- 1 Generally Accepted Facts from Wikipedia
- 2 Additional Relevant Facts
- 3 Relationship to #Pizzagate
- 4 External Links
- 5 See Also
Generally Accepted Facts from Wikipedia
Stephen Leo "Steve" Bing (born March 31, 1965) is an American businessman, film producer, and donor to progressive causes. He is the founder of the Shangri-La business group, an organization with interests in property, construction, entertainment, and music.
Beginning with a $500 contribution in 1993 to support Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in his bid for re-election, Bing has contributed more than $10.7 million at the federal level to the Democratic Party and its candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The biggest checks were written in 2002 when he gave a total of $8.2 million to the Democratic National Committee. But he also has given to specific candidates, including Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein.
On December 18, 2008, the William J. Clinton Foundation released a list of all contributors. It included Stephen L. Bing, who gave between US$10–25 million.
On August 5, 2009, a 737 private aircraft owned by Stephen Bing and based out of hangar 25 at the Burbank airport in Southern California, was utilized in the return of American reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee who had spent 5 months of a 12-year sentence in North Korea. Former President Bill Clinton was instrumental in their return, and accompanied the reporters back to the U.S. Bing reportedly covered the cost of the entire flight, estimated to be around $200,000.
Additional Relevant Facts
Cryptic Email in Podesta Wikileaks involving Bing's Assistant, Podesta and Others
A cryptic email from Bill Clinton's assistant, Doug Band, says only "As John said, It doesn't get any better than this." The only "John" on the chain is John Podesta. The subject line is simply "pizza.jpg" which is in reference to an attached jpeg photo file. The photo can be seen adjoining. It is of Euna Lee and Laura Ling, the two women accused of sex trafficking by North Korean officials at the border of China and North Korea, and Lee's daughter Hana, all eating pizza. Given the presence of a small child and the belief that pizza is a code word, some in the investigation find the email discussion of this picture disturbing.
One email address also cc'd, is firstname.lastname@example.org, which is likely Bing's assistant, Zach Schwartz, at Bing's Shangri-La Entertainment. Schwartz is listed as working for Bing at Shangri-La Entertainment by several online resources, including press releases.
Relationship to #Pizzagate
Connection to Bill Clinton
Connection to the Clinton Foundation
As noted above, Bing contributed between US$10-25 million to the Clinton Foundation on or before December 18th, 2008.
Connection to Danny A, Ronald Burkle and Jeffrey Epstein
Gawker staff had heard a rumor that Bill Clinton visited Graydon Carter to stop his magazine, Vanity Fair, from running an expose on sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when Epstein was arrested for illicit activities with underage girls in 2007. The expose also related to other people in Clinton's circle, including Ronald Burkle and his ties to promoter Danny A, sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Bing.
From Gawker on September 24th, 2007 in article entitled, The Truth About Jeffrey Epstein and 'Vanity Fair':
Here are some of the crazed rumors we've heard about the Vanity Fair story that John Connolly is writing about alleged financier-perv* billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, of whom it is alleged that he retained a procurer of underage girls. Oh my God, we heard that Bill Clinton came into 4 Times Square and told Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter that this expose of Epstein must not run and of course Graydon folded like a paper doll. And also we heard alleged former Epstein alleged friend Ron Burkle is Danny A's backer on every club he opens and Burkle does that to harvest pretty young things then flies them to L.A. and allegedly sells them to Epstein and alleged movie-producer Steve "Bing Laden" Bing and it is this cabal of partying hedonists that has prevented the piece from running!
Connection to Rob Lowe, known for the sex tape of two instances of him with underage girls, and Charlie Sheen
From the Daily Mail article, Steve Bing - the playboy with a seedy side, by Glenda Cooper:
With more money than he could ever need, he quickly learned how to enjoy himself in Hollywood. He was soon part of the in-crowd, counting the wild Brat Pack actors Rob Lowe, Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland among his friends.
Connection to Heidi Fleiss
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