Lawyer Wants FBI Held Responsible For Botched Epstein Investigation

An attorney who represents several women claiming to be survivors of the convicted Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes has written a letter to officials at the Justice Department. The letter demands an investigation into what she believes was the mishandling by the FBI of their examination of the deceased financier.

Last week, Jennifer Freeman, a lawyer at Marsh Law Firm who represents numerous survivors of the Jeffrey Epstein trafficking conspiracy, sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Freeman wrote, “The FBI utterly failed to investigate serious allegations involving Epstein’s, and perhaps others’, child abuse materials (CAM), significant additional criminality which, until recently, has been disregarded, disrespected and essentially denied. The FBI appears, for years, to have done little to investigate and prosecute Epstein’s trafficking, and, to date, done nothing regarding reports of possible CAM.”

In 1996, Maria Farmer, a client of Jennifer Freeman’s law firm, reported to the FBI that she had been threatened and abused by Jeffrey Epstein and his former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell. Farmer also alleged that the pair were involved in serious crimes against minors and young women. Additionally, she claimed that Epstein seemed to be involved in the production and distribution of inappropriate images of children.

It was not until a decade later that the FBI followed up with Farmer. Following their investigation, Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to state crimes, was registered as an offender, and served 13 months in a work-release program.

Last week, records pertaining to Jeffrey Epstein were released, revealing that high-profile officials, including current CIA Director William Burns, had met with Epstein. The letter from Jennifer Freeman to the Justice Department officials was written in response to these newly published records.

The letter said, “For many years, the public has been asking for a reckoning by the FBI and the United States government for its clear dereliction of duty to serve and protect the American people against the Epstein trafficking conspiracy. We hereby request that a full and fair investigation be promptly launched into the FBI’s seriously bungled examination and mismanagement of the crimes committed by Epstein and others.”