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Report: Jeffrey Epstein made multiple White House visits during Clinton administration
Bill Clinton’s official chronology of his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein is slowly unraveling, as new reporting from the Daily Beast shows that the billionaire pedophile visited former President Clinton at the White House in the 1990s.
These revelations, based on Clinton Library records and anonymous sources, further complicate the statement put out by Clinton in the wake of Epstein’s arrest this month on sex trafficking charges.
Clinton insists that he “knows nothing” of Epstein’s crimes and that his involvement with the disgraced financier is limited to taking a handful of flights on his plane in the early 2000s. However, new investigative findings cast serious doubts on that official timeline.
Epstein visited Clinton White House
After Epstein was arrested this month, Clinton sought to distance himself from the convicted sex offender with a statement indicating that “in 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation.” Clinton has also admitted to meeting Epstein at his New York office and Manhattan Mansion in 2002.
“President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,” according to Clinton’s spokesperson, Angel Ureña. “Any suggestion to the contrary is both factually inaccurate and irresponsible.”
But it looks like Clinton’s PR team didn’t do a thorough review of the records. According to the Daily Beast, Epstein’s association with Clinton may stretch back as far as 1993, Clinton’s first year in the Oval Office.
The new report details how Epstein made a $10,000 donation to the White House Historical Association in 1993 and, according to the Clinton Presidential Library, attended a donors’ reception at the White House with a “Ms. Ghislaine Maxwell.”
Ms. Maxwell, Epstein’s reported “madam,” would later attend Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Epstein received a thank-you letter for his donation, which would “assist in funding the costs of refurbishing the Oval Office in the West Wing and certain areas of the Executive Residence.”
Epstein reportedly met with Clinton aide Mark Middleton at least three times in 1993 and 1994, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Middleton left the White House in 1995 and was banished a year late for taking advantage of his job to attract business clients.
Interestingly, the report also mentions a cryptic document from the Clinton Presidential Library establishing that Epstein was mentioned in a conversation in 1995 between Clinton and one of his staffers. Clinton official Lynn Forester de Rothschild sent a letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk at Senator Ted Kennedy’s home, where she used her “15 seconds of access” to discuss Jeffrey Epstein and currency stabilization.”
The unraveling continues
Clinton also attended a fundraiser with Epstein in 1995. The March 31, 1995, issue of the Palm Beach Post lists “Jeffrey Epstein, a business executive” as a guest at a Palm Beach fundraiser at the home of Revlon mogul Ronald Perelman, which Clinton also attended.
Moreover, flight logs indicate that Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet more often than he has previously said.
Clinton has admitted to taking four trips on Epstein’s plane, the “Lolita Express,” but the Washington Examiner reported that Clinton took at least six trips comprising 27 individual flights.
Global elites on edge
Epstein was arrested earlier this month on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. He pleaded not guilty to abusing dozens of underage girls at his estates in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005.
The billionaire’s arrest has raised speculation about the famous names that might be implicated in his crimes. The convicted sex offender remains an enigmatic figure given his mysterious fortune and connections with powerful politicians and super-wealthy financiers, including Clinton as well as his one-time Palm Beach neighbor, Donald Trump.
Epstein was found nearly unconscious in his jail cell this week with marks on his neck after what may have been a suicide attempt or an assault. Epstein’s condition prompted some half-joking speculation that the Clintons ordered a botched hit on their former friend.
The hedge fund manager was denied bail last week because he is considered a flight risk and a danger to the community. If convicted, he faces up to 45 years in prison.
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