But a closer examination highlights how this characterization is likely inaccurate.
Edwards added that Trump “was very helpful, in the information that he gave.
Patterson said, “There were some complaints about Epstein at Mar-a-Lago. I spoke to the head of the spa there. ... She said she went to Trump and he threw [Epstein] out of the club.”
“I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I don’t think I’ve spoken to him for 15 years. I wasn’t a fan..I was not a fan of his. That I can tell you. I was not a fan of his.”
It seems almost certain that if there had been an untoward associate with Epstein’s activities, it would have been unearthed long ago.
Clinton’s statement only addresses flights on Epstein’s jet that took place in 2002 and 2003.
The Fox article specifically mentions 2001, a year not covered by Clinton’s statement.
Fox reported that flight logs do not show Clinton aboard any flights to St. Thomas, the nearest airport to Little St. James.
Per Fox, flight logs “show Clinton flying aboard Epstein’s plane to such destinations as Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, Brunei, London, New York, the Azores, Belgium, Norway, Russia and Africa.”
Q: You had Bill Clinton on the airplane ten or twenty times, right?
Visosky: Yeah. He’s my main focus. I remember him being on the aircraft, sure.
“Nice guy - got a lot of problems coming up, in my opinion, with the famous island, with Jeffrey Epstein. A lot of problems.”
Despite a judicial order, Epstein had initially refused to “divulge any information about his net worth other than to say its upwards of $50 million.”
In papers filed with the U.S. District Court, Epstein’s attorneys stated he was worth “more than nine figures.”
Forbes reporters noted that, “Forbes has never included Epstein, 66, in its rankings of the World’s Billionaires, since there is scant proof he holds a ten-figure fortune.”
The reported source for Epstein’s wealth is his money management firm but no records from the firm have ever been made public and nor has any client list been released.
Additionally, Epstein reportedly employed no portfolio managers or analysts.
M&A lawyer, Dennis Block said that he once sent Epstein a $500 million client only to have Epstein turn the client down.
Block noted, “Both the client and I were amazed.”
That Epstein was “one of the largest investors” in the fund runs contrary to his portrayal as the sole, direct manager of his clients’ funds.
In a 2015 court filing, Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre said that “Epstein required me to describe the sexual events that I had with these men presumably so that he could potentially blackmail them.”