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Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons

Posted On: Jul 21, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Meet the woman who ties Jeffrey Epstein to Trump and the Clintons

How did wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein come to be palling around with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump? People who know those involved say Epstein's connections to two U.S. presidents ran through one bubbly British heiress: Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell, who has denied accusations made in civil suits of aiding and participating in Epstein's sexual abuse of minors, has been among the financier's closest associates. Unlike Epstein, she comes from a rarefied background that gave her entrée to the rich and powerful. For years, beginning in the early '90s, she and Epstein cut glittering figures on the Manhattan and Palm Beach social circuits, with Maxwell taking the lead. While people who knew Epstein in Palm Beach described him as “very odd” and said “he didn't go out much,” those who know Maxwell described her as “vivacious,” “warm” and “effusive.” Her family knew Trump before Epstein arrived on the scene, and she continued to socialize with Chelsea Clinton after Epstein was jailed on sex offenses. Maxwell...

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