The failed presidential campaign of Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), took cash donations from the law firm used by deceased child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, according to reports.
Sen. Harris, the former attorney general of California, bagged campaign cash from Kirkland and Ellis lawyers, an Associated Press report has revealed.
Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Epstein, AP reported shortly after the convicted pedophile’s arrest in July 2019.
She said their former law firm’s work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual abuse “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.”
Yet the same day, Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff, headlined a Chicago fundraiser for her presidential campaign.
The event was hosted by six Kirkland and Ellis partners, according to an invitation obtained by AP.
In 2008, former Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta met with Kirkland and Ellis lawyers in his capacity as U.S. attorney in Miami.
Acosta cut an agreement that let Epstein only serve 13 months in prison.
Despite the connection to Epstein, then-Harris spokesman Ian Sams dismissed concerns about taking money from law firm partners that were uninvolved with Epstein’s plea deal.
“The people involved in that case have not supported her campaign, and she wouldn’t want that support anyway,” Sams argued to the AP at the time.
However, one attorney believes any campaign connection to the firm is unacceptable, according to Breitbart.
“If any connection with Kirkland and Ellis is a stain on (senior Justice Department officials), why isn’t a connection with the law firm for the receipt of campaign contributions a stain on her own campaign?” said Common Cause lawyer Paul Ryan.
In August 2019, Epstein was found dead in his New York City jail cell where he was being held on sex trafficking and abuse charges.
His alleged madam — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell — was arrested in early July on charges of enticing minors to engage in sexual activities.
According to an old friend of Maxwell’s, she is in possession of secret recordings made by Epstein.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, the friend claims Maxwell “has tapes of two prominent US politicians having sex with minors.”
Maxwell often boasted of “owning” powerful people, her old friend has revealed.
According to her former confidant, who uses the pseudonym William Steel, Maxwell and Epstein “forced” him to watch video footage of the horrific child abuse in an effort to convince him of their “power.”
He claims the clips he saw were of “celebrities” and powerful “world figures” having “threesomes, even orgies” with children.