Sometime “in early 2016,” Ghislaine Maxwell tells CBS producer Ira Rosen that Epstein has tapes of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, but she doesn’t know where he keeps them.
Rosen sits on this conversation for five years, saving it for his 2021 book Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at “60 Minutes.”
Two of Epstein’s victims, Maria Farmer and Virginia Roberts Giuffre, have previously claimed that they saw a room full of CCTV monitors in a room at his $65million mansion in New York – with some cameras installed in the bathrooms.
In his memoir, Rosen reveals he arranged a meeting with Maxwell in early 2016, and acting on ‘hunch’ that the tapes existed, tricked her into confirming they did.
‘I want the tapes. I know he [Epstein] was videotaping everyone and I want the tapes of Trump with the girls,’ Rosen told her.
Maxwell replied: ‘I don’t know where they are.’
Rosen writes he told her to ‘ask Epstein’, adding that the ‘fate of the country is at stake.’
‘Trump could be elected president and how would you feel if those tapes emerged after he was in office?’ Rosen asked Maxwell.
‘She gave me a stern look and pointed a finger in my face. She said: “I am the daughter of a press baron. I know the way you people think. If you do one side, you must do the other. If you get the tapes on Trump you have to do Clinton”.’Daily Mail