While Ghislaine Maxwell’s head is currently on the block, Bill and Hillary Clinton may have cause for concern.
A federal judge ruled for the unsealing of more documents, especially those concerning the Clintons and their foundations. Maxwell’s finances will also be unsealed for the court.
Since her arrest last July, Maxwell has been under lock and key with the public waiting with bated breath for the action to begin. She was on suicide watch for the first few months of her incarceration.
Maxwell has requested bail three times and has been denied, no matter how she tried to sweeten the deal. Even the federal appeals court rejected her offers, despite her willingness to pledge a $28.5m bail package. The package would include 24-hour armed guards, and a denouncement of her British and French citizenships, keeping only her US citizenship.
Her ties to accused sex trafficker Jeffry Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell, and other high profile people, have made her international headlines, especially since settling with a sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre, in 2015.
Judge Preska ordered the documents to be unsealed within two weeks, including a document filed by Guiffre’s attorneys that demanded Maxwell’s financial records, along with those related to funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation.
Bill Clinton is tied to Maxwell through Epstein, having flown on Epstein’s plane, “Lolita Express” dozens of times. There are photographs of him receiving a neck massage from Chauntae Davies, an Epstein victim and flight attendant on the private jet.
The book, “A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein,” written by journalists Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, claims that not only were Clinton and Maxwell associated, they also were having a secret affair.
It is still unknown how much the Clintons will show up in the next reveal, if at all.
According to Law & Crime, Judge Preska ordered that the documents include redactions to blackout information, concealing the identity of “does” unknown by the public. Does 1 and 2 are given exceptions. Doe 2, Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus and criminal defense attorney, had already submitted a letter with the court requesting that his name be unsealed from the documents.
Maxwell’s attorneys fought to keep the documents sealed, claiming they would impact her right to a fair trial due to media sensationalizing, but Judge Loretta Preska disagreed.
During a telephone conference on Thursday morning, Judge Preska stated that “Having taken a particularized view of the documents, the court concludes that each document reasonably had a tendency to effect [SIC] the court’s ruling and is thus a judicial document.
“It is not the job of the Court to police press coverage,” Preska explained. “Tabloid fodder doesn’t diminish the importance of materials that could reasonably affect the court’s decision on a motion.”
The documents requested for unsealing include:
- Document 468: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Data From Defendants Undisclosed Email Account and For an Adverse Inference Instruction
- Document 356: Giuffre’s Motion to Enforce the Court’s Order and Direct Maxwell to Answer Deposition Questions Filed Under Seal
- Document 345: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel The Production of Documents Subject to Improper Objection and Improper Claim of Privilege
- Document 370: Defendant’s Motion for Protective Order Regarding Persona; Financial Information
- Document 649: Motion for Protective Order for Non-Party Witness
Maxwell’s next court date is in November.