JEFFREY Epstein dressed in a Navy SEAL uniform to attend a themed royal birthday party in 2006 at Windsor Castle.
The photo surfacing the internet shows Epstein at Prince Andrew’s daughter’s birthday party alongside Harvey Weinstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
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When did Jeffrey Epstein dress in a Navy SEAL uniform?
Epstein dressed in a Navy SEAL uniform back in 2006 for Princess Beatrice’s 18th birthday party.
He wore a white high-ranking Navy commander suit, which is reserved for formal occasions.
Senior officials usually wear this uniform, which includes the Navy SEAL Trident, the insignia reserved for members of the elite fighting force.
Epstein’s suit featured legitimate service ribbons and medals, although some were fictitious.
Was Jeffrey Epstein a Navy SEAL?
Epstein wasn’t a Navy SEAL.
The theme of Princess Beatrice’s party was the period of 1888, so it is unclear why he wore a Navy SEAL uniform since the special operations force was founded in 1962.
What was Prince Andrew and Epstein’s relationship?
Prince Andrew and Epstein were close friends and traveled together frequently.
The two reportedly met through Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and daughter of disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell.
Maxwell was Epstein’s then-girlfriend and associate.
In 2000, Prince Andrew threw Maxwell a party at Sandringham House, the private residence of the Queen.
The royal Brit would stay at Epstein’s residences in New York, Palm Beach, and the Virgin Islands.
Prince Andrew has been linked to Epstein’s sex trafficking operations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a woman who claims she was forced to sleep with him at Maxwell’s apartment when she was a teenager.
He has denied the claims and says he took Beatrice to a Pizza Express that night.
Last year, Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal duties due to his association with Epstein.
“I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission,” he wrote in a statement.
Senior military leaders believe that Prince Andrew should even be stripped of his military honors due to his relationship with Epstein.
A senior Navy source said: “As a service we would not be rushing to invite him to anything. It’s safe to say there have been grumbles and it seems likely that the post would be passed on.”
Prince Andrew was a former naval helicopter pilot who flew in the Falklands War and now holds 59 honorary positions.
Why do people think Epstein was awarded the medal of freedom?
A bizarre internet rumor claimed that President Obama awarded Epstein the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.
But Obama was still a US senator during that time and was elected to office in 2008.
In the official list of Medal of Freedom winners, there is no mention of Epstein receiving any accolades.
President Bush also did not issue any award to Epstein either so it is unclear as to where the rumor came from.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is considered the highest honor that a President can bestow on a citizen.
The President selects the honorees, or the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board recommends them.
It is awarded for contributions to the security or national interests of the US, world peace or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
What happened to Epstein?
He pleaded guilty in June 2008 to a single charge of soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14.
Epstein allegedly committed suicide in jail as he was awaiting trial for child sex-trafficking charges in August of 2019.
Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson announced on August 16 that the death was ruled a “suicide.”
She said she made the determination “after careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings.”
Epstein’s autopsy revealed that he had multiple broken neck bones, often consistent with strangulation.
His brother, Mark Epstein, believes he did not commit suicide but was rather “murdered.”
Where was Ghislaine hiding?
- After Epstein got arrested, Maxwell took refuge in many unknown parts of the world.
- Her whereabouts were unknown until the FBI began tracking her and found out she was living in Bedford, New Hampshire.
- Maxwell was also living with a man, Scott Borgerson who reportedly was her boyfriend.
- Borgerson is the CEO of a tech company called CargoMetrics and is 14 years her senior.
- He claims the two were never ‘together’ and were ‘just friends.’
His brother said: “I feel like it’s a cover-up. They said the cause of death was pending but five days later they changed it to suicide.
“I want to know what kind of investigation they did. I’ve no indication that there was one. I don’t believe he hanged himself.
“I believed my brother was killed and people are lying to protect their a***s.”
Where is Ghislaine Maxwell now?
Maxwell spends 23 hours a day in her cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York.
She is being accused of “delivering underage girls into Epstein’s trap” by grooming them and “putting them at ease as an adult woman.”
Maxwell has been charged with six counts of sex trafficking and perjury.
She pleaded “not guilty” and was denied bail.
Her trial is set for July of 2021.
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