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Republicans tout Clinton tie to Epstein as he fundraises for McAuliffe

Virginia Republicans are concentrating on former Gov. Terry McAuliffe as he campaigns to guide the state once more, highlighting ties between Jeffrey Epstein and former President Invoice Clinton, who was slated to attend a fundraising occasion because the headline visitor for McAuliffe on Thursday.

McAuliffe is operating in opposition to Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin, a businessman.

In a brand new advert from the state Republican Social gathering, titled ‘Terry McAuliffe’s Time is Up,’ Clinton’s fundraising efforts on behalf of McAuliffe are famous as video reveals the previous governor praising the Clintons. “I’m going again with President Clinton and Hillary ’til 1980,” McAuliffe mentioned in a clip featured within the two-minute advert. “We have vacationed collectively for years… we’re greatest buddies.”

The advert flips backwards and forwards between information segments discussing Clinton’s actions, in addition to Epstein’s. It additionally highlights quite a few events the place McAuliffe praises Clinton as “a fantastic president” who he nonetheless talks to “a few instances every week.”

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Of the information clips featured within the advert, a number of contain Clinton’s place throughout the MeToo motion and the downfall of Epstein, who was arrested in July 2019 on intercourse trafficking expenses and later died of obvious suicide in a Manhattan jail solely weeks later.

One clip featured within the advert notes Epstein’s behavior of “flying very highly effective individuals to an island to have intercourse with underage ladies.” 

“I’ve traveled with Invoice Clinton all around the globe,” McAuliffe mentioned, as featured within the advert. The advert concludes with a message to viewers: “This November inform Terry time’s up.”

McAuliffe, a longtime buddy of the Clintons, served as co-chair of Clinton’s 1996 re-election marketing campaign.

Doug Band, who served as Clinton’s right-hand man for years after he left the White Home, mentioned final yr that Clinton visited Little St. James, the Caribbean island the place Epstein allegedly trafficked underage victims.

Epstein, alongside along with his confidant Ghislaine Maxwell have been additionally visitors of Clinton throughout his time on the White Home in 1993, in accordance with photographs which surfaced earlier this yr.

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In line with Syracuse.com, which obtained an invite to the occasion, tickets to the deliberate non-public McAuliffe fundraising occasion that includes Clinton ranged “from $1,000 per particular person to $50,000 for a co-host and $100,000 for a bunch.”

Fox Information reached out to the McAuliffe and Youngkin campaigns however didn’t obtain a direct response.

Fox Information’ Sam Dorman contributed to this text.

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