In a recent release of court documents related to the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, it has been alleged that former President Bill Clinton exerted pressure on Vanity Fair to bury a story about sex trafficking involving his “good friend J.E.”
These documents were unsealed following a court order from Manhattan Federal Judge Loretta Preska in mid-December, as part of a civil lawsuit filed by Epstein’s victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s convicted co-conspirator.
While the first tranche of documents mostly focused on the criminal activities of Epstein and Maxwell, the second tranche included a list of individuals who Giuffre believed might have knowledge of their illicit dealings. Among those mentioned were Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Clinton’s adviser Doug Band, and Sophie Biddle. The documents also referenced deceased figures such as Jean-Luc Brunel, Bill Richardson, and Les Wexner, along with other John Does and potential witnesses linked to Epstein’s and Maxwell’s sexual trafficking.
One particular email mentioned in the court filing involves Giuffre’s correspondence with journalist Sharon Churcher, in which Giuffre expressed concern about what Vanity Fair might publish regarding her. Giuffre wrote, “B. Clinton walked into VF and threatened them not to write sex-trafficing [sic] articles about his good friend J.E.” However, former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter vehemently denied these claims, stating that such an incident did not occur.
Here we see the addition of other John Does and witnesses (some new) –
All with potential knowledge of “Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual trafficking”
Doug Band (Clinton advisor)
Sophie Biddle pic.twitter.com/KMIAnoY0z4
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Another journalist, Vicky Ward, also stated that Epstein had attempted to prevent Vanity Fair from reporting on similar matters. She quoted Epstein as saying, “‘I have reports here about you, your husband — I have everything under the sun that was sent to me by people who want to be helpful.'” According to Carter, these allegations were also unfounded, and the decision to omit certain information from the story was due to submission timing and legal standards.
It is important to note that the documents do not directly accuse Clinton of any illegal activities. Instead, they shed light on Epstein’s modus operandi, which involved bringing in young girls and recruiting them to find more victims. Epstein also sought to have these girls declared emancipated, thereby gaining greater control over their lives.
As new information emerges from these document releases, the extent of Epstein’s connections and his alleged sex trafficking network continues to be investigated. These recent revelations regarding Clinton’s alleged involvement in suppressing a story about sex trafficking add another dimension to the ongoing scrutiny surrounding the Epstein case.