In Interview, Trump Suggests Epstein May Have Been Murdered In Prison

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President Trump made the suggestion while defending his well-wishes to Ghislaine Maxwell.

President Donald Trump suggested during an interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan that convicted sex offender and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein may have been murdered while in jail, as opposed to the official determination that his death was a suicide.

  • The Independent reported that Trump made the comment while responding to a question about Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s longtime companion who is currently in jail awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
  • Trump “who has admitted meeting Ms Maxwell, 58, in Palm Beach, Florida – where some of her alleged crimes took place – attempted to bat away questions on why he voiced support for the British socialite in a press conference last month.”
  • Swan asked Trump during the interview why he had offered well-wishes to Maxwell, to which the president responded in part by suggesting that Epstein might have been murdered.

“Her friend or boyfriend, was either killed or committed suicide inside jail,” said Mr Trump. “She’s [Ms Maxwell] now in jail. Yeah, I wish her well,” he added.

  • The Independent noted that Epstein’s death was ruled a suicide by New York medical examiners last August, but forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother, later “presented findings which he claimed showed that Epstein may have been strangled.”

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