While Americans around the country argue among themselves over just about everything, a trial that (if properly executed) could have worldwide implications is off to a questionable start. United States District Judge Alison Nathan is presiding over the Ghislaine Maxwell trial and has granted Maxwell’s request that evidence in this trial be redacted to hide “sensational and impure information”.
The six week trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell begins today in New York City with opening arguments in the long-anticipated case expected this afternoon, following a slight delay due to “issues” with the two members of the jury. Maxwell, 59, faces charges related to her alleged involvement in financier Jeffery Epstein’s sex and trafficking crimes. Maxwell, who spent decades brushing shoulders with British Royals and US Presidents, is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for the late financier to sexually abused by Epstein himself as well as his powerful friends between 1994 and 2004.
The question that seems to be on the minds of those who are following this trial is whether or not the redacted information is being suppressed for the good of the general public or to protect a ruling class.
Upon being sworn in, US District Judge Alison Nathan made it a point to remind her hand selected jury that they must decide the verdict of the case solely on the evidence provided in the courtroom.
The corporate media, who scavenged every divisive morsel from the dead horse that was the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, seem to be uncharacteristically silent on what is quite possibly the trial of the century. This behavior is leading many to wonder if any information gleaned throughout this trial will see the light of day. Thus far, with a fresh and new Biden appointed Judge on the case, the outlook is bleak.
According to Reuters, the Biden appointee Alison Nathan will be required to question more than 200 prospective jurors. Nathan is married to a New York University Law School professor, Meg Satterthwaite. Establishment Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., recommended Nathan for the nomination.
Alison Nathan was appointed to the federal bench by former President Barack Obama in 2011. Prior to serving as a federal judge, she clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Paul Stevens, worked as counsel for the attorney general of New York, and was an associate White House counsel and special assistant for Obama, which has her two degrees of separation (if that) from those who are implicated by Epstein’s little black book.
Sarah Ransom – one of several women to have accused Epstein and Maxwell of abuse – was seen arriving at the courthouse this morning, and was quoted as saying “I thought this day would never come”.