In novels what is happening now is referred to as foreshadowing. 

Essentially all of the news that we are hearing about Jeffrey Epstein, his victims, and the possiblity that he used blackmail to make his money is leading up to the big reveal that he and Donald Trump were engaged in lascivious and possibly criminal activities together. 

To be honest if I were watching all of this play out in a movie I would be upset that they were being too obvious about the finale.