Billionaires from Google, Hyatt Hotels, and venture capital firms have all been hit with subpoenas as part of a lawsuit looking at how JP Morgan helped Jeffrey Epstein for years and years. Mike Papantonio & Farron Cousins discuss more.


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Mike Papantonio: Billionaires from Google, Hyatt Hotels and venture capital firms have all been hit with subpoenas as part of the lawsuit looking at how JP Morgan helped Jeffrey Epstein for years and years commit pedophilia. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins joins me to talk about that. Farron, I don’t, as I look at, anytime I see subpoenas, I look at the idea the names had to come from somewhere. This, they didn’t just pull these names out of the hat and say, hey, let’s go after these people. Right?

Farron Cousins: Yeah. So this is a very weird lawsuit, I guess, happening. The Virgin Islands is saying that JP Morgan, obviously, you’re essentially laundering money, you know, to kind of boil it down to its basic for Jeffrey Epstein. That’s how he was able to pay for these women. That’s how he was able to escape scrutiny. You cooked the books almost to make sure this guy wasn’t caught. So as part of that investigation, the lawyers have now said, wait a minute, suddenly we need to talk to an executive from Google. We gotta go to Hyatt Hotels. We’ve gotta go to the real estate folks. We gotta go to the venture capitals. So those names, and you know, we’ll.

Mike Papantonio: We’ll put ’em up there.

Farron Cousins: Yeah. You know, Brin, Pritzker, Zuckerman, Ovitz. Obviously there was something in JP Morgan’s files because they have not released, it’s still under seal, what the subpoenas are in reference to.

Mike Papantonio: Yeah. They have been holding these files too long. Okay. These files need to be made public. And the only shot we have at this point is this very courageous AG in the US Virgin Islands that’s saying, look, if you think that this is just some old crazy cat that went to the island and had sex with trafficked girls, you’re wrong. It was a network. Everybody knew about the network. Everybody talked about the network. Everybody wanted to be part of the network. The banks were actually helping empower him to have this network.

Farron Cousins: Yeah. And one of the things that JP Morgan is accused of is in addition to letting Epstein have free rein with the money, the CEO at the time was also good friends with him, but they say that Epstein in return would send wealthy clients over to JP Morgan. So a possibility is that these individuals named are some of the clients who Jeffrey Epstein said, hey, why don’t you go and invest your money with JP Morgan. Which only then raises the questions, why were y’all already friends with Jeffrey Epstein?

Mike Papantonio: Exactly.

Farron Cousins: And when did you have, did you have these conversations on the island? Did you have ’em on the Lolita Express?

Mike Papantonio: Well, the argument’s gonna be that Jeffrey Epstein drew these people to JP Morgan, that they were big investors. There was a quid pro quo. I think we’ve just seen the beginning of this, but, you know, we are not gonna know until the government does what they should do. That’s release this information. Let’s take a look at it.

Farron Cousins: Yep.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.