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Old 11th August 2019, 05:54 PM   #435
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
Epstein using the underage prostitutes for blackmail doesn't make sense, because it's either a two-headed snake or a wolf with no teeth, depending on how you look at it. Epstein couldn't expose anyone without taking himself down at the same time. He was not in a position to blackmail anyone.

True, but it isn't that simple. The one being blackmailed might feel he has more to lose. Public figures tend to be like that.

Epstein being exposed as even more of a sleaze wouldn't really change things for him that much.

As long as it didn't involve prison time, of course.
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