According to a report in The DailyMail President Donald Trump banned Florida billionaire and sex offender Jeffery Epstein from Mar-a-Largo years before his recent high profile civil suit.
The suit against Epstein was brought by Bradley Edwards, who is representing multiple underage girls who accused the billionaire of assaulting them. In the suit, it was revealed that Trump banned Epstein from his private club, despite the pair having previously been friends.
“The reason for that, according to the filing, was that Epstein had ‘sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club,'” according to the DailyMail.
“That same filing also claims that Epstein and his girlfriend-turned-platonic companion Ghislaine Maxwell used the club as a hunting ground for new girls.
The president finally commented on Epstein’s arrest on Tuesday afternoon while speaking to the media at the White House:
“I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I wasn’t a fan. I was not a fan of his. That I can tell you.”
Trump then referred to Epstein as a “fixture in Palm Beach.”
The connection between the pair became apparent when Edwards wished to depose the president in connection with his case, thanks to reports that Epstein recruited minor females from the Mar-a-largo club.
The president was not deposed, despite Edwards belief that “Trump might have relevant information to provide in the cases against Jeffrey Epstein.”
In a second headline-making connection between Epstein and the Trump administration, Attorney General William Barr has decided not to recuse himself from the sex trafficking in New York according to The New York Post.
Barr was expected to recuse himself because he previously served as counsel for a law firm, Kirkland & Ellis, which had previously represented the convicted sex offender.
“After consulting Justice Department ethics officials, Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the sex-trafficking case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein…” the New York Post reported.
“A Justice official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Barr is still recused from any review of a 2008 plea deal that allowed Epstein to avoid federal charges in Florida.”
“I am recused from that matter because one of the law firms that represented Epstein long ago was a firm I subsequently joined for a period of time,” Barr told reporters in South Carolina on Monday, according to the Post.