Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently acknowledged in an interview with Fox News’ Jesse Watters that he had traveled on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” on two separate occasions, contradicting his earlier claim of only one flight. Kennedy, 69, disclosed these details during a conversation focusing on his ethical conduct.
Kennedy specified that his travels on Epstein’s jet occurred in 1993, years before Epstein’s criminal activities became public knowledge. The first trip was a family journey to Florida over Easter with his late ex-wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, who passed away in 2012, and their two children, to visit his mother. He mentioned that his wife had some form of association with Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s associate, who had offered them the flight to Palm Beach.
The second trip involved Kennedy, his wife, and four of their children traveling to Rapid City, South Dakota, for a weekend fossil-hunting expedition. Kennedy emphasized that he was never on Epstein’s jet alone and that these trips were family-oriented and occurred long before Epstein’s notorious reputation was established.
Kennedy’s admission came after his campaign initially told Newsweek last month that he had only flown once on Epstein’s plane, describing the Easter trip. They acknowledged Mary Kennedy’s acquaintance with Ghislaine Maxwell, who facilitated their flight to Palm Beach.
This revelation surfaces amidst longstanding connections between the Kennedy family and Maxwell. Notably, Maxwell was a guest at the 1990 wedding of Andrew Cuomo and Kerry Kennedy, RFK Jr.’s sister. Christina Oxenberg, in her book “Trash: Encounters with Ghislaine Maxwell,” alleges Maxwell boasted about her romantic involvement with John F. Kennedy Jr.
In the interview, Kennedy also expressed his agreement with the public’s right to full disclosure of Epstein’s extensive social and political connections. He advocated for complete transparency and the release of information contained in Epstein’s “little black book,” which lists contacts of influential individuals.
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has also been vocal on this issue, urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Epstein’s estate for the passenger list of his infamous jet. Blackburn has criticized Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for blocking her request, questioning the Democrats’ motives in withholding such information and describing it as a lamentable moment for the Judiciary Committee.