Doug Band was Bill Clinton’s body man, but that doesn’t fully describe it. For a while, Band essentially ran Clinton’s life. He’s also created with the Clinton Global Initiative which turned into the infamous Clinton Foundation.
Except that Jeffrey Epstein also claimed credit for it.
Band built Clinton Inc. into a huge international enterprise. And then got forced out by Chelsea Clinton. (Chelsea is probably the heroine in this story.) Epstein had Band’s name in his little black book and Band had flown on the Lolita Express. But now Band has some unhappy tales to tell about the Clintons.
Most of these tales have to do with how much Band gave up for the Clintons and how Chelsea cut him out. Frankly, who cares. But it’s the Epstein stuff that is getting people’s attention.
Clinton made more than two dozen trips on Epstein’s jet around this time, Epstein’s flight logs show. In January 2003, according to Band, Clinton visited Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St. James. Band said it was one of the few trips he declined to go on in his time with Clinton. A Clinton spokesperson said the president had never been to the island and provided detailed travelogue entries of the period in question that did not contain a visit.
Except that the Clintons have been lying about Bill’s travels on the Lolita Express for a long time.
Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.
Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.
Band, who seems to have plenty of ties to Epstein is now trying to associate Chelsea with Ghislaine Maxwell, which at this late date can’t help be anything but spite, but he does have a few grenades to throw.
Band told Clinton that he believed he was allowing Chelsea to destroy Band’s reputation because, deep down, Clinton was guilty for the pain his infidelities had caused the family. Then Band said the unsayable: If Clinton wanted to have girlfriends, he should divorce Hillary and move on with his life. “It’s the honorable and right thing to do,” Band recalled saying. Clinton listened in cold silence, biting his lower lip.
That’s in 2011.
Gabriel Sherman doesn’t seem to keen on nailing down the details of just what Band is saying here, but it sounds like Bill Clinton was still cheating on Hillary during the Obama administration and previously when Hillary Clinton was in the Senate.
Consider the timeline here. The 2012 election is coming up. Once Obama secures a second term, Hillary moves to begin her campaign planning for 2016.
Having this leak would have been bad for Hillary’s political plans.
Sherman doesn’t follow up on the obvious question here. But this is the media. And even though the Clintons are toast, and even though this whole piece is damaging to the Clintons, he never actually clarifies what Bard is alleging.