If Chris White’s article for London’s Daily Mail is true – even if it is only partially true – the Clintons’ relationship with fabulously wealthy, serial pedophile and now-deceased (how? by who?) jeffrey epstein is even more tawdry than I thought. And that, folks, is no small accomplishment.
Here are some (not all) of the highlights:
Bill and Hillary Clinton stayed at Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious ‘baby-making ranch’ almost every year after they left the White House, according to the disgraced financier’s estate manager.
The former president was Epstein’s closest ‘celebrity mate’ and the Clintons, along with daughter Chelsea, visited Zorro Ranch ‘a whole bunch of times’, a former contractor who ran the IT system at the property told DailyMailTV in an exclusive interview.
This is all according to security expert Jared Kellogg, who was brought in by long-standing ranch manager Brice Gordon to improve security and set up a camera system at the main house and ‘cowboy village’.
Kellogg said that at the time of his site walk of Epstein’s property, he had barely any knowledge of Epstein’s reputation but he said Gordon spent most of the time boasting about the Clintons’ frequent appearance at the estate.
The ranch is one of several Epstein’s homes where underage girls were flown in from all around the world.
Bill has admitted on his own account he has visited Epstein’s town house once – making it possible he could have seen the bizarre painting.
He has also flown on the now deceased financier’s private plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, several times,
Clinton has however denied being on Epstein’s ‘pedophile island,’ Little St. James but one of Epstein’s former sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, claimed she saw Clinton on the island for a dinner held in his honor shortly after he left office, and stood by the claim when questioned under oath.
Over the summer, the former president’s office said Bill had not known anything of Epstein’s crimes and had taken four trips with him in 2002 and 2003 – although flight logs showed that he had taken a total of at least 26 individual flights in the course of those years.
Remember how much coverage there was about epstein when media thought they could nail him as a crony of Donald Trump (perfectly reasonable to report on if true)?
Remember how that coverage petered out after Trump said he dumped epstein in, if memory serves, 2003 – years before the pedophile scandals became known…and the fact that no subsequent pictures of the two of them together have surfaced lent credibility to Mr. Trump’s claim?
Well, how does Bill Clinton’s claim of “who, me?” stand up to what was uncovered in this article?
And, assuming the article is accurate, are you in any way surprised that Bill Clinton would lie about his involvement with epstein?
So where were U.S. media been when it was Clinton rather than Trump? When epstein was all over just about every broadcast and print venue?
And where were they when Hillary Clinton was the Democrat presidential nominee and Bill Clinton could have returned to the White House as “first mate”?
Let me end by pointing out that the main issue here is not Bill Clinton per se. He is no longer President (though his wife sure aspired to be, and maybe still does).
The issue is how media protected – and still protects – the Clintons. No matter what.
And if they do that, how can we trust them to be neutral purveyors of news on anything else?