A longtime Clinton family associate claimed this week that former President Bill Clinton visited convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private island.
Despite Clinton’s repeated denial of the rumors, Doug Band, a former top aide, asserted in a new interview with Vanity Fair that the ex-president visited Little St. James, known as “Pedophile Island,” which is where Epstein allegedly trafficked underage victims.
Band left his mark on several aspects of Clinton’s post-presidential legacy after spending much of two decades working with him both in and out of the White House.
His surprising decision to spill the beans also included his former boss’s entire family business empire. From Bill Clinton’s Epstein connections to the meteoric rise to power of his daughter, Chelsea, the corruption was allegedly widespread.
Band said he essentially severed ties with the family, at least in part because of the former president’s connections to Epstein, the convicted pedophile who died behind bars last year, and associate Ghislaine Maxwell, who was recently arrested on suspicion of procuring young victims for the wealthy financier.
As the former associate explained, he got “bad vibes” from Epstein and urged Clinton to distance himself from the billionaire after a trip aboard his infamous private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express.”
A pattern of denial
In January 2003, Band asserted, Clinton’s flight took him to Epstein’s island. He said he declined an offer to accompany his then-boss.
For his part, a Clinton spokesperson issued a statement earlier this year denying the trip ever took place, marking his latest such statement on the matter.
Although it does not look good to be connected to a trip to Little St. James, Band implied to Vanity Fair that Clinton was unaware of Epstein’s criminal tastes and did not implicate him in any illegal activities while on the island.
As in response to prior allegations, the Clinton camp is sure to issue another blanket denial.
Given the Clinton family’s track record of squandering the American people’s trust, however, there is little reason for critics to take them at their word. Band’s interview merely adds to the still-mounting claims of corruption against a family millions of Americans deem untrustworthy.