A new book claims that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was a member of President Trump’s Mar-a-lago club, according to News & Guts.
- The book, called “The Grifter’s Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency,” was written by Sarah Blaskey, Nicholas Nehamas, Jay Weaver, and Caitlin Ostroff, all current or former reporters for the Miami Herald.
- The book is described as:
“A breakthrough account of the palatial resort where Trump conducts government business with little regard for ethics, security, or the law. It contains new revelations about the federal investigation of suspected malware being brought into Mar-a-Lago, the consistent misuse of taxpayer dollars there; the government work being conducted in un-secured locations, often with foreign dignitaries present; and how Mar-a-Lago’s security rules undermine the Secret Service, and thus national security.“
- Nehamas told News & Guts that he and his coauthors found that Epstein was a documented member of Mar-a-lago, despite the Trump Organization insisting he was never a member, and that “the authors viewed a membership log that includes Epstein, with an address at his mansion in Palm Beach.”
- Nehamas also reveals that Epstein was kicked out of the club in 2007 by Trump because of an incident of sexual assault. He told News & Guts:
“Previously reported court records state that Trump banned Epstein from visiting the club for an alleged sexual assault on a girl. We were told the young woman was the daughter of a member and Trump kicked his friend out to protect Mar-a-Lago’s brand. Because the club’s membership is a closely guarded secret, no one has known the full extent of Epstein’s ties to Mar-a-Lago until our reporting.”