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New Documents Show Jeffrey Epstein Had Meetings with Ehud Barak, Noam Chomsky, Lawrence Summers

HeadlineMay 04, 2023

The Wall Street Journal has obtained a trove of personal documents of convicted sexual predator and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, including his schedules from 2013 to 2017. It shows he met with a number of prominent figures following his 2008 Florida conviction for “procuring a child for prostitution.” The list includes now-CIA Director William Burns, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, filmmaker Woody Allen, former Treasury Secretary and Harvard President Lawrence Summers, and the famed linguist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky confirmed to The Harvard Crimson that he knew Epstein, writing in an email to the paper, “Like all of those in Cambridge who met and knew him, we knew that he had been convicted and served his time, which means that he re-enters society under prevailing norms.” Chomsky also wrote, “I’ve met [all] sorts of people, including major war criminals. I don’t regret having met any of them.” Epstein was arrested again in 2019 after the Miami Herald revealed he had sexually assaulted and trafficked women and girls for decades. He died of an apparent suicide in his New York jail cell in 2019.

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