According to the release of new flight logs, former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s private 727 jet — nicknamed the “Lolita Express” — than previously believed, racking up a total of 26 trips, five of which he took with no Secret Service detail.
Epstein, who has personal ties with members of royalty, heads of state, celebrities and billionaires, spent 13 months in prison as well as time in home detention for the solicitation and procurement of underaged prostitutes. Epstein used a team of sex traffickers to acquire the girls, some as young as 12, for services on his private estate on Little St. James Island, a 72-acre compound dubbed as “Orgy Island.”
Up until recently, it was reported that Clinton flew with Epstein 11 times. However, that count has now more than doubled, with records showing Clinton spent extensive time with Epstein overseas between 2001-2003.
The jet earned its nickname “Lolita Express” due to the presence of an on-board bed where passengers would engage in group sex with young girls.
“Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile. Why would a former president associate with a man like that?” asked Conchita Sarnoff of the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking and author of the book TrafficKing which detailed the case against Epstein.
While flight logs do not show Clinton made any trips to the private island, Virginia Roberts, who claims she was recruited by Epstein at age 15, has previously stated she saw Clinton on the island in 2002. Official flight logs do, however, show Clinton traveled with Epstein on a five-part trip across Asia between May 22-25, 2002. Even more suspicious is that not a single Secret Service agent was registered onboard for the overseas trip.
Although Epstein has denied any accusations of wrongdoing, the case against him is quite extensive. Police in Palm Beach, Fla., began their investigation in 2005, after parents of a 14-year-old girl claimed he sexually abused her.
Over the next year, police investigations turned up 20 girls between the ages of 14-17 who also claimed to be victims of Epstein.
In 2006, Palm Beach police requested assistance from the FBI, as Epstein had “used facilities of interstate commerce to induce girls between the ages of 14 and 17 to engage in illegal sexual activities,” thus putting it under federal jurisdiction. Investigators found a “clear indication that Epstein’s staff was frequently working to schedule multiple young girls between the ages of 12 and 16 years old, literally every day, often two or three times per day.”
According to testimonies given by the girls, Epstein would often trick his victims into being models or masseuses, offering hundreds of dollars to do so. Once the girls were in his home, he’d have them strip naked and perform sexual acts on him.
In 2007, Epstein agreed to a 30-month sentence, including 18 months in jail and 12 months of house arrest following a secret deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Attorney Brad Edwards, who represented some of Epstein’s victims, is hoping to have that ruling overturned, due to its extreme leniency. Edwards claims the sentencing agreement was purposefully kept secret in order “to prevent them from voicing any objection, and to avoid the firestorm of controversy that would have arisen if it had become known that the Government was immunizing a politically-connected billionaire and all of his co-conspirators from prosecution of hundreds of federal sex crimes against minor girls.”
h/t: Fox News