A well-known Twitter sleuth who goes by the handle “Techno Fog” and claims to be a lawyer posted an interesting theory about the FBI, The Daily Wire reported Saturday.
Techno Fog, who also writes a popular Substack column, sought every record related to any interviews the FBI conducted with the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The user suggested that the bureau, which has recently — and credibly — been accused of becoming politicized, may be hiding something after a Freedom of Information Act request was denied.
“The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings,” the bureau said, according to a reply posted online by Techno Fog.
We asked the FBI for the Jeffrey Epstein interview transcripts.
The FBI response: providing the Epstein records would interfere with law enforcement proceedings.
Either the FBI is lying or something is up. (Bet on FBI lies…)https://t.co/izwxxdo3KV
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) September 9, 2022
The Daily Wire noted further:
Epstein, the mysterious creep who kept a bevy of underage girls at his Caribbean island compound, who was known to socialize with powerful leaders and luminaries including former President Bill Clinton, died under mysterious circumstances in 2019 while being held at the Manhattan Correctional Center on sex trafficking charges. Officials ruled his death a suicide at the time.
The FBI has acknowledged through prior records releases that Epstein had been an informant.
“Epstein has also provided information to the FBI as agreed upon,” said a note in a document the FBI previously released through its information “vault” in 2018.
In Techno Fog’s latest Substack entry, the sleuth says that the FOIA request was made out of suspicion that the FBI and Epstein worked together on several occasions, noting that the denial of the request is tantamount to admitting that the bureau indeed has other records. The sleuth also cast doubts about whether they were actually being protected as part of an ongoing investigation.
“It’s more likely that the Epstein records might embarrass the FBI,” Techno Fog wrote. “The DOJ and FBI have been known to abuse the FOIA law enforcement exemption to hide investigative materials from public release. We’ve seen them do it. And they’re doing it again.”
Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of procuring underage girls for Epstein last year and is currently serving a 20-year sentence. But notably, no one who was reportedly involved with any of the underaged girls aboard Epstein’s private jet or on his private island has been publicly identified by authorities or charged with any crimes.
“We’re exceedingly doubtful that the release of the Epstein records would ‘interfere with enforcement proceedings,’” Techno Fog wrote. “Ghislaine Maxwell has been convicted and Epstein is dead. The only potential tie might be from a grand jury investigation into ‘other possible co-conspirators of Jeffrey Epstein.’ But that was from the summer of 2020 and we rightly assume no charges were brought against whoever was being investigated.”