Christine Pelosi—daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—wrote on Twitter that she believes high profile figures on both the right and left could also be implicated in the recent sex trafficking allegations brought against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The tweet posted July 6 following the arrest of Epstein read: “This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats”
This Epstein case is horrific and the young women deserve justice. It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may – whether on Republicans or Democrats. #WeSaidEnough #MeToo https://t.co/2mvskwQwW1
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) July 7, 2019
Police arrested the 66-year-old billionaire at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport after arriving on a flight from Paris where he had been on vacation reported the Washington Examiner.
While it remains unclear who exactly Pelosi is referring to, Epstein is known to have ties to many high profile figures, including The UK’s Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton.
According to The Political Insider, flight logs indicate that Clinton made 26 separate trips aboard Epstein’s 727 jet infamously known as the “Lolita Express,” five of which were made without his secret service detail.
The Daily Beast reported that Epstein, being charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors as well as one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors, could face a maximum of 45 years in prison.
According to FOX News he would pay the young girls for massages, and then molest them at his various properties, including at his 72 acre private estate in the Virgin Islands.
Authorities have indicated that at least 40 underage girls are said to have been sexually abused at his Palm Beach mansion in southern Florida.
Photos obtained by The Daily Mail document the aftermath of when FBI agents broke in the door to Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in New York to execute a search warrant. The door appeared damaged, with splinters.
The 2008 Case Against Epstein
The New York-based hedge fund manager became a registered sex offender back in 2008 after he pleaded guilty to prostitution charges and spent 13 months in jail.
The plea deal gave Epstein a chance to plead guilty to lesser state charges of soliciting and procuring a person under age 18 for prostitution, avoiding a potential life sentence. That deal is currently being challenged in a Florida federal court.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra of Florida ruled earlier this year that Epstein’s victims, under federal law, should have been consulted about the deal, and he is now weighing whether to invalidate the non-prosecution agreement that protected Epstein from federal charges.
Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused underage girls at his waterfront estate in Palm Beach from 1997 to 2006. Now thousands of court documents related to the case are being unsealed. From our news partners the @MiamiHerald.https://t.co/1jefwZtROA pic.twitter.com/R1ki9dtLWe
— WLRN Public Media (@WLRN) July 5, 2019
One of the girls referred to as a prostitute during the 2008 trial was only 14 years of age at the time.
One girl who testified at the trial claimed she was molested by Epstein on more than 50 separate occasions over a three-year period beginning when she was only 13 years old.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is calling for Epstein to be held without bail.
“This monster received a pathetically soft sentence last time and his victims deserve nothing less than justice,” he said in a statement. “Justice doesn’t depend on the size of your bank account.”
The arrest follows an order from a federal appeals court to release over 2,000 documents from the 2007 case.
Epstein is reportedly being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan and is set to appear in court on Monday.
Bowen Xiao contributed to this report.