Epstein allegedly invoked 5th Amendment 500 times during deposition, skirted questions about Clinton

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Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly refused to answer questions during a deposition with Virginia Giuffre's lawyers and invoked the Fifth Amendment 500 times, according to newly revealed court documents.

Using the Constitutional amendment, which gives Americans the right to not self-incriminate themselves, Epstein refused to answer at least three questions related to former President Bill Clinton and at least one related to the Clinton Foundation, according to a batch of documents unsealed by a federal court in New York on Friday.

Epstein refused to answer even simple questions aside from his own name, and also tried to use the amendment to avoid having to disclose documents in the discovery process.

The questions were featured in a September 2016 motion filed by Giuffre through her legal team that requested the court compel Epstein to "produce documents and testimony in response to his repeated invocations of the Fifth Amendment at his recent deposition."

Additionally, the motion argued that a large sum of the questions Epstein refused to answer at the time "pose no substantial risk of incrimination."

Included in the motion was a list of some of the questions Giuffre and her team thought weren't self-incriminating.

One of those questions asked Epstein to "describe all dinners you've ever had with Bill Clinton," while another asked Epstein to confirm whether Bill Clinton flew on his jet "a number of times in 2002."

Epstein was also asked during his deposition to "list every place [he] and Bill Clinton have ever been together," to which he did not respond.

Epstein was also silent when asked to describe all of his "interactions with the Clinton Foundation," according to the unsealed motion.... (Read more)