As it is suggested ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden might pardon Ghislaine Maxwell, Matthew Steeples suggests that notion to be highly doubtful
Prime Ministers, Presidents and dictators have long been known to kowtow to media moguls. Be it Adolf Hitler with the 1st Viscount Rothermere and both Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair with Rupert Murdoch, the power of the titans that control the press is long known but this week’s suggestion that Joe Biden might pardon Ghislaine Maxwell seems a little beyond ludicrous.
Featured as the cover story by the American tabloid the National Enquirer – a title best known for its “catch and kill” strategies and for its photographer Ron Galella’s harassment case with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1970s – in their 25th July edition, Peter Sheridan of BoingBoing.net highlighted this in his ‘The Tabloids’ column.
Responding to the headline “MAXWELL SELLS OUT TRUMP! Epstein MADAM dealing for PARDON from BIDEN” – which was accompanied by subheadings including “wild and WICKED parties!” and “What she KNOWS about MELANIA!” – Sheridan called it out as a “will o’ the wisp yarn” that is “wildly speculative.”
Going further, he adds:
“According to this tabloid of record: ‘Imprisoned child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has told authorities she’s ready to squeal on party pal Donald Trump in a desperate bid to get out of jail before she dies.’”
“Presumably because getting out of jail after she dies isn’t optimal.”
“If Maxwell was going to plea bargain, it would have been before her conviction and sentencing to 20 years imprisonment, not afterwards when she is now relying on a rare presidential pardon or commuted sentence.”
“If Biden pardoned Maxwell just to nail Trump, he would be excoriated for making a purely political move that blatantly offers an incentive to Maxwell to potentially lie about the former president to win her freedom.”
“Apart from the fact that Maxwell is a convicted criminal whose word can hardly be trusted, how could she prove any allegation she levels against Trump?”
“The story isn’t even supported by evidence that Maxwell has requested such a deal. The best the Enquirer can come up with is a New York attorney who says: ‘After hearing her sentence, Ghislaine may have realised she has no other options but to sing.’”
Monstrous media mogul turned pension pot plunderer’s daughter Miss Maxwell (AKA Mrs Scott Borgerson, ‘Jennifer Ellmax,’ ‘Jen Marshall,’ ‘Janet Marshall’ and just plain old ‘G’) certainly, however, has been photographed with Donald Trump on multiple occasions and clearly got along with him well.
It must be remembered that Maxwell – whose odds of a pardoning from Trump were at 3/1 before he left office – was showed no mercy from her former friend, the 45th POTUS. He did, however, pardon another media mogul, his chum the convicted fraudster and former Daily Telegraph owner, Lord (Conrad) Black, and in doing so most definitely gave the now convicted mucky madam sex offender the finger.
Allegations also that Melania Trump was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein continue to do the rounds also and rotting in her cell, Maxwell, may finally realise her ‘friends’ have turned her and it’s time for her to turn on them. Stranger things, perhaps, indeed, have happened… The ‘Grubby Ghislaine’ show, after all, is the unwanted gift that keeps on giving.
Pictured top – The latest edition of the ‘National Enquirer’ features a cover story that reads: “MAXWELL SELLS OUT TRUMP! Epstein MADAM dealing for PARDON from BIDEN” (left); Maxwell pictured on the infamous ‘Lolita Express’ with Bill Clinton (right).