Disgraced FBI head Jim Comey’s daughter is coming for Ghislaine Maxwell. Does she have the chops?

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The daughter of Donald Trump foe James Comey is reportedly one of the lead federal prosecutors in the case against Jeffrey Epstein confidante Ghislaine Maxwell.

Maxwell’s high-profile sex trafficking case is scheduled to commence Monday in a New York City federal court. Maurene Comey, 32, the former FBI director’s daughter, is an assistant U.S. attorney in the Manhattan-based Southern District of New York.

Harvard Law School graduate Comey, along with colleagues including Alex Rossmiller and Alison Gainfort Moe, are reportedly handling the government’s case against the British socialite, Newsweek reported.

“The prosecutors have accused Maxwell of trafficking teenage girls for sex and sexually abusing them herself along with Jeffrey Epstein. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has denied all misconduct,” Business Insider explained.

Maurene Comey was also part of the legal team that was set to prosecute wealthy financier and convicted sex offender Epstein prior to his August 2019 suicide while in a lockup while he was awaiting trial.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, an Obama appointee whom President Biden wants to promote to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, is presiding over the Maxwell trial.

According to Federal Bureau of Prisons documents obtained by The New York Times, Epstein — who allegedly was a friend of Bill Clinton — denied any suicidal intentions. One prison psychologist described him as “future oriented.”

According to the Washington Post in a January 2020 report, Maurene Comey was one of the prosecutors who submitted a court filing indicating that surveillance video footage from outside Epstein’s jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on a day in July 2019 that he initially and allegedly tried to take his own life “no longer exists” owing to “technical errors.”

Maurene Comey, who currently heads her office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit where she has since 2015, “has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including against former gynecologist Robert Hadden who is accused of sexually assaulting as many as 70 women during medical appointments. She has also worked on cases involving embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and drugs,” Newsweek added.

She is also following in her father’s footsteps in that the elder Comey served as the top U.S. Attorney in the SDNY under President George W. Bush prior to advancing to the position of deputy attorney general in the same administration. Comey later had stints in the private sector before being nominated as FBI director by Barack Obama in 2013.

One of the major players in the now-discredited Russiagate investigation, James Comey was fired by President Trump in May 2017. Comey also made headlines in the 2016 election cycle by briefly reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

“Despite her father’s history of dominating the news cycle, Maurene Comey has largely stayed out of the spotlight, instead maintaining a low-profile presence,” Business Insider asserted.

It remains to be seen if a full roster of those celebrities in Epstein and Maxwell’s orbit will be revealed as evidence during the course of the trial, which is expected to take about six weeks, or will be kept out of the public record. Federal trials are not televised.

Robert Jonathan


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