I was under the impression that Trump’s connections to Jeffrey Epstein was fairly limited, that he had ridden on Epstein’s jet a few times but there was little evidence that he was ever involved or knew about Epstein’s predilection for underaged girls. Trump biographer Timothy O’Brien points to the following quote from Trump in 2002:
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” – Donald Trump, 2002 https://t.co/3pbKrcFdn6
— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) July 7, 2019
And Scott Dworkin has images of Epstein’s little black book, which was leaked by an employee and shows a veritable who-s who of politics and finance that Epstein considered friends or clients:
Here are scans from Jeffrey Epstein’s phonebook. He had 16 ways to contact Trump. Melania Trump, Robert Trump, Blaine Trump, Ivana Trump and Ivanka Trump were also in it. pic.twitter.com/cLJ9l5RbWe— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 7, 2019
This prosecution of Epstein by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York could spell major trouble for Trump. Bill Clinton was also in the book and we know he rode on Epstein’s plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, more than a dozen times. But Clinton is out of electoral politics while Trump sits in the White House. I wonder what the Q Anon crackpots will do with this given their belief that Trump is going to have a mass arrest of pedophiles, all Democrats of course, now that he may be implicated himself. Okay, I don’t really wonder. They’ll find some way to rationalize it all, probably by positing that Trump was infiltrating Epstein’s network of powerful friends who engaged in sex with underage girls all the way back in the 90s.