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Joe Biden Fundraises With Liberal Megadonor Linked To Jeffrey Epstein

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James Lynch Investigative Reporter
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President Joe Biden attended a California fundraiser Thursday night with prominent liberal donor Reid Hoffman, who was allegedly tied to deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Hoffman and philanthropist Shannon Hunt-Scott fundraised for Joe Biden with 40 others in Silicon Valley to support the Biden Victory Fund, the president’s joint fundraising committee, Puck News journalist Teddy Schleifer reported. The Biden Victory Fund spent over $600 million during the 2020 presidential campaign, according to non-partisan watchdog OpenSecrets. (RELATED: Left-Wing Disinformation Peddler And Megadonor Reid Hoffman Reportedly Visited Jeffrey Epstein’s Creepy Sex Island)

Hoffman acknowledged his ties to Jeffrey Epstein in Sept. 2019, when he apologized to Axios for funding the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab and interacting with Epstein at the request of former MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito.

Hoffman and Ito were scheduled to visit Epstein’s infamous Little St. James island in March and Nov. 2014, documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) show. In Dec. 2014, Epstein arranged for Hoffman to stay at his infamous Manhattan townhouse after Hoffman arrived in New York City on a late night flight, the documents show, according to the outlet. The next morning, Hoffman was scheduled to have breakfast with Epstein, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and others.

Epstein allegedly flew underage women out to his private island of Little St. James which was the center of his alleged sex trafficking operation, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) said in a Dec. 2022 settlement with Epstein’s estate. The territory fined the disgraced financier’s estate $105 million. Little St. James was later sold to an investor who hopes to turn it into a resort.

A co-founder of LinkedIn, Hoffman spent $15 million supporting Democrats in 2022 and $14.5 million in the 2020 election cycle, Open Secrets data shows. He previously bankrolled online disinformation campaigns targeting conservative voters and financed journalist E. Jean Carroll’s civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.

Epstein was sentenced in 2008 for procuring a minor for prostitution in Florida. Federal prosecutors leveled sex trafficking charges against Epstein in July 2019, and a month later he was found dead in his jail cell. His associate Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison in June 2022 for conspiring with Epstein to abuse minors.