(ConservativeHub.com) – Drama continues to unfold surrounding convicted pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein more than two years after his death in August 2019. His former girlfriend and alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell currently sits in a federal detention center awaiting trial for her alleged role in his crimes. Meanwhile, billionaire former Microsoft head Bill Gates has found himself at the center of controversy recently over his prior dealings with Epstein.
On Tuesday, September 21, Gates fumbled his way through an interview with PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff. The two discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the current United Nations General Assembly when the topic suddenly switched to meetings he had with Jeffrey Epstein.
Gates downplayed the meetings, saying he had a few dinners with Epstein and adding that he now regretted doing so. Continuing, he claimed that Epstein had connections to people interested in donating money towards global health projects, something Gates promoted through his foundation.
Unprompted, Gates stated it was a mistake to have met with Epstein. According to Gates, the promises of donations never panned out, and he eventually ended the meetings. He then told Woodruff all this happened a long time ago and there’s “absolutely nothing new on that.”
Undeterred, Woodruff pushed on and asked Gates how he found out about Epstein in the first place. Struggling for an answer, Gates returned to expressing his regret over the meetings. The interview concluded with Woodruff asking Gates if he learned anything from the experience. Gates appeared to brush it off, pointing out that Epstein was dead.
Gates has consistently downplayed his former association with Epstein. Could the upcoming trial of Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell reveal more details?
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