In an upcoming release of highly anticipated court documents related to the late Jeffrey Epstein, former President Bill Clinton is expected to be identified as “John Doe 36,” according to a recent report by ABC News. These documents are part of a 2015 lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, which mentions Clinton more than 50 times. It is speculated that these references are connected to Giuffre’s efforts to compel the ex-president to testify against Epstein and his alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell.
The ABC report also suggests that some of the references to Clinton may involve joint endeavors by Maxwell and Giuffre to press Epstein for information in 2016, following his repeated invocations of the Fifth Amendment during a deposition in the same lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled earlier this month that there was no legal justification for continuing to conceal the ex-president’s name and the names of over 150 other individuals mentioned in the records. As a result, Preska ordered the unsealing of the documents to begin after January 1.
While many individuals mentioned in the documents have already had their connections to Epstein and his abhorrent sex trafficking network revealed, the forthcoming release is expected to disclose the identities of numerous accusers, alleged victims, former associates of Epstein, members of his inner circle, and individuals purportedly involved in his criminal activities.
One prominent figure mentioned in the documents is Prince Andrew, whom Giuffre alleges she was instructed by Maxwell and Epstein to engage in sexual activities with on multiple occasions. Giuffre sought to issue a subpoena for Clinton’s testimony in her legal proceedings, claiming that she encountered the ex-president on Epstein’s secluded Caribbean island, Little St. James. Clinton has vehemently denied ever being on the island.
The impending release is set to unveil the identities of more than 170 individuals previously known as John and Jane Does connected to Epstein. Judge Preska’s ruling for the unsealing of these documents just before Christmas has stirred significant public interest, and the documents are scheduled to be made public starting January 2, after the New Year’s Day holiday.