We sure have heard our fair share of wild conspiracy theories in 2020, but this one might just take the cake.
Heck, a great many of the tall tales that we’ve been inundated with in recent years have to do with Jeffrey Epstein himself, as his sordid tale of child sex trafficking and the blackmail of the world’s elite is just too interesting not to pontificate about. The deeper, darker portions of the internet are completely filled with Epstein nonsense, linking him to satanic cults and cannibalistic politicians who prey on infants.
The latest bizarre conspiracy theory tied up in the Epstein affair doesn’t come from the depths of the world wide web, however, but rather from a former member of the Trump administration.
Former White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci has accused Donald Trump of covertly imploring the arrested socialite Ghislaine Maxwell not to reveal what she knows about him.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Mr Scaramucci wrote: “She has the goods on him. He is signaling ‘please don’t talk.’”
Mr Trump acknowledged Ms Maxwell during a press briefing on Tuesday, his first since April. Asked by a reporter whether he thought she would turn in other powerful men who were potentially involved with Jeffrey Epstein, the president said he hasn’t been following the case closely.
“I just wish her well,” he said. “I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is.”
Maxwell is believed to have been one of the more active and vile members of the Epstein child sex trafficking ring, and stands accused of grooming women as young as 14 into his service.