In recently disclosed court documents related to the Jeffrey Epstein case, both former President Bill Clinton and former President Donald Trump are mentioned, though in differing ways.
The documents, originating from a settled 2015 lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, a victim of Epstein, shed light on the influential network of associates surrounding Epstein, including individuals of wealth and power.
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Clinton's name appears "repeatedly" throughout the documents, with 73 instances of the word "Clinton" found, while the word "Trump" surfaces only four times, according to USA Today.
One victim, Johanna Sjoberg, testified that Epstein informed her that Clinton "likes them young," alluding to young girls.
Sjoberg, who was recruited and coerced into sexual acts by Epstein and Maxwell, recounted being pressured into providing erotic massages and engaging in sex acts with Epstein.
A 2002 photo shows Clinton receiving a back massage from another Epstein victim, Chauntae Davis.
Trump's name is mentioned once in the documents, relating to Epstein's intention to contact Trump in 2001 for a casino visit in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as their pilot could not land in New York.
The documents do not provide evidence of wrongdoing by either president. Flight logs indicate that both Clinton and Trump traveled on Epstein's private jet, known as the "Lolita Express," but there is no indication they visited Epstein's private Caribbean island, where trafficking and abuse occurred.
Despite the lack of proof of wrongdoing, the newly released documents underscore stark differences in the interactions between Clinton and Epstein and Trump and Epstein.
Attorney Brad Edwards, representing numerous Epstein victims, highlighted in a 2018 interview that Trump was the only person among those subpoenaed in 2009 who willingly provided information, offering assistance without implying involvement in any untoward activities.
Media coverage of the documents has been criticized for attempting to equate the interactions of both former presidents with Epstein, with allegations against Clinton receiving more attention. This discrepancy in coverage raises questions about media bias and the handling of information related to the Epstein case.