THE LATEST IN THE JEFFREY EPSTEIN CASE FOLLOWING THE ARREST OF ACCUSED ACCOMPLICE GHISLAINE MAXWELL
More on this with Investigative Reporters ALANA and DANIEL HALPER who both join us to talk about their latest book:
A CONVENIENT DEATH: THE MYSTERIOUS DEMISE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN
Publisher: Sentinel (June 2, 2020)
Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper bring original reporting and unprecedented access to their examination of the official story of the death that has captivated the public and left many unanswered questions—importantly, did Jeffrey Epstein really kill himself? On the morning of August 10, 2019, Jeffrey Epstein, jet-setting consigliere and friend to the rich and powerful, was found unresponsive in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan where he awaited his second trial for sexual predation and other crimes. He was rushed to a local hospital and one hour later pronounced dead. The coroner’s verdict? Suicide. But cracks in the official story emerged immediately. And the questions kept coming:
- Why did the surveillance cameras in front of his cell mysteriously stop working that night?
- Why was Epstein’s cellmate transferred out and never replaced?
- How is it possible that a prominent prisoner on suicide watch would be left unguarded for three hours?
- How did Epstein get a bedsheet for hanging himself, when his having one was against protocol?
- Was he murdered to protect the powerful people who feared what he might reveal?
Many were happy to learn that Epstein would not have his day in open court. Across the world, a sinister web of powerful billionaires, celebrities and political players, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, had reason to sigh with relief at news of Epstein’s death. Having flown on his private planes and visited his many homes—the sites of so many illicit activities—they had much to lose if their transgressions were ever exposed. And now, Epstein was silenced for good. In A CONVENIENT DEATH, investigative reporters Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper search for the truth behind the scandal that shocked the nation. With unprecedented access to Epstein’s victims and lawyers, to medical professionals, Wall Street insiders and law enforcement officers, they reveal the dirty secrets and sinister ties that may have driven someone in Epstein’s circle to take matters into their own hands.As trials and courtroom dramas in this case start to unfold through 2020, A CONVENIENT DEATH will help the public understand the facts and decide the truth for themselves.
ALANA GOODMAN is a senior investigative reporter at the Washington Free Beacon. Previously, she was a reporter at the Washington Examiner and the Daily Mail, where she broke the story of politician Anthony Weiner’s online relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Goodman was named one of Politico’s “16 Breakout Media Stars.” She has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, and C-SPAN.
DANIEL HALPER is the bestselling author of Clinton, Inc. Previously, he was Washington bureau chief for the New York Post and online editor for the Weekly Standard. Halper has appeared on the Fox News Channel, Fox Business, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and numerous radio shows.
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PAUL ROSENZWEIG is from R Street Dot Org where he is a Resident Senior Fellow on National Security & Cyber security.
Rosenzweig works on legal and policy issues related to cybersecurity, national security and tech policy, including the intersection of privacy and security. In addition to his work at R Street, Paul continues to manage a small cybersecurity consulting company called Red Branch Consulting and teaches at the George Washington University School of Law. Previously, he was deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Paul is also the author of Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World and of two video lecture series from The Great Courses: Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare and The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You.
A SURGE IN THE ACCESS OF FIREARMS BY BLACKS AND WHITES
JEFF JACOBY, Op-Ed Columnist at the Boston Globe joins us to talk about one of his most recent op-ed pieces: “Black and white Americans are embracing the Second Amendment: The denial of the right to own weapons reinforced the racial repression of America’s first centuries.”
JEFF JACOBY has been an op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe since February 1994. Seeking a conservative voice, the Globe hired him away from the Boston Herald, where he had been chief editorial writer since 1987. The Boston Phoenix has dubbed his twice-weekly essays “a must-read,” describing him as “the region’s pre-eminent spokesman for Conservative Nation. “A native of Cleveland, Jeff Jacoby graduated with honors from George Washington University in 1979, and from Boston University Law School in 1983. He briefly practiced law at the nationally renowned firm of Baker & Hostetler, returning to Boston in 1984 to work on a political campaign. In 1985-87, he was an assistant to Dr. John Silber, the president of Boston University. For several years, Jacoby was a political commentator for WBUR, Boston’s National Public Radio affiliate. He also hosted “Talk of New England,” a weekly television program. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across North America. He serves on the board of directors of the Ford Hall Forum, the nation’s oldest free public-lecture series. In 1999, Jacoby became the first recipient of the Breindel Prize, a $10,000 prize for excellence in opinion journalism. In 2004, he received the Thomas Paine Award of the Institute for Justice, an award presented to journalists “who dedicate their work to the preservation and championing of individual liberty.”