President Joe Biden lunched with Jeffrey Epstein pal Bill Clinton at the White House on Monday.
“The president is hosting former president Clinton for lunch this afternoon. He’s looking forward to catching up and discussing a range of issues,” a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity told the Washington Post.
The publication reported that a second person with knowledge of the meal confirmed that the lunch, which comes as Biden heads into midterm campaign season, would take place.
The president faces a similar campaign season to Clinton’s 1994 first-term midterm election, according to WaPo: at the time, Republicans won eight Senate seats and 54 house seats in a “Republican revolution.”
Clinton’s visit to the White House occurs despite a slew of sexual assault allegations against him: he has been accused of raping Juanita Broaddrick, of sexually assaulting Kathleen Willey, of sexually harassing Paula Jones, and of repeatedly sexually assaulting Leslie Millwee. Clinton has denied all of these allegations.
“Two sexual predators are lunching together today at the WH, reminiscing about their younger days,” Broaddrick said on Monday, reacting to the presidential luncheon.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In addition to the #METOO allegations from various women, Clinton has come under heavy fire for his relationship with Epstein, who died in jail in 2019. His death was ruled a suicide.
Fox News reported in 2016 that flight logs show Clinton traveled aboard Epstein’s plane, the Lolita Express, at least 26 times.
Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre alleged in documents unsealed in 2020 that Clinton had visited Epstein’s private island, though she did not accuse him of committing crimes, but a Clinton spokesman told Newsweek in 2020 that the president had “never been to Little St. James Island.”
“He’d not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade,” said spokesman Angel Ureña. “Well before his terrible crimes came to light.”
The Daily Mail published photos in 2020 depicting then 56-year-old Clinton smiling and laughing as 22-year-old alleged Epstein victim Chauntae Davies rubbed his shoulders. Davies said the photos were from September 2002, and that Clinton had fallen asleep on Epstein’s plane on a humanitarian trip to Africa.
Davies, who has accused Epstein of raping her several times after his cohort Ghislaine Maxwell recruited her, said that Clinton was a “complete gentleman” on the trip and that she gave him the neck massage at Maxwell’s suggestion after Clinton complained of having a stiff neck.
“Would you mind giving it a crack,” Davies told the publication that Clinton said.
“Although the image looks bizarre, President Clinton was a perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no foul play involving him,” the Epstein accuser said.
Biden has also been accused of sexual misconduct: in March 2020, his former senate staffer Tara Reade accused him of kissing her, touching her, and penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in 1993. Biden has repeatedly denied this allegation.
“Birds of a feather flock together,” Reade told The Daily Wire on Monday afternoon. “Clinton who has a history of sexual misconduct including his closeness to Epstein.”
“The elite Democrats don’t even need to hide their corruption from the public as they rarely if ever face any consequences for their abuses of power or even investigations,” she added. “In this case, it is perhaps to further justify why the Democrats have chosen to drag us collectively closer to WWIII and not do anything of substance for the American citizens.”