Why Ghislaine Maxwell May Walk Free
Today Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney filed a brief in support of releasing her on bail. This was expected. I expected them to offer a bail package including certain things, and every one of them was punched. She will give up her passport, she will put up a $5 million bond, she will agree to home confinement monitored electronically. Her attorneys argue that she is not a flight risk for many reasons, but one reason in particular stands out.
Maxwell’s attorneys argue that “The Government’s Case Is Subject to Significant Challenges.” The first such challenge listed is:
this prosecution is barred by Epstein’s September 24, 2007 non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice, which covers “any potential co-conspirators of Epstein.”
This is the non-prosecution agreement that a Federal judge declared was illegally entered into by Trump’s former Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta. Acosta’s sweetheart deal for Epstein included not only Epstein but any conceivable unnamed coconspirators who might theoretically ever be discovered. Acosta then had all the documents associated with that illegal agreement and the investigation, sealed forever. They remain under seal to this day. Trump’s Department of Justice has fought to keep them under seal.
Star Chamber proceedings protecting rich and powerful child rapists, all tied to the Trump Administration. Sounds like a Helluva scandal to me.