Book: Trump Mulled Pardon For Epstein’s Alleged Pimp

The Insider reports:

Donald Trump took a “sudden interest” in Ghislaine Maxwell’s case as he was considering who to pardon in the final week of his presidency, journalist Michael Wolff alleges in a new book. Maxwell, a close associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, to which she has pleaded not guilty. Epstein died in jail last year while he was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

According to Wolff’s new book “Landslide”β€” his second detailing the Trump presidency β€” the former president’s attention turned to Maxwell and her case as he looked for potential candidates for a presidential pardon, according to an extract published by the Times of London. According to Wolff, Trump was “bored” by the “process and details” of pardoning individuals but was determined to use the executive power granted to presidents before he departed the White House.

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Trump caused a typical furor last summer when he said this about Maxwell: “I wish her well, frankly.”