Do you remember this?
I remember when it happened I was actually watching live and I filed it away in the back of my mind.
Who knew it would come to pass so soon, only a few years later?
In case you haven't seen this before, here is Donald Trump in 2015 at CPAC asked about his opinion on Bill Clinton.
Ummmm, nice guy…..got a lot of problems coming up in my opinion with that famous island, the Epstein island."
Did he know this was all coming?
Has he been planning it all along?
Has Trump been holding the cards all the way back to 2015 and just watching them twist in the wind as he toys with them?
You could start to make that case.
Watch for yourself:
And if that gets censored, here is a backup:
And one more backup:
Even Vanity Fair reported on it:
Perhaps the most revealing commentary Donald Trump has offered on Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier who pleaded not guilty this week to sex trafficking and conspiracy, occurred in late February 2015, onstage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Trump, then flirting with a presidential run, was fielding softballs from Fox News host Sean Hannity when a lightning round of questions turned to a favorite topic: Bill Clinton. “Nice guy, Trump said. “Got a lot of problems coming up, in my opinion, with the famous island with Jeffrey Epstein,” he added, seemingly veering off topic. “Lot of problems.”
In fact, Epstein was then very much top of mind for Trump, who had his own history with the registered sex offender. Over the previous several weeks, the National Enquirer had published a string of stories about Epstein, including a “world exclusive” interview with one of his accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who said in court documents that Epstein forced her to have sex with him at his Upper East Side home. She told the tabloid that Epstein paid her to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew, one of an expansive retinue of high-flying elites who enjoyed Epstein’s company and took advantage of his private jet. (Buckingham Palace has denied the allegations.) Another was Clinton, who the Enquirer reported had traveled with Epstein’s assistant on his plane, and was at Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean. (Clinton denies ever traveling to Little St. James Island, but has confirmed that he traveled with Epstein several times in 2002 and 2003, including trips to Africa in connection with the Clinton Foundation. In her interview with the Enquirer, Giuffre said she had seen Clinton around, but that she never saw him involved with women.)
That's not all.
Just this week in 2020 Trump alluded to the fact he thinks Jeffrey Epstein may not have killed himself at all (hmmm, where have I heard that before?) and that he may have BEEN killed in prison.
From the WaPo:
President Trump suggested in an interview aired Monday that multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein might have been killed while in federal custody — putting him at odds with his own attorney general and the New York City medical examiner, who have both said Epstein died of suicide.
In an interview with Axios on HBO, reporter Jonathan Swan asked Trump why he had recently offered well wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell, a former girlfriend of Epstein who was charged by federal prosecutors with recruiting and grooming underage girls for Epstein to abuse.
“Her friend or boyfriend was either killed or committed suicide in jail,” Trump responded. “She’s now in jail. Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well. I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck. Let them prove somebody was guilty.”
“So you’re saying you hope she doesn’t die in jail?” Swan sought to clarify. “Is that what you mean by ‘wish her well’?”
“Her boyfriend died in jail. And people are still trying to figure out how did it happen,” Trump said. “Was it suicide? Was he killed? And I do wish her well. I’m not looking for anything bad for her.”
Before President Trump wished Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well,’ they had mingled for years in the same gilded circles
Epstein, who was taken into custody in July 2019 on charges that he sexually abused young girls, was found unresponsive and hanging in his cell the following month, and the New York City medical examiner concluded that he had died of suicide by hanging. But the circumstances of his death, coupled with his wealth and connections to powerful people, have long fueled conspiracy theories about the case.
A medical examiner hired by Epstein’s family has raised questions about government authorities’ conclusion about Epstein’s death, pointing in particular to what he saw as unusual fractures in Epstein’s neck that he told “60 Minutes” are not common in a suicide by hanging. In the wake of the death, Attorney General William P. Barr asked the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate the matter as the FBI probed for possible criminal wrongdoing.