Joe Rogan thinks that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may have been an agent of either the CIA or Israel’s Mossad who was part of a plot to collect sensitive information about the rich and powerful.
Rogan broached the topic of Epstein and his connection to Harvard University on last Friday’s episode of his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which is available on the Spotify streaming service.
The podcaster and his guest, comedienne Whitney Cummings, began talking about Epstein. His comments were cited on Monday by Mediaite.
“Well, he definitely donated some money to science,” Rogan said.
“You know, but I had a conversation with a scientist who didn’t buy into that Epstein stuff and wouldn’t go to the meetings and stuff like that.”
“And he said, he was really shocked at how little money he actually donated.”
“Interesting,” Cummings said.
“He goes, ‘It wasn’t that much money.’ He goes, it was really like, ‘he was more than that,’” Rogan said.
“He was bringing them to parties. Like it was an intelligence operation,” Rogan said. “Whoever was running it, whether it was, the Mossad or whether it was CIA or whether it was a combination of both — it was an intelligence operation. They were bringing in people and compromising them.”
“And then when they would compromise them, they would use, you know, whatever they had on them to influence their opinions and the way they expressed those opinions,” Rogan added. “And I don’t know why they would want to do that with scientists, which is really strange to me.”
Cummings then joked: “Epstein’s like, ‘I need you to do a study about how 15-year-old girls are adults. They’re more mature than we thought.’”
“But if a scientist donates, I’m sorry, if a rich person donates to a scientist, do they have any ability to weigh in or they’re just like ‘I get no decisions about how this money spent,’” she said.
Rogan replied: “I don’t know. I mean, I would imagine the money goes — like if you have a research grant and say like, you’re working on a cure for leukemia or something like that, you know, you find established scientists that are working on this thing, and then you allocate money so that they can work on projects, whether or not the person who donates the money has any influence on how that money is spent — I doubt it.”
“I highly doubt … legitimate scientists would adhere to that,” Rogan added.
Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in 2019. He allegedly assaulted dozens of girls, some as young as 14 years old.
His madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, was sentenced last month to 20 years in federal prison for procuring young girls in Epstein’s sex-trafficking operation.
Maxwell’s late father, Robert Maxwell, was rumored to have had ties with the Israeli intelligence service Mossad.
In 2020, Harvard found that the university accepted more than $9 million from Epstein during the decade leading up to his 2008 sex crimes conviction in Florida state court, but barred him from making further donations after that point.
It concluded that Epstein visited the Cambridge, Mass., campus more than 40 times after his conviction, including as recently as 2018. Martin Nowak, a Harvard professor who had close ties to Epstein and who allegedly gave him an office on campus, was disciplined by the school.
The visits by Epstein stopped after other researchers complained to Nowak about Epstein’s presence, investigators said.
The report cleared Harvard’s senior leaders of wrongdoing, saying they acted appropriately in their dealings with Epstein.
Although most of the funding from Epstein had been spent by last year, the school said it donated the remaining $200,000 to groups that support victims of sex trafficking and assault.
Other universities have also faced scrutiny over their ties to Epstein, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The former director of MIT’s famous Media Lab, Joi Ito, resigned in 2019 amid uproar over his financial connections to Epstein. He issued a public apology and vowed to raise money for victims of trafficking.
With Post wires