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No, Visitor Logs Did Not Reveal Adam Schiff Visited Epstein's Island

Consider the sourcelessness.

Published Mar 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA)  speaks with reporters before going to a closed door hearing with intelligence officials at the U.S. Capitol Building on March 08, 2022 in Washington, DC. Earlier today the committee met at an open hearing to discuss worldwide threats including Russia's invasion of Ukraine and heard from Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Paul Nakasone, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director William Burns, and Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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Claim:
Leaked visitor logs revealed that Rep. Adam Schiff visited sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's private island 78 times.

In February 2021, America's Last Line of Defense published an article positing that "visitor logs to Epstein Isle" revealed that U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., had visited the private island of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein:

Leaked Visitor Logs Reveal Schiff’s 78 Visits to Epstein Isle

It’s no secret that Epstein and Schiff share a long history of perversion. Last year, it was revealed by the FBI that the two corresponded by email on several occasions, totaling 256 emails. But, according to the latest leak, it goes much deeper than just emails.

The reasons for the visits were not recorded, but based on the emails between the two men, we can assume they were for nefarious reasons.

An FBI insider has leaked the extensive visitor logs to Epstein Isle. Several notable names were mentioned in the log, including Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Nancy Pelosi. But the most frequent visitor was none other than Adam Schiff, who visited 78 times over the span of five years.

However, this item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The article originated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:

Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical.

The additional claim (in the above excerpt) that Schiff and Epstein frequently corresponded via email (256 emails in all, allegedly) is also a fabrication, originally published in a separate article on the same website. 

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.

David Emery is a Portland-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends.

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