Former President Bill Clinton has long faced speculation and rumors regarding his relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
More than two years after the convicted sex offender died behind bars, the trial of longtime Epstein associated Ghislaine Maxwell is bringing new attention to the case — and Clinton’s connections.
“The extent and nature of the relationship”
As one conservative watchdog group reported this week, its Freedom of Information Act request related to the former president’s travel log resulted in some shocking revelations.
According to Judicial Watch, four pages of records reportedly detailed a trip Clinton and Maxwell took to India.
The documents included an email chain between Secret Service agents apparently planning out the logistics of the trip and expressing gratitude for the individuals involved in executing the plan.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement in light of the latest revelations, asserting: “This new information raises more questions about the extent and nature of the relationship between Bill Clinton, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein.”
Fitton’s organization has attempted to track down Clinton’s travel logs in the past, including a lawsuit aimed at determining whether he visited an infamous private island owned by Epstein.
“Abusing his taxpayer-funded security details”
As for widespread speculation that Clinton was among those Epstein invited to the island linked to an array of shocking sex crime allegations, the former president has consistently denied taking any such trips.
More than a year ago, a Clinton spokesperson publicly disputed claims by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre that she saw him on the island with Epstein. At that time, Angel Urena tweeted that the “story keeps changing” but “the facts don’t,” reiterating Clinton’s insistence that he has never been to Epstein’s island.
“He’d not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade,” Urena said in a separate statement. “Well before his terrible crimes came to light.”
When Judicial Watch sued for records related to Clinton’s travels, Fitton offered a dim view of the former president’s legacy.
“Beginning with his misuse of state troopers when he was an Arkansas governor, Bill Clinton has a long record of abusing his taxpayer-funded security details to facilitate and cover-up his illicit sexual activities,” he said.