Bombshell: Jeffrey Epstein’s Private Calendar Shows Planned Meetings with Obama’s White House Counsel, a College President, a Scholar, and the Now-CIA Director 

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The Wall Street Journal obtained documents containing convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private calendar that showed planned meetings with a number of prominent people.

The identities of these associates may shed some light on why we have yet to get the full story of events surrounding the disgraced financier and his alleged sex trafficking. 

Among those on Epstein’s private calendar, the WSJ revealed the now-CIA Director William Burns, Bard College President Leon Botstein, professor Noam Chomsky, and Obama White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. 

The meetings were all scheduled after Epstein served a prison sentence for solicitation, including soliciting a minor.

The WSJ could not confirm that the meetings took place nor the reason for the meetings. 

Burns became CIA director in 2021 under the Biden administration and supposedly met with Epstein ten years ago when he was leaving the government. 

“Director Burns recalls being introduced by a mutual friend in Washington, DC, and then met with him once briefly in New York City, about a decade ago as the Director was preparing to leave government service,” CIA spokeswoman Tammy Kupperman Thorp said in a comment given to Fox News Digital. 

“The Director did not know anything about him, other than he was introduced as an expert in the financial services sector and offered general advice on transition to the private sector. The Director does not recall any further contact, including receiving a ride to the airport. They had no relationship.”

Obama’s fixer, Ruemmler, on the other hand, had “dozens of meetings with Epstein” after working for the Obama administration.

According to the documents, Ruemmler was scheduled to join Epstein on a trip to Paris in 2015 and visit his private island in 2017.

“Many of Ms. Ruemmler’s contacts related to a potential representation involving the Gates Foundation, a representation of the Edmond de Rothschild bank, and other business opportunities,” a spokesperson for her current employer Goldman Sachs told Fox News Digital on Sunday.

“I regret ever knowing Jeffrey Epstein,” Ruemmler said, according to WSJ.

“I was an unsuccessful fundraiser and actually the object of a little bit of sadism on his part in dangling philanthropic support,” Bard College president Botstein said in a statement. “That was my relationship with him.”

“We looked him up, and he was a convicted felon for a sex crime,” Botstein said, noting that Bard has an educational program to assist prisoners. “We believe in rehabilitation.”

Chomsky said the people quoted in the WSJ report “said the obvious.”

“The reporting covered 2015-16 when what was known about Mr. Epstein was that he had been sentenced for a crime, served his sentence, which wiped the slate clean according to US law and norms,” he said.

“The gossip column chose not to publish the extensive information they have about far worse criminals who not only donate to MIT and other institutions but, far more serious of course, are greatly honored by them,” Chomsky added, also taking a shot at WSJ and Fox News.


After serving 13 months in a work-release program for his 2008 conviction, Epstein was charged in July 2019 for alleged sex trafficking.

He was found dead in his jail cell in August 2019 of an apparent suicide.

Ghislaine Maxwell, his partner and co-conspirator, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for the sexual abuse of minors.

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