FBI Chief Chris Wray Can’t Seem To Find Time For Investigating Prominent People Involved With Child Sex Rings

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During a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray was confronted with tough questions beyond his fiscal year 2025 budget request of $11.3 billion. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) pressed Wray on the FBI’s actions regarding the notorious Jeffrey Epstein case and the alleged involvement of other high-profile individuals in sex trafficking activities.

Senator Kennedy highlighted that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell “were engaged in a conspiracy of sex trafficking with minors.” He pushed further, questioning the FBI’s commitment to investigating others implicated in these crimes. Kennedy’s inquiries did not stop there; he brought up reports that “Jeffrey Epstein had video surveillance in all of his homes and on his private island” and that Epstein “videotaped sex acts with prominent people…with young girls that he had procured,” aiming to potentially blackmail them.

When asked directly, “Do you have those tapes?” Wray was unable to provide a definitive response, stating, “I’m not sure that I could comment on anything.” This non-committal answer led Kennedy to probe whether these “prominent people” were being investigated or if they would escape legal scrutiny. Wray’s response, “No one is above the law,” seemed to contrast with the perceived inaction, prompting Kennedy to remark, “It will trigger your gag reflex.”

The discussion took a more intense turn as Kennedy asked, “Is the FBI investigating this, or are these prominent people going to go scot-free?” Wray’s vague reply, “I’m not sure there’s anything I can share with you on that,” did little to assure the committee of any substantial investigative progress.

The hearing also referenced a recent lawsuit involving a former model and Epstein accuser who alleges that psychiatrist Henry Jarecki, a friend of Epstein, assaulted her. This case adds to the growing concerns about the extent of Epstein’s network and the accountability of those involved.

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) had previously grilled Wray in December about the FBI’s reluctance to pursue certain cases despite victims providing substantial evidence, including flight logs.

The hearing underscored a growing frustration with the FBI’s handling of high-profile cases, contrasting sharply with their vigorous pursuit of individuals involved in the January 6 events and other less politically charged cases. The disparity in the agency’s responses raises questions about consistency and impartiality in law enforcement practices.