Donald Trump cast doubt on Tuesday over former President Bill Clinton’s denial that he ever visited Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious ‘pedophilia island.’
The president repeatedly suggested that his predecessor was lying in a statement saying that he had not been to Little St. James, the island owned by the pervert financier which was raided by the FBI Monday.
‘The question you have to ask is: Did Bill Clinton go to the island?’ Trump told a group of reporters before boarding Air Force One for Pennsylvania. ‘Because Epstein had an island – that was not a good place as I understand it. I was never there.’
‘So you have to ask: Did Bill Clinton go to the island? That’s the question. You find that out, you’re going to know a lot,’ he continued.
Trump retweeted a post Saturday that linked to a breaking news site that claims unsealed court documents reveal Bill Clinton was one of the Democrats who took private trips to Epstein’s Caribbean island.
Donald Trump cast doubt over whether Bill Clinton ever visited Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called ‘pedophilia island,’ even though the former president denied every going there
‘So you have to ask: Did Bill Clinton go to the island? That’s the question. You find that out, you’re going to know a lot,’ Trump told reporters Tuesday before boarding Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey
Financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (pictured) was accused in Manhattan federal court of arranging for young girls to perform nude ‘massages’ and other sex acts. A lot of the allegations centered around the plane and his private island in the Caribbean
Clinton said he had only ever been on Epstein’s private plane four times, but a plane log reviewed by Fox News shows he had been aboard at least 26 times
‘BREAKING: Documents were unsealed yesterday revealing that top Democrats, including Bill Clinton, took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island” the tweet reads.
An indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court last week accused the 66-year-old financier and convicted sex offender of arranging for young girls to perform nude ‘massages’ and other sex acts.
Epstein’s jet was reportedly set up with a bed where guests had group sex with young girls.
One of them women, Virginia Giuffre, has claimed she was lured into joining Epstein’s harem when she was just 15-years-old, and said when she was a teen she was used as a ‘sex slave.’
Giuffre, now 35, says she remembers seeing Clinton in 2002 on an Epstein junket to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
When flight logs were reviewed, it showed that Clinton took 26 trips aboard the plane, known as the ‘Lolita Express.’
When Epstein was arrested last month, the former president issued a statement denying he had ever made a trip to the island and said he had only ever been on the plane four times.
Trump retweeted a post from a breaking news site that alleges unsealed documents prove Clinton took private trips to Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island’
Epstein was found dead in his prison cell over the weekend in an apparent suicide
Trump retweeted a conspiracy theory linking the Clintons to Epstein’s suicide while remaining silent on the death of his former friend. Trump is seen right with Epstein in 1997
‘President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,’ a statement released from his office read.
‘In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation,’ the statement continued. ‘Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip.’
Clinton also claimed he has not spoken with his one-time friend Epstein in ‘well over a decade.’
‘[Clinton] never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.’
Epstein was found dead on Saturday, in an apparent suicide, in his prison cell.
Trump retweeted a post from conservative commentator Terrence Williams, who said, ‘Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen… #JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead.’
Williams said, ‘we know who did this!’ – touting a conspiracy that the Clintons had something to do with Epstein’s death.
Terrence K. Williams, a conservative commentator and actor tweeted, ‘Died of SUICIDE on 24/7 SUICIDE WATCH ? Yeah right! How does that happen…[Epstein] had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead.’ Trump retweeted it
‘President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,’ a statement released from Clinton’s office said
The president received an outpouring of criticism for the retweet, with many claiming he was pushing a conspiracy theory, but the president defended the move on Tuesday.
‘He’s a very highly respected conservative pundit,’ he told reporters of Williams before departing from Morristown, New Jersey.
‘The retweet, which is what it was – it was a retweet, was from somebody that’s a very respected conservative pundit. So I think I was fine,’ he said.
Trump also said he is pushing for a full fledged investigation into Epstein, his island, those who may have been associated with him and the questionable circumstances surrounding his death.
‘Bill Barr wants to do an entire investigation of the whole Epstein matter,’ he said. ‘What happened? It’s been going on for a long time – the whole Epstein episode. And I know it’s under investigation by Attorney General Barr, and I’m sure he’s going to be handling it.’
On Sunday, Barr said he was ‘appalled’ that Epstein was found dead, even though he was supposed to be on suicide watch, and the attorney general announced the Justice Department would be investigating his death.