Was Bill Clinton photographed with Epstein and Maxwell in the White House?

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US President Bill Clinton was photographed with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in the White House during his time as Commander in Chief.

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According to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the images were taken on September 29, 1993 by White House photographer Ralph Alswang. Epstein and Maxwell were photographed speaking with Clinton after the president made comments at an event for donors to the White House restoration project. The Daily Beast later reported that Epstein visited the White House at least 17 times during Clinton’s tenure.

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A picture widely shared on social media appears to show former US President Bill Clinton speaking to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House. This is a real photo.

After contacting the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum for more information, they sent us two more images, for a total of three photographs of Clinton, Epstein, and Maxwell together.

(Courtesy of Ralph Alswang/White House, 1993)
According to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, former US President Bill Clinton was photographed with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House on September 29, 1993.
According to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, former US President Bill Clinton was photographed with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House on September 29, 1993.

A caption on RollingStone.com says the images showed Epstein and Maxwell getting a “VIP tour.” However, a Clinton Library spokesman told us that “‘Tour’ is probably not the right way to describe this picture.”

“The President made brief remarks for the White House Restoration Project event and then greeted those present,” a spokesman told us. The event is said to have been for donors.

All three photos were taken on September 29, 1993 by White House photographer Ralph Alswang.

The Clinton Library spokesperson also directed us to a public link that contained more information about the event. “These images were released through a Freedom of Information Act request, FOIA Case #2006-1135-F, Segment 85,” the spokesperson said. “The public can access the finding aid created by the editing archivist at the following link.”

The link to the Clinton Digital Library, part of the National Archives website, noted that then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was also present. It read: “President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton will host a reception for ‘The Donors to the White House Restoration Project of 1993’ in the Blue Room and Green Room.”

We also found this fourth image from the same day on TheWire.in, showing Clinton shaking hands with Epstein while Maxwell looks on:

According to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, former US President Bill Clinton was photographed with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House on September 29, 1993.
Courtesy: William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

In addition to these pictures of Clinton with Epstein and Maxwell, we published other stories showing the former President being photographed with one or the other in various situations.

Additionally, The Daily Beast reported that Clinton had been visited by Epstein at the White House at least 17 times during his tenure.

In summary, yes, these were real pictures showing Clinton at the White House in 1993 greeting Epstein and Maxwell.

Sources:

“All photos of the Presidential Series of the Clinton Administration from September 27, 1993 and September 29, 1993 to September 30, 1993.” Clinton’s Digital Libraryhttps://clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/items/show/49197.

Marcetic, Branko. “Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes: New revelations about the role of the US political elite.” TheWire.inJanuary 17, 2022, https://thewire.in/world/jeffrey-epsteins-sex-crimes-new-revelations-on-the-role-of-us-political-elite.

Mark, Andrea. “Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Hollywood stars traveled on private jets. Government says Maxwell and Epstein trafficked underage girls.” Rolling Stone30 Nov 2021, https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ghislaine-maxwell-jeffrey-epstein-pilot-testimony-1264615/.

Ruhalter, Cana. “The White House visitor logs show how friendly Epstein and President Clinton were.” The daily beastDec 2, 2021 https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-visited-president-bill-clinton-17-times-white-house-visitor-logs-show.

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