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An upcoming four-episode documentary about the life and times of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein contains a reference to President Donald Trump but not one to former President Bill Clinton, despite the latter’s much more frequent involvement with the late billionaire.

The most likely reason why Clinton’s name and association with Epstein were excluded from the documentary is that the former president co-wrote it with renowned author James Patterson, Newsbusters points out.

“Epstein’s 2019 suicide unlocked a bevy of unanswered questions about much more than his crimes,” the media watchdog site notes, including who was responsible for procuring underage girls for the billionaire philanthropist and what links to the rich and powerful he might have had.

In addition, questions such as, “What’s the real story behind his suicide,” which “turned even cynical souls into conspiracy theorists?” come to mind.

But one of the most pressing is: “[J]ust what was the nature of Epstein’s relationship with former President Bill Clinton?”

The latter question is not one that’ll be explored in the documentary, based on the official trailer.

That said, there is a reference to Trump, which can be seen at the 2:20 mark:

So, too, is liberal constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz, who has been written off by his former Leftist colleagues for daring to go on Fox News (a lot) and denounce the injustices Democrats and the Deep State have committed against President Trump.

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Why isn’t Clinton mentioned? Newsbusters offered three reasons:

It’s a very hot political topic despite the Clintons’ waning influence on the Democrat party.

Netflix’s is decidedly left of center, from the board of directors to the programming it greenlights.

James Patterson Entertainment serves as a producing partner on the series.

Patterson, who wrote bestsellers like Along Came a SpiderAlex Cross and The President Is Missing, co-wrote the latter title with Clinton, and both of them made the book tour rounds together. So, his involvement with the Epstein project explains why Clinton isn’t likely mentioned.

As for Trump, Newsbusters notes:

The four-part series’ trailer shows footage of Trump and Epstein together in 1992. There are connections between the two, of course. Epstein spent time at the mogul’s Mar-A-Lago resort, for starters. Trump later claimed he banished Epstein for being abusive to young women on the property.

Also, the president’s former Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, is featured in the trailer and, likely, very prominently in the series. Why? Because of a plea deal he secured for Epstein in a child sex case in Florida when the former was still a U.S. attorney.

But Clinton, from published accounts, had a much more extensive relationship with Epstein.

In May 2016, Fox News reported that, according to flight logs the network obtained, Clinton flew on Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” at least 26 times, even getting rid of his Secret Service detail on at least five occasions:

Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had 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,” Conchita Sarnoff, of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, and author of a book on the Epstein case called “TrafficKing,” told Fox News. “Why would a former president associate with a man like that?”

Bill wasn’t the only Clinton to associate with Epstein. Hillary Clinton did as well. Both visited Epstein’s New Mexico ranch nearly every year after leaving the White House, according to security expert Jared Kellogg, who managed IT for the 10,000-acre estate where, of course, Epstein was alleged to have had several sex parties, many involving underage girls.

“The compound had many amenities, including a secret basement “strip club” and sprawling “party showers” that can hold up to eight people at a time,” we reported at the time.

Here’s a portion of Netflix’s promo for its series:

Leading up to his 2019 arrest, mysterious tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades, assembling a network of enablers to help carry out and cover up his crimes. Epstein came from humble beginnings yet managed to lie and manipulate his way to the top of the financial world. He eventually gained tremendous wealth and power while running an international sex trafficking ring. The serial sex abuser made a secret plea deal with the government in 2008 avoiding a potential life sentence and continued to abuse women.

With their frightening firsthand accounts, Epstein’s accusers are the leading voices in director Lisa Bryant’s four-part docuseries JEFFREY EPSTEIN: FILTHY RICH. By revealing their emotional scars, some for the very first time, the sisterhood of survivors intend to stop predators — and the American justice system — from silencing the next generation. 

Jon Dougherty

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