NYPD Investigates Bill Clinton in Underage Sex Ring-Fiction!

NYPD Investigates Bill Clinton in Underage Sex Ring–Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
The NYPD is investigating Bill Clinton for his role in a sex ring after new documents were discovered on Anthony Weiner’s computer.
The Truth:
Bill Clinton isn’t being investigated by the NYPD for his role in an underaged sex ring.
That false rumor is a mashup of truthful reports that FBI Director James Comey had re-opened investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and that Bill Clinton traveled on Jeffery Epstein’s personal jet, the “Lolita Express,” in the early 2000s.
Accusations about Clinton’s ties to Epstein, an eccentric billionaire who pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor in 2008, came to light in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election.
The Christian Times Newspaper — a fake news website commonly confused with the reputable Christian Times —  invited controversy with a story appearing under the headline, “SOURCES: NYPD Looking to Press Charges Against Bill Clinton for Underage Sex Ring,” that begins:

Sources within the New York Police Department are confirming that the NYPD is currently investigating allegations that Bill Clinton performed sexual acts on underage girls ranging from 5 to 14 years old in recent years.  These reports have been confirmed my multiple others, and it appears that the NYPD is closing in on the former President.

According to senior sources within the department, investigators are making plans to bring charges against Clinton and his accomplices after finding new information in Anthony Wiener’s emails this weekend.

News broke in May that Clinton’s relationship with known pedophile Jeffrey Epstein extended much further than previously reported.

There’s no such NYPD investigation.
Clinton’s ties to Epstein resurfaced in January 2015 after Gawker secured Epstein’s flightlogs dating back to the early 2000s. The news site reported that Clinton took “more than a dozen trips” on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” with socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and former Epstein assistant Sarah Kellen, who were later accused of recruiting underage girls:

Clinton shared Epstein’s plane with Kellen and Maxwell on at least 11 flights in 2002 and 2003—before any of the allegations against them became public—according to the pilots’ logbooks, which have surfaced in civil litigation surrounding Epstein’s crimes. In January 2002, for instance, Clinton, his aide Doug Band, and Clinton’s Secret Service detail are listed on a flight from Japan to Hong Kong with Epstein, Maxwell, Kellen, and two women described only as “Janice” and “Jessica.” One month later, records show, Clinton hopped a ride from Miami to Westchester on a flight that also included Epstein, Maxwell, Kellen, and a woman described only as “one female.”

However, it’s important to note that Epstein was a well-respected financier and philanthropist in the early 2000s. Simply flying on his plane doesn’t mean that Clinton played a role in a sex ring. Later accusations took many of Epstein’s high-powered friends by surprise — including, apparently, Donald Trump and the Clintons. Both parties were friends of Epstein, and they spoke glowingly about Epstein in an old New York magazine profile:

Epstein likes to tell people that he’s a loner, a man who’s never touched alcohol or drugs, and one whose nightlife is far from energetic. And yet if you talk to Donald Trump, a different Epstein emerges. “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump booms from a speakerphone. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

“Jeffrey is both a highly successful financier and a committed philanthropist with a keen sense of global markets and an in-depth knowledge of twenty-first-century science,” Clinton says through a spokesman. “I especially appreciated his insights and generosity during the recent trip to Africa to work on democratization, empowering the poor, citizen service, and combating HIV/AIDS.”

The “recent trip to Africa” cited Clinton aide one of Bill Clinton’s trips aboard the Lolita Express. As it turns out, Clinton convinced Epstein to make his plane available for a weeklong anti-poverty and AIDS tour in Africa that included A-list stars like actor Kevin Spacey.
However, the appearance of woman named Chauntae Davies in the flightlog released by Gawker sparked even more speculation about a sex ring.
Davies, who was a 22-year-old struggling actress at the time of the flight, told “Inside Edition” in 2015 that Epstein paid her to be an “in-air hostess” to his high-power friends. She regularly gave massages and yoga instruction to passengers. Davies even recalled the Africa trip with Clinton during the interview:

On one memorable flight, she says she made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for passengers including Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, actor Chris Tucker and, even Bill Clinton. They were all flying to Africa on a humanitarian mission and Jeffrey Epstein had given them the use of his jet.

Moret asked, “So, you never gave President Clinton a massage?”

She laughed and said, “No, I didn’t.”

Davies said when the plane landed in Africa, Clinton took her shopping she says nothing improper occurred.

“They had shut down a jewelry store for us and I helped him pick out a bracelet for Chelsea,” she said.

But Davies indicated that young women were always around on Epstein flights, and that she later became uncomfortable with being part of his “collection.”
In the end, claims that the NYPD is investigating Clinton’s role in a sex ring is false. But Clinton was tied to Epstein and his notorious plane in the early 2000s.