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Trump, Clinton, Prince Andrew named-dropped during testimony

Prince Andrew and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump were among the high-profile men to get name-dropped Tuesday at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial in Manhattan.

Maxwell’s defense attorney quizzed Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime former pilot Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr. about the politicians and celebrities he flew on the late pedophile’s private plane.

“Former President Bill Clinton flew on some of the flights?” lawyer Christian Everdell asked.

“Yes,” Visoski replied.

The aviator also testified under cross-examination that he remembered Prince Andrew riding on Epstein’s planes and said he shuttled Trump “more than once.”

Asked whether Trump flew on the jet with his family, Visoski testified, “I don’t remember that.”

But, he added, “I certainly remember President Trump.”

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Lawrence Visoski is seen arriving at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on November 30, 2021.
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Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr. says he flew former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump and Prince Andrew along with Epstein.
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Visoski said he would have been told in advance if a big name like Clinton was going to be a passenger on the jet.
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Other boldface names Visoski recalled seeing on the jet included accused perv actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Chris Tucker, famed violinist Itzhak Perlman and former Sens. George Mitchell and John Glenn.


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Melania Trump (left), Prince Andrew (2nd left), Gwendolyn Beck(center) and Jeffrey Epstein (right) at a party at the Mar-a-Lago club on February 12, 2000.
Melania Trump, Prince Andrew, Gwendolyn Beck and Jeffrey Epstein at a party at Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 12, 2000.
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Visoski said under cross-examination that he would have been told in advance if a big name like Clinton was going to be a passenger on the jet.

“There might be special catering?” Everdell asked about the ex-president, who has been photographed with Maxwell aboard the “Lolita Express.”

“Sure,” Visoski replied.

When asked if he remembered a victim in the case, identified only as “Jane,” riding on the plane, the pilot said: “I can’t visualize her sitting in the passenger compartment like I would, say, President Clinton.”

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, UNITED STATES:  US President Bill Clinton (R) points his thumb to Great Britian's Prince Andrew (L) as they head off for a round of golf at the Farm Neck Golf Club 27 Aug 1999 in Martha's Vineyard. The two made a joking wager for the return of the island which was acquired by the US from Great Britian.
President Bill Clinton golfs with Prince Andrew on Martha’s Vineyard in August 1999.
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Jeffrey Epstein (left) with former President Bill Clinton (right) onboard Epstein's private jet.
Jeffrey Epstein with former President Bill Clinton onboard Epstein’s private jet.
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The pilot also recalled flying Epstein to Columbus, Ohio, where the convicted sex offender had a home — near one owned by one of his business associates, Victoria’s Secret founder Les Wexner.

“Mr. Epstein would call him a client, yes,” Visoski said when asked about his former boss’ relationship to Wexner.

 Lawrence Paul Visoski jr. testified that he remembered Prince Andrew riding on Epstein's planes "more than once."
Lawrence Paul Visoski jr. testified that he remembered Prince Andrew riding on Epstein’s planes “more than once.”
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Visoski said he interacted with Maxwell during his employment with Epstein at first in a business capacity.  Maxwell would handle things like his expense reports, which he would take to her at Epstein’s properties in New York. 

“Ms. Maxwell was the No. 2 and Mr. Epstein was a big No. 1,” he said. 

As the years went on, he grew closer to Maxwell, and attended helicopter license classes with her while she was training to become a pilot in Florida, he testified.

His two daughters — who were about 14 and 11 years old — also went horseback riding with Maxwell at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch.

Epstein also gave Visoski — his employee of close to 30 years — a number of pricey gifts throughout his employment, including 40 acres of land on his New Mexico ranch for him to build a house. 

The financier also paid for Visoski’s two daughters’ private high school education, the pilot testified.

Epstein listed a number of fancy cars in Visoski’s name, including a Land Rover, a Mercedes and a Jaguar, he said. The pilot said the vehicles were Epstein’s but he and other staff were allowed to drive them near his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion. 

Prince Andrew has maintained that he never had sex with Virginia Roberts-Giuffre despite her saying they met several times.
Prince Andrew has maintained that he never had sex with Virginia Roberts Giuffre despite her saying they met several times.
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Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein stroll through Central Park in December 2010.
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