Jeffrey Epstein’s co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell has been in custody for awhile now, awaiting trial. She doesn’t appear to have flipped on anyone, but that remains at least a theoretical possibility. It turns out Donald Trump has been worried about this prospect for awhile now.
According to Michael Wolff’s new book, at one point Donald Trump said this to one of his associates about Ghislaine Maxwell: “Has she said anything about me? … Is she going to talk? Will she roll on anybody?”
This actually gives something away. The only possible reason for Donald Trump to be worried that Ghislaine Maxwell might say anything about him is if she has knowledge of his criminal behavior. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have anything to worry about her cutting a deal.
This does not prove that Donald Trump was engaged in the same crimes as Jeffrey Epstein. It could, for instance, mean that Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were merely aware of Trump’s financial crimes, or some other crimes that Trump has committed. But it does make clear that Trump believes Maxwell has knowledge and/or evidence of some illegal behavior that Trump committed.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report