January 8, 2015

A very tenuously-linked 'sex scandal' involving a billionaire pedophile and Bill Clinton is titillating the right wing spin machine once again. The fact that this billionaire had contact information on the former president is igniting hopes of damaging the Hillary Clinton campaign. What's all the fuss about, Ms. Coulter? Jeffrey Bernstein had 21 different contacts for Bill Clinton AND a former aide! Oh dear!

Mother Jones reports:

What has the right in a tizzy is a six-year-old lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein, a former Democratic donor who has been accused of luring underage girls to his island resort to give massages before ultimately sexually assaulting them. Epstein, a billionaire hedge fund manager, pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting an underage woman and served 13 months in prison...Last week a new anonymous allegation was introduced in the case, with a court filing charging that Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second son, had sexually abused an underage girl when he was a guest at Epstein's house in the US Virgin Islands. (Prince Andrew has denied any wrongdoing.) And on Monday, The Smoking Gun resurfaced old court documents revealing that Epstein's phone book included telephone numbers and email addresses for Bill Clinton. ("Now that Prince Andrew has found himself ensnared in the sleazy sex slave story of wealthy degenerate Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton can't be too far behind," the site declared.)

The only tie to Bill Clinton: they were friends, he was a donor to political campaigns and philanthropic causes. Plus, there's a wrinkle to this whole charade:

...And there's another ingredient to the case that makes it a less-than-natural fit for political point-scoring—one of Epstein's lawyers during his criminal case was none other than Kenneth Starr, whose investigation in the Clinton White House produced the Lewinsky scandal.

Fox News is the only major "news" outlet that is covering this. Don't expect Coulter to go away any time soon. Since the 2016 GOP Clown Car has no good drivers as of yet, they will chip away at the unconquerable Hillary until they admit defeat, or SCOTUS appoints one of them. It's happened before.

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