A superseding indictment filed against Ghislaine Maxwell is the strongest proof yet that the case against her is growing and could wind up ensnaring others if she chooses to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for leniency.
Reuters reports that federal prosecutors in Manhattan continue to add charges against Maxwell as new evidence and victims come to light:
“An amended indictment against Maxwell now covers alleged crimes stretching from 1994 to 2004 in New York and Florida, including accusations that she paid the girl, known as Minor Victim-4, hundreds of dollars for each sexual act with Epstein.
“Maxwell, who was Epstein’s longtime associate and former girlfriend, faces new charges of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor in the eight-count indictment, as well as earlier charges that include perjury.”
Both Maxwell and Epstein were longtime friends and associates of former President Donald Trump, who has been accused of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl with Epstein in 1994. And Trump’s ties to the two could wind up sending him to prison.
Prosecutors continue to stack up criminal charges and indictments against Maxwell because they want to pressure her into cooperating with them and telling what she knows about some of the powerful men she helped acquire underage girls for. That list is said to include Trump and Prince Andrew of the British royal family.
Even if Maxwell doesn’t agree to cooperate with prosecutors, her upcoming trial, which is scheduled to begin in July, could also wind up revealing information that will both embarrass Donald Trump and also place him in legal jeopardy. If Trump’s name comes up in association with Maxwell or Epstein during the trial, it seems safe to assume the same Manhattan U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting Maxwell will also seek to charge Trump, especially since the former president no longer controls the Department of Justice with his handpicked puppet, William Barr.
The news about the superseding indictment against Trump comes on the very same day that it was revealed the Donald is also being investigated by two grand juries in Georgia for his attempts to change the vote totals in that state.
Everywhere he looks, Donald Trump can see the authorities closing in on him. Hopefully he’ll soon be charged, put on trial, and locked up for this many crimes.