Trump: Find Out if Bill Clinton Visited Epstein's 'Pedophile Island'
President Trump: 'You have to ask: Did Bill Clinton go to the island? That's the question'
President Donald Trump has told the press it's imperative that the question, of whether or not Bill Clinton visited Jeffrey Epstein's "Pedophile Island," is investigated.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the president said: "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."
Former President Bill Clinton has repeatedly denied ever visiting Epstein's notorious Little St. James private island in the US Virgin Islands, often nicknamed "Pedophile Island" or "Orgy Island" due to the depravity that's believed to have taken place there.
Last Friday, however, court documents were unsealed that included a witness statement who says she saw Clinton on the island shortly after he left office.
The bombshell release of 2,000 pages of documents detail the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls and named several powerful elites in connection with the claims.
Just hours later, Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday morning in a New York prison where he was being held awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
On Monday, federal agents landed on Epstein's island and conducted a raid, with drone footage showing FBI and NYPD investigators searching his properties and confiscating computer equipment.
Speaking as he was about to board Air Force One from Morristown, New Jersey, Trump highlighted Bill Clinton's repeated flights on Epstein's private plane, dubbed the "Lolita Express."
The jet is believed to be set up with a bed and victims have come forward saying it was used by Epstein and his friends and associates to rape underage girls.
Trump suggested that the former president's response to the revelation he was named in the flight logs was misleading.
Asked if he believed the Clintons played a part in Epstein's death, the president replied: "I have no idea."
"I know he was on his plane 27 times, and he said he was on the plane four times," he added.
"But when they checked the plane log, Bill Clinton – who was a very good friend of Epstein's – he was on the plane about 27 or 28 times.
"So why did he say four times?
"And then the question you have to ask is: Did Bill Clinton go to the island?
"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."
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According to the Daily Mail, Trump retweeted a post on Saturday that linked to a breaking news site that showed unsealed court documents naming Clinton as taking private trips to Epstein's Caribbean island.
Documents unsealed in Manhattan federal court last week revealed how Epstein, a convicted sex offender, arranged 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.
The claim that Clinton dined on the island was first made in 2011 by Virginia Roberts, who was recruited as a sex slave for Epstein when she was just 15.
She told the Mail on Sunday that Clinton was among the powerful men she had come into contact with while she "worked" for Epstein.
Among the others were Britain's Prince Andrew, with whom she was photographed in 2001.
Britain's #PrinceAndrew was all smiles on Sunday following the death of his alleged "friend" - convicted pedophile and accused child sex trafficker #JeffreyEpstein, who was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) August 12, 2019
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Roberts - now Giuffre - never claimed she was "lent out" to Clinton and said that she met him twice, once on the island.
She said that Epstein invited two young brunettes to a dinner which he gave on his Caribbean island for Clinton shortly after he left office, but, that as far as she knew, there was no sexual contact between them and the former president.
Roberts was questioned under oath about the Mail on Sunday interview and did not dispute that part of it.
She also said under oath that Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's fixer and alleged procurer, had told her that Clinton had arrived by Epstein's helicopter.
Maxwell furiously denied that when she too was questioned under oath.
She called the claim a "flat out total fabrication and a lie."
After 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.
"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," the statement continued.
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."
The number of flights which Clinton appears to have been on in publicly available flight logs for Epstein's plane was 26, but they include multi-leg trips to Africa and Asia.
Maxwell, who has not been seen since Epstein's sudden death on Saturday morning, was also close to the Clintons to the extent that she attended Chelsea's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky in upstate New York in 2010.
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.
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 concluding his trip to his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club.
"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.
President Trump said “I have no idea” if former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were somehow involved in the death of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier who died last weekend after an apparent jailhouse suicide. https://t.co/g1j6FHF77R pic.twitter.com/wtXDTemLMk— CNBC (@CNBC) August 13, 2019
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.
The attorney general announced the Justice Department would be investigating his death.