Ghislaine Maxwell, former confidante of child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly refused to disclose videos compromising Bill Clinton in an effort to avoid damaging Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a book released by a former CBS producer.
The book titled, “Ticking Clock: Behind The Scenes At 60 Minutes,” by former CBS producer Ira Rosen, indicates that in an interview he had with the British socialite in 2016, she told him that there were recordings that compromised former President Bill Clinton that could not be released at a time when Hillary Clinton was contesting the election with then Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
The former CBS producer allegedly contacted Maxwell with the aim of attacking Trump’s image and damaging his candidacy, a campaign in which most of the major U.S. media were engaged, which also wrongly predicted Clinton’s electoral victory ahead of time.
During the conversation, Maxwell indicated to Rosen that he should be aware of compromising images of the pedophile tycoon’s ties to Bill Clinton that would have a negative impact on Hillary’s run for the presidency.
Maxwell reportedly sought to persuade Rosen to divert his attention from the issue. “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,” the book indicates.
Rosen urged Maxwell to give him the videos, but she again responded that she did not know where they were, so the former Rosen said to ask Epstein where he had them stored.
The Rosen said Maxwell pointed her finger in his face and then replied, “I am the daughter of a press baron. I know the way you people think.”
According to Maxwell’s statements, Epstein never shared with her the location of the tapes. Once the talk was over, Rosen ordered a cab for Maxwell but not before insisting, “get me the tape and I’ll come back to your house.”
As a result of a civil lawsuit filed last year by Virginia Giuffre, who claims to be one of Epstein’s sexual victims, the judiciary released more than 400 pages of Maxwell’s statements confirming that former President Clinton traveled with Epstein and Maxwell on his private plane known as the “Lolita Express” at least 26 times.
Clinton has also denied ever visiting Epstein’s private island after court documents reported that the former president and two girls were staying at the financier’s Caribbean residence in the early 2000s.
In August of last year, unpublished photos surfaced that were allegedly taken in September 2002 in which Clinton can be seen receiving a neck massage from Chauntae Davies, one of Epstein’s alleged victims.
The photos were allegedly taken while they were flying to Africa for a humanitarian trip aboard the Lolita Express.
In July 2020 Maxwell was placed under arrest while at her New Hampshire compound. According to the indictment, she “assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse girls under age 18.”