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A federal judge unsealed a treasure trove of documents last week related to a settled defamation suit brought against Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, who was recently charged with several counts related to sex trafficking of minors and perjury.

The new information caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr., who took to Twitter in response to a Mike Cernovich tweet pointedly asking how there’s not more media coverage of a deposition from Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre that ties former President Bill Clinton to the convicted sex offender.

Trump Jr. tweeted: “Retweet if you’re as curious as I’m about why Bill Clinton apparently signed off from Secret Service protection for some of those Epstein Island trips? I keep reading that but I’m wondering why he would do that for these trips. I’m sure there are great reasons🙄”

Giuffre, who sued Maxwell, talked about the powerful people who flew on Epstein’s private Boeing 727 or stayed on his private island in the Caribbean, and she claimed that Clinton visited the private island, as well as a person named “Emmy” and two young girls from New York.

For the record, Clinton has said he was never there.

Interestingly, Clinton’s spokesman Angel Ureña responded to Trump Jr’s tweet to claim that the “USSS publicly refuted this more than a year ago.”

“Re: your latest loony tweet. You guys read your memos, right? USSS publicly refuted this more than a year ago (see below),” he tweeted.

Ureña added a tweet from liberal journalist Yashar Ali that said “a spokesperson for the USSS says President Clinton has never declined protection and has always been accompanied by his detail.”

Ali did not source his information.

The Washington Examiner reported at the time of the tweet:

A Secret Service spokesperson said only: “Former President Clinton has never declined Secret Service protection.” The spokesperson did not answer detailed Washington Examiner questions about why the Epstein flight records indicated that Clinton was not accompanied by Secret Service on two 2002 trips — one in Asia and one in Africa.

Neither Ureña nor the Secret Service said that Secret Service agents were present during the two 2002 trips.

 

The Examiner also reported Ureña “did not reply to repeated questions about the discrepancy between the number of trips Clinton said he took with Epstein and the flight logs.

The Detroit News reported in Aug. 2019, after Epstein was found dead in his cell, that Ureña said Clinton “knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York.”

The spokesman acknowledged that Clinton took four trips on Epstein’s plane in 2002 and 2003, adding that staff and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg.

Clinton’s office issued a statement last year saying the former president also briefly visited Epstein’s New York City apartment — but was always in the company of staff and Secret Service agents, according to Fox News.

It would appear that there are still more questions than answers, though Ureña is selective about what he will respond to:

But the bigger question may be why isn’t the media talking more about this?

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Tom Tillison

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