On Monday, August 8th, Donald Trump’s office in Mar-a-Lago was raided in what the New York Times believes may have been an attempt to seize classified documents. The judge who signed the search warrant was Magistrate Bruce Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida. Reinhart was last in the national spotlight in 2019 during the Epstein trial because of his involvement in several suspicious circumstances related to that sex trafficking case which Twitter users have noticed and commented on.
THIS BRUCE REINHART???
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 9, 2022
The [Miami] Herald also reported that in 2011, Reinhart was named in a lawsuit where he was accused of violating Justice Department policies by representing the [Epstein] employees. Reinhart denied the allegations and said he did not participate in Epstein’s criminal case and did not learn any confidential information while working as a prosecutor.
But two years later, Reinhart’s former supervisors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a court paper contradicting him, saying that “while Bruce E. Reinhart was an assistant U.S. attorney, he learned confidential, non-public information about the Epstein matter.’’
The Herald drops another interesting bomb that Politico carefully walks around:
As emails were flying between Epstein’s lawyers and federal prosecutors, Bruce E. Reinhart, now a federal magistrate, opened a limited liability company in Florida that established what would become his new criminal defense practice.The stated address, according to Florida state corporate records: 250 South Australian Ave., Suite 1400. It was the same location, and identical suite number, as that of Epstein’s lead attorney, Jack Goldberger.
Reinhart, like Epstein and Goldberger, is Jewish and takes his ethnic identity very seriously, being on the Board of Trustees at his synagogue. Also, like Epstein and Goldberger, Reinhart was willing to take legal and professional risks for his co-ethnics, in this case, potential disbarment for lying about having non-public information. It is implausible, to the point of being kookery, to suppose an attorney would risk his entire career for one paycheck when a much more plausible explanation is handy: he saw it as his ethnic duty.
Epstein, as many now know, was not just any Jewish sex criminal but one deeply integrated into the Israeli intelligence community as even the Times of Israel was forced to document. Thanks to the decade of work by another Miami Herald journalist, Julie Brown, even major intra-ethnic journals cannot avoid mentioning the fact that legendary Israeli spy Robert Maxwell was a close associate of Epstein. Epstein was also a close associate of Donald Trump at one time, and it was Trump who appointed Epstein’s man Reinhart which brings us to where we are today.
Reinhart was not the only Trump-appointee who signed off on the raid. Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray was nominated by Donald Trump who said of Wray in 2017:
We will have a great FBI director. I think he’s doing really well and we’re very proud of that choice. I think I’ve done a great service to the country by choosing him. He will make us all proud, and I think someday we’ll see that and hopefully someday soon.
If Trump was forced to appoint people like Wray, Reinhart, and Kushner, as the pro-Trump copes say he was, where is his famous bombast in calling this out? Trump has never once used his bully pulpit to take the issue to the public as he did on issues he actually wanted to win on during the 2016 campaign. He could say something like, “the globalists who lied about Iraq are now blackmailing your President, Donald J Trump, into appointing my son-in-law and Christopher Wray! This is unprecedented; imagine if the Democrats forced Hilary to put her [Jewish] son-in-law in the cabinet!”
If Trump allowed himself to be silently blackmailed, how could he possibly be trusted to save America? More likely, Trump genuinely approved of men like Reinhart and Wray, trusting them to prevent a populist uprising that he let get out of control. While Trump himself will never see a jail cell, his supporters increasingly are being locked up. Well, Trump won’t be coming to help free them. Thanks to the men that Trump enthusiastically appointed, his hands are conveniently tied.