Jeffrey Epstein had information on Donald Trump and the Clintons so incendiary, it could have up-ended the 2016 presidential election if made public, according to the dead financier’s younger brother.
“Here’s a direct quote: ‘If I said what I know about both candidates, they’d have to cancel the election.’ That’s what Jeffrey told me in 2016,” Mark Epstein told the New York Post on Wednesday, recalling a conversation he had with his brother about the showdown between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
However, property developer Mark, 69, demurred when pushed to elaborate, saying his brother never revealed to him exactly what he knew about the then-presidential hopefuls.
Both candidates were known to have moved within Epstein’s circle, either directly or indirectly.
Trump flew on Epstein’s private jet seven times in the ’90s, according to flight logs, jetting between Palm Beach, Florida, and New York, accompanied by family members on at least two occasions.
Hillary is not known to have consorted with Epstein personally, but her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was a friend of Epstein dating back to at least 1993 during his first term in the White House.
Bill and Epstein visited each other numerous times over the years — including Epstein making at least 17 visits to the White House.
The ex-president also travelled across the world aboard Epstein’s jet, making trips to Europe, Asia and Africa in 2002 and 2003.
Mark said his brother taking Clinton on a philanthropic trip to Africa was what first put him under scrutiny.
He added: “Well, when Jeff first took Clinton and I think it was Chris Tucker and some other people to Africa — which was a mistake my brother made by doing that, because prior to that he was under the radar; nobody was looking at him.
“But when he flew Clinton there, it was like, ‘Who’s this guy flying Clinton?’”
Epstein’s jet was later notoriously dubbed “the Lolita Express” as he used it to sex-traffic underage girls between his various properties.
Dozens of A-listers were named in the newly unsealed Jeffrey Epstein documents on Thursday — including royalty, politicians and famous scientists.
The documents come from a 2015 lawsuit by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against his right-hand woman, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Maxwell, a co-conspirator in the sex ring who is now jailed in Florida, allegedly claimed Epstein had videotapes showing Trump and Clinton in compromising positions with women.
“If you get the tapes on Trump, you have to do Clinton,” Maxwell said during a 2016 interview, former “60 Minutes” producer Ira Rosen alleged in his book, “Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes.”
Maxwell then allegedly said she didn’t know where the tapes were located.
No such tapes have ever come to light.
Clinton was not implicated in any illegal activity, and has never been accused of any wrongdoing in relation to anyone in Epstein’s orbit.
Giuffre has alleged she met Clinton on Epstein’s private Caribbean Island, Little St. James, where the sex offender committed many of his lewd and horrific crimes. Clinton has denied ever visiting the island, and currently available flight records support his claims.
In July 2019, after Epstein had been arrested in New York and charged for a second time with sex crimes involving underage girls, a spokesman for Clinton said he knew “nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York.”
A little over a month later, Epstein died by suicide in his prison cell.
The Post’s requests for comment to both Trump and Clinton were not immediately returned.
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