Also Epstein's relationship with CIA director William Burns the year before is imo more remarkable, even if it's less surprising. Chomsky could plausibly not know exactly the extent of Epstein's crimes, and just think of him as a university donor or something. Do I believe that? Well, I'd like to, but not really. I believe it's more plausible than William Burns having no idea, but that doesn't mean I believe Chomsky is innocent here. There seems to be less connecting Chomsky to Epstein 'personally' than with Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Ehud Barak, Steven Pinker, Bill Gates, Alan Dershowitz, prince Andrew, Matt Groening, king Salman of Saudi Arabia, Courtney Love, Les Wexner, Peter Soros, Alec Baldwin, Ted Kennedy, David Koch, and Chris Tucker… among others. But this is still very, very bad.