It’s well documented former President Bill Clinton flew on convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet. And yet, despite Clinton’s glaring ties to Epstein, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson thought it would be wise to link President Trump to the convicted sex offender in an effort to smear the real estate billionaire. Trump and Epstein knew one another socially, although not very well — unlike Clinton.
“Bill Clinton took repeated trips on the “Lolita Express“—the private passenger jet owned by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—with an actress in softcore porn movies whose name appears in Epstein’s address book under an entry for “massages,” according to flight logbooks obtained by Gawker and published today for the first time,” reports Gawker.
Washington Times reports:
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton.
Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl. […]
Ken Silverstein, the reporter who ultimately wrote an Epstein-Trump report, confirmed to The Times that Fusion had sourced the story. Mr. Silverstein, founder and editor of WashingtonBabylon.com who wrote the story for Vice.com, defended Mr. Simpson as a solid source of information that must first be confirmed.
Did Fusion GPS ask Silverstein to pen the piece?
“Since you asked, yes, they helped me with that,” Mr. Silverstein told the Washington Times.
“But as you can see, I could not make a strong case for Trump being super close to Epstein, so they could hardly have been thrilled with that story. In my humble opinion, that was the best story written about Trump’s ties to Epstein, but I failed to nail him. Trump’s ties were mild compared to Bill Clinton‘s,” added Silverstein.
“I said Fusion could not have been happy with the Epstein story,” he added. “What I mean is that I never proved a really sleazy connection, so frankly I was disappointed too, I thought there was more (and still wonder).”
After Rep. Devin Nunes forced Fusion GPS to unseal its bank records, it was then discovered that the opposition research firm paid at least three journalists during and after the election to push the phony dossier.
According to Tablet media columnist Lee Smith “The network of journalists who take dossiers from Fusion GPS is rich and deep.”