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Just want to connect some dots people might not know about. I'm sure people on this subverse know about the whole Laura Silsby case, where Silsby bizarrely got caught trying to smuggle 33 children out of Haiti after the earthquake, and apparently the Clintons intervened at a very high level to get the charges massively reduced. Silsby's lawyer at the time, Jorge Puello, was later arrested under suspicion for being the leader of a sex trafficking ring that trafficked children and women from all over Latin America. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Well, on February 2nd, 2010, Fox New's Greta Van Susteren did a "soft-ball" type interview with Jorge Puello about the Silsby case. Link to interview. In the very brief and strange interview, Van Susteren just asked very basic questions to Puello about how Silsby found the children, and what she intended to do with them after leaving Haiti. Jorge Puello said the children came from an orphanage that collapsed in the earthquake, and Silsby was trying to take the children "to a temporary facility so they could be taken care of," providing no further details, and Van Susteren asked no follow-up. Van Susteren did not address any of the reports that at least some of the children actually were not orphans, and had families in Haiti. Jorge's final statement in the interview was "There was no intention to do anything illegal." Van Susteren than replied "Jorge, thank you, and keep us informed.", and the interview abruptly ended.
Only 9 days after Van Susteran's interview with Puello, on February 11th, 2010, the New York Times reported that police in El Salvador were investigating Jorge Puello for leading a sex trafficking ring. Link to report. On March 19th, 2010, Puello was arrested in the Dominican Republic on sex trafficking charges Link to report.
The whole Laura Silsby/ Jorge Puello story has been well-documented here on Voat and elsewhere, but I don't know if people have looked into the really disturbing aspects of Greta Van Susteren's own personal history. The fact that Van Susteren did this weird little interview with Puello only days before news of his sex trafficking allegations got dropped in mainstream news, was a big red flag to me.
Journalist and independent investigator Nick Bryant wrote a really important book based on his investigation of the "Franklin Cover-up" pedophile scandal in the '80s called the "Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal." For those who don't know about the Franklin Scandal, it was a huge scandal in the 80s involving major allegations that political and business powerbrokers in Washington DC and Omaha, Nebraska were systematically trafficking and abusing children, and using them in sexual blackmail operations to ensnare politicians and other powerful figures. Watch Discovery Channels' unaired documentary "Conspiracy of Silence" for more info link to youtube vid. Nick Bryant also wrote a really important article on Gawker about Bill Clinton's connection to Jeff Epstein's child sex trafficking operation link to article
Nick Bryant revealed in his investigation of the Franklin cover-up that Greta Van Susteren was the lawyer for Henry Vinson, who was a key figure in this whole scandal. Henry Vinson is a West Virginia-based businessman who in the early 1990s was tried and convicted for operating a male prostitution ring in Washington DC, that supplied male prostitutes to powerful DC political figures. In his investigation of the Franklin scandal, Nick Bryant interviewed Henry Vinson, who revealed to him that his "call-boy" operation was financed and supported by Larry King and Craig Spence. As Nick Bryant thoroughly documented in his book, and as documented in many other sources, Larry King and Craig Spence were both accused by multiple underage children and teenagers of operating a major underage sex trafficking ring that supplied children to powerful figures and used them in blackmailing operations. Henry Vinson, in partnership with Nick Bryant, in 2015 wrote a follow-up book about his experiences, talked about in a Charleston Gazette-Mail article link to article
In "The Franklin Scandal" book, Henry Vinson told Nick Bryant that his operation only supplied adult-age male prostitutes, but as his prostitution ring grew, Larry King and Craig Spence got in touch with him, started financing his prostitution ring, and eventually tried to convince him to start pimping underage children as part of his operation. Larry King even told Vinson that he had clients who "actually liked having sex with kids as they tortured or killed the kid." Henry Vinson said Craig and King demanded and then threatened him that he had to get involved in their child sex trafficking activities. When Vinson refused Craig's and King's demands, Craig sent men whom he claimed were CIA operatives over to Vinson's house, where they broke windows, busted up his house, and intimidated Vinson further. Apparently when this didn't work, a senior Justice Department official who was friends with Craig Spence, verbally intimidated Henry Vinson, telling him, "I can withstand a background check. Can you?" Soon after this in 1990, Henry Vinson's prostitution ring got raided, and he was indicted by a grand jury on 43 charges, including pimping, racketeering and credit card fraud, all related to his prostitution ring.
This is where Greta Van Susteren all of a sudden comes into the picture As described in Bryant's book, Henry Vinson's mother "received a phone call from someone claiming to be a reporter for the Washington Post, suggesting that her son hire DC attorney and future Fox News star Greta Van Susteren, whose services he promptly enlisted."
Once Greta Van Susteren mysteriously got set up as Henry Vinson's lawyer, she then steered him into accepting a plea agreement where Vinson got only 63 months in prison (he was initially facing nearly 300 years for all his charges). Vinson said Van Susteren allowed federal investigators to grill Vinson for hours on end about his pimping activities, and that Van Susteren was not even present during the interrogations. Vinson said federal prosecutors in his case "explicitly told [him] not to talk to the media for that minimal sentence." There is therefore clear evidence that Van Susteren worked to negotiate a plea agreement for Henry Vinson, that was explicitly based on her client keeping his mouth shut about the powerful DC politicians he supplied prostitutes to, and also keeping his mouth shut about Larry King and Craig Spence's child sex trafficking activities. The federal government sealed all court documents related to the Vinson prostitution case.
To make matter even stranger, Henry Vinson's federal indictment happened in 1990. According to Van Susteren's IMDb page, right after her wonderful (cough, cough) work on Henry Vinson's case in 1990, in 1991 she got hired as a legal analyst on CNN, thus beginning Van Susteren's very high-profile career as a TV show host and commentator that continues to this day IMBd bio. Did Greta Van Susteren "make her bones" to use the mafia lingo, on the Henry Vinson case? Was this some kind of "deal with the devil" Van Susteren made that massively advanced her career? Its speculative, but Van Susteren's active involvement in covering up DC sex trafficking in the 80s and early 90s definitely deserves much more serious research and scrutiny. And the fact that Van Susteren jumps out of the woodwork again in 2010 to do a soft-ball interview with now-convicted sex trafficker Jorge Puello, and "lawyer" for allegedly-Clinton-connected Laura Silsby, makes everything a million times stranger. Was Van Susteren running cover for the pedophiles yet again? Interesting question...
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