Ghislaine Maxwell 'confirmed' Jeffrey Epstein had tapes of Trump and Bill Clinton, but kept whereabouts secret
Former CBS producer Ira Rosen claimed he tricked Maxwell into admitting the existence of the secret tapes
Ghislaine Maxwell had confirmed that Jeffrey Epstein taped his famous friends, including the likes of Donald Trump and the Clintons, reveal a new book by former CBS producer Ira Rosen. The claims had allegedly been made during a 2016 meeting between Rosen and the British socialite.
Maxwell maintained she didn't 'know where' the recordings were kept after the Emmy-winning producer asked her to hand over the footage involving Trump. With the conversation happening ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, Maxwell, who was supporting Trump's rival candidate Hillary Clinton refused to comply, saying "If you get the tapes on Trump you have to do [Bill] Clinton."
Rosen's new book 'Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes' came out on Tuesday, February 16, and details his time working for the investigative show. The book also takes time to shed new light on reported claims that Epstein would record his celebrity friends engaging in sex with underage girls at his home. Epstein would allegedly then use these footages to blackmail said friends.
Among Epstein's many victims who have come forward with their allegations against the convicted pedophile's disgraceful dealings, Maria Farmer and Virginia Roberts Giuffre, have also previously claimed that they saw a room full of CCTV cameras at Epstein's $60 million New York mansion. Some of those cameras were installed in the bathrooms too.
Rosen's memoir reveals his arranged meeting with Maxwell dating back to 2016. He was acting on a 'hunch' about the existence of these tapes, and claimed he tricked her into admitting they did. "I want the tapes. I know he [Epstein] was videotaping everyone and I want the tapes of Trump with the girls," Rosen told Maxwell, to which she replied "I don't know where they are."
Rosen's book details how he had asked Maxwell to 'ask Epstein' citing that the 'fate of the country is at stake.' "Trump could be elected president and how would you feel if those tapes emerged after he was in office?" he had asked Maxwell. In response, writes Rosen, "She gave me a stern look and pointed a finger in my face. She said: 'I am the daughter of a press baron. I know the way you people think. If you do one side, you must do the other. If you get the tapes on Trump you have to do Clinton".'
Rosen replied: 'I will. I will go wherever the story goes.'"
Maxwell, however, maintained that Epstein never told her the address of those tapes. "Maxwell didn't want Trump elected but said that Hillary Clinton was comfortably ahead and there was no need for the story to come out. Besides, she said, Epstein never shared with her the location of the tapes."
This comes after former POTUS Bill Clinton's flight logs revealed that he took at least 26 flights on Epstein's private jet called the 'Lolita Express'. Photos published by Daily Mail have also shown him onboard the aircraft, getting a message from a young Epstein victim. Clinton had also reportedly visited Estein's island in the Caribbean but he continues to deny it and always claimed the flight trips were through work related to his Clinton Foundation. Trump and Epstein were also tight for years, back when they would party together in Florida. Trump once even said that the pedophile liked his women on the 'younger side'.
After his meeting with Maxwell, Rosen recounts how he hailed her a cab and she asked if he'd like to go back to her place. When Rosen said, "Get me the tapes and I will go back to your place," Maxwell left him with a kiss on the cheek. Rosen's belief is that the wealthy men in Palm Beach invested with Epstein 'after being extorted with pictures from nights of debauchery'. But this meeting with Maxwell was definitely not their first encounter, neither was it the first time Maxwell invited him for sex.
At a book party in the Four Seasons Hotel in New York in 2014, shortly after she had met her current husband Scott Borgerson, Maxwell had approached Rosen wearing a 'sexy red dress'. She asked for a ride home, and "Once there she turned to me in the front seat with an offer. 'If you come in and f**k me I will tell you the secrets of my father'," Maxwell told Rosen, he writes.
Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine's father, was a disgraced British newspaper tycoon, with rumors running rife that he was an Israeli intelligence agent. He had died quite mysteriously too, on his yacht in the Canary Islands in 1991. "I was stunned and speechless, my mind racing. I was not about to sleep with her but the reporter in me still wondered if her information would make a good 60 Minutes piece," Rosen adds in his book, adding that he told Maxwell "What a great offer but I left my dog home alone and I really need to get back to her." Rosen admits "It was a lame excuse and she knew it - she smiled weakly and said goodnight."
David Boies, a lawyer who represents a number of his victims, is also among those who have claimed that there are recordings of famous and powerful people indulging in his properties and all that went on there. He named Britain's Prince Andrew among those caught in the CCTV footage from Epstein's homes in New York and Palm Beach, saying that the disgraced Royal appears the 'very large quantity of tapes'. Others who've been said to associate with Epstein include Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz and former Senator George Mitchell. Maxwell herself is being currently detained in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.