Billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein has claimed that he was responsible for founding the Clinton Foundation, and that the Clinton’s are now desperately trying to cover up his ties to the organization.
Lawyers representing Epstein claim that he co-founded the Clinton Foundation during plea negotiations with the U.S. Attorney’s office.
In an attempt to boost Epstein’s image before he was sentenced for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution in 2008, his attorneys tried to emphasize his close ties with Bill Clinton, Fox News reports.
A July 2007 letter to the South Florida State U.S. Attorney’s office, written by lawyers Alan Dershowitz and Gerald Lefcourt, claimed that Epstein had been part of the original group that set up the Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative, focusing on ‘some of the world’s most pressing challenges.’
They also mention Clinton was a guest of Epstein who hosted a trip to Africa in 2002 on his private Boeing 727 – dubbed ‘Lolita Express’ – on behalf of the charity.
The plea deal negotiations were eventually successful and Epstein ended up serving just 13 months in prison and a year’s home detention. He is a registered level three sex offender.
Flight records prove that the former president took dozens of trips on the jet which one woman, who claims to be a victim of Epstein, says was set up with a bed where some guests allegedly had group sex with young girls.
However, his involvement in the Clinton Foundation is less clear.
The former politician has always credited longtime assistant Doug Band, now the director of the Foundation, as coming up with the idea for the Global Initiative.
Epstein is not listed in any of the official paperwork of the Clinton Global Initiative as either its founder or director.
But there is evidence that the billionaire supported the Clinton Foundation financially.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reported data from a whistle-blower, that $81 million had been routed from HSBC Swiss accounts to The Clinton Foundation – including money from Epstein.
Epstein, who had various Swiss accounts with HSBC totally $3.5 million, transferred $25,000 to the Foundation in 2006.
The Foundation has also had its fair share of controversy.
It has raised billions of dollars for charitable works around the world since it was founded in 2001.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was created as an evolution of the foundation, although no application was made to the IRS.
The goal was to solve world problems and bring together celebrities and powerful people.
While some organizations lavish praise on the Clintons for their philanthropic accomplishments.
However, critics have questioned how much money goes to the causes as they claim the Foundation is used as a ‘slush fund’ – a secret pool of money used to buy political favors.
Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel, who conducted studies of Clinton Foundation financial reports, alleged that Clinton had ‘developed a methodology of exploiting epidemics and natural disasters to raise hundred of millions in “charitable donations” that in a relaxed regulatory environment could be diverted to personal gain, funding Hillary’s political campaigns and supporting Democratic Party causes’.
Neither Epstein’s lawyer’s nor the Clinton Foundation responded to requests for comment.