Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s island: See the new claims
New bombshells are dropping about the Jeffrey Epstein case, this time delving into more incriminating ties between Epstein, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, and alleged trips Clinton made to Epstein’s private island, Little St. James.
Doug Band, the former president’s deputy assistant, has just come out alleging Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet a number of times, called the “Lolita Express” following allegations Epstein used it to traffic underaged girls. According to Band, Clinton even visited Epstein’s famous island in January 2003.
Although Epstein’s crimes were not, at the time, public knowledge, Band still told Yahoo! News he was suspicious of the late financier. Band had accompanied the two on a trip to Africa in 2002, and the assistant had subsequently advised Clinton to cut all ties with Epstein.
Clinton & Epstein’s friendship
According to Band, the two became friends in the 2000s and took many trips together. Despite Band’s warnings, Clinton continued his friendship with Epstein, and even accepted a $25,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation in 2006.
Despite Band’s allegations, Clinton has always maintained that he never visited the private island, Little St. James.
One of Clinton’s former representatives even offered Clinton’s detailed travel itinerary in January 2003 to The Telegraph in order to prove “President Clinton has never been to Little St. James island”. Vanity Fair confirmed they received “detailed travelogue entries of the period in question that did not contain a visit.”
However, earlier this year, some pretty incriminating photos of one of their trips were brought to light, including one picture of Clinton obtaining a neck massage from Chauntae Davies, one of Epstein’s rape accusers. However, Clinton has never been accused of any misconduct from Epstein’s victims.
In fact, one of Clinton’s spokespeople claims that Clinton & Epstein’s friendship ended as soon as the latter was convicted of soliciting a minor for sex in 2008. The spokesperson maintains Clinton knew nothing of Epstein’s “terrible crimes”.
But Band disagrees, and told Vanity Fair as much. According to him, the Clintons remained in touch with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s known associate, years after Epstein’s crimes became public knowledge. Maxwell was Epstein’s former girlfriend and is currently awaiting trial for her alleged role in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.
Band even claimed Maxwell attended Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010. “Ghislaine had access to yachts and nice homes,” he said. “Chelsea needed that.”
But a spokesperson for Clinton denies Chelsea’s knowledge of the allegations, stating: “It wasn’t until 2015 that Chelsea became aware of the horrific allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell, she hopes that all the victims find justice. Chelsea was friendly with her because of Maxwell’s relationship with a dear friend. When that relationship ended, Chelsea’s relationship with her ended as well.”
Can Doug Band be trusted?
A spokesperson for the Clintons argues Band might not be the most trustworthy person when it comes to allegations against the former president. Apparently, Band & Clinton had a falling out in 2012. “The staffer has ever used their role to serve their interests as much as Doug Band,” said the spokesperson.
They continued: “For many years he was a valuable member of President Clinton’s team and supportive of Clinton Foundation programs. Until he wasn’t. He put the foundation at risk by leveraging a world-class philanthropy for his own financial gain.”
They continued: “It’s as disappointing a story as it is a sad one and ultimately why Doug Band and the Clintons parted ways.”
As tends to be the case with allegations of this nature, there’s a lot of hearsay in this case. But one thing’s for sure: Clinton was pretty chummy with Epstein back in the day, and that’s not a great look for him. Let us know what you think in the comments!