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Hi. According to MIT Epstein donated ~800k over 20 years, looking into a sudden large donor makes sense, but AFAIK there wouldn't have been anything to find 20 years ago.

Certainly possible, but it would be interesting to understand the timeline and reasons. The "keep this donation anonymous" would take on an entirely different meaning if it was prior to the prohibition, for example.

Except they hid millions as an anonymous donor per the nymag article. That’s whats so damaging.

Gates denial on that looks pretty strong, but regardless the timeline is critical.

Accepting millions from him in 2002 would be unremarkable.

The donations to the Media Lab under Ito, which are the issue here, were obviously post-criminal-conviction since Ito took over in 2011.

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