Donald Trump doubles down on his suggestion that Bill Clinton may have been involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s death.

By |2019-08-13T12:37:41-08:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |35 Comments

Oh no he didn’t!

Courtesy of Politico

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his decision to share a tweet suggesting Bill and Hillary Clinton were involved in financier Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide, and stoked speculation about the former president’s relationship with the deceased convicted sex offender.

“The retweet — which is what it was, just a retweet — was from somebody that’s a very respected conservative pundit, so I think that was fine,” Trump told reporters, referring to a conspiratorial message by comedian and commentator Terrence K. Williams, which he re-posted Saturday.

The president has been criticized for promulgating the unfounded theory that the Clintons had a hand in Epstein’s death. Trump said on Tuesday that he had “no idea” whether the Clintons played a role in the high-profile prisoner’s demise and accused former President Bill Clinton of lying about the extent of his air travel on Epstein’s planes.

“I know he was on his plane 27 times, and he said he was on the plane four times,” Trump said. “But when they checked the plane logs, Bill Clinton — who was a very good friend of Epstein — he was on the plane about 27 or 28 times. So why did he say four times?”

“The question you have to ask is, did Bill Clinton go to the island? Because Epstein had an island. That was not a good place, as I understand it, and I was never there,” Trump said Tuesday. “So you have to ask, did Bill Clinton go to the island? That’s the question. If you find that out, you’re going to know a lot.”

Here is more courtesy of WaPo:

Trump also noted that Attorney General William P. Barr had ordered an investigation into the circumstances around Epstein’s death in a federal corrections facility in Manhattan, which the Justice Department initially called an “apparent suicide.”

“Basically what we’re saying is we want an investigation,” Trump said. “I want a full investigation, and that’s what I absolutely am demanding.”

I am not even sure that Trump understands what a dangerous game he is playing here.

Does he really think that any investigation that might touch Bill Clinton, will not also esnare him as well?

Of the two I think it seems pretty clear that Trump has much more to hide than does Bill Clinton. 

Having said that I am all for an agressive and far reaching investigation. 

Let’s find evidence on everybody who protected Epstein, partied with Epstein, joinied Epstein in raping underage girls, and supported Epstein’s extravagant lifestyle. 

I could not be more on board. 

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35 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Why doesn’t Trump ask Kellyanne? She knows Epstein’s pilot. For some reason the pilot was so glad to post their picture until he deleted it. That was strange. Why did he decide to hide their happy time? Kellyanne may know plenty or she could ask Epstein’s pilot.

    Does someone beat on Kellyanne or does her boss just mentally and emotionally ‘beat’ her down?

    https://www.dailydot.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/kellyanne-conway-jeffrey-epstein-1.jpg

  2. POS-POTUS August 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    You would have been better to say nothing, lard butt, but you’re too freaking stoooopid.
    Scared much???

  3. Anon August 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Of course it won’t ensnare Trump; he has AG Barr directing the investigation!!

    • Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      That was my first thought. Things must have gone well for him. Whatever reassurance he is getting from the AG team it is giving him confidence. I won’t be surprised if they can produce video of Hillary on the island.

      Trump may not have traveled to the island. I don’t know the timing but remember he and Epstein had a falling out. His connection with Epstein may have been Fld and NY.
      In Mar-a-lago Trump and Epstein own properties that are like 5 minutes a part. They could have easily continued an incognito relationship after the disagreeance.

  4. anon August 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/fdny-review-jeffrey-epstein-4chan-post

    About 38 minutes before news outlets first reported Jeffrey Epstein’s death in prison, a 4chan user published a detailed post about it.
    We looked at the information provided by [a BuzzFeed News] reporter and we looked at our own records and there was no match,” said FDNY spokesperson Frank Dwyer, who added that the FDNY’s Office of Healthcare Compliance conducted the review. “It doesn’t match our medical records.”

    Almost 40 minutes before ABC News first reported Epstein’s death on Twitter, someone posted still-unverified details on 4chan, the anonymous message board popular with far-right trolls and white nationalists.

    “[D]ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this,” read the post, which was published at 8:16 a.m. alongside an image of Pepe, the green frog that has become a mascot for right-wing internet trolls.

