Surely this is a coincidence. Surely.
President Joe Biden arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands last week for yet another vacation, and no sooner did he get there, than a prosecutor investigating the late Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking operation was fired.
According to Black Entertainment Television, Attorney General Denise George had sued JPMorgan Chase for allegedly facilitating Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring involving women and some underage girls.
The infamous “Epstein Island,” a private island owned by Epstein, is part of the Virgin Islands.
In her lawsuit, according to BET.com, George alleges JP Morgan “knowingly facilitated, sustained, and concealed the human trafficking network operated by Jeffrey Epstein from his home and base in the Virgin Islands, and financially benefited from this participation, directly or indirectly, by failing to comply with federal banking regulations.”
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“Human trafficking was the principal business of the accounts Epstein maintained at JP Morgan,” George argued in court records. “JP Morgan turned a blind eye to evidence of human trafficking over more than a decade because of Epstein’s own financial footprint, and because of the deals and clients that Epstein brought and promised to bring to the bank.”
She also charged in court documents that the bank hid “wire and cash transactions that raised suspicion of a criminal enterprise whose currency was the sexual servitude” of numerous women and girls.
George may have had a plausible case against JP Morgan for its handling of the wily and treacherous Epstein, who some observers suspect was a covert operator for the government.
Epstein’s secret files reportedly include the names of some of the most powerful and influential people in the world, many of whom found their way to Epstein Island as guests.
Two months ago, Epstein’s estate settled a sex trafficking and child exploitation case brought by the Islands’ government for $105 million, BET noted.
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But on Saturday, Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan fired the attorney general, who had served for four years. Bryan did not specify why he fired George, although local media suggested it was retribution for not consulting with him before filing her case against the nation’s largest bank.
A spokesman for the governor denied that was the only reason she was let go. But he also declined to say more, Fox News reported.
Whatever his reason, Bryan’s decision did not do Biden any favors.
Many conservatives have long suspected Biden of corruption because in 2018, he openly bragged of getting the top prosecutor in Ukraine fired just as he was opening a probe into the shady energy company that had hired Hunter Biden.
The firing occurred when Biden was vice president. He said at the time that he threatened to hold up $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine unless the prosecutor was fired, which happened just hours after he made the threat.
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This week, conservative investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel, former Fox News journalist Breanna Morello and American Thinker columnist Olivia Murray were among those who questioned Biden’s stay with George’s dismissal.
Some noted that Bryan, a Democrat, has described himself as a “Build Back Better” advocate of Biden’s and that he was seeking to increase federal aid to the island.
And we know, as Schachtel wrote, “Biden is no amateur when it comes to firing prosecutors.”