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Epstein’s Former Pilot Testifies About Shuttling Clinton, Trump and Spacey

epa08523257 Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Audrey Strauss speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein in New York, USA, 02 July 2020. EPA-EFE/JASON SZENES
By Bloomberg
30 Nov 2021 1

(Bloomberg) --Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot detailed some of the bold-faced names that rode on the disgraced financier’s private plane, including comedian Chris Tucker, actor Kevin Spacey, and former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

By Patricia Hurtado and Mary Biekert
Nov 30, 2021, 7:33 PM – Updated on Nov 30, 2021, 8:22 PM
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While the names aren’t new, Lawrence Visoski Jr. testified under questioning about the high society that Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell kept. Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial kicked off in lower Manhattan this week, and Visoski is the first witness called by the government to testify.

Clinton flew on the Epstein planes “a couple of times” in the 1990s, Visoski said on cross-examination by one of Maxwell’s lawyers Tuesday. Trump, he said, flew more than once.

“I certainly remember the president,” he said, also naming former Senator John Glenn and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Visoski said he was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, “a fairly normal request for people who fly jets.”

Maxwell is charged with trafficking girls for abuse by Epstein, her ex-boyfriend, and participating in some of the abuse herself. She faces as long as 40 years in prison if convicted on the most serious charge.

Read more stories from the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell here.

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  • Headlines that set the tone for any news story and in this case, allegations, should avoid creating devious deception that justly derserves the label of false news. Of course, a journalist (or editor) may then later plead innocence, although fully understanding the implications of the hidden messaging. It will, of course (gleefully), be too late. If that is what any media wish to achieve. I wish to state that I simply want honesty from you, framed from a neutral and unbiased perspective. I you don’t like Clinton or Donald Trump, for that matter, I don’t want your opinion, I have my own – I am reasonably educated, qualified and experienced and certainly don’t feed my prejudices from press clubs, selected activists and companions, no matter their personal political hue. Against the background of this case, the term “shuttling” is deceiving in the extreme, especially in the context of the main story. If one reports accurately and without personal tainting of the narrative, there is no need to make hanging statements and/ or banners that are designed to link innocent individuals to the bigger issue(s). I subscribe to the Daily Maverick precisely because the MSM is guilty of blatantly pursuing their own agendas through prejudiced and unapologetic biased narratives. Please step up to the base – you’re better than this. Trump, for example, merely took a flight on an aircraft from point A to point B (New York). Why was this not clarified?

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