Federal courts released a treasure trove of documents relating to the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case. With this, former president Bill Clinton’s name is coming up again.
The record release included details of a 2011 meeting between an Epstein accuser, Virginia Giuffree, and her lawyers. During the interview, Giuffree discussed several powerful people who remained as regular fixtures in the former Wall Street financiers network. It includes those who either stayed on Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean. It also includes those who flew on his now-infamous Boeing 727, the so-called Lolita Express. One of the most notable names that came up in the discussion is former President Clinton.
Giuffree’s statements were released as part of the ongoing investigation into former Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell is currently facing several sex abuse charges relating to her dealings with Epstein. Her’s lawyers filed an emergency motion to stop the release of the records. They claimed that making the information public would eliminate Maxwell’s chances at a free trial. In particular, her legal team said documents from a civil case in 2015 could “inappropriately influence potential witnesses or alleged victims.”
The judge denied the motion, which led to the release of the documents, along with the conversations relating to the 2015 civil suit. The file included an interview between Giuffree and her lawyers in which she detailed Epstein’s star-studded social circle.
The interview included several discussions relating to President Clinton and his relationship with Epstein. In one incident, Giufree recollected that she saw Clinton at a party at the Caribbean resort with Maxwell, Epstein, and two unnamed young girls. Although, she maintained she had never seen the former president behave inappropriately.
Other witnesses have also reported seeing Clinton at the resort, but Clinton has denied ever stepping foot on the island. A spokesperson recently said that any claims to the contrary are untrue. One of Clinton’s representatives, Angel Urena, told the New York Post, “This was a lie the first time it was told, and it isn’t true today, no matter how many times it’s repeated.”
However, it appears that Clinton and Epstein had an association with each other at some level. However, the extent of that relationship remains uncertain. Giuffree told her lawyers that Epstein said Clinton owed him “favors,” but she said, “He [Epstein] never told me what favors they were. I never knew. I didn’t know if he was serious.”
Last year, Clinton’s office released a statement in an attempt to address the publicity crisis caused by Epstein’s arrest. Clinton’s staff said he had traveled on Epstein’s plane and visited his New York City apartment. However, they maintained that Secret Service agents always accompanied the former president. They also denied that he engaged in any inappropriate behavior.
A List of Prominent Figures
Giuffre’s reported witnessing several interactions between Epstein and a long list of prominent figures. Some of the most notable names include President Donald Trump, Senator George Mitchell, former Vice President Al Gore, constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz, Naomi Campbell, and many others. However, Clinton might be the most interesting name on the list. This is due to his history of deviant behavior and his close relationship with Epstein. It’s unclear whether the former president engaged in any wrongdoing. However, it’s a red flag that his story directly contradicts witness accounts.
Speculation regarding Epstein and Clinton’s relationship will likely escalate as more information surface in relation to Maxwell’s ongoing trial. Maxwell faces six counts relating to sex trafficking minors between 1994 and 1997, but she entered a plea of ‘not guilty’ on all charges. The court set a preliminary trial date for July 2021, but Maxwell’s attorney calls the indictments “meritless”.