    That message was posted 38 minutes before the first tweet about Epstein’s death from Aaron Katersky, an ABC News reporter, at 8:54 a.m. Five minutes later, the main ABC News account tweeted an article about Epstein’s death.
    After publishing the post, other 4chan users egged on the author. When they expressed doubt, the original poster added more information to the discussion thread, including a detailed breakdown of the procedures allegedly used to resuscitate Epstein, which suggest the poster may have been a first responder, medical worker, or otherwise privy to details about efforts to resuscitate the disgraced financier.

    Dwyer told BuzzFeed News he “could not verify the accuracy” of information in the 4chan post. But he said any medical professional who divulges patient information without consent is in violation of a federal health privacy law, HIPAA, and that FDNY would look into it.

    • Nonnie Mouse August 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm

      We will never know the truth. Like the “official” 9/11 Commission report.
      Okay, if you say so.

      • The Gra$$ey Knoll August 13, 2019 at 6:45 pm

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Commission

        “CIA Director McCone was “complicit” in a Central Intelligence Agency “benign cover-up” by withholding information from the Warren Commission, according to a report by the CIA Chief Historian David Robarge released to the public in 2014. According to this CIA report, CIA officers had been instructed to give only “passive, reactive, and selective” assistance to the commission, in order to keep the commission focused on
        “what the Agency believed at the time was the ‘best truth’ — that Lee Harvey Oswald, for as yet undetermined motives, had acted alone in killing John Kennedy.”
        The CIA was also covering up evidence that the CIA may have been in communication with Oswald before 1963, according to the CIA findings.
        Also withheld were earlier CIA plots, involving CIA links with the Mafia, to assassinate Cuban president Fidel Castro, which might have been considered to provide a motive to assassinate Kennedy. The report concluded
        “In the long term, the decision of John McCone and Agency leaders in 1964 not to disclose information about CIA’s anti-Castro schemes might have done more to undermine the credibility of the commission than anything else that happened while it was conducting its investigation.”

  5. ok August 13, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    “He’s a very highly respected conservative pundit,” said Trump in a clip, referring to Terrence K. Williams, the author of the tweet. “He’s a big Trump fan. That was a retweet. That wasn’t from me, that was from him. But he’s a man who has half a million followers, a lot of followers and he’s respected. The retweet, which is what it was — it was a retweet — was from somebody that’s a very conservative pundit so I think that was fine.” “Wasn’t me. It was him.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/hes-like-a-five-year-old-cnns-anderson-cooper-scorns-trumps-excuse-for-retweeting-epstein-conspiracy-theory/

  6. Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    More than half of all Americans think Donald Trump fuels white supremacy

    https://www.businessinsider.com/over-half-americans-think-trump-emboldens-white-supremacy-2019-8

  7. Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Trump is a politician perfectly fitted for a media ecosystem that amplifies extreme emotion and allows the loud to drown out the calm

    ….Regardless of his tweets and speeches, his actions have inspired and emboldened violent bigots. Trump has gleefully imprisoned migrant children, illegally separating from their families. He has unleashed immigration officers to engage in mass sweeps of immigrant neighborhoods in search of anyone who might lack documentation – often nabbing and detaining US citizens in the process. He has denied legal immigrants such as those seeking asylum the opportunity to enter the country to make their case. And he has directed racist insults at his elected critics (not coincidentally, women) intended to question their loyalty to the United States. And, of course, Trump first entered the political arena by spreading racist lies about President Barack Obama’s citizenship and place of birth.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/06/trump-seeds-violent-white-nationalism

  8. Anon August 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    A photo of Hillary carrying a rope into the jail can be sold for big dollars.

    Ivanka is photoshopping it now.

  9. Whatevs August 13, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I’m much more interested in finding evidence on who killed Epstein: https://nypost.com/2019/08/13/screams-reportedly-came-from-jeffrey-epsteins-cell-the-morning-he-died/

    • anon August 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      “Screams could be heard coming from Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell the morning he was found dead — as corrections workers frantically tried to revive him, urging, “Breathe, Epstein, breathe!” according to a report Tuesday.

