Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for abusing and trafficking underage girls. She is the latest addition to the rather long list of former Clinton cohorts to serve time behind bars.
The 60-year-old socialite was convicted last year for her "instrumental" role in helping the late megamillionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein acquire and abuse young girls for almost a decade. Epstein died in jail under suspicious circumstances following his arrest in 2019. Few Americans believe the government's conclusion that Epstein's death was a "suicide."
Maxwell's ties to the Clintons are beyond dispute. Epstein's former pilot testified at Maxwell's trial that former president Bill Clinton made several trips aboard the millionaire's private jet, often referred to as the "Lolita Express." Earlier this year, the Daily Mail reported that Maxwell had a signed copy of Clinton's 2004 memoir, My Life, inscribed with the message, "To Ghislaine with love." Maxwell was a guest at Chelsea Clinton's wedding to failed hedge-fund manager Marc Mezvinsky in 2010.
The former president, who was impeached and disbarred for lying under oath, claims he had no knowledge of Epstein and Maxwell's "terrible crimes."