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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Donald Trump, Prince Andrew fly with Epstein

Pilot Jeffrey Epstein (left) testified in court on Tuesday, saying he met (from left to right) Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew while working with the late financier (Image: Getty Images/ Reuters / AP)

Jeffrey EpsteinHis pilot testified in the sex trafficking trial Ghislaine Maxwell that he met former Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton as well Prince Andrew while working with the late financier.

The pilot, Larry Visoki, mentioned the household name and others during the second day of his trial in New York City on Tuesday.

As the prosecution’s first witness, Visoki placed Maxwell at the center of Epstein’s life, but also said he did not see Epstein engaged in any misconduct with minors while on the machine. fly his own.

The pilot also recalled seeing actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Chris Tucker, violinist Itzhak Perlman and former Senators George Mitchell and John Glenn on board the jet.

‘I definitely miss President Trump, but not a lot of people are related to him,’ the pilot testified under cross-examination by Maxwell’s attorney, Christian Everdell. Visoki added that Trump flew on a plane before he was president.

Visoski testified that Maxwell was about 30 years old when he met her in 1991.

‘We interact with each other quite often. She’s been on a lot of flights,’ he said.

Asked about her relationship with Epstein, he said: ‘I think it’s more personal than business.’

Maxwell and Epstein appeared to be a couple in the 1990s, but their relationship was purely business-based in the early 2000s, he testified.

Visoski said Maxwell was ‘number two’ in Epstein’s hierarchy, with Epstein himself ‘number one.’

“He knew he was going to be busy, so Ghislaine was his go-to person to deal with anything unrelated to business,” says Visoski.

Maxwell is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for erotic massages for Epstein which a prosecutor described in her opening statement Monday as a ‘plot’ to sexually abuse him. sex.

Maxwell’s defense has said the British social media site is being viewed as a scapegoat for the crimes Epstein committed.

Epstein Suicide in August 2019 in prison, pending trial on charges of transporting and abusing a minor. Maxwell, 59, is on trial in federal court in Manhattan. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to six counts arising from the alleged trafficking of teenage girls for Epstein, some as young as 14.

Epstein also gave Visoski many lavish gifts during his nearly 30-year career, including 40 acres in New Mexico on which he built his home.

Mr. Visoski also paid for his two daughters’ private high school education.

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