      The multimillionaire pedophile’s brother, Mark, was called after Epstein hanged himself with a bedsheet early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan and is the one who identified his body, CBS reported.

      Epstein, a 66-year-old former hedge-fund manager, was being held on federal sex-trafficking charges after his arrest last month.”

  10. Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 7:10 pm
  11. Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Trump’s latest fixer.

    AUG 13 2019 2:29 PM EDT Warden of jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself reassigned, two guards placed on leave on orders of Attorney General William Barr
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/13/warden-of-jail-where-jeffrey-epstein-killed-himself-reassigned.html

  12. Anonymous August 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    • hehe August 14, 2019 at 7:41 am

      This is absolute GOLD! @TheRickWilson gets the best reaction out of @AC360 #softhandedmanbaby

  13. Anonymously August 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    White supremacists look to remake the map of America

    After El Paso, the trend is clearly pointing in a disturbing direction.

    https://thinkprogress.org/are-far-right-extremists-turning-more-toward-breaking-up-the-us-outright-a1af53156968/

  14. Anonymously August 13, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    William Barr wants to punish immigration judges who criticize Trump by busting their union

    https://shareblue.com/william-barr-punish-immigration-judges-criticize-trump-union-busting/

    This is ugly shit.

  15. Anonymously August 13, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    How Trump and Fox News work with fascists to spread hateful propaganda

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/how-trump-and-fox-news-work-with-fascists-to-spread-hateful-propaganda/

    Yes, it matters that Trump spread a lie about the Clintons murdering Jeffrey Epstein

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/yes-it-matters-that-trump-spread-a-lie-about-the-clintons-murdering-jeffrey-epstein/

    • Anonymous August 14, 2019 at 6:57 am

      “Trump and his allies rely instead on a different tactic: False equivalence, trying to argue that “both sides” stoke violence and therefore they’re being unfairly targeted with criticism. In this mission, Trump is getting a big assist from hate groups and neo-fascists, who have dedicated themselves to the task of creating a false narrative that “antifa” — a loose coalition of left-wing, anti-fascist activists, some of whom are willing to confront violence with violence — are a terrorist threat equivalent to that of the white nationalists who actually commit the vast majority of hate crimes. Trump and his allies — desperate to find some way to claim that “both sides” commit terrorism — started talking about “antifa” a lot, even though the number of antifa terrorist attacks remains at zero and reports show that 100% of race-based terrorism in 2018 was committed by white supremacists.

      “I don’t like it, any group of hate, whether it’s white supremacy, whether it’s any other kind of supremacy, whether it’s antifa, whether it’s any group of hate,” Trump said in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, equating actual fascists with a group literally organized to oppose the hate that Trump is stoking.
      detailed at Daily Kos, when Proud Boys member Joe Biggs announced the upcoming rally on Periscope, he wore a T-shirt celebrating the way that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet dealt with political opponents — by throwing them out of helicopters.

      “You’re not gonna feel safe when you go out in public,” “Get a gun. Get ammo. Get your gun license. Get training. Practice as much as you can and be ready because the left isn’t playing anymore and neither should we.””
      _______________________________________

      “Trump’s latest retweet came shortly after another one, claiming that Bill Clinton “took private trips to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘pedophilia island.’” Both accusations were false

      Trump false accusations about the troubling circumstances of Epstein’s death are even more disturbing considered in light of his long-standing habit of psychological projection. Simply put, Trump tends to accuse other people of doing what he himself is doing. In fact, Hillary Clinton is a favorite target of Trump’s use of projection to deflect attention from himself. – In the past few days, in fact, Trump has been on a projection bender. He has accused others of lying, of going “totally CRAZY,” of running a “corrupt and disgusting business,” of being desperate to be on TV, and being mentally unfit to be president in a “very big and complicated world” — all accusations that better describe Trump himself.” “Trump has been accused of sexual assault, including rape, by at least 17 women, and has been recorded bragging about his sexual predation. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report painted a picture of Trump as a man with a bottomless appetite for obstructing justice. “

  16. Anonymously August 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Stealing again!

    GOP wants to take $5 billion from health and education to build Trump’s wall

    https://shareblue.com/gop-spending-bill-5-billion-health-build-trump-border-wall-education/

