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VIDEO: Bill Gates calls relationship with Epstein ‘a huge mistake’

On Wednesday, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told CNN that spending time with Jeffrey Epstein was a huge mistake, the multimillionaire financier accused of child sex trafficking.

“It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there,” Gates said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

“You know, I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge. And when it looked like that wasn’t a real thing, that relationship ended. But it was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of, you know, being — there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake.”

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Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.




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