Chelsea Clinton hung out with Ghislaine Maxwell for 'access to yachts and homes' ignoring her ties with Epstein
One of Bill's closest aides, Doug Band, has revealed that Bill and Hillary's daughter socialized with Maxwell as 'Ghislaine had access to yachts and nice homes. Chelsea needed that'
Former President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, allegedly ignored Ghislaine Maxwell's close ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and often hung out with the socialite, a new report claims. One of Bill's closest aides, Doug Band, has revealed that Bill and Hillary's daughter socialized with Maxwell to get "access to the billionaire’s yachts and homes."
Band, who made the revelations in an article by Gabriel Sherman published in Vanity Fair on Wednesday, December 2, stated that Chelsea had ties to Epstein and his madam, Maxwell, who is currently awaiting trial for allegedly participating in sex trafficking. Band reportedly showed Sherman a picture of Bill and Chelsea posing along with Epstein and Maxwell at the wedding of King of Morocco. He added that Chelsea continued to remain friends with Maxwell for years after media revealed that she was a close associate of Epstein's.
"For instance, Chelsea invited Maxwell to her 2010 wedding at the Brooke Astor estate in Rhinebeck, New York, after Epstein had pleaded guilty in Florida to procuring sex from a minor. Ghislaine had access to yachts and nice homes. Chelsea needed that," the article claimed. A spokesperson for the Clinton family, however, told the outlet that Chelsea was on friendly terms with Maxwell because of a mutual friend and that she only took one yacht trip with Maxwell in 2009.
"It wasn’t until 2015 that Chelsea became aware of the horrific allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell and she hopes that all the victims find justice," the spokesperson added. "Chelsea was friendly with her because of Maxwell’s relationship with a dear friend. "When that relationship ended, Chelsea’s relationship with her ended as well."
Band told German that he had instructed the Clinton office to bar Maxwell from all Clintonworld events in October 2011. He said: "I knew in telling everyone to stop including Ghislaine that Chelsea and her father would be very angry. It made it harder for them to justify being close to her." Band, who was a major part of Bill Clinton's political world for nearly 20 years, drifted apart from him after their relationship soured. He also revealed that Bill had made a visit to Epstein's notorious private island.
While remarking on Bill and Epstein's association, he sad that he had attempted to push Epstein out of Clinton's "orbit ever since their much-discussed 2002 trip to Africa aboard Epstein’s private 727, dubbed the 'Lolita Express'." However, he did not find much success in that.
Epstein allegedly hanged himself at the Manhattan Correctional Center on August 10, despite being intermittently put on suicide watch. The financier was arrested by federal agents on July 6, 2019 in New Jersey after his return from a Paris trip and was charged with child sex trafficking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1591.
Band, in the article, also talked of Bill's dislike of his wife's political opponent, Obama, during the 2008 presidential elections. The former aide, while referring to Bill's behavior during the 2008 Democratic primary, said: "He dismantled everything we had done." Democrats, at the time, had deemed Bill's outbursts about America’s would-be first Black president "bizarre," "ill-tempered," and "ill-founded." Bland, however, told the outlets that comments were made because "Obama drove him nuts." The former aide also questioned whether Bill's distaste for the junior Senator from Ilinois was because he had a lead over Hillary, or because Bill himself was not sure whether he wanted his wife to win.