Visitor logs reveal Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire and accused trafficker, visited the White House 17 times during former President Bill Clinton’s first few years in office
The logs have revealed several visits by Epstein beginning with an invitation just one month after Clinton’s inauguration in January 1993 by Robert Rubin, who was assistant to the president for economic policy at that time.
“To the best of Mr. Rubin’s recollection he never met or spoke with Mr. Epstein,” a spokeswoman for Rubin told the outlet.
Between 1993 and 1995. Epstein visited the White House on 14 separate days and made two visits in a single day on three occasions, the logs say. Most of the visits were to the West Wing, so it is likely that he met with the former president.
In 1994 Epstein visited the White House a dozen times alone, including four visits in less than a week in April. But according to the president’s schedule, it seems like the president wasn’t at the White House at the time for some of the visits.
The report is coming as the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began recently, who is accused of procuring underage girls for Epstein between 1994 and 2004, a time period in which many of the White House meetings occurred. Although, until 2006, Epstein’s crimes were not publicly known yet.
In 2019, after Epstein died of an apparent suicide in jail, Clinton said he knew “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.”
The invitations to the White House for Epstein came by some of Clinton’s most senior advisors and aides. Some photos show Epstein and Clinton shaking hands at his second visit to the White House, which was for a reception coordinated by the White House Historical Association after Epstein made a $10,000 donation. Maxwell also attended that event alongside Epstein.
Flight logs from Epstein’s planes show that after leaving office, Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” at least 26 times, and 10 of those trips were with no Secret Service detail.
The president took a total of 4 trips on Epstein’s plane in 2002 and 2003: “One to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation,” a Clinton spokesman previously said. But after Epstein’s accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre said the former president had stayed on the island with “two young girls” from New York, he denied that Clinton had ever visited Epstein’s island, Little St. James.