Quantcast
Connect with us

MIT President admits he sent Jeffrey Epstein a thank you note while covering up his donations

Published

on

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif is admitting his school was, in fact, aware of charitable donations from the late billionaire wealth manager and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein — and that he personally sent Epstein a thank you note while the school concealed the origin of the money.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It is now clear that senior members of the administration were aware of gifts the Media Lab received between 2013 and 2017 from Jeffrey Epstein’s foundations,” said Reif. Of the thank you letter, he said, “I apparently signed this letter on August 16, 2012, about six weeks into my presidency. Although I do not recall it, it does bear my signature.”

MIT has been surrounded by a cloud of scandal over the donation, which occurred years after the first allegations against Epstein were made public. The director of MIT’s Media Lab, Joi Ito, has resigned over the controversy.

Epstein was hit with new criminal charges this year after having escaped real accountability a decade prior with a sweetheart plea bargain that concealed his co-conspirators and victims. He was found dead of suicide in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center in August.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

California cop shoots through his own windshield to kill suspect on his knees — after mistaking his hammer for a gun

Published

on

A police shooting in the California city of Vallejo has a community on edge, according to a report from NBC Bay Area.

Sean Monterrosa, 22, was kneeling when a Vallejo police officer shot and killed him. The shooting happened while police were trying to stop looters from invading a local Walmart.

"This individual appeared to be running toward the black sedan, but suddenly stopped, taking a kneeling position, and placing his hands above his waist, revealing what appeared to be the butt of a handgun," Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said.

But Monterrosa was carrying a hammer, not a gun.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Party of Lincoln is dead, dead, dead’: Ex-House Republican lawyer says it’s time to give up on ‘hopeless’ GOP

Published

on

Former House Republican Congressional Committee Investigative Counsel Sophia Nelson this week published a scathing column about her former party in which she encouraged Americans to simply give up hope that it will ever properly serve as a check on President Donald Trump.

In her latest Daily Beast column, Nelson called the GOP "hopeless" and declared that "the party of Lincoln is dead, dead, dead" after so many of its members stayed silent in the wake of Trump's widely panned photo-op stunt at St. John's Church in Washington D.C.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Pulitzer-winning historian issues dark warning about Trump’s GOP

Published

on

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum fears President Donald Trump and his Republican allies might complete their authoritarian transformation by stealing November's election.

Applebaum appeared Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss her latest column for The Atlantic, where she warns that Republicans have been complicit in Trump gathering authoritarian powers over democratic institutions -- and they may soon finalize that process.

"What would come next?" Applebaum said. "In a lot of liberalizing countries or countries that cease to be democracies, what comes next is the attempt to steal an election, and what I hope all Americans will be focused on over the next several months is will Trump and will the Republican Party collaborate in an attempt to steal this election?"

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image