After nearly a year of stalled progress in the Jeffrey Epstein case, new documents have been unsealed that spell trouble for Epstein’s prominent friends.
Documents unsealed by court order Thursday alleged that former President Bill Clinton traveled to Epstein’s private island with “two young girls” from New York.
Caught in the web
Bill Clinton’s friendship with Epstein is well-documented, and flight logs show that Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet without his secret service detail on more than one occasion.
An expose published by Fox News in 2016 alleges that Clinton took at least 26 trips on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” in the early 2000s.
However, until the release of the newly-unsealed testimony from Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre on Thursday, there was little evidence that Clinton actually went to Epstein’s infamous island.
The New York Times wrote in July 2019 that Clinton “never visited Mr. Epstein’s palatial residence in Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. Ureña said, nor has he been to the financier’s ranch in New Mexico or his private island in the Virgin Islands.”
Guiffre’s testimony, first given as a part of a 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell — Epstein’s alleged madame — blows that narrative out of the water.
The New York Post reported that Guiffre testified that “Clinton visited Epstein’s private Little St. James Island with Maxwell, herself and “two young girls” from New York.” Guiffre added that Clinton stayed in Epstein’s home on the island, where “orgies were a constant thing that took place.”
Guiffre expressed surprise that Clinton was on the island, saying “I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor. He never told me what favors they were. I never knew. I didn’t know if he was serious. It was just a joke.”
Clinton isn’t the only one
Bill Clinton isn’t the only one implicated by Guiffre in her testimony. She also revealed that Clinton’s vice president, Al Gore, and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum traveled on Epstein’s plane while she was aboard.
“Just about anybody would fly on his plane,” she said. “There was never any set routine who would come and would go. It was an influx of people on Jeffrey’s airplane.”
Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has also been implicated in Epstein’s wrongdoings. According to the unsealed documents, Dershowitz was an “eye witness” to the sexual abuse of minors at the hands of Epstein, and also helped draft legal documents protecting himself and Epstein from prosecution.