A tech billionaire who has previously apologized for “helping to repair” dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s reputation has donated $1.5 million to a super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s presidential run.
The donor, LinkedIn founder and Democratic megadonor Reid Hoffman, has been pouring money into the Unite the Country PAC — which spent millions in Iowa and Super Tuesday states.
The super PAC took in $4.2 million in February, with a sizable chunk of it coming from Hoffman. They are currently running advertisements repeating two debunked claims about President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Free Beacon reports.
“Hoffman—the PAC’s largest donor with $1.5 million in contributions—acknowledged he had several interactions with Epstein. The billionaire tech mogul said he put Epstein in contact with others for fundraising purposes after the child molester had been charged with sex crimes. In August 2015, Hoffman invited Epstein and Joi Ito, the former director of MIT’s Media Lab, to dinner in California,” the Free Beacon report explains.
In an apology letter for aiding Epstein, Hoffman admitted that he “helped to repair his reputation and perpetuate injustice.”
“Prior to these interactions, I was told by Joi that Epstein had cleared the MIT vetting process, which was the basis for my participation,” Hoffman said in an apology letter published by Axios last September. “My last interaction with Epstein was in 2015. Still, by agreeing to participate in any fundraising activity where Epstein was present, I helped to repair his reputation and perpetuate injustice.”
Hoffman has also apologized for funding a $750,000 disinformation campaign in Alabama targeting Roy Moore that aided his Democrat opponent, who narrowly won.
Read the full Free Beacon report here.