Mark Epstein claimed on Wednesday that his late brother, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, once bragged to him about having enough dirt on both major candidates to derail the 2016 presidential election.
Epstein, a property developer, told the New York Post that his brother had claimed to have compromising information on both the Republican candidate — now former President Donald Trump, and the Democratic candidate — former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Here’s a direct quote: ‘If I said what I know about both candidates, they’d have to cancel the election.’ That’s what Jeffrey told me in 2016,” Mark said. He did not offer any details, however, and instead told the Post that his brother had never revealed exactly what he knew.
It is already public knowledge that Trump had associated with Epstein — although he has denied any participation in or knowledge of the convicted pedophile’s crimes. He reportedly flew on the financier’s private plane at least 7 times during the 1990s — primarily between New York and Palm Beach, and occasionally with some of his family members in tow.
Clinton’s connection to Epstein is a bit more tenuous and, based on what is known publicly, primarily through her husband, former President Bill Clinton. While Hillary is not known to have had much interaction with Epstein, he did visit the White House more than a dozen times — 17, to be exact — during Clinton’s presidency.
In addition, Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s private plane a number of times — and it was one such trip, according to Mark Epstein, that may have started the dominoes falling.
“Well, when Jeff first took Clinton and I think it was Chris Tucker and some other people to Africa — which was a mistake my brother made by doing that, because prior to that he was under the radar; nobody was looking at him,” Epstein explained. “But when he flew Clinton there, it was like, ‘Who’s this guy flying Clinton?'”
The names of some 150 of Epstein’s associates — a list that could include alleged perpetrators, alleged co-conspirators, and even additional victims — is included in federal court documents that are set to be unsealed in New York beginning Wednesday.