A British tabloid published new photographs late on Saturday night of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell visiting then-President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, inside the White House during a VIP reception for those who contributed money toward refurbishing the Oval Office.
Epstein and Maxwell “toured Clinton toured Clinton’s residence and the East Room during a reception after Epstein gave £7,280 to the refurbishment of the Oval Office,” The Sun reported. “The White House reception — hosted by both Clinton and wife Hillary — was for people who contributed towards the £290,000 renovation via the White House Historical Association.”
A source told the publication that the photos “show just how close Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein got to one of the most powerful men in the world — in the most powerful building.”
In this one, Bill Clinton has that “I’m probably going to have you killed one day” look on his face. pic.twitter.com/yGlSqUAvdc
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 25, 2021
Epstein, a convicted pedophile and accused international sex trafficker, allegedly committed suicide in 2019 after being arrested by federal law enforcement officials on sex trafficking charges.
The Daily Beast reported in 2019 that Epstein and Clinton met on multiple occasions while Clinton was president, including:
- As early as 1993, records show, Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association and attended a donors’ reception hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Around the same time, according to a source familiar with the connection, Epstein visited presidential aide Mark Middleton several times at the White House. Two years later, businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote a personal letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk about the financier.
- Clinton also failed to mention the intimate 1995 fundraising dinner at the Palm Beach home of Revlon mogul Ron Perelman, where Clinton hobnobbed with the likes of Epstein, Don Johnson, and Jimmy Buffett. (Nearby, at Epstein’s own Palm Beach mansion, the money man allegedly abused hundreds of underage girls.)
- Jeffrey Epstein’s name shows up again in the Clinton Library archives in a letter dated April 27, 1995, from Lynn Forester to “President William T. Clinton.” Forester—who became Lynn Forester de Rothschild after her marriage in 2000 to Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild—served on Clinton’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Committee and on the president’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. She and her husband also spent the first night of their honeymoon in the Lincoln Bedroom by invitation of the Clintons. In the 1995 letter, Forester de Rothschild writes, “Dear Mr. President: It was a pleasure to see you recently at Senator Kennedy’s house. There was too much to discuss and too little time. Using my fifteen seconds of access to discuss Jeffrey Epstein and currency stabilization, I neglected to talk to you about a topic near and dear to my heart. Namely, affirmative action and the future.” She then goes on to note that she’s sending him a memo on the latter subject, which George Stephanopoulos had asked her to write, and signs off, “Sincerely, Lynn Forester.”
Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, was charged in federal court last month with allegedly sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl to have sex with Epstein, The New York Times reported. Maxwell had already been charged with allegedly luring girls into Epstein’s orbit.