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Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Pilot Testifies Trump Flew On Epstein’s Private Plane

Larry Visoski worked as a pilot on the private plane owned by late financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and he saw every guest that flew on that jet with Epstein, which makes the testimony he gave Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell all the more compelling.

According to CNN, Visoski confirmed that some of those who flew on Epstein’s plane were well-known public figures:

Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial Tuesday that a who’s who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein’s private plane.

The pilot, Larry Visoski, said he would typically be given notice if Clinton or high-profile passengers like him would be flying.

Tuesday was the second day of Maxwell’s trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. The mention of Trump’s name was of special interest, as the failed, one-term former president was once a close friend of Epstein’s and has been accused of raping a 13-year-old with the deceased financier. The woman who made those accusations later withdrew her complaint after she said her life was threatened by Trump.

Visoski, who was first employed by Epstein in 1991, also said he never witnessed any sexual activity onboard the flights he piloted:

He testified Maxwell frequently traveled on Epstein’s private jet between 1994 and 2004 and would often facilitate travel plans with Visoski for Epstein. Maxwell was Epstein’s “number two” and was his “go-to person to handle everything else that was not business related,” the pilot testified.

He described his memory of the pair’s relationship as more personal than business-like, but more “couple-ish” than actually romantic. He didn’t remember seeing them kiss or hold hands, he said.

“I never saw any sexual activity, no,” Visoski testified. When asked if he’d seen sex acts with underaged girls he said, “Absolutely not.”

One of the most compelling parts of the trial will likely be when prosecutors introduce sections of Maxwell’s “book of contacts,” which could include the names and dates of alleged sexual liaisons between famous men and underage girls Maxwell procured and groomed for Epstein and his high-profile friends:

Prosecutors have said they will be using some parts of Maxwell’s book of contacts, which has captured the imaginations of followers of this case. Maxwell and Epstein moved in wealthy and famous circles, and there has been much speculation over whether some of their acquaintances participated in the alleged exploitation of young girls.

Trump has repeatedly said that he had no idea Epstein was engaged in sexual activity with underage girls, but he had this to say about his financier pal in 2002:

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. Jeffrey Epstein. 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. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

The questions now, however, are these: How much of Epstein’s social life and illegal activities did the former president engage in? And can he be charged with any crimes as a result?

 

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sexual Trafficking Trial Begins Monday – That’s Bad News For Donald Trump

 


On Monday in a Manhattan federal court, the trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime confidant, Ghislaine Maxwell, will begin with opening arguments in what could wind up giving the public a much better idea what sort of sordid underworld Epstein and his male friends — including former President Donald Trump — were part of, including allegations of sexually abusing and trafficking girls as young as 14.

According to NPR, the charges against Maxwell are indeed serious:

Maxwell has been in jail since her arrest in July 2020, when she was charged with enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to commit both of those offenses, and perjury in connection with a sworn deposition.

If found guilty, Maxwell could wind up spending decades behind bars.

While testimony will likely focus on how Maxwell selected and groomed underage girls for Epstein and his friends to abuse, of special interest will be the book of contacts she kept over the years when she allegedly helped set up Epstein’s depraved assignations:

Prosecutors have said they will be using some parts of Maxwell’s book of contacts, which has captured the imaginations of followers of this case. Maxwell and Epstein moved in wealthy and famous circles, and there has been much speculation over whether some of their acquaintances participated in the alleged exploitation of young girls.

 

Among the men who were reportedly friends with Epstein and may have participated in the abuse of young girls is a list that reads like a who’s who of the rich and famous, including Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew of the British royal family. If prosecutors prove that any of those friends did indeed take part in the sexual assault and trafficking of underage girls, it could lead to new charges against any and all of them, which would prove to be especially worrisome for Trump, who is already facing legal investigations on multiple fronts and who says he has plans to run for president once again in 2024.

The most disturbing allegation ever made against Trump came from a girl who claimed he and Epstein repeatedly raped her when she was only 13:

Court documents spell out the alleged attack:

Jane Doe is an unnamed plaintiff, who has also gone by “Katie Johnson” in legal papers. She claims she was repeatedly raped by Trump and Jeffery Epstein at Epstein’s New York City apartment in 1994, when she was 13 years old. Shortly after this sexual assault by the Defendant, Jeffrey E. Epstein, on the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, Plaintiff Johnson was still present while the two Defendants were arguing over who would be the one to take Plaintiff Johnson’s virginity. The Defendant, Donald J. Trump, was clearly heard referring to Defendant, Jeffrey E. Epstein, as a ‘Jew Bastard’ as he yelled at Defendant Epstein that clearly, he, Defendant Trump, should be the lucky one to ‘pop the cherry’ of Plaintiff Johnson.”

