Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly served as an unofficial pimp and arranged the recruitment and grooming of underage girls for sex with the late convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein, may have what could either be a “get of jail free” card or a ticket to her own untimely death, according to a friend of Maxwell’s who has his own sordid past.
According to The New York Post:
“Ghislaine Maxwell once boasted she had video of two ‘high profile’ US politicians, along with other powerful figures, having sex with underage girls, claims a former jewel thief who described the disgraced socialite as a nymphomaniac.
“The reformed thief and author, who uses the pseudonym William Steel, said he long suspected Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell were abusing underage girls after meeting them in a jewelry store in Palm Beach as he tried to sell his stolen wares, he said in an interview with The Sun.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Beast reports that an attorney for one of Epstein’s victims thinks Maxwell may have kept tapes of Prince Andrew engaged in sex with underage girls:
“David Boies, who is representing Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times, told the Mail on Sunday: ‘There is no doubt Prince Andrew would have been captured on footage filmed in rooms and private areas of Epstein’s property. We know there were cameras throughout the New York mansion and in Epstein’s other properties. We know there were a multitude of cameras and very large quantities of tapes.
“’Prince Andrew would have been included. He would certainly have been included among the people who would have been captured on the tapes.'”
The prospect of there being videos of powerful American political figures certainly raises the stakes when it comes to what Maxwell will offer prosecutors in order to lessen the charges against her. The case is being handled by prosecutors with the public corruption division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
Donald Trump was known to be a close friend and associate of Epstein’s, and had this to say about the deceased pedophile when asked about him in 2002:
“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
Despite that, Trump still chose to hang out with Epstein, which makes the entire Epstein-Maxwell saga that much more troubling for the president, who may well be forced to give a deposition regarding what he knew about his friend’s illegal activities.
Of course, keeping Maxwell alive is key to getting to the bottom of the entire matter. As we’ve already seen with Epstein’s “suicide” while in federal custody, the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr isn’t exactly good at providing security for high-profile suspects.