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Newly released flight logs show former US president Bill Clinton flew on convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous “Lolita Express” jet at least 26 times.
Initial reports (1) in January 2016 suggested Clinton was on board the billionaire’s Boeing 727 on “only” 11 occasions, but documents obtained by Fox News (2) show he flew with Epstein more than two dozen times. Between 2001 and 2003, while Hillary was serving as a US Senator, Bill took a number of “extended junkets” around the world with the hedge fund manager. There were also a number of other passengers identified on the manifests, usually with their initials or first name, including one named “Tatiana”. Clinton reportedly ditched his Secret Service detail for at least five flights, even though there does not appear to be any of the required paperwork for signing the detail off.
Epstein served 13 months for soliciting “prostitutes” as young as 14 and is now a registered sex offender.
The flight logs showing those traveling with Clinton on board the plane, which reportedly had a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls as young as 12, included socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who prosecutors believe procured underage girls for Epstein.
The FBI began investigating Epstein in 2006 when evidence emerged showing dozens of young girls may have been used as sex slaves by him and his famous friends. A total of 40 women were identified (3) by the FBI as having been illegally procured by Epstein, but a "sweetheart deal" in 2008 led to his single solicitation charge and short sentence. The arrangement saw authorities agree not to press any criminal charges against "any potential co-conspirators of Epstein”. The billionaire was also registered as a “Tier 1” sex offender.
More questions arose over the relationship between Epstein and the Clintons, leading him to plead the fifth when asked if he knew the former president personally during a separate case (4) in 2010 and 2011 when he was sued by some of his alleged victims. Last year, it emerged that Epstein allegedly transferred $3.5 million from his secret Swiss bank account to the Clinton Foundation around the same time as the FBI began investigating him.
One of the prosecutors involved in Epstein’s “sweetheart deal”, Matt Menchel, contributed $1000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid and $2500 to Democratic Florida Senator Bill Nelson, who in April was tipped (5) to be Hillary’s running mate. He also sent $25000 to a separate Clinton charity in July 2006, reported Radar (6).
Beyond the powerful couple, Epstein is linked (7) to other well-known public figures such as former Clinton Press Secretary George Stephanopoulos, Britain’s Prince Andrew, TV personality Katie Couric, actor Kevin Spacey, and filmmaker Woody Allen.
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