Bill Clinton admitted to Jeffrey Epstein that he had sex with Monica Lewinsky by default because 'she was the only girl in the White House' during 1995 government shutdown, new book revealsby Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
- A new book reveals that Bill Clinton told Jeffrey Epstein he only had sex with Monica Lewinsky because she was the 'only girl in the White House' during the 1995 government shutdown
- The late pedophile said Clinton confessed during their 2002 trip to Africa where they flew on Epstein's private jet with actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker
- Epstein had been 'fascinated' by the Lewinsky scandal for years because he thought she was 'too unattractive to sleep with', according to the book
- The book, 'A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein' by journalists Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper is out June 2
- It also claims that socialite Lynn Forester de Rothschild was the one who made the connection between Epstein and Clinton
- The book puts renewed focus on Epstein's friendship with Clinton, which has been a source of constant embarrassment for the former President
Jeffrey Epstein claimed that Bill Clinton told him he slept with Monica Lewinsky because she was the 'only girl in the White House' during the 1995 government shutdown.
The pedophile claimed that the former President made the confession during their 2002 trip to Africa where they flew on Epstein's private jet with Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker.
Epstein had been 'fascinated' by the Lewinsky scandal for years because he thought she was 'too unattractive to sleep with', a new book claims.
When Clinton told him why, Epstein called a friend during the trip and bragged: 'Guess what I learned?'
The book, 'A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein' by journalists Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper also claims that socialite Lynn Forester de Rothschild was the one who made the connection between Epstein and Clinton.
Forester made the connection during a dinner at Senator Ted Kennedy's house in 1995 when she piqued his interest by 'evangelizing' about Epstein's financial acumen.
The book puts renewed focus on Epstein's friendship with Clinton, which has been a source of constant embarrassment for the former President.
It is due to be released on Tuesday, a week after the premiere of a new Netflix documentary about Epstein in which his former IT contractor Steve Scully says he once saw Clinton on the pedophile's private island in the Caribbean.
In the documentary Virginia Roberts, an Epstein victim who says she was loaned out to Prince Andrew for sex, says she remembers seeing Clinton at a dinner on the island.
She says: 'He was there, I never saw him doing anything improper. I wish he would just come clean about, yeah I was there, so what, who cares, I didn't see anything going on'.
The relationship between Clinton and Epstein dates back to at least 2002 and flight logs show that he flew at least 26 times on the pedophile's jet and as many as 10 times with no Secret Service detail
Epstein's lawyers have claimed that he helped Clinton devise the Clinton Global Initiative, his philanthropic organization which is the focus of his post-Presidency.
Clinton was also photographed hugging Epstein's housekeepers on a trip to his $77million mansion in New York.
The trip to Africa in 2002 for Clinton for his Clinton Foundation catapulted Epstein into the public consciousness and, the book claims, helped Epstein to answer one of his nagging questions.
'A Convenient Death' says: 'Jeffrey Epstein was fascinated by Bill Clinton's Oval Office sex scandal.
'He told friends he was perplexed at why the president would throw away his reputation to carry on an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a woman who Epstein believed was too unattractive to sleep with.
'On a trip to Africa with Clinton, Epstein finally got his answer. During the flight, while Clinton was still on the plane, one good friend remembers receiving a phone call from a highly amused Epstein.
''Guess what I learned?'' Epstein asked his somewhat befuddled friend, according to an interview. ''What?'' 'I never understood the whole Monica Lewinsky thing, so I asked,' said Epstein.
'(Bill's) answer was: ''The government shutdown. She was the only girl at the White House!'''
Goodman and Halper write that when Clinton left the White House in 2001 he was a 'broken man' having been impeached but barely survived.
Clinton had 'squandered his credibility' by having the affair with Lewinsky and he became 'toxic' even within his own party.
Restoring his reputation was Clinton's priority so he set to work on the Clinton Foundation and his Clinton Global Initiative.
He was also broke and So somebody like Jeffrey Epstein could help him in many ways.
Epstein had already donated $2,000 to Clinton back in 1992 when he ran for the Presidency.
In time he would donate $147,000 to Democrats and $18,000 to Republicans, and the cash got him access.
'Filthy Rich' says that in 1993 Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association, contributing to the Clintons' efforts to redecorate the residence with gold drapes and other lavish decor.
The book says: 'In return, Epstein received a perfunctory thank-you letter from the association and an invitation to a donor reception with the Clintons.
'He brought Ghislaine Maxwell as his date'.
There they were, a serial pedophile and his alleged madam, meeting the Clintons for the first time - and it took place in the White House.
A proper introduction between the two was arranged by Forester, a blond telecom executive who later married into the wealthy Rothschild family.
She was supposedly 'smitten' with Epstein and became an 'evangelist for his financial services', the book says.
During the dinner at Ted Kennedy's house in 1995 she spoke to Clinton about Epstein, rather than social policy she intended to talk about.
In a revealing letter to Clinton in 1995 she wrote: 'It was a pleasure to see you.
'Using my fifteen seconds of access to discuss Jeffrey Epstein and currency stabilization, I neglected to talk to you about a topic near and dear to my heart. Namely, affirmative action and the future'.
Epstein also cultivated others in Clinton's inner circle by attending a dinner in Palm Beach in 1995 at the home of Ron Perelman, the billionaire behind the cosmetics chain Revlon.
It was a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee and other guests were Jimmy Buffett and Clinton's college friend Arnold Prosperi.
The cost to attend was a cool $100,000 but it helped to get Epstein on Clinton's radar.
So began their friendship during which Epstein donated $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation in 2006 through his personal charity.
When Epstein's black book of contacts was made public it contained more than 20 numbers, emails and addresses to get hold of Clinton, most of them listed under his former advisor Doug Band.
Clinton's statements about Epstein have taken a marked change over time.
In a 2002 piece for New York magazine Clinton said that Epstein was a 'highly successful financier and a committed philanthropist'.
A spokesman for Clinton said: 'I especially appreciated his insights and generosity during the recent trip to Africa to work on democratization, empowering the poor, citizen service, and combating HIV/AIDS'.
By that time Epstein had already abused dozens if not hundreds of underage girls and young women and one of them, Chauntae Davies, was a flight attendant on the trip.
Juliette Bryant, another victim, said that Epstein recruited her under Clinton's nose during a stop in South Africa.
In fairness to Clinton, Epstein was not investigated by police until 2005 which led to an 18 month jail sentence for soliciting a minor for prostitution.
When Epstein was arrested in 2019 Clinton's spokesman Angel Ureña said the former President 'knows nothing about his terrible crimes'.
Ureña said: 'In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein's airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation.
'He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein's New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail.
'He's not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein's ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida'.
Clinton was one of many other powerful people who Epstein knew including Prince Andrew from the British Royal family and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Others were Donald Trump, former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and magicians David Blaine and David Copperfield.