binomialchicken@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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                  27 days ago

                  Might have been getting services without paying formally, but rather Epstein was cozy with him as a networking opportunity. Probably just sampled the wares when in the company of Epstein, rather than calling to book appointments.

            • @EatATaco@lemm.ee
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              -17 days ago

              Which is innocuous on its own, and only really carries new connotations since the revelations about Epstein.

            • @EatATaco@lemm.ee
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              57 days ago

              Supposedly part of the point of Epstein doing this was to trap other powerful people. Trump, while stupidly braggadocios, has a history of committing crimes and not confessing to them.

              He seems like a perfect target.

          • @Nollij@sopuli.xyz
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            57 days ago

            Yup, and in a very public way. As I said, this has nothing to do with Trump’s morals or anything. It’s about Epstein’s risk tolerance.

            • @BeMoreCareful@lemmy.world
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              27 days ago

              Idk I don’t think he was some mastermind. He was just a rich guy. I doubt he even thought it was wrong, just a neat thing to share with friends. He knew he was well beyond the justice system.

    • @MartianReconOP
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      147 days ago

      Because as sad as it is there are people who can be swayed, and this is Fox being on team republican and not being a media company.

  • @danc4498@lemmy.world
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    177 days ago

    Can the president control if that file is sealed or not? Surely Biden would unseal it if it were politically beneficial to him.

    • @Boddhisatva@lemmy.world
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      277 days ago

      If there is a file that lists of all the people compromised by Epstein that could be released, you can bet there would be at least a few major Dem players on it along with the names we know, or at least strongly suspect are on it. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans nor any party in any other nation wants that information released.