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This March 28, 2017 image provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. The wealthy financier pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York on Monday, July 8, 2019, to sex trafficking charges following his arrest over the weekend. Epstein will have to remain behind bars until his bail hearing on July 15. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP)

In the wake of the arrest by the FBI of Ghislaine Maxwell and charges being filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, there was a lot of discussion about the connection of President Donald Trump and Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell.

Many on the left have fashioned yet another conspiracy theory, that Trump was involved with Epstein, that Attorney General Bill Barr is his hatchet man who somehow did in Epstein and was trying to block the arrest of Maxwell. While those on the right met that with all the connections of Bill Clinton to Epstein and Maxwell.

The left apparently hasn’t learned from all the prior hoax conspiracies that were supposed to do in Trump.

But let’s straight out a few facts here because not everyone is aware of them.

Yes, Epstein was friendly with Trump, as he was friendly with many movers and shakers in both New York and Florida society.

But Trump reportedly had Epstein booted from Mar-a-Lago after Epstein allegedly made a move on/may have assaulted a 17 year old employee working there more than 15 years ago.

From NY Post:

“Trump allegedly banned Epstein from his Maralago Club in West Palm Beach because Epstein sexually assaulted a girl at the club,” according to the papers, filed in the Sunshine State as part of an ongoing legal battle between Epstein and Bradley Edwards, who represented many of Epstein’s underage accusers in civil suits against him.

Moreover, the victims’ attorney Edwards explained on video how when he was pursuing his case against Epstein that Trump was the “only person” who was willing to talk with him and provide information on Epstein in 2009. Edwards said his information was helpful and checked out, but gave “no indication” that Trump was involved in anyway. He implied everyone else was too cowed by Epstein’s apparently power and influence.

Starting around 5:36:

Not the sign of someone in league with Epstein or trying to cover for him in any way.

Plus another interesting video here from 2015 with Sean Hannity.

I don’t mention that as proof of issues for Clinton, but to show that if Trump had a real Epstein issue, he would do his best to steer clear of it. You can see there that he clearly feels the problem of the connection is all on Clinton.

So then let’s look at Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton said he took four “trips” with Epstein on his plane. This doesn’t quite square with the logs showing that he took many more flights, by some reports 26 flights on the plane. Two witnesses, including including Virginia Giuffre Roberts and a technician, claim that they saw him on Epstein’s island. He says he was never there. Roberts says she never saw him do anything inappropriate.

Then in 2010, Ghislaine Maxwell was invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. This was after Epstein had pled guilty and after he served time, and there were already questions about Maxwell.

A new book also claims the apparent closeness of Bill Clinton to Epstein was because Clinton was having a relationship with Maxwell.

Folks on the left were postulating the issue with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, was related to Maxwell. But she was arrested and the grand jury returned the verdict after Berman was let go. They’ve been looking at her and possible charges in the U.S. Attorney’s office for years.

So if there seems to be no issue with Trump, this should be all good and pose no problem, right?

Yes, with a caveat. As we’ve seen, there’s a past history of problems with the FBI targeting the Trump team and as we saw with Gen. Michael Flynn, truth or fairness wasn’t necessarily what they cared about in the pursuit.

With that said we note one of the Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the case? Maurene Comey, the daughter of former FBI Director James Comey.