Hillary Clinton’s name appears in Epstein docs as lawyers suggest Clinton Foundation may have funded Ghislaine Maxwell

Hillary Clinton was named as a witness in a defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell.

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In the third installment of the Jeffrey Epstein documents released on Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was named as a witness in a defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell brought by alleged Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Lawyers for the victim also suggested the Clinton Foundation may have been bankrolling Maxwell. 

According to the Daily Mail, Clinton was named in a 2016 document from Maxwell's attorney in response to Giuffre's request for "all communications with thirteen specific witnesses," during the suit. 

The document from Giuffre accused Maxwell of refusing to "comply with a discovery request seeking information about her connection to the Clinton Foundation, claiming that such a request is 'obviously intended to harass and embarrass' her.'" The document says "Nothing could be further from the truth."

Giuffre's legal team attempted to show that Maxwell intended to hide how much her net worth is and alleged that the Clinton Foundation could be funding her. 

"It is Defendant who intends to argue at trial that Ms. Giuffre has made inaccurate statements about various interactions with former-President Bill Clinton," the document noted. "Of course, if Defendant [Maxwell] (or any of her organizations) is receiving funding from the Clinton Foundation, that would provide a clear motive for her to slant testimony on this subject."

"Ms. Giuffre is entitled to explore this clear possibility of bias by obtaining information of the financial connections between Defendant and the Clinton Foundation," the document added. 

Neither Bill nor Hillary Clinton are accused of wrongdoing in the documents, and while Hillary's name does not appear again in the released documents, former President Bill Clinton's name appears 73 times. During Giuffre's suit against Maxwell, John Doe #36 testified that Epstein said Bill Clinton "likes them young, referring to girls." 

Maxwell is also reported to have attended Chelsea Clinton's wedding while skipping out on a deposition during the suit. After coordinating a time and place, along with securing a confidentiality agreement, "At the eleventh hour Maxwell’s attorney informed plaintiff’s counsel that Maxwell’s mother was very ill and that consequently Maxwell was leaving the country with no plans to return," documents said. 

"A short time later, Maxwell was photographed at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in Rhinebeck, New York," read the documents, "confirming the suspicion that she was indeed still in the country and willing to say anything to avoid her deposition."

Giuffre alleged in 2009 that Epstein had sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and that she was "required to be sexually exploited by [Epstein’s] adult male peers, including royalty, politicians, academicians." 

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