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Donald Begins To Worry As Ghislaine Maxwell Ends Legal Fight To Keep Names Of Her Other ‘Clients’ Sealed

If failed, one-term former President Donald Trump thought his legal problems couldn’t possibly get any worse, a report from Mediaite is certain to make him sweat as he contemplates his name being attached yet again to his former longtime friend, the late financier/convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and the woman who arranged for men to have sex with underage girls, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Maxwell was found guilty on five felony counts last December, but her attempts to keep the names of so-called “John Doe” clients hidden have now been withdrawn, which means Trump could soon find himself directly implicated in all sorts of serious federal and state crimes involving the abuse of minors:

At issue? Virginia Giuffre’s request to unseal documents that name names in her since-settled civil lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, which led to a lengthy and ongoing open-records battle.

Giuffre, one of Epstein’s many alleged victims, filed a federal lawsuit in New York in August of last year accusing Britain’s Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her on multiple occasions when she was 17 years old. Her lawsuit against Alan Dershowitz—and his countersuit against her—are also playing out in the Southern District of New York.

In a legal brief filed on Wednesday, Giuffre requested that the judge unseal the names of the John Does currently kept out of the public eye, in part due to their complaints of how disruptive the media attention would be to their lives.

Attorneys for Maxwell now say they have no objections to those names being made public, and that suggests more charges could be in the offing against all sorts of celebrities and political figures:

Maxwell has previously fought the unsealing of the legal names of the John Does revealed in the still-sealed court documents, but a letter from her lawyer dated January 12th notes that Maxwell “does not wish to further address” detailed objections submitted by Non-Party Does 17, 53, 54, 55, 73, 93, and 151.

Trump is already under investigation in New York for financial crimes, in Georgia for attempting to overturn the will of voters in the Peach State, and is also being looked at closely by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

Judge Loretta Preska will decide if the list of men should be made public, and it’ll be interesting to hear what Trump will have to say if he turns up on the John Doe list as one of the men Maxwell set up with underage girls for sex. He’ll probably claim it’s “fake news” and try to blame someone else.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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