You just have no idea what that man was gong through.
... You're going to have to get real.
1. Neither do you.
2. People who know or have seen (up close) rich people caught up in a situation they cannot control (esp. to this degree) do indeed. Their level of confidence loss (it was all money based courage anyhow) and panic goes off the charts as they lose prestige and prominence. Far worse than average people you see on 'Cops' freaking out when facing jail...they're like kids, 'I won't do it again...I promise'
When you know system and have skirted it for decades as Epstein did..you're untouchable. He knows 'key people'...somewhere he either let his guard down, or an unforeseen/unanticipated move materialized and turn his world upside down. He knew then...the worse was coming but held out hope that his connects would come and save him.
The first bad news unbeknownst to him, SDNY-Preet Bhahara did not tell AG Barr that they were tracking him from Paris and were going to arrest him.
Had Barr known in advance...who knows what he would have done but indicators suggest he is great at cover up ops.
AG Barr & Daddy Epstein are lifelong pals...you do the math.
Just that dynamic alone (SDNY not giving Barr a heads up) was a calculation Epstein could not have foreseen and triggered his snare into the FBI's net.
Connections all the way to the Top are great, but it's small minute details that will trip you up in the most devastating way.
If you know the 'use to getting away with everything' type...it's not hard to all to guess their thoughts when they come up short.
Me personally, I need to see photos/video of him to rest assure it indeed was him. First news reports said 'someone saw what appeared to be Epstein' was carried out of MCC.
WTF does that mean? Who saw it? We are knee deep in the age of Bullshit Fake News...meaning anyone gov't or not ...none are above selling people horseshit.
Let alone the people who buy it.
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