On Tuesday, President Trump caused a stir when he publicly announced his support for recently arrested alleged sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell at his coronavirus press conference, saying that he “wished her well.”
His comments immediately sparked a firestorm of conspiratorial tongue-wagging and speculation, given Trump’s close and widely documented relationship with billionaire serial rapist and pedophile, Jeffery Epstein.
Maxwell, the daughter of British MP and (alleged) super-spy Robert Maxwell, once dated Jeffery Epstein and then spent years (allegedly) helping him procure and groom underage girls for sexual abuse. She was arrested on July 2nd and has been held in closely monitored solitary confinement in the same prison that Epstein himself (allegedly) killed himself in several months ago.
The indictment accuses Maxwell of a host of heinous crimes:
“From at least in or about 1994, up to and including at least in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18. The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18.
Trump and Epstein were close friends and (allegedly) are partners in sex crimes. Trump held a party for Epstein at Mar-A-Lago in 1992 that featured just the two men and 28 “calendar girls” and is recorded on the flight logs for Epstein’s private jet, which earned the moniker “Lolita Express” for its use as a traveling underage sexual abuse den.
The two men had a falling out in later years; a lawsuit filed against him during the 2016 election that was abruptly withdrawn under mysterious circumstances accused Trump and Epstein of allegedly fighting over who would be first to defile a virgin 13-year-old girl.
Given his long association with Epstein, it is certain that Trump knows who Maxwell is — and that Maxwell might have some incriminating information to spill about what Trump got up to at Epstein’s infamous parties.
When asked for comment on the president’s concern for her well being, White House Press Secretary said that Trump was simply noting that the last person who was charged in this case — Jeffery Epstein himself — “ended up dead in a jail cell” and that he wanted to see justice played out in a courtroom.
Asked about Trump's baffling comment wishing Ghislaine Maxwell "well," Kayleigh McEnany tells @BretBaier he was noting "that the last person who was charged in this case ended up dead in a jail cell" because he wants justice served and prefers for it to play out in a courtroom.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 23, 2020
It’s a very interesting thing to say, because Trump definitely does not want anything involving Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffery Epstein to ever hit discovery in a courtroom.
Unfortunately for him, given the documents that are being unsealed today, he may not have a choice:
Ghislaine Maxwell case: ‘extremely personal’ documents to be unsealed https://t.co/GyzUHIPGgd
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 23, 2020
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