New accusations make it possible that the Clinton campaign will reveal the dark deeds of our rulers and their wealthy friends.
It is almost impossible to know exactly what kind of perverse victimization goes on among the rich and powerful. One wants to be watchful about human nature but also careful about rumors and tall tales.
But this headline in the New York Post threatens far more than the Clinton campaign for the Presidency in 2016: “Bill’s libido threatens to derail Hillary — again.”
She hasn’t even announced, but the question has already resurfaced: Will Bill Clinton’s baggage derail Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes?
Just a few weeks ago, reports broke that Bill Clinton had flown at least 11 times on “The Lolita Express” — a private plane owned by the mysterious financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. According to Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been one of Epstein’s many teenaged sex slaves, Clinton also visited Epstein’s private Caribbean retreat, known as “Orgy Island.”
Exactly how much of this story is true? Or is this only a piece of a wider story? I have no idea. But this one data point in the story potentially represents a much larger scandal:
In 2005, Palm Beach police responded to a complaint filed by a woman who claimed her 14-year-old daughter was lured to Epstein’s mansion. There, the girl was forced to undress and massage Epstein and was paid $300.
In all, it’s believed Epstein had 40 victims in Palm Beach alone. The Daily Beast reported that some of Epstein’s victims claimed he imported girls from Europe and South America, and that three were 12 years old. They were a treat to himself for his birthday.
Epstein hired a team of lawyers — among them Ken Starr, Bill Clinton’s old nemesis. In the end, Epstein pled guilty to just one count of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. He served a year under nominal house arrest.
Now let’s rehearse the most undeniable claims here: 1. Horrible accusations were made against Epstein. 2. These accusations required an expensive, politically-connected dream team of lawyers. (One could argue that Ken Starr might be an old ally of Bill Clinton rather than a nemesis. Reports are mixed. Was the Monica Lewinsky scandal really the most important criminal case that an independent prosecutor could have pursued?) 3. Despite this dream team, Epstein had to plead guilty of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. 4. His “punishment” was ridiculously light; you would have served time if you were convicted of the same charge.
From those four points, let’s ask ourselves some questions:
- How likely is it that Epstein is used to getting “serviced” by prostitutes? I doubt that a grown man who gets caught has only done the deed once.
- How likely is it that Epstein is accustomed to carefully checking to make sure the “sex workers” he solicits are of legal age? Again, it is impossible to believe that this was his only “slip.”
- If a powerful rich man had such illegal tastes, wouldn’t bringing in politically powerful friends to enjoy his criminal behavior with him be a way he could protect himself from the probability that he might be prosecuted? If a man was engaging in such behavior it would only make sense that he would pull someone into it like Bill Clinton, or Anthony Weiner (or someone like him who got powerful before letting his perversions get out of control), or Dominique Strauss-Kahn, etc.
In my opinion, this kind of story is really a small part of a larger story about politics and money. It is the kind of thing that almost gets exposed in the revelations about the deceased British Entertainer and pervert abuser Jimmy Savile with his incredible political connections that one cannot imagine had nothing to do with the fact that he was never prosecuted.
My hope is that Hillary runs and that somehow it results in a great deal of dirty laundry flying before the eyes of the world—and not just dirty laundry that belongs to the Clintons or even exclusively to Democrats.