  17. Anonymously August 13, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Gloves come off.

    Trump news: Fox News to air advert blaming mass shooting on president ‘stoking fire of racists’

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/url-trump-news-live-latest-epstein-today-russia-missile-trade-war-a9055346.html

    • ok August 14, 2019 at 8:01 am

      “2020 Democratic presidential challenger Julian Castro in which the candidate accuses him of “stoking the fire of racists” and inspiring the El Paso mass shooting.>
      The president meanwhile took a break from his vacation to speak about energy investments at a Shell complex in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. During the speech Mr Trump launched a series of attacks, primarily focusing his sights on 2020 Democratic candidates. He criticised Elizabeth Warren, using his common slur of “Pocahontas”, before moving onto “sleepy” Joe Biden.

      The president then went on to attack his home state of New York, in a rambling tirade about power outages and lawsuits. “They’re burdened with power outages,” he said. “New York energy rates are through the roof. All New York likes to do is sue me, they like to sue me, they’re always suing. They sue me for everything so they can try to stop us by any means possible.”

      Donald Trump has meanwhile wrongly claimed that the US has “similar, more advanced” missile technology to that currently being experimented with in Russia, apparently alluding to the nuclear-powered cruise rockets developed under Project Pluto in the 1960s during the Cold War, an initiative that was ultimately dismissed as “too crazy” to be viable.

      “I know this sounds like the plan of a cartoon villain and not the president of the United States but that’s what we’re dealing with today.”
      “Stephen Biegun, the diplomat who has been leading efforts to revive stalled US denuclearisation talks with North Korea, is reportedly under consideration to be Trump’s next ambassador to Russia.

      If Biegun, a Russia specialist, was to get the Moscow post, it would leave a significant hole in the US effort to resume talks aim at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, a policy priority for Trump.”
      He previously had worked for decades as a congressional staffer and as a White House foreign policy aide under President George W Bush.

      Biegun, 56, studied political science and Russian language at the University of Michigan and was resident director for the International Republican Institute in Moscow from 1992-1994. He has also as served on the board of the non-profit US-Russia Foundation for Economic Development and the Rule of Law.”

  18. Anonymously August 13, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Robbing us blind

    The US Secret Service has now spent over $1m (£829,600) to protect the president during golf outings at his private clubs in Florida, Washington and New Jersey, according to American Bridge 21st Century, a research group that has tracked government spending at Trump properties and shared its findings with The Independent.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-golf-taxpayer-cost-bedminster-new-jersey-mar-a-lago-american-bridge-a9050851.html

  19. Beaglemom August 14, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Slightly off topic but, maybe not really. There’s a front page story on the Wash. Post today about another Trump rally where he’s accompanied by shouts of “send her back” referring to one or all of the Democratic Congresswomen he’s been demonizing lately. Add that to the lies he’s spewing about the Clintons and HIS pal, Epstein. Don the Con is positively evil and every day of him is making the country more and more insane.

    I am so sick and tired of these phony “campaign” and MAGA rallies that he’s been conducting ON OUR DIME ever since the inauguration. The sole purpose of these rallies is to foment the very foulest sentiments among his supporters. And just the other day there was yet another Wash. Post article about how Trump’s supporters are upset that those who oppose him think they are bad. Well, they are bad and stupid and racist and mean and xenophobic and, frankly, about as unAmerican as American citizens can be. None of this will end well. And when the economy tanks because it always does when the GOP is in charge, these frenzied mobs will not turn on Trump and his GOP, they’ll turn on the Democrats with all of their vileness.

    My rant for the day but it is heartfelt.

    • Anonymous in Chicago August 14, 2019 at 8:03 am

      Beaglemom, I agree with every one of your sentiments. I believe Trump will bankrupt this country, just as he did with his businesses. Business Genius Trump lost more money than anyone in America between 1985-1994. Trump’s book “Art of the Deal” was published in 1987, while he actually held the title of top money loser in America! I am sick of this moron’s daily and constant lies. And what about when he signs another bill or Executive Order, he holds it up for the cameras like a child at school during “Show & Tell”. The taxpayers are paying for his golf trips, his MAGA rallies while the Trump Mafia family reaps millions in revenue at his Trump properties.

