It won’t come as a surprise to most people. But it’s important that this is being documented.
It’s not an accident that Bill Clinton, an accused rapist, was hanging out with Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Epstein. Clintonworld has tried dismissing it as a handful of plane rides. But nope. The connections go all the way back to Bill’s time in the White House.
As early as 1993, records show, Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association and attended a donors’ reception hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Around the same time, according to a source familiar with the connection, Epstein visited presidential aide Mark Middleton several times at the White House. Two years later, businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote a personal letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk about the financier.
A letter from the following month reveals the extent of the financier’s generosity. Bernard R. Meyer, the executive vice president of the White House Historical Association, sent a note to Epstein’s Madison Avenue offices on Oct. 4, thanking him for his $10,000 contribution. The donation, Meyer wrote, would “assist in funding the costs of refurbishing the Oval Office in the West Wing and certain areas of the Executive Residence.”
A carbon copy of Meyer’s letter was also sent to A. Paul Prosperi—a college friend of Bill Clinton’s who visited Epstein frequently when the financier was jailed in 2008. Visitor logs show Prosperi, a Florida-based attorney, visited Epstein at least 20 times during the 13 months he spent in Palm Beach county jail for procuring an underage prostitute. Prosperi also attended the 1995 Perelman fundraiser where both Epstein and Clinton were present.
The two were clearly chummy by the early Clinton Foundation years, as attested to by a 2002 photo of Epstein and Clinton in Brunei that appeared in Vicky Ward’s 2003 profile of the financier. In a 2002 piece for New York magazine about the Africa trip, Clinton praised Epstein as a “highly successful financier and a committed philanthropist.”
Epstein’s name also turns up in connection with another shadowy figure in the Clinton administration: White House aide Mark E. Middleton. A friend of Clinton’s from Arkansas and an early addition to the president’s campaign, he joined the administration in 1993 as a special assistant to Chief of Staff Mack McClarty—another Arkansas insider—and added “Deputy to the Counselor” to his title in 1994.
Over that same time period, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Beast, Middleton met with Epstein in the White House at least three times. It is unclear what they discussed, or for how long. Middleton did not respond to repeated calls and emails for comment, or to a reporter who visited his home in Arkansas.
Epstein had everything he needed to get access to Clintonworld. Namely money. Everything else was just a bonus.
And the down payment wasn’t much. $10K. And an alleged serial rapist was in the White House. And, for once, I’m not talking about Bill.
Epstein was of course just one of the many unsavory figures connected with the Clinton White House and the Clinton Foundation. When a political couple is this obviously for sale, it attracts some very down market buyers.
Jeffrey Epstein seemed to have built multiple access points into Clintonworld, beginning with fundraisers, and then to Doug Band, Bill’s body man, and then finally he hooked Clinton himself.