Bill Clinton: Why I barely know this Epstein character

Bill Clinton has issued a statement in response to the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein. Clinton, sounding a bit like Sgt. Shultz from Hogan’s Heroes, claims he “knows nothing about the terrible crimes” Epstein’s committed. The former president admits to four trips on Epstein’s plane and two meetings with him but claims his Secret Service detail was always on hand.

That’s not a complete account of their meetings together. According to this 2002 New York magazine story, Epstein once brought his favorite Princeton professor to meet Clinton:

This past February, Epstein had Nowak over for dinner at the 71st Street townhouse. It was just the two of them (not including the wait staff), and Nowak, making use of a blackboard in the formal dining room, delivered a two-hour highly mathematical description of how language works.

After dinner, Epstein asked if Nowak wanted to meet up with his new friend President Clinton, and off they went to a nearby deli, where Clinton regaled the starstruck former Oxford professor with tales from his own Oxford days. “Jeffrey has the mind of a physicist. It’s like talking to a colleague in your field,” says Nowak. “Sometimes he applies what we talk about to his investments. Sometimes it’s for his own curiosity. He has changed my life. Because of his support, I feel I can do anything I want.”

Don’t they sound chummy? I mean, how many people can get Clinton to meet them at a deli late at night on short notice?

As Ed noted this morning, the reporter who wrote the story that really reopened the Epstein case says she’s seen a lot of familiar names in Epstein’s message pads which suggest some very famous people might get swept up in this case. And over the weekend Christine Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, suggested the dragnet might include “some of our faves.” I’m pretty sure she isn’t talking about President Trump.

No surprise that Bill hasn’t talked to Epstein in more than a decade. The investigation of Epstein began in 2005, but the allegations involved in the current case involve crimes that allegedly took place between 2002 and 2005, i.e. just when he was buddies with Bill. Now the US Attorney is looking for leads:

Is it remotely possible that Bill Clinton, the guy who used to “talk p***y” with his friend Vernon Jordan never found time to have a discussion like that with a guy whose entire personal life revolved around sexual activity with underage girls? Is it believable that Slick Willie and the pervy billionaire never talked about the most conspicuous thing they had in common? I don’t buy it for a minute.