NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - Former President Bill Clinton's association with a notorious child sex-trafficker is under scrutiny, and the Democrats are worried.
Following the arrest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday for new sex trafficking allegations, both the media and Democrats are seeking to minimize the discussion of Clinton's association with Epstein's so-called "Lolita Express" flights to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands, where rich and powerful men are alleged to have had sex with underage girls.
In 2008, Epstein was jailed for 13 months for raping underage girls. But, as described by Anne Coulter in Taki's Magazine: "Democratic county prison officials — not the feds — who placed Epstein in a private wing of the county jail and allowed him to spend 12 hours a day, six days a week at his Palm Beach mansion throughout his 13-month 'imprisonment.'"
Clinton took his "Lolita Express" flights at least 26 times, sometimes dismissing his Secret Service team from their duties to keep watch over him.
Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted, "It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated but we must follow the facts and let the chips fall where they may - whether on Republicans or Democrats."
ABC News refused to mention Clinton's connection, only commenting Epstein "has been associated with some of the world's most powerful people including former presidents and movie stars."
Clinton press secretary and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos passed over Clinton's and his own connection with Epstein and the fact Epstein had been a heavy Democrat donor for years, donating nearly $150,000 to Democrats running for office and the Clinton Foundation.
Epstein was known to associate with famous and powerful people, including actors Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen and Chris Tucker. Both Spacey and Allen have a reputation for being serial sexual predators.
While media is struggling to keep Clinton's ties to Epstein a secret, it's maintaining Epstein and President Donald Trump were close, with MSNBC saying:
As a media personality before his political career, Donald Trump did have an association with Epstein going back to 1987, saying about him, "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."
Epstein frequented Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida but was banned after he made an advance at the underage daughter of a fellow guest.