      This orange Bozo has got to be voted out of office. Shitler Trump has got to go.

      • anonymous August 14, 2019 at 10:10 am

        Trump’s book “Art of the Deal” was published in 1987, while he actually held the title of top money’s Biggest LO$ER in America! 6XTIME$
        “I believe Trump will bankrupt this country, just as he did with his businesses”

        dow down -660+

        GREENMAILing U$a

        • anon August 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

          Correction: dow down -760.87

  20. anon August 14, 2019 at 7:15 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/morning-joe-panel-busts-trump-for-trying-another-diversionary-tactic-to-duck-his-links-to-epstein/

    On Tuesday the president spoke to reporters before boarding a helicopter and hinted that Clinton had possibly visited Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean which is known to locals as “Pedophile Island,”
    while at the same time insisting that he never had visited despite being a friend of the now-deceased financial manager.

  21. NY August 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/14/750881986/adult-victims-of-childhood-sex-abuse-in-new-york-can-sue-alleged-abusers

    A new law that goes into effect Wednesday, gives adult victims of childhood sex abuse in New York one year to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions that may have allowed the abuse.

    The one-year filing period is known as a “look-back window,”

    #meToo

  22. Anonymous August 14, 2019 at 11:22 am

    “If he’s on suicide watch, it’s virtually impossible to kill yourself,” Robert Gangi, an expert on prisons and former executive director of the Correctional Association of New York.
    https://www.news.com.au/world/beyond-astounding-why-was-jeffrey-epstein-taken-off-suicide-watch/news-story/6a4bdf016d1b5f6744ee28da5faeb67d

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2019/08/11/jeffrey-epstein-obit-sandoval-pkg-vpx.cnn

    Jeffrey Epstein rape accuser sues his estate and associates
    https://twitter.com/AndreasBoos/status/1161704117976358914

  23. anon August 15, 2019 at 6:31 am

    “Jail suicides ― which are almost always preventable ― have been the No. 1 cause of jail deaths each year since at least the turn of the century.

    “Tragically, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about what happened to Mr. Epstein, and therefore no reason to resort to bizarre conspiracy theories,” said David Fathi, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s national prison project. “This is just the, you know, baseline dysfunction of prisons and jails and how suicide prevention in most prisons and jails is a joke.””

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/epstein-suicide-federal-prison-jail-deaths_n_5d51cd9ee4b05fa9df0341c4

  24. Where in the world is... August 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/ghislaine-maxwell-where-in-the-world-is-jeffrey-epsteins-girlfriend?ref=home

    Ghislaine Maxwell>Maxwell hasn’t been charged with any crimes in connection to Epstein.
    “Maxwell is not gonna be able to hide,” Boies told The Daily Beast. “There’s no place in the civilized world where she can go and not be found. And unlike Epstein, she does not have the massive resources that would be required to carve out a new life in some obscure place where she cannot be extradited from.”

    Reached by The Daily Beast, Borgerson denied that he was dating Maxwell or that she was staying at his $3 million home. “Ghislaine is not at my house. She’s a friend—former friend. Not true,” Borgerson said, adding that he was about to board a plane and would call police in light of the Mail’s report to protect his house and his family.

    “The police are coming to my house,” “No one’s home except my cat.”

    In a text message to a Daily Beast reporter, Borgerson added, “Hi, I’m traveling abroad for business. Ghislaine Maxwell is not at my home and I don’t know where she is. I’m passionate about ocean policy and wish people were as interested in Jones Act reform, joining the law of the sea, and funding icebreakers.”

    ““In my view, it is very unlikely that Maxwell will escape prosecution,” “If that’s right, she would have an enormous incentive to see if she could do a deal.”
    “It would be a lot better for her to cooperate as opposed to fight it, because somebody’s going to cooperate. There are too many people with knowledge. There are too many people involved in the criminal enterprise. Somebody’s going to cooperate, and in that context, if you’re somebody in Maxwell’s position, you want to be sure you’re in as early as possible.”

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