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FLASHBACK: Bill Maher Joked About Bill Clinton’s Visits To Epstein’s ‘Sex Island’

It appears that former President Bill Clinton’s relationship with infamous alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is quickly becoming one of those “rumors” that people seemed to know about to the point of joking about it publicly.

Take HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher, for example. Maher apparently joked in 2015 about the former president’s alleged trips to what he called the “sex island,” where Epstein and his pals would have sex orgies with underage girls following a trip aboard the “Lolita Express.”

“Hillary’s emails? I want to see Bill’s: Hey, Epstein, gas up the plane, let’s go to Sex Island! I want to be b*lls deep in Russian wh*re soon!” Maher tweeted in March 2015 at the height of the Hillary email scandal, as the 2016 presidential campaigns were just beginning to take effect.

Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday by authorities for alleged sexual abuse and trafficking of teenage minors. “An indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed Monday morning against Epstein,” reports Fox News. “Prosecutors alleged that Epstein preyed on ‘dozens’ of victims as young as 14.”

On Monday, investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff told Fox News that flight records show that former President Bill Clinton flew aboard the “Lolita Express” — Epstein’s private plane — when underage girls were present, and sometimes without his Secret Service detail. In a statement, Bill Clinton emphatically denied ever knowing about the 66-year-old hedge fund manager’s terrible crimes:

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. 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. Staff, supporters of the foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein’s New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and he has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.

Sarnoff claims that the evidence disputes Clinton’s claims and that he could very well be lying.

“I have read too much information and I have spoken to too many people on the inside,” Sarnoff said. “I actually attempted to interview Clinton, but he did not agree to do so and I know from the pilot logs — and these are pilot logs that, you know, were written by different pilots and at different times — that Clinton went [and] he was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times.”

“Many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him and many times he did not,” Sarnoff continued. “Almost every time that Clinton’s name is on the pilot logs, there are underage girls, there are initials and there are names of many, many girls on that private plane.”