U.S. attorney general Bill Barr will not recuse himself in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking and conspiracy case, despite Barr’s previous assurance he would, given Barr worked at a law firm that represented Epstein, as well as a family connection between the two men stretching back decades. [...]
- Former FBI assistant director Frank Figliuzzi tweeted Sunday that Barr’s father hired Epstein in the ’70s to teach mathematics at Manhattan’s prestigious Dalton School. And Barr previously worked for Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm that represented Epstein during the Florida investigation. — www.forbes.com/...
At the Dalton School on the Upper East Side, some students saw Mr. Epstein as an unusual and unsettling figure, willing to violate the norms in his encounters with girls.
Eight former students who attended the prestigious school during Mr. Epstein’s short tenure there said that his conduct with teenage girls had left an impression that had lingered for decades. One former student recalled him showing up at a party where students were drinking, while most remembered his persistent attention on the girls in hallways and classrooms.
“I can remember thinking at the time, ‘This is wrong,’” said Scott Spizer, who graduated from Dalton in 1976. [...] But other students, including Millicent Young, a graduate of the school’s 1976 class, saw things differently. She never had Mr. Epstein as a teacher, but the school was small enough that she would spend time around him. She recalled observing Mr. Epstein flirting with the girls at the school, which drew her attention because it was so different than how other teachers behaved.
“There was a real clarity of the inappropriateness of the behavior — that this isn’t how adult male teachers conduct themselves,” Ms. Young said. — www.nytimes.com/...