Johnson later withdrew her lawsuit, saying she he had been threatened and feared for her life if she continued:

Trump allegedly threatened to harm or kill Johnson and her family if she ever told anyone. Johnson said Trump told her he could make them “disappear” like Maria — a 12-year-old girl Johnson says Trump also forced her to have sexual contact with, and whom Johnson hadn’t seen since that encounter.

Does Maxwell have any information about Trump and the alleged rape of Katie Johnson? That could wind up coming out at her trial, and it remains a possibility that Maxwell may agree to cooperate with prosecutors once she sees the evidence against her.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump sits and waits to see if his name enters the public record as Maxwell faces the bar of justice.

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Judge Rules Prosecutors Must Name All Of Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sex Trafficking Co-Conspirators

A federal judge has ruled that prosecutors are required to name any and all co-conspirators in the upcoming sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who allegedly acquired and groomed underage girls for sex with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Law & Crime reports that U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan wrote in a three-page ruling:

“The government argues that there is no risk of surprise because ‘it currently intends’ to introduce the alleged co-conspirator statements of only two individuals. At the same time, however, the Government proffers that it ‘may change its view as it prepares for trial.’ […] The Court thus finds the Government’s reassurance hollow and insufficient to ensure that the Defendant may adequately prepare her defenses.”

Judge Nathan added that what prosecutors didn’t argue in their filings was significant:

“Moreover, the Government has not alleged that disclosure here would create ‘potential danger to co-conspirators’ or risk ‘compromising continuing investigations,’” the judge wrote. “It merely argues that disclosing the identities risks ‘harm to the Government from restricting its proof at trial.’

“The Government provides no explanation for this purported harm and none is apparent to the Court,” she wrote. “Thus, the Court finds that this concern alone does not outweigh the risk of surprise to the Defendant in this case or the need for the parties to litigate co-conspirator issues in advance of trial to ensure the absence of delay.”

Among that names that could be included in the government’s case as co-conspirators are Epstein, Prince Andrew of the British royal family, and former President Donald Trump, who was a longtime friend of Epstein and allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl with the deceased money manager. Those charges were later dropped, but the victim said she only withdrew her accusation due to threats against her and her family.

Maxwell is also facing a second trial on other charges:

“Charged with sex trafficking and other offenses, Maxwell faces a superseding indictment with alleged conspiracies that date back decades. The scheme charged in one of the counts spans between 1994 to 2004, and the other runs between 2001 and 2004.”

Maxwell’s trial begins on November 19 in New York.

 

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Now Facing Two Trials For Sex Crimes – That’s Big Trouble For Donald Trump

Recently, Federal Judge Alison Nathan issued a 34-page ruling which will split the charges against Ghislaine Maxwell into two separate trials, the first of which is set to begin in July.

The New York Daily News is reporting:

“Ghislaine Maxwell will face two separate trials on charges of grooming underage victims of Jeffrey Epstein and lying under oath, a judge ruled Friday.

“‘It would introduce unrelated allegations of sexual abuse, which would potentially expose the jury to evidence that might otherwise not be admissible,’ the jurist explained.”

Maxwell is charged with sex trafficking conspiracy, sex trafficking of a minor, and perjury.

Both Maxwell and Epstein have a history with former President Donald Trump, who spoke glowingly about Epstein before he was accused of sexually abusing underage girls. The former financier was later arrested on federal criminal charges and died while in custody. His death was later ruled a suicide, but there have been rumors that Epstein might have been killed while awaiting trial.

Now consider two trials for Maxwell and what that means for Trump.

If Maxwell recalls incidents when she procured girls for Epstein and Trump was also involved, that may well come out during her court appearances. Such information could lead to new indictments against her former associates.

But the biggest threat for Trump is if Maxwell agrees to cooperate with prosecutors in exchange for leniency. In that scenario, she would agree to testify against “bigger fish” such as the former president.

Just last month, a superseding indictment was filed against Maxwell which increases the pressure on her to tell what she knows:

“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 is in one hell of a legal fix, and the only way she can possibly reduce spending the rest of her life in prison is by telling what she knows. If she does, Donald Trump and many other famous men may wind up incarcerated for decades, too.

 

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Latest Indictment Against Ghislaine Maxwell Could Spell Big Trouble For Donald Trump

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.