Maxwell quizzed about Epstein’s CIA, FBI and Israel ties in deposition
Ghislaine Maxwell was grilled about whether multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein ever worked with the CIA or the FBI — and if he had any connections to the Israeli government in a 2016 deposition that was unsealed Thursday morning.
Maxwell said she had no information about Epstein’s alleged connections to intelligence agencies when responding to the questions from an attorney for accuser Virginia Giuffre.
Giuffre’s attorney, Sigrid McCawley, raised the question after she asked a series of questions about Epstein, Maxwell and her lawyer leaking criminal allegations against Giuffre to the press.
“Did Jeffrey Epstein assist in obtaining information about criminal allegations relating to Virginia Roberts?” McCawley asked.
“I have no recollection,” Maxwell responded.
“Do you know if Jeffrey Epstein had any relationship with the U.S. government either working for the CIA or the FBI in his lifetime?” McCawley asked a short time later.
“I have no knowledge of that,” Maxwell said.
“Do you know if Jeffrey Epstein has any friends that are in the CIA or FBI?” she was asked again.
“I have no idea,” she responded.
“Are you aware that Jeffrey Epstein has told people that he worked for the government to recover stolen funds?” McCawley continued.
“I don’t recall conversations about that,” Maxwell responded.
McCawley then asked if she knew of any ties Epstein had to the Israeli government.
“Does Jeffrey Epstein have any affiliation with the Israeli government?” she asked, which Maxwell said she had no recollection of.
The exchange is included in a more than 400-page deposition in a defamation case brought by Giuffre against Maxwell.
The document has been sealed for years, but was ordered released by a Manhattan federal court judge and made public Thursday morning.
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