Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet flies from Paris to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Mohammed bin Salman is about to meet with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
We do not have proof that Epstein is on his jet, but why wouldn’t he be? We also don’t know if Epstein meets with Salman and/or Bezos, but Epstein has claimed to be close friends with the prince. He even has a full-length portrait of MBS on a wall in his New York mansion.
Epstein also has a prior relationship with Bezos. They had dinner at least two times, in 2004 and 2011, at “billionaires dinners” hosted by the Edge Foundation.
On November 8, bin Salman and his father, the king, award U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford Jr. with the Order of King Abdulaziz. The award recognizes distinguished service to Saudi Arabia. (MBS is currently the Minister of Defense and Second Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.)
The next day, MBS meets with Bezos, several Amazon executives, and two Saudi ministers. The “official” reason for the meeting is to discuss investment opportunities. Epstein’s jet returns to Paris the same day. It’s unclear if the jet departs before or after the MBS-Bezos meeting.
Epstein is allegedly an intelligence asset. While we don’t know for sure which country’s intelligence he works for, a former Mossad agent claims in 2019 that he was Epstein’s handler. While Saudi Arabia and Israel have a strained relationship, there are other instances of MBS allegedly meeting with Israeli intelligence.
Years later, the Saudi kingdom is accused of blackmailing Bezos for the Washington Post‘s aggressive coverage of the MBS-ordered murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi is a Post journalist at the time of his murder.
After Epstein’s arrest in 2019, we learn that Epstein has a counterfeit Austrian passport that has his photo, a fake name, and the address of a residence in Saudi Arabia. The passport has stamps from Saudi Arabia, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Note: Epstein’s attorney at the time of Insider’s report in 2019 is Reid Weingarten. I’m adding his name here so I’ll know his Epstein connection if his name comes up in research later.
Epstein Photo: Obtained from Atlanta Jewish Times, photographer unknown
MBS Photo: Public Domain
Bezos Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images