After the arrest of sex offender Jeffrey Epsten, Clinton’s spokesman released a statement claiming explicitly that Bill Clinton had limited contact with the millionaire. Recent reports now prove the Clinton’s statement to be false and which his history as a sex offender also doesn’t say otherwise.
“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,” the statement said. “Staff, supporters of the foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein’s New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and he has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.”
Shortly after the release of the statement, reports came out that greatly contradicted the claims. For example, the two attended the same fundraiser in 1995 and flight records show that the former president had flown on Epstein’s private jet over two dozen different times.
According to the Daily Beast however, the two may have spent more time together than originally thought. The report suggests that Clinton and Epstein had contact all the way back to 1993 which according to the Daily Beast “casts doubt on the oft-circulated narrative that the two only began associating after Clinton left office.”
“As early as 1993, records show, Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association and attended a donors’ reception hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton,” the report says. “Around the same time, according to a source familiar with the connection, Epstein visited presidential aide Mark Middleton several times at the White House. Two years later, businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote a personal letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk about the financier.”
“How Epstein entered Clinton’s orbit remains unclear,” it continues. “When the president released his initial statement on Epstein, he did not explain the multiple other trips he appears to have taken on the financier’s plane—including one flight to Westchester with Epstein, his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell, and an ‘unnamed female.’ Clinton also failed to mention the intimate 1995 fundraising dinner at the Palm Beach home of Revlon mogul Ron Perelman, where Clinton hobnobbed with the likes of Epstein, Don Johnson, and Jimmy Buffett.”
The report continues: “In late September of 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton hosted a reception for supporters who had contributed to recent White House renovations,” the report states. One of those documents lists Epstein as having been in attendance. A letter sent to Epstein the following month thanked him for his $10,000 contribution.
“Epstein’s name also turns up in connection with another shadowy figure in the Clinton administration: White House aide Mark E. Middleton. A friend of Clinton’s from Arkansas and an early addition to the president’s campaign, he joined the administration in 1993 as a special assistant to Chief of Staff Mack McClarty—another Arkansas insider—and added “Deputy to the Counselor” to his title in 1994,” the Daily Beast adds.