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On "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein," eight victims share their first encounter with Epstein, and how Maxwell used her charm to allegedly lure them into their elaborate sex trafficking scheme.
Trump again wished the alleged child sex trafficker well, and even appeared to question the allegations against her. saying "I don't know that."
Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on Wednesday once again rallied to the defense of accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, claiming it was “brave” for President Donald Trump to wish the Jeffrey Epstein associate “well” during a Tuesday press conference.While resuming his coronavirus task force briefings on Tuesday afternoon, the president was asked whether Maxwell—who has been charged with child sex trafficking and perjury—would “turn in powerful men” and implicate others in Epstein’s pedophile sex ring.“I don’t know. I haven’t been following it too much,” Trump replied. “I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach. I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.”Trump’s warm words for the accused Epstein madam quickly sparked a frenzy on social media and even prompted some Republicans to express discomfort over the remarks. “This is unacceptably obtuse for a woman accused of the most morally depraved of crimes,” tweeted Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who added that Maxwell needs to be “severely punished.”Geraldo Rivera: ‘Very Dishonest’ for CNN and MSNBC to Cut Away From Trump BriefingsRivera, a longtime pal of Trump’s who once starred on The Celebrity Apprentice, pushed back against the backlash and applauded the president for his courage and bravery.“When asked @realDonaldTrump said he wished GhislaineMaxwellArrested well,” the Fox star tweeted Wednesday morning. “With media mob eager to see her lynched it was brave to weigh in. Fact: cases vs her are for crimes allegedly committed more than 25 years ago. She deserved bail & got solitary confinement: woke politics.”Rivera’s defense of Maxwell comes days after he lambasted the judge assigned to the Epstein associate’s case. Shortly after U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan denied Maxwell bail and set her trial for next July, Rivera accusing Nathan of “chickening out” and caving to the “mob.”“They are punishing her before conviction,” he exclaimed on July 14. “She has never been held liable in a civil suit, never been convicted of a crime. She is not Jeffrey Epstein.”He went on to claim that Nathan caved to political and social pressure while insisting that the charges against Maxwell are “wobbly.”Alan Dershowitz Grilled on Jeffrey Epstein by ‘Tooning Out the News’Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Ghislaine Maxwell is 'worse' than Jeffrey Epstein, claims accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre: 'She is a monster'
"She was vicious, she was evil and she was a woman," Giuffre says of Maxwell.
Epstein's accused "madame" was just photographed in L.A. as authorities try to track her down.