Former President Donald Trump reportedly once considered a pardon for Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
According to Michael Wolff’s new book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, he backtracked because he did not want to be dragged into Epstein’s sex abuse scandal.
Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 on multiple charges related to Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring. She has pleaded not guilty to the federal crimes and has continuously failed to be released on bail.
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“One ‘oh, s***’ moment involved his [Trump’s] sudden interest in Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein now facing years in prison over allegations of her role in the Epstein sex-abuse scandal,” read the book reads per Newsweek.
More disturbingly, Trump allegedly asked, “‘Has she said anything about me?’ [Trump] openly wondered. Is she going to talk? Will she roll on anybody?’ But pardon talk almost immediately segued to the question of if he should pardon himself: ‘They say I can. Unlimited pardon power.’”