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Jeffrey Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Urges Court to keep Deposition Secret

Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein, will urge a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling she says jeopardizes her ability to defend against criminal charges that she enabled Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will review a judge’s order to unseal sworn testimony related to Epstein, including an April 2016 deposition from Maxwell and a deposition by an Epstein accuser.

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Maxwell, 58, has said that negative publicity from the disclosure of “intimate, sensitive, and personal” information from her deposition would violate her right against self-incrimination, and imperil a fair trial because jurors might hold it against her.

The British socialite has pleaded not guilty to charges that she helped Epstein recruit and groom underage girls as young as 14 years old to engage in illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for having denied involvement under oath.

Maxwell was arrested on July 2 in New Hampshire, where prosecutors said she had been hiding out. She has been locked up in a Brooklyn jail after U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, who oversees the criminal case, called her an unacceptable flight risk. Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for July 2021.

Epstein, a registered sex offender, killed himself (or did he?) at age 66 in August 2019 at a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Maxwell’s request to keep the deposition under wraps is opposed by Virginia Giuffre, who has said Epstein kept her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s help. She also said that Maxwell could have invoked her right to remain silent while being deposed.

Giuffre is one of Epstein’s most visible public accusers. She believes the public has a right to see Maxwell’s deposition, which came from Giuffre’s civil defamation lawsuit against her.

That case settled in 2017, and U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the deposition unsealed in July.

Tuesday’s hearing will also address a second Maxwell appeal, from Nathan’s refusal to modify a protective order and let her access confidential materials produced by the government.

Maxwell’s lawyers hope to use those materials to convince Preska not to unseal the deposition, saying the judge deserved to know “just how prosecutors obtained the deposition material and who turned it over to them.”

Prosecutors countered that Maxwell has shown no need for the materials and that her appeal was a “thinly veiled attempt” to have the appeals court declare they gathered evidence illegally.

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26 comments

  1. And the Judge will receive $20,000,000 from the Clintons and the testimony will be kept secret.

  2. THERE’S BEEN ENOUGH SECRETS IN DC!!! HELL, WE VOTED IN A POTUS (OBAMA) WHILE OUR MEDIA KEPT EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM SECRET THROUGH BOTH ELECTIONS!!!

    IN FACT, IF THESE “POLITICIANS” WANT TO PLEASE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE – START ARRESTING AND PUTTING TONS OF PEOPLE ON TRIAL THAT WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING GET AWAY WITH TREASON AND EVERYTHING ELSE UNDER THE SUN!!!

    • WE did not vote BHO in. Democrats and other assorted blind americans voted him in. I was repelled by everything about him from the first time I saw and heard him. Glad my spiny sense still works.

    • The first time that I heard Obama speak, I instantly had a “Bad” feeling about him. I did NOT vote for him either, although unfortunately other members of my family did.

  3. It’s time the media stops protecting the corrupt Obama administration and all the lies and destruction they have done to this country. The bidens are so corrupt its pathetic. If biden wins the election they need to impeach him right away and declare the election illegal from the Democrats corruption.

  4. Please stop the hate. Do you believe everything you read in the media. The Bidens and the Obama’s are not corrupt. Please stop texting if you don’t have Facts. God loves you.

    • God does love us, however there are too many facts to enumerate here in regard to Obama and Biden’s corruption alongside the Clinton’s. The facts are all starting to come out, and were it not for the corrupt and bought leftist media along with FB, YT, Twitter complicit in covering up for them these crooks would have gone down a while ago. Short list:

      Obama claims a Marxist was his mentor – Marx was a satanist
      Obama had US citizens killed with drone strikes
      Obama presided over AG Holder’s Fast and Furious scandal where they sold arms to Mexican drug lords
      Obama spied on Trump
      Obama spied and used the IRS to harass American citizens

      Biden plagiarized political speeches
      Biden said “I don’t want to segregate schools it will be a racial jungle”
      Biden caught groping little girls in the Capitol building – it’s on video for all to see
      Biden swims naked in front of female Secret Service – look it up
      Biden gropes breast of Secret Service man’s girlfriend while taking picture
      Biden bribed Ukraine to fire attorney investigating his son
      Biden helped brothers get Billion – with a B – dollar contracts in Iraq and China
      Biden lied about knowing his son’s business dealings

      Clintons
      I don’t know where to begin, but let’s just say if you have over 50 people in your circle of friends who all commit mysterious suicides while having information on you that could land you in jail, you may be needing to have a come to Jesus meeting.

      Your Bible warns you of false leaders masquerading as angels of light akin to Lucifer. These folks are at the top of the list.

    • Open your eyes Sarah. The biden’s, obama’s AND the clinton’s are the MOST corrupt criminals we’ve ever had leading this country. As far as hate is concerned – there is so much hatred from the left that there is none left for anybody else. The Right does not HATE the LEFT, but knows how corrupt they are and are trying desperately to save this country from further damage.

    • Please feel free to remove your head from your sphincter prior to the election you inbred socialistic moron

    • It’s not a matter of hate. Look up a few facts about Comcast. They own some media networks, AT&T owns NBC….so the big money that you may be paying t.v. for goes into the pockets of liars,people that suppress information. I disconnected over 6 yrs ago. Rabbit ears were good enough for my immigrant grandparents who had common sense.
      As for B.O. it was well known that over 100 times he never voted while in position of senator. Any thinking individual would’ve seen that as a red flag because he never took a stand on issues. Spineless and made me wonder WHO he really was.

  5. THE INFORMATION FROM TAX PAYER PAID INVESTIGATION BELONGS TO AMERICA, NOT HER. EXPOSE IT ALL. WORLD NEEDS TO SEE EXACTLY HOW VILE, CORRUPT, PERVERTED, AND CRIMINAL THEY ALL ARE. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO ALL INFORMATION GATHERED BY ANY TAX PAYER FUNDED INVESTIGATION.

  6. Are you legally blind Sarah or still looking to graduate from the 6th grade this year?

    • unfortunately she is not blind, she suffers from a terminal case of dead from thew neck up, it is genetic and she can’t help herself

  7. Pamela Gay Conley

    Frankly, I am supprised she hasen’t met her demise with the Clinton Death Squad yet. I wonder if she’s as big a fish as they think? Seems if she had all this great evidence, Clinton and her minnions would have gotten to her already. Her “Squad” is very professional and they don’t miss out on a job!!

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