Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Power Play of Maxwell & Nathan

As “monster mover” Ghislaine Maxwell claims to be too frail to testify at her trial and gets a rejection over having her witnesses testify under pseudonyms, the judge in the case pops off to Washington to plan her own future after a nomination from President Biden; a true power play is now underway

On Wednesday, Judge Alison J. Nathan “paused from the trial [of Ghislaine Maxwell] for a trip to Washington, where she faced questions of a different sort” according to Benjamin Weiser of The New York Times.


Now nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President Biden, Judge Nathan “was grilled at her confirmation hearing by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The questions came mostly from Republicans, who asked about her views on guns rights, capital punishment, compassionate release requests by felons during the pandemic, as well as her past writings and legal advocacy.”


Echoing her earlier approach of keeping alleged mucky madam Maxwell’s ‘little black book’ to remain secret to “avoid ‘needless’ namedropping,” Judge Nathan, when asked by Senator Mike Lee, a Republican of Utah: “Should illegal immigrants be allowed to cast votes in state and local elections?” answered: “That’s a policy question that would be inappropriate for me, as a sitting court judge or a nominee to the Second Circuit, to weigh in on.”


Clearly a lady on a mission to progress her career after ‘The Trial Of The Decade’ ends, the judge was then asked: “Do you think America is mostly good or mostly bad?” by Senator John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana.


The New York Times reported on her clearly strategically motivated answer:


“She answered by describing a walk she took on Tuesday with her sons to the Supreme Court, where she once had been a law clerk, and of seeing the inscription engraved above the entrance, ‘Equal Justice Under Law… I’m proud to be a part of this American judicial system,’ Judge Nathan said.”


“Yes, ma’am,” Mr. Kennedy said. “But do you think America is mostly good or mostly bad?’ ’America is mostly good, Senator,’ she replied.”


Returning to her New York courtroom on Thursday, Judge Nathan rejected Miss Maxwell’s attempts to have some government defence witnesses testify under pseudonyms or partial names. In doing so, she quite rightly drew a clear distinction between the need to protect the identities of alleged crime victims and the privacy concerns of ‘The Bouncing Czech’s’ deviant daughter’s friends and cronies.


Though many are questioning many of the strange things going on at this trial, one can now only hope that the concept that nobody – however powerful they may or may not be – should be allowed to be above the law… And that must include Ghislaine Maxwell and those supporting her.


Pictured top – A protestor outside the New York court where Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial with a placard reading: ‘Media Silent’ on Thursday; 49-yeard-old Judge Alison J. Nathan with Chuck Schumer, the senate majority leader, during a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday.


Ghislaine Maxwell Alison J. Nathan
A power play between a powerful woman of the past and a powerful woman of the future – Ghislaine Maxwell and Judge Alison J. Nathan are two well connected individuals who’ve been brought together in the oddest and most seedy of circumstances. Whether the former will actually take to the stand during her trial remains to be seen, but such a course of action appears more and more unlikely.

The case against Ghislaine Maxwell

The late ‘Cap’n Bob’s’ deviant daughter is on trial in a power play before Judge Nathan on counts of:

  • Conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
  • Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts.
  • Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
  • Transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
  • Sex trafficking conspiracy.
  • Sex trafficking of a minor.
  • Lying under oath.

Some of the key ‘Famous Faces’ whose names have mostly thus far avoided mention at ‘The Trial of The Decade’

  • Alexander Acosta
  • Woody Allen
  • Ehud Barak
  • Tom Barrack
  • Jean-Luc Brunel
  • Naomi Campbell
  • President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary
  • Alan Dershowitz
  • Glenn Dubin and his wife Eva
  • Bill Gates
  • Geordie Greig
  • Lord Mandelson
  • Marvin Minsky
  • George J. Mitchell
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Peter Nygård
  • Bill Richardson III
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Jes Staley
  • Ken Starr
  • President Donald Trump and his potentially trafficked wife Melania
  • Ivana Trump
  • Chris Tucker
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • Leslie Wexner
  • Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his live-in ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York
Ghislaine Maxwell flashes her tits at Jeffrey Epstein and Jean-Luc Brunel
A seriously sick set of power players – Alleged victim of sexual abuse by her own father turned alleged sex trafficker and sexual abuser of other women Ghislaine Maxwell flashing her cleavage at the since croaked paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the since incarcerated fellow alleged sexual abuser Jean-Luc Brunel.
Ghislaine Maxwell cashmere
Though Ghislaine Maxwell will be “unlikely” to testify at her own trial – and remarked in November: “I am weak, I am frail. I have no stamina. I am tired. I don’t even have shoes which fit properly. They feed me rotten food. One apple had maggots in it. I have not been allowed to exercise. In my most recent court appearance, I was in leg irons for more than 12 hours and had to climb up and down stairs with my arms and legs shackled to my waist. My ankles are raw. I was given a pat-down so aggressive and violent, my underwear found itself in a place it doesn’t belong. The first underwear they gave me were enormous granny pants. You could have put five of me in them. I’ll spare you descriptions of the stains” – she clearly has contradicted herself with her somewhat bizarre “screen-siren-like” antics in the courtroom whilst clad in expensive cashmere and the statement: “I play peek-a-boo, hiding behind pillars and the guards join in. There are always smiles all round. Then I have a ‘monster move’ where I raise my hands and growl and they do it back. We laugh.” Here is a woman with exactly the same deviant streak as her pension pot plundering, murderer father, Robert.
Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.


  1. The trial is fast coming to an end..Far quicker than expected..
    She will more than likely be found guilty….and then get an early release a year or two down the road, when all the dust has settled…She will be celebrated amongst the rich and powerful, whose names she has protected…That’s the way the world works..

  2. Your descriptive sense of humour always leaves me with a smile on my face, though this case is no laughing matter thanks for covering it so well. ♥


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