I have previously noted that one of Trump’s major supporters was a child trafficker, but Corbett believes that Epstein has a very damaging relationship with Trump.
In 2004, there were at least two messages between Epstein and Trump.
Epstein’s butler thinks that Trump is a material witness.
I believe Corbett is overplaying his case. However, Reason.Com has a better critique: namely, arrests of “johns” who employed ordinary adult-age prostitutes are being falsely presented as child trafficking arrests:
Here are the arrests that Croklin credits as Donald Trump-brokered busts of pedophile trafficking rings:
- 478 people arrested in a statewide California sting that included zero sex-trafficking arrests, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. One-hundred and forty-two men were arrested for attempting to pay consenting adult women for sexual activity. Thirty-six men were arrested for pimping. The rest of those arrested—300 in total—were women taken in on prostitution charges or people in trouble for charges unrelated to commercial sexual activity.
- 178 men arrested in Texas for soliciting prostitution from an undercover cop posing as a consenting adult sex worker. The stings were part of a nationwide “Johns Suppression Initiative” organized annually by Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Tom Dart.
- Four “pimps” and 12 people arrested on unspecified charges during a month-long Detroit operation concluded two days after Trump took office.
- 11 people arrested as part of a “five-month cyber-sting operation led by the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit in partnership with the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.” The sting—a To Catch a Predator-style operation involving police posing online as a 13-year-old into older men—began in October 2016 and ended in early February.
Comment: Corbett is implying that Jeff Sessions is not going to rock the boat at any point by indicting child traffickers. I am willing to wait at least until the 9th of June, 2017 to make a judgment about whether Sessions is going to do the honest thing by prosecuting Pizzagate.
If Sessions does not prosecute by 9th June 2017, then the “nimble navigators” who want to see this prosecuted are going to have to make some serious sacrifices. At that point, it will be necessary to do serious political organizing, not just slacktivism. Posting a blog about how much you want to see Pizzagate prosecuted is just slacktivism. If Sessions doesn’t prosecute, then something much more effort-intensive than blogposting will be required.