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Former U.S. president Bill Clinton.Cindy Ord / Getty Images for TIME 100 Health Summit

LAREDO, Texas (LifeSiteNews) – Former President Bill Clinton gave a dismissive non-answer recently when asked about his alleged ties to deceased sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, as highlighted Monday in a video clip that has since gone viral.

“Any comments on the allegations of your alleged connection with Jeffrey Epstein?” the two-term Democrat was asked when mingling through the crowd at a rally for Democrat Rep. Democratic Henry Cuellar of Texas. After a moment, Clinton smiled, said only that “I think the evidence is clear,” and moved on.

Epstein killed himself in his cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in August 2019, while being held on charges of trafficking underaged girls to be raped by himself and wealthy associates, in a high-profile case that was believed to implicate many prominent figures around the world.

The case has long been a source of concern due to the mysteries surrounding the billionaire financier’s private Caribbean retreat (dubbed “Pedophile Island” by locals), as well as to the botched past prosecution and lax punishment for his previous crimes.

The 42nd President of the United States was one of many high-profile individuals to have flown on Epstein’s private plane, the Lolita Express, on dozens of occasions. That, combined with Epstein’s multiple visits to the Clinton White House and Clinton’s notorious history of abusing women, generated suspicions about Clinton possibly participating in Epstein’s crimes.

In November 2019, the conservative investigative outlet Project Veritas released a leaked video of ABC News anchor Amy Robach privately lamenting the network’s alleged spiking of a purportedly-devastating report on Epstein, in which, she said, alleged victim Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Guiffre) “told me everything, she had pictures, she had everything. She was in hiding for 12 years. We convinced her to come out. We convinced her to talk to us. It was unbelievable what we had. Clinton, we had everything.”

After the video came out, Robach released a statement claiming that her mention of Clinton was merely referencing allegations Guiffre had made, not anything independently verified by ABC. At the time, Veritas leader James O’Keefe dismissed her response as a “very milquetoast” statement that “appears to be written by lawyers” rather than Robach herself, as it states “the exact opposite of what Amy is saying in this tape.”

Newsweek reports that a spokesperson for the former president referred them to the Clinton camp’s 2019 denial of a nefarious association with Epstein, which claimed that “President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,” and that Clinton had “not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James island.”

Epstein’s former lover Ghislaine Maxwell is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence at a low-security facility for sex trafficking female teenagers.