September 14-15, 2021 -- Bannon's involvement with Epstein reflects on a past littered with ties to pedophiles

publication date: Sep 14, 2021
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September 14-15, 2021 -- Bannon's involvement with Epstein reflects on a past littered with ties to pedophiles

According to a new book by Donald Trump biographer Michael Wolff, former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon coached the late pedophile and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein for a planned CBS "60 Minutes" interview in the months prior to Epstein's arrest by federal authorities in 2019. According to Wolff's book, "Too Famous: The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Notorious, the Damned," Bannon conducted 15 hours of practice interviews with Epstein at his Manhattan townhouse. Bannon's advice to Epstein included tips on not "looking creepy," not sharing his racist views on black people, not appearing "stupid," and sticking to the main point that he was not a pedophile.

It was previously reported that Bannon had been seen entering Epstein's Manhattan townhouse in 2018. The residence was the scene of numerous underage sexual trysts involving Epstein and his chief assistant, Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell is currently in detention awaiting her own federal trial in November for underage sex trafficking. Bannon also stayed at Epstein's Paris apartment in 2018, according to Epstein's butler at the Paris residence.

We have previously reported that Epstein's New York residence was the scene of the 1994 rape of two girls, one 12 and the other 13, by Epstein and Trump. The 12-year old girl had been kidnapped off the street in Waterbury, Connecticut the previous year. The 13-year old girl had been enticed into Epstein's ring after arriving in New York at a Manhattan bus station.

Bannon has, for quite some time, been under our radar for his past association with pedophiles. In 2005, Bannon was affiliated with a Hong Kong-based company called Internet Gaming Entertainment (IGE).

IGE was the idea of Disney movie child-actor Brock Pierce of "The Mighty Ducks" and "First Kid" fame. Even though IGE operated in the gray market, it received $30 million in seed capital from Bannon's old firm Goldman Sachs. Pierce resigned as CEO of IGE in 2007 and was replaced by Bannon.

In 2000, Pierce and his two associates in IGE's preceding incarnation -- Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) -- Chad Shackley and Marc Collins-Rector, the latter a silent partner in IGE, were sued by three male employees of DEN who claimed that Rector, Shackley, and Pierce sexually assaulted them in DEN's Los Angeles mansion. The mansion was known to host several A-list gay parties for Hollywood celebrities. In addition, two 15-year old boys who were employed by DEN joined the sexual assault lawsuit. The plaintiffs were awarded millions of dollars in a default judgement. In 2014, other Hollywood notables, including "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, were subjects of sexual assault lawsuits. Singer and three other defendants were all investors in DEN.

Later in 2000, Rector was indicted by a federal grand jury in New Jersey for transporting minors across state lines for sexual purposes. Rector, Shackley, and Pierce fled to Marbella, Spain after Rector's indictment. In 2002, Interpol arrested the trio at their house, where child pornography and guns were discovered. Shackley and Pierce were released, while Rector pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement. In a deal similar to the sweetheart agreement afforded to Donald Trump's friend and underage sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Rector was ordered to register under Megan's Law as a sex offender, participate in a sex offender treatment program. Rector received credit for time served in a Spanish prison.

In 2005, Rector was transferred to the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, where, conveniently, Alex Acosta, the U.S. Attorney who agreed to the  2007 sweetheart plea deal for Epstein, was still in place.

In 2006, Rector was granted court permission, with Acosta's approval, to travel from his home in Boca Raton, Florida to the United Kingdom to receive treatment for an alleged brain tumor. It was not long before Rector was seen in Britain in the company of young boys. The liberties afforded to Rector were similar to those granted to Epstein while he was serving his prison term for soliciting prostitution from an underage female in Palm Beach. Epstein was allowed to travel to his Little St. James Island in the Virgin Islands while supposedly serving his light prison sentence in Palm Beach County. In 2007, Rector returned from Britain to Florida to serve out his supervised release. Upon completion of his sentence, Rector promptly moved to the Dominican Republic, a notorious haven for pedophiles. In 2011, the same year Bannon departed IGE/Affinity, Rector renounced his U.S. citizenship and at last report was living in Antwerp, Belgium. Bannon has his own ties to Belgium. He selected Brussels as the international secretariat for his global fascist organization, "The Movement."

In 2011, Brock Pierce spoke at a "Mindshift" conference on Epstein's private Little St. James Island. It was a year-and-a-half following Epstein's release from "prison" in Palm Beach County. The conference also attracted a number of leading scientists, including Nobel Prize recipients.

"On February 9, 2013, Bannon and his ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, jointly signed a lease agreement for a Coconut Grove, Florida house as "applicant" and "applicant’s spouse." According to Lewis Curtis, the man who moved into the house after the Bannons moved out, the Bannons had "put padlocks on all the doors, installed video cameras, and had ruined the bathtub, kitchen counter, and floor."

Curtis also recalled to ShareBlue Media that handymen and maintenance workers who worked in the house while Bannon and his wife were residents stated
that "the house was used to film pornography, had a constant flow of men, women — and even children — at the house and that blatant drug use was occurring at all hours of the night and day."
A pest control employee told Curtis that a "heavy set man" living at the house offered him "girls for sex and/or drugs in lieu of payment." An appliance repairman told Curtis that when making repair calls, he "observed topless and naked men and women and the constant presence of drugs" in the Bannon house.

There is a common thread that extends far and wide within Trump's circle of friends and associates. U.S. Attorney in Miami Alex Acosta, who Trump named as his Labor Secretary, the government's chief monitor for underage sex trafficking, was more interested in burying the criminal activities of pedophiles like Epstein, Trump, and Rector than in protecting children from predators with large bank accounts.

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