Recent emails that surfaced exposing a May 12th email chain released by WikiLeaks, show that Democratic National Committee leaders were stressing that one of the top high profile defense attorneys in America was considered to be too controversial for hosting an event for President Obama. This had to do with a particular client he previously defended, who was accused of trafficking several underage girls for sex, and was close friends with Bill Clinton.
The man in question was renown attorney Roy Black, who represented Jeffrey Epstein, a jet-set Democratic mega donor from Palm Beach, accused of trafficking nearly three-dozen underage girls for sex with himself and his powerful political, Wall Street, and celebrity friends.
Through his legal team, led by Black, Epstein secured a sealed plea deal, in which he pled guilty to only one count related to prostitution with a minor, registered as a sex offender, served only a portion of in-home detention, just 13 months of a 19-month sentence within his plush South Florida mansion. A sentence, which was a slap on the wrist, considering Epstein was tied by Palm Beach Police to as many as 40 under-aged girls.
Roy Black was not accused of wrongdoing regarding Epstein, and was just doing his job while representing him. Regardless, representing Epstein hurt Black’s standing within the Democratic party, as the Clintons were pushing hard to distance themselves from the case.
Black had hosted a fundraiser for Obama previously in 2007, and had been initially cleared to host a second fundraiser at his Miami Beach mansion, until DNC officials canceled. Negative articles detailing Black’s representation of Epstein were sent through DNC email chains, and DNC officials also circulated further negative articles on his other high-profile, controversial clientele, including Joe Francis (founder of Girls Gone Wild), William Kennedy Smith of the Kennedy family, and pop star Justin Bieber. Officials with the DNC agreed on Black’s status, stating no hosting for DNC events.
Unfortunately for the Clintons, these resurfaced emails do one other thing. They bring up the name Jeffrey Epstein again, a name which the Clintons previously distanced themselves from, so much so, that it hurt Black’s reputation within the party. The Clintons have even gone as far as saying they never knew Epstein, yet the Current Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a much closer association to that name than she would ever like to acknowledge.
In the email chain, flight records show that former President Bill Clinton flew around the world multiple times on the billionaire’s private jet, which was dubbed the “Lolita Express” for its reported reputation of onboard orgies. Clinton took more than 26 flights with Epstein around the world, and flew 10 times abroad to party at the Epstein island home in question, during that period, according to FAA flight logs. The flight logs show that Clinton dismissed his U.S. Secret Service detail for five of those trips.
Attorneys for Epstein have touted his close friendship with the Clintons, claiming the billionaire helped start the Clinton’s family foundation, and he also hosted a trip to Africa in 2002 on his private Boeing 727 for the foundation, which Bill Clinton himself attended. There were multiple witnesses in the Epstein case, along with the flight logs, which place Bill Clinton with Epstein during that time.
WikiLeaks have stated that more Clinton emails are forthcoming.