People who are interested in learning more about the scope of the connection and key participants in an international trafficking network that was discovered just before the pandemic have been closely following the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, a close friend and associate of Jeffery Epstein.
The Associated Press said that “Prosecutors said Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial, sexually abused children hundreds of times over more than a decade, and couldn’t have done so without the help of Maxwell, his longtime companion, and one-time girlfriend.”
According to Nathan, Maxwell’s actions were “heinous and predatory,” and she collaborated with Epstein to choose “young victims who were vulnerable.”
In addition to the abuse they suffered at the hands of Epstein and Maxwell, Nathan also claims that having to testify about it and dealing with “zealous cross-examination” caused irreparable harm to the young girls.
“Maxwell’s conduct was shockingly predatory. She was a calculating, sophisticated, and dangerous criminal who preyed on vulnerable young girls and groomed them for sexual abuse,” according to the prosecution’s filing in court.
In an earlier attempt to have her sentence reduced, Maxwell invoked former President Bill Clinton and her connections to him.
Epstein asserted that he had assisted in Clinton’s CGI debut. Additionally, Bill Clinton made numerous trips on the Lolita Express, Epstein’s personal aircraft.
Maxwell tried to characterize the connection to Clinton as philanthropy in an effort to defend herself.
Maxwell asserted that the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which she assisted in founding, demonstrated her “desire to do good in the world.”
Maxwell discussed her “history of philanthropy, charitable work, and helping others namely her work with the Clinton Global Initiative,” in her 77-page filing.
“Ms. Maxwell has always worked hard. Her many educational, occupational, and avocational accomplishments include becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), a helicopter pilot, a submersible pilot, a banker; partnering with the Cleveland Clinic to establish a telemedicine platform to enable people in remote areas to obtain quality medical treatment; helping develop the Clinton Global Initiative; supporting a variety non-profit and charitable organizations,” according to her attorney.
“She has endeavored to contribute to society….(by) helping launch the Clinton Global Initiative,” it stated.
The assertion draws attention once again to the connections between Maxwell, Epstein, and the Clintons.
Bill clinton was in fact linked to jeffery epstein and ghislaine maxwell, here is a picture of bill with ghidlaine on board jeffery epsteins plane, the pictures he tried to say didnt exist, the very plane bill said he was never on.#anonymousleaks #anonymous pic.twitter.com/dq7nzzog4P
— AnonymousAnswers (@AnonymousAnswe3) June 5, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell touted her connection to Bill Clinton to get lower sentence for trafficking | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/B31iSdeWku
— astudentofunlearning (@iamhamjam) June 28, 2022
In December, a jury found Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking, transporting a juvenile to engage in illicit sex acts, and two conspiracy offenses.
BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 28, 2022
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Prosecutors pushed for Maxwell to serve 30 to 55 years in prison.
Maxwell’s lawyers asked the court to impose a sentence of no more than 5 years.
5 years is a minimum for some federal crimes, most commonly drug trafficking and weapons charges.
Another lesser seen 5-year minimum that Maxwell’s lawyers were shooting for is child pornography.