Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an independent presidential candidate, acknowledged on Tuesday that he had traveled twice on the private aircraft of Jeffrey Epstein.
The 69-year-old provided an explanation and also advocated for the publication of the complete roster of Epstein’s clients, which included those for whom the convicted sex offender allegedly arranged for girls to be abused.
A Kennedy spokesperson confirmed last month that the candidate had boarded Epstein’s aircraft, but stated that it had been only once. Kennedy retracted that remark in an interview that aired on “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Fox News.
“You weren’t ever on Jeffrey Epstein’s jet, were you?” host Jesse Watters asked him.
“I was on Jeffrey Epstein’s jet two times,” Kennedy responded. “I was on it in 1993.”
Kennedy stated that he rode the aircraft with his late wife and children both occasions.
He stated that his wife and Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell had “some kind of relationship” and that the family traveled to Florida to see Kennedy’s mother aboard Epstein’s aircraft.
“They offered us a ride to Palm Beach,” he explained.
“On another occasion, I flew again with my family with, I think, four of my children and Mary, my wife, to Rapid City, South Dakota, to go fossil hunting,” Kennedy said.
He told Watters that nobody was aware at the time of Epstein’s “nefarious” activities, adding, “I’ve been very open about this from the beginning.”
All documents pertaining to Epstein, who died in prison in 2019 of what appeared to be suicide, should be made public, according to Kennedy.
“All of this information should be released. We should get real answers on what happened to Jeffrey Epstein and any of the high-level political people that he was involved with,” he said.
“I don’t see why any of those records would have any redactions in them. Why would we be hiding that from the American public?”
Kennedy released a clip of the interview on X on Wednesday and stated that he had nothing to conceal.
Yes, I was on #JeffreyEpstein’s plane twice, in the early 90s. Each time with my wife and kids. Neither time to his infamous island. All Epstein & Maxwell flight logs and client lists should be released. I’m not hiding anything, but they are! #EpsteinClientList https://t.co/stxEuAtM9K
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) December 6, 2023
“Yes, I was on #JeffreyEpstein’s plane twice, in the early 90s. Each time with my wife and kids. Neither time to his infamous island,” he wrote, referring to Epstein’s estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“All Epstein & Maxwell flight logs and client lists should be released. I’m not hiding anything, but they are!”