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Jeffrey Epstein set up his own lodge at Interlochen arts camp — where woman says he tried to groom her teen daughter

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Jeffrey Epstein was a donor to the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, where the mother of a soap opera actress said the financier tried to groom her then-teenage daughter.

The financier attended the school’s music camp in 1967 — where he studied bassoon, orchestra and radio — and later donated to the fine arts boarding school and camp and funded a rental lodge intended to raise money for the camp’s scholarship fund, reported The Daily Beast.

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The Interlochen newsletter noted that this cabin — which Epstein was permitted to use two weeks a year but where the camp says he stayed only once, in August 2000 — was located close to a junior girls’ camp.

The mother of soap opera actress Nadia Bjorlin has previously accused Epstein of attempting to groom her daughter, when she was a 13-year-old student at the camp in 1994.

“She was at school at the famed Interlochen Music Center in Michigan when she met Epstein,” Fary Bjorlin told The Daily Mail in 2011. “My daughter was a singer. She was a baby, she was a skinny little girl, not mature for her age. She was 13, but everyone thought she was nine or 10.”

Epstein knew the girl’s father, classical conductor Ulf Bjorlin, had died the year before, and offered to help her get started on a music career.

“He said he wanted to help her singing career,” Bjorlin said. “He said, ‘I’d like to be like a godfather.’ It felt creepy.”

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Bjorlin refused to let her daughter get involved with the older man.

“What sort of a man approaches a young girl and asks to meet her?” Bjorlin said.

A school administrator said Epstein was no longer a donor and made his final contribution to Interlochen in 2003, and he said the camp stopped communication with Epstein and removed his name from donor lists after learning of his 2008 plea agreement on felony prostitution charges.

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Epstein was arrested last week on sex trafficking charges.


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‘The country got an education’: Nicolle Wallace explains why impeachment could move public opinion

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace offered her analysis after the day of televised hearings in the impeachment inquiry.

Wallace, who served as White House communications director under President George W. Bush, drew upon her experience as a top Republican strategist.

"Listen, I haven’t spent a nanosecond in a courtroom, but I’ve spent my career in the court of public opinion. And if you look at what the Democrats have set out to do and you look at why this has swung public opinion in a way the Mueller probe never did is that they have laid brick on top of brick on top of brick," Wallace explained.

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Room erupts in laughter as Democrat Peter Welch destroys Jim Jordan during impeachment hearing

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There was a moment of levity four-hours into the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the bombastic Freedom Caucus member who was added to the committee at the last moment by Republicans, had argued that the White House whistleblower started the scandal.

"There’s one witness, one witness that they won’t bring in front of us, they won’t bring in front of the American people, and that’s the guy who started it all, the whistleblower," Jordan argued.

Unfortunately for the wrestling coach turned politician, Jordan was followed by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe succinctly debunks Jim Jordan’s defense of Trump

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe debunked the key defense of President Donald Trump that was offered by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan did not address the fact President Donald Trump solicited foreign election interference in violation of federal law, but attempted to debunk the additional charge that there was extortion/bribery.

The Ohio Republican argued that there could not have been a quid pro quo because the aid was eventually released.

But Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law for half a century and argued three dozen cases before the United States Supreme Court, fact-checked the congressman who never passed the bar exam.

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