Jeffrey Epstein said Bill Barr was really running the White House -- not 'moron' Trump: Michael Wolff
Jeffrey Epstein and Donald Trump (Photo: screengrab)

A new report from author Michael Wolff claims that billionaire child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein told former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 2019 that then-President Donald Trump was not really calling the shots at the White House.

While Barak was visiting Epstein at his Manhattan penthouse, writes Wolff for The Daily Beast, he asked Epstein who was really running the government.

Epstein replied that Trump was "a moron" and was thus obviously not in charge.

"At the moment, Bill Barr is in charge," said Epstein, although he warned that could change at any minute given the way that Trump fired people in his administration.

"It's Donald's pattern," Epstein explained. "He lets someone else be in charge, until other people realize that someone, other than him, is in charge. When that happens, you're no longer in charge."

Epstein went on to claim that Barr decided to become attorney general because he believed he'd make lots of money afterward as a "savior" of Republican presidents who couldn't help getting themselves into legal jeopardy.

"Barr believes he'll get a big payday out of this," said Epstein. "If he keeps Donald in office, manages to hold the Justice Department together, and help the Republican Party survive Donald, he thinks this is worth big money to him. I speak from direct knowledge. Extremely direct. Trust me."

Read the whole report here.