Jeffrey Epstein’s death was not the end of the scandal surrounding his life and connections to members of the elite.
Politicians, modeling agents, princes, and wealthy business owners have been traced to Epstein, including founder of Microsoft Bill Gates, who has refused to give a reason as to why he continued his relationship with Epstein even after the billionaire financier was released from prison for sex trafficking charges.
Now, new details have emerged regarding Bill Gate’s connection to Epstein.
Apparently, the two billionaires were in cahoots to send millions of dollars to MIT for unspecified projects, which the institute tried to cover up?
Does that sound sketchy to you?
Here's more details from The New Yorker:
The M.I.T. Media Lab, which has been embroiled in a scandal over accepting donations from the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, had a deeper fund-raising relationship with Epstein than it has previously acknowledged, and it attempted to conceal the extent of its contacts with him. Dozens of pages of e-mails and other documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that, although Epstein was listed as “disqualified” in M.I.T.’s official donor database, the Media Lab continued to accept gifts from him, consulted him about the use of the funds, and, by marking his contributions as anonymous, avoided disclosing their full extent, both publicly and within the university. Perhaps most notably, Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors, soliciting millions of dollars in donations from individuals and organizations, including the technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates and the investor Leon Black. According to the records obtained by The New Yorker and accounts from current and former faculty and staff of the media lab, Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations for the lab, including two million dollars from Gates and $5.5 million from Black, gifts the e-mails describe as “directed” by Epstein or made at his behest. The effort to conceal the lab’s contact with Epstein was so widely known that some staff in the office of the lab’s director, Joi Ito, referred to Epstein as Voldemort or “he who must not be named.”
The financial entanglement revealed in the documents goes well beyond what has been described in public statements by M.I.T. and by Ito. The University has said that it received eight hundred thousand dollars from Epstein’s foundations, in the course of twenty years, and has apologized for accepting that amount. In a statement last month, M.I.T.’s president, L. Rafael Reif, wrote, “with hindsight, we recognize with shame and distress that we allowed MIT to contribute to the elevation of his reputation, which in turn served to distract from his horrifying acts. No apology can undo that.” Reif pledged to donate the funds to a charity to help victims of sexual abuse. On Wednesday, Ito disclosed that he had separately received $1.2 million from Epstein for investment funds under his control, in addition to five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars that he acknowledged Epstein had donated to the lab. A spokesperson for M.I.T. said that the university “is looking at the facts surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s gifts to the institute.”
The documents and sources suggest that there was more to the story. They show that the lab was aware of Epstein’s history—in 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to state charges of solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors for prostitution—and of his disqualified status as a donor. They also show that Ito and other lab employees took numerous steps to keep Epstein’s name from being associated with the donations he made or solicited. On Ito’s calendar, which typically listed the full names of participants in meetings, Epstein was identified only by his initials. Epstein’s direct contributions to the lab were recorded as anonymous. In September, 2014, Ito wrote to Epstein soliciting a cash infusion to fund a certain researcher, asking, “Could you re-up/top-off with another $100K so we can extend his contract another year?” Epstein replied, “yes.” Forwarding the response to a member of his staff, Ito wrote, “Make sure this gets accounted for as anonymous.” Peter Cohen, the M.I.T. Media Lab’s Director of Development and Strategy at the time, reiterated, “Jeffrey money, needs to be anonymous. Thanks.”Epstein’s apparent role in directing outside contributions was also elided. In October, 2014, the Media Lab received a two-million-dollar donation from Bill Gates; Ito wrote in an internal e-mail, “This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein.” Cohen replied, “For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.” A mandatory record of the gift filed within the university stated only that “Gates is making this gift at the recommendation of a friend of his who wishes to remain anonymous.” Knowledge of Epstein’s alleged role was usually kept within a tight circle. In response to the university filing, Cohen wrote to colleagues, “I did not realize that this would be sent to dozens of people,” adding that Epstein “is not named but questions could be asked” and that “I feel uncomfortable that this was distributed so widely.” He wrote that future filings related to Epstein should be submitted only “if there is a way to do it quietly.” An agent for Gates wrote to the leadership of the Media Lab, stating that Gates also wished to keep his name out of any public discussion of the donation.
Paul Joseph Watson over at Summit News also commented on the situation:
The late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein worked with Bill Gates to funnel $2 million dollars to MIT for unspecified projects, donations that the research lab tried to cover up.
“Epstein appeared to serve as an intermediary between the lab and other wealthy donors, soliciting millions of dollars in donations from individuals and organizations, including the technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates and the investor Leon Black,” reports the New Yorker.
“According to the records obtained by The New Yorker and accounts from current and former faculty and staff of the media lab, Epstein was credited with securing at least $7.5 million in donations for the lab, including two million dollars from Gates and $5.5 million from Black, gifts the e-mails describe as “directed” by Epstein or made at his behest.”
The work all took place after Epstein was known to be a pedophile following his conviction for soliciting a minor.
MIT then tried to cover-up the connection.
“This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein,” wrote MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito in an October 2014 email.
The lab’s former Director of Development and Strategy, Peter Cohen, replied; “For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.”
Regarding this and other details that have emerged regarding Epstein and his connections to the elite, Spirit & Torah made a great video that you should definitely check out:
Meanwhile, Gates denies the claims.
From NY Post:
Bill Gates is denying a report that he donated $2 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab through pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The New Yorker reported on Friday that Epstein secured at least $7.5 million in donations to the prestigious university — including $2 million the dead financier claimed to have solicited from the Microsoft founder.
But a rep for Gates said the money given directly to the university in 2014 wasn’t dedicated to the program that Epstein was fundraising for and Gates’ office wasn’t aware of any discussions between the lab and Epstein about the grant.
The multibillionaire philanthropist reportedly met with Epstein more than once — even after the former hedge fund manager was convicted of soliciting an underage prostitute in 2008.
A rep for Gates has previously said the two never had an official working relationship.