U.S. President Donald Trump said that the investigation still has not proved whether the death in prison of financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexual crimes, suicide or murder.
This statement was made by the American leader in an interview with the news portal Axios, commenting on his words of support for Epstein’s friend Ghislaine Maxwell. He noted that he wished the woman “all the best”, as her lover died in prison, and now she is there too.
“Her [Maxwell] lover died in prison, people are still trying to figure out how it happened. Was it murder or suicide?” – said Trump in an interview published by the portal on Tuesday, August 4th.
The president reminded that Maxwell’s guilt has yet to be proven in court.
Epstein killed himself in a correctional center in New York in August 2019. A few months earlier, he had been arrested on charges of organizing sex trafficking and luring minors into prostitution.
According to the investigation, Ghislaine Maxwell helped this businessman, for whom she was a friend and assistant. In addition, it is believed that she not only helped him to establish contacts with minors, but also “was involved in the violence”. She was arrested in New York and faces up to 35 years in prison.