Only thing we know for sure is the timing is really strange.
Reading a bit of this matter last night, they were reporting that Epstein grew up poor in Brooklyn and was also a college dropout. At least he made it to being a college dropout. I only got through a few grades in school. From reports, Maxwell actually introduced Epstein to the world of power and influence because he was too shy to do it himself. The question being asked now is how did this fool amass so much wealth. Here is my theory. Epstein was a blackmailer. He may have casted a huge net and found enough men willing to be trapped in that net. He with help from Maxwell arranged for consulting adult women, possibly unconsulting adult women along with minor girls to perform sex acts with these rich, powerful and influential men. Once the scent of sex was washed away the next day, Epstein would begin collecting on these wickedness. That is my theory. Time will tell how close I am to the truth.